Senator Markey’s Census Translation Statement Quotes SEARAC

This month, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) called upon the U.S. Census Bureau to provide Khmer, Hmong, and Lao translations of questionnaires for the 2020 Census. Senator Markey’s letter, addressed to Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham, was signed by 18 other Senators.

The press release states:

“We thank Sen. Markey for his leadership in working to ensure that Southeast Asian American refugee and immigrant communities aren’t ignored during the upcoming 2020 Census,” said Quyen Dinh, Executive Director of Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC).“By providing additional census translation and removing potential language access barriers, Southeast Asian American families would get the support they need to fill out the questionnaire, get accurately counted, and receive the government resources and political representation they deserve.”

Read the full statement and access Senator Markey’s letter here.