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)

Resources

Fill out the census online at my2020census.gov

Visit 2020census.gov for more information on how to respond. 

APANO Materials

APANO’s Census Animation

“An Open Letter to My ‘Eomma’ (Mother)” by APANO’s Michelle Hicks

Census Fact Sheet

Other Resources

Asian American Advancing Justice’s Translated Materials

SEARAC’s fact sheets in Khmer, Lao, Hmong, Vietnamese, and Mien

Empowering Pacific Islander Communities Census Website and Translated Materials

Hard To Count Communities Map 

Title 13 Briefer

What Census Calls Us: A Historical Timeline

Language Support

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:

English: 844-330-2020

Spanish: 844-468-2020

Chinese (Mandarin): 844-391-2020

Chinese (Cantonese): 844-398-2020

Vietnamese: 844-461-2020

Korean: 844-392-2020

Russian: 844-417-2020

Arabic: 844-416-2020

Tagalog: 844-478-2020

Polish: 844-479-2020

French: 844-494-2020

Haitian Creole: 844-477-2020

Portuguese: 844-474-2020

Japanese: 844-460-2020

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

833-3DDOUNI (833-333-6864)

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

English

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].