Engaging immigrant and ethnic communities to encourage participation and make sure all Minnesotans are counted.
Hmong-language forum video & resources
Working in partnership with the Minnesota State Demographic Center and other community-based organizations, the Citizens League convened panel discussions to answer questions from community members about the upcoming 2020 Census.
It is in the interest of every Minnesotan to help everyone living in Minnesota get counted. The best way to do this is to answer questions, alleviate concerns, and help our community feel welcome and compelled to be counted.
On Saturday, January 18, those in the Hmong community joined us for a Hmong-language forum to discuss and answer questions on the upcoming effort in Minnesota to count all residents. This event, entirely in Hmong, was re
Those in the Hmong community are invited to join us on Saturday, January 18, 2020, for a panel discussion in Hmong to answer questions on the upcoming effort in Minnesota and the country to count all residents.
Moderated by KaYing Yang of the Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL), attendees heard from Chou Moua (U.S. Census Bureau), State Senator Foung Hawj, Helly Lee (Minnesota Department of Human Services), and Andrew Virden (Minnesota State Demographic Center).
You can watch the entire forum below, or scroll down to go directly to the Q&A.
Hmong Census Panel – Entire Forum:
Hmong Census Panel – Q&A:
Frequently Asked Questions (English)
Q: Is it required that I complete my form? If so, is there a penalty?
A: There is no penalty for not completing a Census form.
It is the duty of the Census Bureau to collect as much information as possible from everyone residing in the United States. While it is not required to answer all the questions on the form, completing the form to the best of your ability will make it less likely a Census worker has to follow up.
Q: Is there a citizenship question on the form?
A: There is no citizenship question on the Census form. This is not a survey of only U.S. citizens; everyone living in the United States is counted regardless of their citizenship status.
Federal law prevents the Census Bureau from sharing your information with law enforcement. Your answers are only used to create statistics about our country. The Census Bureau is bound by law to protect your personal information and keep it strictly confidential.
Q: Do I have to answer all questions on the form? Do I have to put my name?
A: While it is not required to answer all the questions on the form, completing the form to the best of your ability will make it less likely a Census worker has to follow up.
You may answer as many questions as you feel comfortable answering.
Remember: Answering as many questions as possible benefits you and your community. Your answers help federal, state and local leaders make decisions about schools, hospitals, emergency services, roads, bridges, job training centers, and many other projects that affect your community.
Q: Can my information be shared with my landlord or neighbors?
A: No, your information will not be shared with your landlord or neighbors. The Census Bureau is bound by federal law to protect your personal information and keep it strictly confidential. The information is not shared with your landlord, neighbors, law enforcement, or any other person or agency.
Q: How can I help make sure that my community/neighborhood gets counted?
A: An accurate count of everyone in our communities is crucial for proper federal funding, representation, and city planning. In other words, the resources we need in our communities relies on counting every person!
The more frequently people hear about the importance, confidentiality, and logistics about completing a census form, the likelier they are to complete the census!
Share the answers to these questions with your friends, colleagues, and neighbors. Direct people to https://mn.gov/admin/2020-census/ to answer any other questions, and read more about why an accurate count is important.
Frequently Asked Questions (Hmong)
Puas muaj txoj cai tswj kom kuv yuavtsum sau kom tiav rau kuv daim ntawv? Yog muaj, puas yuav raug lub txim?
Tsis muaj kev raug txim yog tias sau tsis tiav Daim Ntawv Txheeb Suav Neeg.
Yog lub luag haujlwm ntawm Lub Chaw Txheeb Suav Neeg kom yuavtsum khaws kom tau ntaub ntawv ntau li ntau tau txog txhua tus tib neeg uas nyob rau hauv Tebchaws Meskas. Tsis muaj ib txoj cai tswj kom yuavtsum sau kom tiav txhua nqe lus nug, tiamsis yog pab sau tau ntxaws li qhov sau tau ces tus neeg ua haujlwm rau Kev Txheeb Suav Neeg thiaj li tsis tas yuav tau tuaj tshawb nug ntxiv lawm.
Ntawm daim ntawv puas muaj ib nqe lus nug txog seb yus puas yog neeg pejxeem?
