FL Counts Census 2020 Committee: New Unexpected Census Deadlines Guarantee FL Will Lose Critical Funding

August 15, 2020

An unprecedented and hasty move by the Trump administration to radically change the 2020 Census timetable has placed Florida at risk of a huge undercount. That means the state would lose tens of billions of dollars in its fair share of federal funding over the next decade as well as equitable representation in government.

We urge our elected officials to restore the Census timetable that has been in place since April; absent this restoration, the 2020 Census in Florida will be a catastrophe. We are part of a national collaborative of more than 1,300 philanthropies and nonprofits that are reaching out to our elected officials requesting their intervention to prevent a rushed and botched census.

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