Census

An accurate count of our community in the census is a must, if government services are to be provided to our people and decision-makers are to understand the community's importance.

Known for our acclaimed "Census 2000" campaign, we pursue a fair and accurate census count of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the decennial census and American Community Survey (ACS). Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC also served as an appointed member of the U.S. Secretary of Commerce's 2010 Census Advisory Committee and currently serves as co-chair of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Census Task Force. We continue to be a major player when it comes to census policy and community outreach.

Our work has led to increasing census research on improving outreach to Asian Americans, particularly those who are limited English proficient - the people who stand to lose the most if they are not accurately represented.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC and its partners launched the Fill in Our Future campaign, which includes a Web site, www.fillinourfuture.org, that provides information in 25 languages, public service announcements, videos, brochures and educational materials to help with community outreach.

Resources

New Census Bureau Interactive Map Shows Languages Spoken in America

Census Publications and Materials

Documents

 

A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans in the United States, 2011

News

 

Asian American Civil Rights Groups to File Amicus Briefs Urging Supreme Court to Uphold Affirmative Action in Fisher v. Texas

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
May 23, 2012 
 
CONTACT: Leonie Campbell-Williams
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AAJC Joins Friend of the Court Brief in Support of Minority and Women Owned Businesses' Access to the Wireless Industry

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 26, 2012
 
CONTACT:
Leonie Campbell-Williams
(202) 492-4591
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds the Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 28, 2012
 
CONTACT:
Leonie Campbell-Williams
(202) 492-4591
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Federal Appeals Court Finds Proposition 8 Unconstitutional

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 8, 2012   
 
Contact:  
Leonie Campbell-Williams
(202) 492-4591
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