Filipino American community organizations from six Bay Area counties have formed the regional Bay Area Filipino Complete Count Committee (BAFCCC). The Committee’s goal is to ensure an accurate count of Filipinos in the region for Census 2020 so that our communities receive appropriate financial resources and fair political representation. Accurate census information is critical to planning for future growth, development, and the social needs of the Filipino American Community.
The Bay Area is home to around 500,000 Filipinos, according to the 2017 American Community Survey, which represents 12% of the entire 4 million Filipinos in the United States; and 30% of the Filipino residents in the State of California. Census 2020 presents a number of new challenges: fear around the citizenship question despite determination it will not be included, the first-ever digital questionnaire, growing distrust in government, and concerns over data privacy.
Through a structured outreach and education campaign, the committee will utilize the local knowledge and expertise of long-trusted Filipino organizations to reach those most vulnerable to an undercount. The BAFCCC is launching its logo and tagline: “Kabilang Tayo sa Kinabukasan”, “Be Counted for our Future” to affirm that Filipinos need to be counted and are a part of shaping our future.
For more information, click here. Or contact: bayarea.FCCC@gmail.com