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.
Ride to Count
The Ride to Count tour has temporarily been postponed! Check back here for an update in late April!
Portland creatives Donte Thomas, Bocha, KayelaJ, and $qvtch are traveling around the state to get YOU counted in 2020.
JOIN US in the Ride to Count Tour where we will be working with the We Count Oregon Campaign to host a three day tour where we will travel around Oregon to share why the census is important to us, host different Census Assistance Centers where you can get support with your Census, have an incredible show every evening with Donte Thomas, Bocha, KayelaJ, and $qvtch, and many more fun activities! Follow our journey on Facebook, Instagram, and twitter @APANOnews.
Official merch by Smooth Collective and Produce Portland.
Contact [email protected] for more information.
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
Sample Census Forms
Census Bureau’s Translated Language Support
Asian Americans Advancing Justice Hotline in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali/Bangla: (844-202-0274)
NALEO Educational Fund Toll Free Hotline in English and Spanish: 877-EL-CENSO (877-352-3676)
Oregon Census Campaigns
Oregon Counts 2020 website
APANO is proud to be a collaborator on the #WeCountOregon campaign!
Follow WeCountOregon on Facebook to learn more about how the Census affects you and your community.
Census Assistance Centers
Many organizations across Oregon, including APANO, will provide assistance to people to complete their census. While these Census Assistance Centers (CACs) were previously going to be in person, we are figuring out how we can offer assistance virtually. Stay tuned for more about our virtual CAC!
Interested in volunteering with our CAC and providing language interpretation?
Contact [email protected]
The online census is available in Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, Polish, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Japanese. APANO is working with our partners in the Pacific Islander community to provide language assistance in PI languages through our virtual CAC.
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