#AAPI2020 Census & Civic Engagement

We are a coalition of national Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander organizations that engage AAPI communities around the country through Census and voter outreach, and other civic engagement activities.

Join the #AAPI2020 community today!

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http://bit.ly/aapi2020fb

Email us

aapi2020census@gmail.com

Census Outreach Toolkit

View our AAPI Census outreach toolkit

Why does the Census matter?

The Census is an opportunity for our communities to receive our fair share of political representation and funding. Participating in the 2020 Census helps determine funding for school lunches, poll site language assistance, medical facilities, reproductive health programs, and much more for the next decade.

Everyone counts. One in five Asian Americans and one in three Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders live in hard-to-count areas. We must act to make sure all our communities are counted in the 2020 Census!

Language Access and the Census

The 2020 Census is available online and by phone in 13 languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. Video and print guidelines for filling out the Census are also available in 59 non-English languages.

Questions about the Census? Call the AAPI Census Hotline at: (844) 2020-API or (844) 202-0274

  • English, Mandarin (普通話), Cantonese (廣東話), Korean (한국어), Vietnamese (tiếng Việt), Tagalog, Urdu  (اردو), Hindi (हिंदी), and Bengali/Bangla (বাংলা)
  • Staffed live from 8:30am – 8:30pm EST
  • For all other times, voicemail messages will be returned in 24-48 hours

Hosted by APIAVote and Asian Americans Advancing Justice|AAJC:

9/3 Let's Get Out The Vote: Voter Registration Training

Time: 3PM ET
Host: APIAVote
Register here
Get ready to kick off preparations for National Voter Registration Day! Join APIAVote in a discussion about Voter Registration best practices and common mistakes on voter registration forms.  Also learn about how to coordinate and conduct a basic voter registration drive while keeping safe during the pandemic.

9/10 NVRD Game Show
Time: 3-4PM ET
Host: #AAPI2020
Register here
Watch on Facebook Live

Play mini games like Price is Right & Family Feud. Show off your voting knowledge and prepare for National Voter Registration Day (NVRD)! NVRD is a national civic holiday to encourage voter registration in all communities. This year it will take place on Tuesday, September 22.

9/15 Get Your Facts Straight: Fighting Disinformation Online

Time: 4PM ET
Host: APIAVote
Register here

Are you planning to organize a phone banking or interested in volunteering for one?  Join our session as we cover how to use the system, what are the various phases of phone-banking will be organized and how to sign-up to help based on your availability

9/24 Know Your Scope: Understanding 501(c)3 Compliance and Best Practices for Voter Education

Time: 4PM ET
Host: APIAVote
Register here

How do you fight against misinformation online? Learn how to identify bad information on social media and utilize social media platforms to make sure voters have access to reliable and true information.

10/1 Early Voting Plan: Knowing Your Early Voting Options

Time: 3PM ET
Host: APIAVote
Register here

Join APIAVote and walk through the steps to create a safe and effective early voting plan.  During these uncertain times, it’s important to understand the methods that help to ensure that our communities are able to protect their health, as well as ensure the safety, security, and accessibility of this election.

Preparing for Vote Early Day [TBD]

Time: TBD
Host: #AAPI2020

9/8 More Power Than You Think: Surprising Ways to Volunteer Your Time

Time: 4PM ET
Host: APIAVote
Register here

Interested in volunteering with APIAVote or trying to organize your friends or organization to increase voter registration and participation in the AAPI community? Come learn how by using the power of your relationships and technology.

9/10 A Call to Action: Phone Banking 101

Time: 4PM ET
Host: APIAVote
Register here

Are you planning to organize a phone banking or interested in volunteering for one?  Join our session as we cover how to use the system, what are the various phases of phone-banking will be organized and how to sign-up to help based on your availability

9/22 Civics and Civic Engagement in 2020

Time: 5:30PM ET
Host: SEARAC
Register here

Join SEARAC for an in-depth session on civics, how federal government functions, and where advocates can work to effect change. Participants will also learn about key civic engagement opportunities that our communities can take advantage of this year to build our collective power. This session will also provide opportunities for participants to engage in their own get out the count (GOTC) work for the 2020 Census, as well as nonpartisan get out the vote (GOTV) work for the upcoming elections.

9/29 Preparing for the Polls: The Importance of Election Protection and Other Ways You Can Get Involved

Time: 4PM ET
Host: APIAVote
Register here

10/7 Voting Rights 101

Time: 1:30 PM ET
Host: Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC
Register here

The training will go over the history of voting; landscape of voting options in different states during COVID-19; language assistance and Voting Rights Act protections for voters; and resources to help voters and organizations working on Get Out the Vote.

Textbanking [TBD]

Time: TBD
Host: #AAPI2020

#AAPI2020 Partners

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Our Voices Only Count If We Speak Up. Count Us In.

The 2020 Census is critical for more than 22 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). We all need to participate in the Census if we want good jobs, education, and healthcare for our communities.

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Our Voices Only Count If We Speak Up. Count Us In.

The 2020 Census is critical for more than 22 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). We all need to participate in the Census if we want good jobs, education, and healthcare for our communities.

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Sign up for the latest from NCAPA, including press releases, AAPI breaking news, and more.

Our Voices Only Count If We Speak Up. Count Us In.

The 2020 Census is critical for more than 22 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). We all need to participate in the Census if we want good jobs, education, and healthcare for our communities.

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