APIs are the fastest growing demographic in the United States. That one reason why APANO was one of the thirteen organizations leading the #WeCountOregon campaign for the 2020 census.
#WeCountOregon was 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.
Our communities need to know what is at stake if they are not represented in the census. Even amidst a pandemic, political uprisings, and wildfires, we reached out to our Asian and Pacific Islander communities and coalition partners through education and outreach. With the help of the #WeCountOregon coalition, Oregon was able to reach a 69.2% self response rate.
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