Make Portuguese Count in the US Census

Last year PALCUS launched a national campaign to encourage the participation of Portuguese Americans in the 2020 U.S. Census so that all U.S. residents who claim Portuguese ancestry will be informed and counted as "Portuguese" in the 2020 Census.

We have made great progress but we still have a lot of work to do, and we need your help!  The funds raised through this effort will be used for printed materials (posters, flyers and pamphlets), pins, instructional and educational videos, marketing (radio/print/tv) and hosting informational events to spread the word, all in an attempt to reach every person of Portuguese ancestry in the country through media outreach and social media.

Every $1 counts, so please do what you can to support this important initiative that directly benefits you, your family and your community. 

All proceeds to benefit the Make Portuguese Count Campaign

Thank you for your support! 

To learn more, visit 

Follow us on social media to see all the work our local captains have been doing!


  • Maria Santos 
    • 100 $ 
    • 28 mos
  • Susan Reis Di Vito 
    • 20 $ 
    • 28 mos
  • Maria Marques 
    • 20 $ 
    • 29 mos
  • Joao Francisco 
    • 370 $ 
    • 30 mos
  • Albert Reis 
    • 25 $ 
    • 30 mos
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Angela Costa Simoes 
Manassas, VA
Portuguese American Leadership Council of the U.S. 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.