California’s Fil-Am Census head fights for own community to get counted

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Via InquirerUSA California’s Fil-Am Census head fights for own community to get counted

That terrible memory had always reminded her that if the federal government allocated more resources to their neighborhood at the time, there could have been a nearby hospital and her friend’s father could have received immediate care.

As of June 28, she said, California shows 68 percent count rate, or over 9 million households have submitted their census questionnaires by phone, online or mail. That number is higher than the national average at 61.8 percent. “It is a huge achievement, considering what we are facing right now, but still have a lot further to go,” Katague said.

“[Census] brings the fair share of our representation back to our communities and that’s why it is really important,” said Katague. “But most importantly, as Filipino Americans, it shows how we are growing and to have the data [that does] not just lump us [all] in with Asian American and Pacific Islanders.

 

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