2020 Census

Greetings from the Buddhist Council of New York. This is Rev.Dr. TK Nakagaki, 2020 Census Outreach Coordinator for NYC Buddhist community, representing the Buddhist Council of New York.

An invitation to fill out the 2020 Census has been sent out to all New York City households on March 12th, 2020. I hope that you have already received yours. 

It is time for ALL people who live in the US to fill out the 2020 Census!!! The Buddhist Council of New York has been actively involved to reach out Buddhist communities in New York City to encourage people to participate in the US Census.

Because of the recent coronavirus outbreak, many of us need to stay home. We would like to encourage all Buddhist community members to use this time to fill out the census. It is of critical importance for Buddhists to take part in the census to increase our visibility and make our voices heard as an important part of New York City. 

Have you completed the census? Do you have any questions about filling out the census form? We are happy to help you! If you need language support, please go to the Census Bureau’s language support page or language guide page. You can find help in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Lao, Burmese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Khmer, Nepali, Sinhala, Tamil, Vietnamese, and many other languages.

This is the first time that you can fill out the census online at https://my2020census.gov

Over the phone by calling 844-330-2020(English), 844-468-2020 (Spanish), 844-391-2020 (Mandarin), 844-398-2020 (Cantonese), 844-461-2020 (Vietnamese), 844-392-2020 (Korean), 844-460-2020 (Japanese).

The Buddhist Council of New York, in partnership with New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS), supports the US 2020 Census. We encourage all Buddhist communities in NYC to submit their census forms by mail, phone or online (www.my2020census.gov) The Asian community has been historically undercounted. By participating in the 2020 Census, we can increase our voices, visibility, and influence in the US and New York City. This is beneficial for all of us, both directly and indirectly. Thank you for your understanding and support. … Please be safe and take good care of yourself, dealing with current coronavirus conditions. ***

Please feel free to call me if you have any questions 646-797-7982 or email me totknakagaki@nydis.org 

In Metta, 
Rev. Dr. TK Nakagaki
2020 Census Outreach Coordinator
Vice President, the Buddhist Council of New York

Please watch Chanting videos in ChineseKoreanTibetan and Thai. (Click each language to watch the video).

We are updating various onlineCensus workshops happening in May-June at different Buddhist Communities.  Also please visit: Buddhist Council Home page about the Census 2020.

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