City Leaders Kick Off #MakeMiamiCount Census Campaign - NBC 6 South Florida

City Leaders Kick Off #MakeMiamiCount Census Campaign

Data from the census will help determine how $675 billion in federal funds will be allocated

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    City Leaders Start #MakeMiamiCount Campaign

    NBC 6's Amanda Plasencia has the latest on what officials plan on doing to capture as much information as they can from residents during the upcoming census.

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019)

    Leaders of the City of Miami gathered at downtown's Miami River Center on Wednesday to kick off the city's 2020 Census Campaign.

    The campaign, called #MakeMiamiCount, encourages all those living in South Florida to participate in the national headcount, which will commence in April 2020.

    Data from the census will help determine how $675 billion in federal funds will be allocated in local communities across the country, including in Miami.

    "Children, parents, grandparents, immigrants, you, me, everybody counts and we need to make sure that we provide our residents with the information they need to be able to step up and be counted," said Miami City Manager Emilio Gonzalez.

    Civil rights concerns were raised earlier this year in regards to a specific citizenship question being included on the upcoming census. In June, the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration's Department of Commerce couldn't add the question for the time being.

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