Yalla Count Me In- A National GOTC Campaign


“ As an Arab American, I pledge to fill out the Census and ensure everyone in my household is counted!"

Take the pledge!


Yalla Count Me In is a national, grassroots-led campaign is designed to Get Out the Count (GOTC) of Arab Americans for the 2020 Census.

The campaign was developed after extensive message testing research was conducted to understand the best way to reach all members of our community. Our goal is to assist and uplift efforts happening locally across the country.

Yalla Count Me In allows for local Arab American organizations across the country who will be leading this effort in 2020 to coordinate, strategize and share best practices. But you don't have to be a community leader to get involved! Everyone can play a role by using the Yalla Count Me In social media toolkit to connect with friends and family in your community. 

We encourage you to look at the YallaCountMeIn.org website to get some idea of the type of resources that have been made available to you. We are in the process of developing more creative materials for this campaign and by the official launch of the Census count in 2020, all materials and toolkits will be housed there for your benefit.  

The work for the 2020 Census begins now. Get the word out and start talking about the Census in your communities early on, so that when it comes everyone is ready to be counted!

  • Ask people to sign the YallaCountMeIn pledge below so that they can get more information about all things Census. 
  • Share census content using the #YallaCountMeIn hashtag starting today and tag us in your posts @AAIUSA.  

This is a joint effort that will benefit our community for generations to come so we need you with us.

Say "Yalla, Count Me In!" and work towards a fair and accurate count today!

 

Click here to download campaign pledge card shareables like the one below for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram


For more information on the Arab American Institute and our work on the decennial census, please see the following:

AAI Press Statements:

Statement: AAI Responds to Inclusion of an Untested Citizenship Question on the Decennial Census (March 27, 2018)

Statement: AAI Responds to Rejection of the "Middle Eastern or North African" Category from the 2020 Census (January 26, 2018)

AAI Joins 170 Rights Groups to Oppose DOJ's Attempt to Add Citizenship Question to 2020 Census (January 10, 2018)

 

AAI Resources

AAI's Census Information Center 

Arab American Demographics 

Issue Brief: 2020 Census: Reaching An Accurate Count (2018)

Blog: Yalla, Can We Count You In? (April 2019)

Blog: Commerce Secretary Ross' Testimony to House Oversight Committee (March 2019)

Blog: It’s Not Just the Citizenship Question: How Trump is Playing Politics with the Census (March 2018)

Blog: A New MENA Category: The Reality and the Headlines (October 2016)

Blog: Making Sure Arab Americans Count: Adding a MENA Category to the Census (July 2015)

 

Legal Work

Arab American Institute v. Office of Mgmt. and Budget

Amicus Brief: Strike Census Citizenship Question