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On Census Day, April 1, the Ethnic Media Community and National Leadership Organizations Join Forces to Make Important Push to Mobilize Communities to Complete the 2020 Census

NALEO Educational Fund, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Arab American Institute to Provide in Language Assistance Hotline to Address Questions and Stress Participation  

Who:  The Census Ethnic Media Table, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and Arab American Institute.

What:  Ethnic Media outlets and leading national civil rights organizations join forces to stress the importance of self-response in the wake of this global pandemic and promote in-language hotlines to support communities with questions.  Civil rights organizations are leading efforts to provide in-language support to answer questions, and when needed, follow-up on challenges to participating in the count.  

Community members who do not have questions are encouraged to complete their form online or call the Census directly to their in-language support lines found in the 2020Census.gov website (https://2020census.gov/en/contact-us.html) or listed here:  o English: (844) 330-2020 o Spanish:  844-468-2020  o Arabic: 844-416-2020 o Mandarin: 844-391-2020 o Cantonese: 844-398-2020 o Korean: 844-392-2020 o Vietnamese: 844-461-2020 o Tagalog: 844-478-2020

Individuals that are seeking more information or have concerns or questions about the 2020 Census should call their in-language hotlines listed below:

 ● NALEO Educational Fund Hotline for English or Spanish assistance at:  o (877)-352-3676 (877-EL-CENSO) ● Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law: (888)-COUNT20 or (888)-268-6820  ● Arab American Institute: (833) 333-6864; (833)-3DDOUNI (“Count me” in Arabic)  ● Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC: (844) 2020-API or (844) 202-0274 – The hotline will be available in English, Mandarin (普通話), Cantonese (廣東 話), Korean (한국어), Vietnamese (tiếng Việt), Tagalog, Urdu (ودرا), Hindi (ह “दं ◌ी), and Bengali/Bangla (বাাংলা).

When: The hotlines will be open for the duration of the Census count and are prepared to take high-call volumes on April 1st.About Census Ethnic Media Tables From Los Angeles County, to the Inland Empire, to the Central Valley, the Census Ethnic Media Tables are a collective of diverse media collaboratives from all ethnic communities and platforms.  They exist to strategize and coordinate media activities to ensure that we can reach a complete Census 2020 count. 

About NALEO Educational Fund NALEO Educational Fund is the nation’s leading non-profit, non-partisan organization that facilitates the full participation of Latinos in the American political process, from citizenship to public service. 

About the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. Now in its 56th year, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is continuing its quest to “Move America Toward Justice.” The principal mission of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice for all, particularly in the areas of criminal justice, fair housing and community development, economic justice, educational opportunities, and voting rights. 

About the Arab American Institute, The Arab American Institute (AAI) is a non-profit, nonpartisan, national civil rights organization founded in 1985 to nurture and encourage direct participation in our political and civic life to mobilize a strong, educated, and empowered Arab American community. 

About Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC has a mission to advance the civil and human rights of Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all. Advancing Justice – AAJC has served as a member to numerous advisory committees to the Census Bureau since 2000, helping the Bureau effectively address the cultural differences and intricacies in various hard-to-reach communities, particularly in Asian American communities, in order to get the most accurate count possible. Additionally, Advancing Justice | AAJC currently co-chairs the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Census Task Force with NALEO Educational Fund.

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