About one in three of New Year’s resolutions are broken before the end of January. This year, there’s one resolution that every family, community, advocate and leader in Florida must keep: making sure all children are counted in the 2020 Census.
Children Often Undercounted in the Census Over two million children were missed being counted in the 2010 Census – more than 71,000 in Florida alone. This undercount hit Florida families hard – over $67 million in funds were lost EACH YEAR for Foster Care, Adoption, Child Care and Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Florida Can’t Afford Losing More Funds

But the undercount also hurt funding for our schools, roads, Medicare, Medicaid, emergency preparedness (i.e. hurricanes) and much more.

Since the Census happens only once every 10 years, these funding losses hurt children for most of their childhood.

Together we can proactively work to ensure everyone in our communities gets counted and get the resources that we need. Learn more: Let’s ensure every child gets counted.

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