This is a collaboration among the National Council for Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (EPIC), and Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC and includes tips and content for talking about the census with your friends, family, neighbors, and communities during Lunar New Year gatherings.
Will You Count? Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs) In The 2020 Census
Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs) have been undercounted for decades. Today, roughly one in five Asian Americans live in hard-to-count census tracts, along with one third of NHPIs.
This memo offers relevant background on these threats to a fair, accurate, and cost-effective census and comprehensive ACS, as well as arguments to counter these ill-advised, costly and, in some cases, unconstitutional proposals.