MALO Efforts in Census Gathering
Late 2019 to early 2020 in Ontario CA
Tongans and Tongan Americans have historically been considered a “hard-to-count” population, so MALO has partnered with IE Counts to include more Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander perspectives in the 2020 Census. Their inclusion in the Census helps inform future policy that will benefit these communities. MALO seeks to teach families about the benefits of filling out the Census, and will continue to advocate for these populations through this Census cycle.
Importance of the 2020 Census for Tongan communities
Translated by Empowering Pacific Islander Communities and Asian Americans Advancing Justice: