The UndocuCount campaign is an initiative launched by Dream Action Oklahoma, sponsored by United We Dream, to ensure hard to reach communities, especially the immigrant communities, are accurately counted in the 2020 Census. Founded in 2009, DAOK is the largest immigrant youth led organization in Oklahoma. DAOK is a community-based organization that aims to empower the local immigrant community through advocacy and education to ensure justice for all immigrants.
DO YOU COMMIT TO COMPLETE CENSUS?
Immigrants are among the most undercounted, underfunded, and underserved communities. This time around we will be counted, we will ensure that our communities get the resources we deserve and we will reverse the trend of not counting by participating in the 2020 Census.
Accurate data is necessary for progressive thinking and policy development. Our immigrant community is critical for the 2020 Census to capture a true picture, as it designs the groundwork for a decade of policy making.
So What’s at Stake?
Our government uses census data to determine how many representatives each state gets in Congress and how many votes each state gets in the Electoral College. States use census data to redraw district boundaries as population counts change.
Census data is used to determine how federal funding is distributed at a national level. Programs such as SNAP, CHIP, Head Start, and the National School Lunch Program use Census Bureau data to determine how funds are distributed to eligible recipients and providers.
Businesses use census data to decide where to invest in new stores, factories, offices, and other job opportunities
Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities
- “Count Us In 2020” Campaign
- Fact Sheet: Census 101 (Courtesy of Asian Americans Advancing Justice)
- Language Resources and How to Get Assistance