Daim Ntawv Txheeb Suav Neeg tsis muaj nqe lus nug txog seb puas yog pejxeem. Qhov kev ntsuam xyuas no tsis yog rau cov pejxeem Meskas Teb xwb; yog rau txhua tus tib neeg uas nyob rau Tebchaws Meskas tsis hais yog pejxeem lawm los tseem tsis tau yog.
Muaj tsab cai hauv lub tebchaws tswj txwv tsis pub Lub Chaw Txheeb Suav Neeg qhia tawm txog koj tej ntaub ntawv mus rau tub ceevxwm. Koj cov lus teb tsuas yog siv coj los ua ntaub ntawv ntsuas qhia txog peb lub tebchaws xwb. Lub Chaw Txheeb Suav Neeg yuav tau ua raws txoj cai tswj kom tiv thaiv tau koj cov ntaub ntawv qhia txog koj tus kheej thiab tsis pub qhia rau lwm tus paub tias yog koj li.
Kuv puas yuavtsum tau teb txhua nqe lus nug nyob rau daim ntawv? Kuv puas yuavtsum tau sau kuv lub npe rau daim ntawv?
Tsis muaj ib txoj cai tswj kom yuavtsum sau kom tiav txhua nqe lus nug, tiamsis yog pab sau tau ntxaws li qhov sau tau ces tus neeg ua haujlwm rau Kev Txheeb Suav Neeg thiaj li tsis tas yuav tau tuaj tshawb nug ntxiv lawm.
Koj muaj cai teb tau ntau lo lus raws li qhov koj zoo teb.
Cim Cia: Yog yim teb tau ntau npaum licas ces yim pab txhawb tau lub zej zog npaum li ntawd. Koj cov lus teb yuav pab tau cov coj lub tebchaws, lub xeev, thiab lwm cov coj hauv nroog kom muab kev txiav txim tau txog cov tsev kawm ntawv, cov tsev kho mob, cov kev pab xwm txheej ceev, cov kev tsheb, tej choj siv, cov chaw qhia ua haujlwm, thiab lwm yam kev ua uas yuav cuam tshuam rau lub zej zog.
Kuv cov ntaub ntawv puas yuav raug qhia rau kuv tus tswv tsev lossis cov neeg hauv kuv zej zog?
Tsis raug qhia, koj cov ntaub ntawv yuav tsis raug qhia tawm mus rau koj tus tswv tsev lossis cov neeg zej zog. Lub Chaw Txheeb Suav Neeg yuav tau ua raws txoj cai tswj kom tiv thaiv tau koj cov ntaub ntawv qhia txog koj tus kheej thiab tsis pub qhia rau lwm tus paub tias yog koj li. Cov ntaub ntawv yuav tsis raug qhia tawm rau koj tus tswv tsev, cov neeg zej zog, cov tub ceevxwm, lossis lwm tus neeg lossis lwm lub chaw haujlwm.
Kuv yuav ua licas thiaj pab tau kom txhua tus hauv kuv lub zej zog raug suav thiab?
Txoj kev suav tau txhua tus txhij hauv peb lub zej zog yog ib yam tseemceeb rau kev siv nyiaj, kev sawv cev txhawb nqa, thiab kev npaj hauv lub nroog. Qhov no yog xws li tias, txhua yam uas peb yuavtsum tau nyob rau peb lub zej zog ces los ntawm qhov uas txhua tus neeg raug suav!
Yog tib neeg yim hnov heev txog tias tseemceeb, tsis qhia tias yog leej twg cov lus, thiab kev sau daim ntawv yog mus licas, tib neeg yim yuav yeem sau kom tiav rau lawv daim ntawv txheeb suav neeg!
Pab muab cov lus teb ntawm cov lus nug no qhia pub rau koj cov phoojywg, cov npojyaig, thiab cov neeg hauv zej zog. Qhia kom tib neeg mus rau https://mn.gov/admin/2020-census kom nrhiav tau cov lus teb lwm nqe lus nug uas lawv muaj, thiab nyeem tau ntau tshaj no txog tias vim licas kev suav tib neeg kom txhij ho tseemceeb.
Hmong-language Census 2020 videos:
Hmong-language documents from the Minnesota State Demographic Center: