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YOUTH CENSUS ADVOCACY PROJECT
2010 Census forms are mailed out this month!  What are you doing to ensure Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are counted?

Join the Youth Census Advocacy Project today!

Why should YOU care about whether or not AAPIs participate in Census 2010?
  • Census participation is an important civil rights issue. Much like staying home from the polls on Election Day, failing to complete the Census severely restricts the growth and progress of our AAPI neighborhoods and communities.
  •  Census participation determines how federal funding for communities is allocated. Each year, over $400 billion dollars in federal funding is appropriated based, in part, on demographic information obtained from the census.
  • Census results determine how you are represented in Congress. Results are used to calculate how many representatives from a state will serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Census participation is required by law.
We are writing to ask for your help in making sure that Census 2010 gets an accurate count of AAPIs! You can be an advocate on your campus and to your families!

There are many ways to get involved:

Start Your Campaign Today:

  1. Fill out the form below to request a toolkit from APIAVote.  The toolkit includes printed copies of the USSA toolkit, pledge cards, factsheets, fliers, buttons and stickers.
  2. Download the toolkit on kick-starting your campaign.  (Provided by the United States Student Association).
  3. Choose and print even more flyers and brochures that are relevant to your campaign.
  4. Attend an in-person or online webinar training on how to kickstart your campaign.

We look forward to working with you in the near future!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at alvina@apiavote.org