2020 Census Campaign

The Con­sti­tu­tion man­dates a count­ing of all per­sons in the U.S every 10 years. This count is regard­less of legal­i­ty of stay.

Cen­sus Day is April 1st, which is when you should have received an offi­cial invi­ta­tion to par­tic­i­pate in Cen­sus 2020. We know it’s been a tough road with the embat­tled cit­i­zen­ship ques­tion, which ulti­mate­ly will not be includ­ed in the Cen­sus form. But there are still no paid ad campaigns in any South Asian languages at this time; the Cen­sus will be pri­mar­i­ly com­plet­ed through an online form for the first time; and there have been many updates to the race and ethnicity categories, which will impact our com­mu­ni­ties.

With approx­i­mate­ly 5.4 mil­lion South Asians cur­rent­ly liv­ing in the Unit­ed States, an increase from the 3.5 mil­lion count­ed in the 2010 Cen­sus, it is imper­a­tive to make sure the Unit­ed States South Asian pop­u­la­tion is accu­rate­ly rep­re­sent­ed in the 2020 Cen­sus.  An accu­rate count will also deter­mine how more than 675 bil­lion dol­lars in fed­er­al aid will be dis­trib­uted to schools, roads, hos­pi­tals, and oth­er crit­i­cal pro­grams.

Interested in hosting a regional 2020 Census Workshop in your city? Get more information following this link.


Cen­sus 2020 webi­nar with a US Cen­sus Bureau Rep­re­sen­ta­tive and SAALT’s ED Lak­sh­mi Sri­daran | Feb 12th, 2020. Watch it here. Slides here: Cen­sus 2020 webinar_2.12.20

(Past) 2020 Cen­sus Engage­ment Cam­paign | July 15th — Roksana Mun, Direc­tor of Strat­e­gy and Train­ing at D.R.U.M., and Mah­noor Hus­sain, Pol­i­cy Asso­ciate at SAALT, lead NCSO mem­bers in an overview of the Cen­sus, what to expect in the 2020 Cen­sus, and a toolk­it to pro­vide under­stand­ing of and guid­ance how to com­plete the 2020 Cen­sus. The webi­nar can be viewed using this link.


Webi­nar: An APIA Advo­cates Guide to the 2020 Cen­sus (July 2019) — Devel­oped by SAALT, AAAJ, and APIA Vote. Slides avail­able here.

2020 Cen­sus PSA Videos Trans­lat­ed into Nepali and Tibetan — Devel­oped by Adhikaar

Inter­view on TV chan­nel Jus Pun­jabi with SAALT’s ED Lak­sh­mi Sri­daran on the impor­tance of the 2020 Cen­sus

2020 Cen­sus Engage­ment Work­shop- Devel­oped by D.R.U.M.

2020 Cen­sus Work­shop Activ­i­ty Mate­ri­alsDevel­oped by D.R.U.M.

2020 Cen­sus Com­ment Tem­plate

Impact of 2020 Cen­sus — Break­down by State & Pro­gramDevel­oped by George Wash­ing­ton Insti­tute of Pol­i­cy