Celebrate AAPIHM by being Counted – Census 2020
Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month May 2020
[Miami, FL – May 1, 2020] Today, May 1, 2020, starts the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), celebrating the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.
While we are still home following the new rules of etiquette for our safety, please consider celebrating AAPI Heritage Month 2020 by completing Census 2020.
It is important, easy and safe, takes 10 minutes for ten questions that will benefit our community for the next 10 years.
Let’s complete the Census questionnaire to shape our community’s future in public services such as health care, hospitals, emergency services, education, employments, and many more social benefits.
For the first time, we can complete Census 2020 online – my2002census.gov. If you don’t have a unique Census ID, you can use your residing address; or by phone – 1-844-330-2020 in English (phone numbers for other languages listed below); or by mail – complete the paper questionnaire and return by mail to the Census Bureau.
Let’s celebrate 2020 AAPI Heritage Month by doing our civic duty as a population and to demonstrate our collective voices to showcase our culture by number!
History of APAHM / AAPIHM
In June 1977, Reps. Frank Horton of New York and Norman Y. Mineta of California introduced a House resolution to proclaim the first ten days of May as Asian-Pacific American Heritage week. The following month, Senators Daniel K. Inouye and Spark Matsunaga from Hawaii introduced a similar bill in the Senate. Both were passed and on October 5, 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a Joint Resolution designating the annual celebration.
In 1990, President George H. W. Bush signed a bill passed by Congress to extend the week-long celebration to a month-long celebration. In 1992, the official designation of May as Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month was signed into law.
The month of May was chosen to commemorate the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.
Census Assistance Toll Free Hotlines
English : 1-844-330-2020
Chinese ( 廣東話 ) : 1-844-398-2020
Chinese ( 普通话 ) : 1-844-391-2020
Japanese : 1-844-460-2020
Korean : 1-844-392-2020
Tagalog : 1-844-478-2020
Vietnamese : 1-844-461-2020
Spanish : 1-844-468-2020
TDD (Telephone Display Device) : 1-844-467-2020