US based organization, APNA Community Center, is recognized by the South Asian Muslim community in Brooklyn, New York and is a centralized hub for the Muslim Americans.
Since APNA community partnered with many elected officials and city agencies to organize different programs, workshops, events for community engagement, education, training and development, they are recognizing the importance of the Census, they offered the space to Census team in our job fair in May.
Currently, the organization formed 2020 Census Complete Count Committee in partnership with Emgage, CAIR- NY, MCN, Yemeni American Merchant Association, Harlem Tidiania Islamic Cultural CenterAPPAC and APAG.
They have scheduled 3 recruitment events for Census, The first will be held on October 22, 2019, 2nd will be on November 19, 2019 and 3rd will be on December 17, 2019.
APNA is working actively for Census 2020 at many levels, many workshops, events and programs will be organized by APNA to increase the participation of Muslim Community in Census 2020.
The Brooklyn neighborhoods of Brighton Beach and Coney Island are home to diverse communities of recent immigrants hailing from countries including Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and several Central American countries (hard to count communities).
To make sure these communities get proper share of resources and representation, APNA has jumped into projects to meet the needs of local residents , especially those who are low-income, older, and/or have limited English proficiency.
It is spreading message that census are confidential and no personal information is shared. These information are only used in gathering statistics. Thus, when one is not counted in census no funding , political power which leads to unfair taxes and weak represenation.
In March 2020, every household will receive mail from US census Bureau with instructions. And for the first time, people will able to complete census form online.
Responding to the census is mandatory because getting a complete and accurate count of the population is critically important.
An accurate count of the population serves as the basis for fair political representation and plays a vital role in many areas of public life.