Monday morning at the State Capitol we expect to learn about preparations underway for the 2020 census.
The 2020 census will take place exactly one year from Monday. Every decade our nation gets one chance to count its population. That’s per a mandate by the U.S. Constitution. The goal is to count everyone once, only once and in the right place.
Governor Tom Wolf’s administration is expected to release new information about plans for the 2020 census during a press conference at 10:30 Monday morning. Monday’s press conference will provide details on the preparation and progress made so far. We also expect to learn plans for this next year and strategies to reach hard-to-count populations.
Governor Wolf’s Census 2020 Complete Count Commission was established to recommend methods and policies to facilitate a successful census. The group includes representatives from businesses, academia, nonprofits and faith-based organizations, the health care industry, and government officials from all levels.
The Census 2020 Complete Count Commission along with the Department of Community and Economic Development Deputy Secretary and other cabinet officials will highlight the importance of an accurate and complete census count in Pennsylvania.