Happy New Year, KABA-DC! We hope you all were able to enjoy the holidays. We look forward to an exciting 2020!
There is an upcoming event that KABA-DC is co-sponsoring an event on the 2020 Census and we hope you can make it. Event details are included below.
How You Can Help Get Out the APA Count for the 2020 Census (January 15, 2020)
Kick off 2020 by joining APABA-DC and Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) and its partners for a training on what you should know about the census. We will discuss the critical impact it has on our community, how to effectively communicate with and target under-counted community members, and what resources and opportunities are available to help ensure that the APA community in the DC metropolitan area is fully counted in the 2020 Census.
The census, which is conducted only once a decade, aims to fully and accurately account for all individuals who reside in the United States. Census data are used to determine the level of federal funding that will be allotted to hospitals, schools, transit, and other critical resources for the DC metropolitan area, including disadvantaged, under-represented, and/or minority communities such as the Asian American/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (“APA”) community. The data also determine congressional representation, and are used to evaluate a range of civil rights laws and policies. However, reports indicate that the APA community has been under-counted for decades due to challenges in finding stable and affordable housing; high incidences of poverty, unemployment, and lower educational attainment; and substantial language barriers.
Join Advancing Justice | AAJC has shared the following resources on the APA community and the census:
- Count Us In 2020 Community Engagement and Communications Toolkit
- Count On Your Census Podcast Series
- Census Webinar on Communications: Messaging Deep Dive
- State and DC Census Factsheets
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (panel will begin at 6:30 p.m.)
Place: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, 1111 Pennsylvania Ave N.W., Washington, DC