April 1 is Census Day: This is Who We Are. Make It Count.


To all Taiwanese Americans and Taiwanese living in United States:

Today is April 1st, and it is Census Day! If you have not finished your 2020 Census Form, we want to give you a friendly nudge to complete it TODAY. 

The United States Census is a count of everyone living in the United States mandated by the U.S. Constitution.  It only happens every 10 years! A few key things to remember:

  • You count, regardless of citizenship status. The 2020 Census does not ask whether you or anyone in your home is a U.S. citizen, and the law prevents the census bureau from sharing your information with law enforcement.
  • Your answers are used to create statistics about our country. It will not be used to determine eligibility for government benefits. Every answer to every question is strictly confidential.
  • There are three ways to complete the 2020 Census. The form will be available online, by phone, and by mail. Online and phone responses may be completed in Chinese.

If you are from Taiwan or have Taiwanese heritage, we urge you to remember to check the “Other Asian” box and write in “Taiwanese.”

In 2010, our estimate for Taiwanese Americans and Taiwanese living in the United States was 500,000 people, but our official Census count was only 215,441.  Under-counting is a common problem for Asian American communities because the count depends solely on self reporting – so please also tell your family and friends about completing the 2020 Census!

Now more than ever, we are witnessing the importance of the Census count as we go through the COVID-19 crisis.  The stimulus bill for COVID-19 has set aside money to help states and hospitals, but how much money is allotted to your state and hospitals depends on the data generated by the upcoming Census.

You can complete the 2020 Census online at my2020census.gov




2010年,我們估計的台灣裔美國人和居住在美國的台灣人為 500,000,但人口普查我們的人數僅為 215,441。人數不足是亞裔美國人社區常見的問題,因為人數僅取決於自我報告。因此,也請同時告訴您的家人和朋友有關完成2020年人口普查的信息!

現在,正當經歷COVID-19危機,我們比以往任何時候都更加了解人口普查的重要性。 COVID-19的紓困法案已預留了資金來幫助各州和醫院,但是分配給您所在州和醫院的錢卻取決於這次人口普查數!因此,請確保我們不會再被低估,並確保我們在2020年人口普查中被準確地視為台灣人或台灣裔美國人!


Learn more about the Taiwanese American Citizens League’s “Write in ‘Taiwanese'” Campaign here.

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