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Census Caravan Hits The Streets In San Diego County, As Deadline Looms

People at the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA on March 6, 2020, hear about the up...

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Above: People at the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA on March 6, 2020, hear about the upcoming 2020 census.

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With the census deadline approaching, United Way's car caravan aims to increase census participation in hard to count communities.

Aired: August 21, 2020 | Transcript

The U.S. Census count is nearing its final weeks, and there are a number of efforts underway to reach San Diegans who haven’t yet responded.

On Friday, the United Way organized a car caravan through San Diego County to increase participation in historically hard to count communities.

RELATED: With Census Deadline Moved Up, Local Organizations Race Against An Undercount

Outreach workers are concerned the Census Bureau’s decision to move up the deadline may lead to an undercount. And, a new report out Friday warns of a census worker shortage.

Michele Silverthorn, with the Count Me 2020 Coalition and the United Way of San Diego County, joined Midday Edition on Friday to discuss how the count is going so far in the region and how San Diegans can participate in the census.

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