CENSUS COUNTS 2020

CENSUS COUNTS 2020

The 2020 Census is coming soon.

Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs) are some of the fastest-growing communities in the United States, but the U.S. census has undercounted these communities for decades, disadvantaging these communities. If our community isn’t fully counted in the 2020 Census, we will miss out on political representation, on money for our children’s classrooms, on jobs and health care centers for the next 10 years.

 

What is the census?

  • Every 10 years, the federal government is legally required to count every person living in the country, regardless of citizenship status, as part of the U.S. Census.
  • The census is used to determine funding for vital government programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, and more.
  • It is used by businesses to determine where to open new stores or establishments.
  • The government also uses census data to draw district lines and determine how many seats each state will get in the House of Representatives.

This is the time to get involved. The Census counts. So do you.

#CountMeIn   #2020Census

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