Alianta, together with the Romanian Embassy, community and church groups around the country, is supporting the US 2020 Census with an important campaign to encourage Romanian-Americans to mark themselves down as of Romanian-origin.
Ambassador Mark Gitenstein was born in Alabama and now lives in Seattle but his great-grandfather moved to the US from Botosani. He is one of many Romanian-Americans who pledged to write “Romanian” under Question 9 of the US Census in 2020.
Estimates of Romanian-American strength in the US, vary from 800,000 to 1.5 million. To make sure every American of Romanian heritage knows how to note that on their Census form, Alianta has launched a campaign with Romanian-Americans across the country to get the word out. An accurate count will help strengthen the US/Romanian partnership by showing the role of Romanian Americans in communities form coast to coast.