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Asian Americans Advancing Justice created Count On Your Census to promote a robust response to our nation’s Decennial Census. Each census response is a piece of a puzzle that, when completed, creates a picture of who we are as Americans, and how best the country’s resources can be shared. It determines how the federal government funds and responds to the specific needs of your family and neighbors like schools, hospitals, roads, and community centers. Count On Your Census answers your questions and connects you to a growing moment to count us all in 2020. Please visit CountUsIn2020.org for more information.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice created Count On Your Census to promote a robust response to our nation’s Decennial Census. Each census response is a piece of a puzzle that, when completed, creates a picture of who we are as Americans, and how best the country’s resources can be shared. It determines how the federal government funds and responds to the specific needs of your family and neighbors like schools, hospitals, roads, and community centers. Count On Your Census answers your questions and connects you to a growing moment to count us all in 2020. Please visit CountUsIn2020.org for more information.
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Asian Americans Advancing Justice created Count On Your Census to promote a robust response to our nation’s Decennial Census. Each census response is a piece of a puzzle that, when completed, creates a picture of who we are as Americans, and how best the country’s resources can be shared. It determines how the federal government funds and responds to the specific needs of your family and neighbors like schools, hospitals, roads, and community centers. Count On Your Census answers your questions and connects you to a growing moment to count us all in 2020. Please visit CountUsIn2020.org for more information.

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Episodes

3. Follow the Money

9/30/2019
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All across the country, a movement is organizing to Get Out the Count. Community groups, national nonprofits, business leaders, mayors and governors are asking all of us to fill out the Census and encourage our neighbors to do the same. They are organizing around a unified message. Census data determine how federal dollars are allocated to resources we rely upon every day: roads, schools, housing assistance, hospitals, drinking water and more. And census data also determines political seats...

Duration:00:24:27

2. Is the Census Safe?

9/30/2019
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In communities of color, many people, undocumented immigrants, in particular, fear participation in Census 2020. They had heard that a citizenship question was on the census and then heard it would not be included. How can they be sure of what it true? And if they do fill out the census, will their personal data be safe? Which federal agencies have access to their information and how can it be used? These very legitimate concerns are answered by leaders in the movement for a fair and just...

Duration:00:27:09

1. Civil Rights vs. Fake News

9/30/2019
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When Wilbur Ross, Department of Commerce Secretary, attempted to add a question about citizenship status to the 2020 Census, it made headlines and fueled fears. Given the administration’s anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies it was clear that the question would discourage participation in the constitutionally mandated census. AAPI and Latinx civil rights leaders stood up and pushed back in 2 federal court cases and the Supreme Court. In all cases, the courts ruled against the...

Duration:00:27:50