APIs are the fastest growing demographic in the United States and have been historically undercounted. A Constitutional right, the Census is a key exercise of democracy as it shapes our districts, funds programs, and provides a platform for us to be represented. With so much at stake in 2020, APANO is 1 of the 13 organizations leading the #WeCountOregon campaign for the 2020 Census.
The #WeCountOregon campaign is a statewide effort to ensure that every Oregonian, including people of color, children under 5, renters, immigrants, people with limited English proficiency, and multiple family homes are counted. APANO is focused on engaging and activating our Asian and Pacific Islander communities and coalition partners through education and outreach by hosting Census 101 training through July 2020. APANO will be hiring a 12 person field team in February 2020 to contact 10,000 Oregonians by knocking on doors, phone banking and text banking. Our communities need to be informed on what is at stake.
Our census campaign is going digital!
Follow us @APANOnews on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to get the latest updates on our census efforts.
Also, did you catch APANO’s census video? Check it out below and spread the word about the census by sharing it with your friends!
Video on Facebook (English)
Video on YouTube (English)
Video on YouTube (Mandarin)
Fill out the census online at my2020census.gov.
Visit 2020census.gov for more information on how to respond.
“An Open Letter to My ‘Eomma’ (Mother)” by APANO’s Michelle Hicks
Asian American Advancing Justice’s Translated Materials
SEARAC’s fact sheets in Khmer, Lao, Hmong, Vietnamese, and Mien
Hard To Count Communities Map
Title 13 Briefer
Census Bureau’s Translated Language Guides
The online census is available in Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, Polish, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Japanese.
The 2020 Census can also be completed by phone in the following languages:
Chinese (Mandarin): 844-391-2020
Chinese (Cantonese): 844-398-2020
Haitian Creole: 844-477-2020
English (for Puerto Rico residents): 844-418-2020
Spanish (for Puerto Rico residents): 844-426-2020
TDD (Telephone Display Device): 844-467-2020
Several national organizations are also providing hotlines to help answer your questions:
Asian Americans Advancing Justice
844-2020-API or 844-202-0274
Available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali/Bangla
Live from 11:30am – 11:30pm Pacific Time
Arab American Institute
Available English and Arabic
Live from noon – midnight Pacific Time
NALEO Educational Fund
877-ELCENSO or 877-352-3676
Available in English and Spanish
Live from 11:30am – 11:30pm Pacific Time
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights
888-COUNT20 or 888-268-6820
Live from noon to midnight Pacific Time
Census Assistance Centers
APANO is offering a virtual census assistance center to help answer your questions about taking the census. Join us online at bit.ly/apanocac.
When is the CAC open?
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 1pm – 6:30pm.
Every other Saturday beginning May 23, 2020 from 10am – 4pm.
During these CAC hours, we will have trained staff available to answer questions and provide assistance.
How do I connect?
ONLINE: You can connect online by clicking bit.ly/apanocac which will open a Zoom meeting (you do not need to download Zoom to connect to the meeting).
BY PHONE: You can join by phone by calling the number below. When prompted, enter the meeting ID.
Phone number: 669-900-6833
Meeting ID: 937-057-3430
What languages will be available?
We can provide assistance in English, Hmong, Vietnamese, and Spanish during the CAC hours listed above.
APANO is coordinating with our community partners to offer additional languages at the CAC. If you or your organization has language capacity and would like to help, please contact Mar at [email protected]
What should I expect when I connect?
When you enter our virtual CAC, our CAC Administrator will welcome you into a virtual waiting room. They will let you know that you’ll enter the Zoom meeting shortly to talk to someone who can assist you.
Once the Administrator let’s you into the Zoom meeting, you will be able to talk one-on-one with a trained APANO CAC staff member. The staff member will not be able to complete the census on your behalf or tell you how to respond to a question, but they can help you access the census form and answer questions about the census and the questions on the form.
How will my privacy be protected?
When you enter the Zoom meeting, it will only be you and the CAC staff member. No one else will hear your questions or any information you might share while getting assistance.
Please note that our CAC staff are not Census Bureau employees, and therefore your information will not be protected by federal laws, including Title 13. Our staff have been trained through the We Count Oregon campaign and will not share any personal information with anyone outside of our organization.
I have other questions.
For questions about our virtual CAC, reach out to Mar at [email protected].