The Census is coming!
The first digital Census ever will be April 1st this year. C.A.C.A. Portland is offering training and outreach to groups interested in understanding why this is critical to our communities. Commonly communities of color are undercounted in every Census. This means a loss of federal funds to our state for section 8 low-income housing, school lunch programs, veteran and senior services, roads and transportation, public hospitals, Medicaid, unemployment, and local community programs. We estimate that for every person counted (yes, babies too!), it is $3200 per person each year for ten years or until the next Census. Additionally, due to population growth, Oregon will also add a representative in Congress.
There will be an informational session in English and Mandarin at the Beaverton Library auditorium on Sat, March 28th from 10-12:30 pm. The library is at 12375 SW 5th St, Beaverton, OR 97005.
On Saturday, March 7th at 11:00 am, there will be an informational session in English and Cantonese at the Lee Family Association located at 1101 SE Salmon St. Portland, OR 97214. Event Details here
The census is every 10 years and determines how much federal funding each state will get for services and it will determine how many representatives we get in Congress to represent us. You do not have to be a citizen to be counted.
(NOTE: If you are already a trained census ambassador, please email me with dates you can help.)
In FY 2016, Oregon received
$13,452,034,877 in federal funds.
Saturday, Mar 7, 11-12:30 pm
Lee Family Association
1101 SE Salmon Portland OR 97214 (link to map)
Census is Coming! What it means to you and your family.
Presentation in Cantonese and Englishby Chinese American Citizens Alliance
Saturday, Mar 21, 9 am to 4:30 pm
6401 SE Foster Road Portland, OR 97206 (link to map)
RSVP required at bit.ly/APISummit2020
Asian and Pacific Islander Census Summit presented by We Count Oregon and APANO
Presentations in Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and more.
*If you have a group of 15 or more who would like a presentation scheduled in March, please contact Gloria Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.