Every ten years, the U.S. Census Bureau undergoes a count of the population of the country and five U.S. territories. The Census count helps inform everything from representation in the U.S. House of Representatives, to local funding for infrastructure projects, to funding allocations for programs like CHIP, school lunch, and Medicare/Medicaid.
It is vitally important that every person is counted in the U.S. Census, but a 2019 report from the Census Bureau shows that AAPIs are the demographic least likely to fill out the Census, and the most concerned with their information being used against, and face additional barriers like language access.
To assist with full count efforts throughout Washington, CAPAA has compiled helpful resources for community organizations and individuals, including Needs Assessments that CAPAA conducted with KAYA Strategik in Clark County, Thurston County, and Whitman County.
Fill out your Census today!