Edison Library Hosts Census Workshop

Credits: TAPinto Edison Staff

Edison, NJ - On Saturday, October 19, the Asian American Federation is partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau, Inspiring South Asian American Women, the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice and other organizations to host a Census Organizer Workshop in Edison.

"The Asian American community makes up more than 10% of New Jersey’s population and are the fastest-growing racial group in the state. Yet, we are the least likely to participate in the decennial Census, which is instrumental in directing federal funding for our schools, roads, and hospitals, and ensuring we have fair and adequate representation in Congress. We’re excited to work with AAPI leaders and community members across the state to motivate Asian New Jerseyans to fill out the Census in 2020,” said Howard Shih, Research and Policy Director for the Asian American Federation

The workshop will be held at the North Edison Branch of the Edison Public Library, located at 777 Grove Avenue. Registration for the workshop begins at 9:30 a.m. and the program runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 The workshop will include an overview of the Census, interactive activities, and a Census plenary with speakers from the NJ Department of State, the Census Bureau, NJISJ, and the Asian American Federation. The workshop will also discuss how to ensure a complete count in the upcoming 2020 Census.

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