Commissioner Esteban L. Bovo Jr. to host kickoff of the 2020 Census Task Force on April 1
MIAMI-DADE – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Esteban L. Bovo Jr. will host a press conference at noon on Monday, April 1, at the Main Library, 101 W. Flagler St., to kick off the County’s Census 2020 Task Force outreach efforts.
Details of the County’s planned yearlong extensive outreach efforts to encourage all residents to participate in the U.S. Census will be discussed.
America’s Founding Fathers believed it was so important to get an accurate count of the population that they enshrined the decennial census in Article 1 of the U.S. Constitution. An accurate count is crucial because data from the Census, which is conducted every 10 years, is used to determine an area’s share of federal funding as well as its representation in Congress. An undercount of the population would have severe implications, especially for residents who depend on federal programs. In 2010, Miami-Dade County had a net undercount of 18,000 among young Latino children.
“Though these numbers are deeply troubling, we have the opportunity to get proper representation and funding to every infant, child, and adult who is counted in 2020,” Commissioner Bovo said. “It’s important for all our residents to understand that census data remains confidential for 72 years and cannot be shared with immigration enforcement, law enforcement, or any other agency.”
Prior to the press conference, the media is welcome to capture B-roll at 10 a.m. while the Task Force holds its first meeting. Generic B-roll of the County also is available here:https://www.dropbox.com/s/nb533zf18ypd0ud/Census
2020 Census Task Force