Miami and Miami Beach called laggards on census drive
Written by Gabriel Poblete on August 25, 2020
With the census wrapping up in September, Miami-Dade County is still behind the national average for responses. Several people working on getting people counted are saying it’s hard to break through all the other pressing matters, including the Covid-19 pandemic.
The 2020 census will determine how $1.5 trillion in yearly federal funding is distributed for the next 10 years and has far-reaching implications for everything from transit and healthcare to education and congressional seats in Washington. The deadline to respond to the census had been extended to Oct. 31 because of Covid-19, but earlier this month it was moved up to Sept. 30.
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