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OPINION: The 2020 Census Matters for Asian Pacific Islander Communities

(This article was originally published at acrs.org and has been reprinted with permission. This article also appeared in the International Examiner.)

by Jocelyn Lui

Every 10 years, the federal government is legally required to count every person living in the country, regardless of citizenship status, as part of the U.S. Census. Certain populations, however, are more likely than others to be missed. This includes Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, people with limited English proficiency, people with low incomes, and young children.

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OPINION: Washington Communities of Color Push for 2020 Census Representation

by Anand Balasubrahmanyan

With the Trump administration cutting census staff and adding a “citizenship question,” the 2020 census has become an intense battleground for political representation for communities of color. The stakes are high, especially for a state that is growing as quickly as Washington. The census count determines billions of federal dollars for schools, roads, and hospitals, as well as the number of seats Washington will have in the house of representatives.

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Local, State Organizations Encourage Inclusion of Communities in Midst of 2020 Census Fears

by Hannah Myrick

Communities across King County risk being undercounted in the upcoming census because of fear around a potential citizenship question, according to organizations that work with undercounted populations in Washington.

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Census Citizenship Question Blocked in Federal Court

by Ryan Phelan

(This article was originally published on The Seattle Globalist and has been reprinted with permission)

A federal judge on Tuesday ruled against the Trump administration’s attempts to include a citizenship question in the 2020 census in New York.

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