FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION
Los Angeles, CA – Held once every ten years, the US Census provides information to be used by multiple government agencies in distributing resources and federal dollars throughout the United States. New census information impacts the balance of power in each state, as it determines the allocation of congressional seats and distribution of federal funds to local communities over the next decade. Therefore, the Korean American Coalition strongly encourages everyone to participate in the 2020 Census to accurately reflect the makeup of our community.
Every household will be able to respond online, by mail, or by phone, and will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census by either a census worker or by mail. An initial invitation to respond to the 2020 Census should arrive in the mail between March 12-21, and a reminder letter should arrive between March 16-24. For those who do not respond to the first two invitations, a reminder postcard will be sent between March 26-April 3, followed by a reminder letter and paper questionnaire between April 8-16, and a final reminder postcard between April 20-27. Upon no response, a census worker will follow up in person.
KAC Executive Director Eunice Song stressed the importance of the Census to the Korean and Korean American communities. “Participating in the census will help our community get the funding, resources and representation we need. Our community needs to be counted accurately in order to strengthen our collective voice, which is why participating in the 2020 Census is crucial.”