This is a roundup of Haitian-American candidates on the ballot during the 2020 elections. These candidates have either won outright or advanced to runoffs in their respective races.
Haitian-Americans heads to the polls for early voting across the U.S., including in New York, the state with the second largest Haitian population.
With more than 425,000 in Florida and 200,000 in New York, according to the Census Bureau and community organizations, Haitian-American civic engagement is in full display. In addition to voting, at least 17 candidates from Haitian-American communities are seeking to represent constituents at the municipal, state, and local levels.
If we Haitians in the United States demonstrate for American politics the same unity, mobilization, sense of organization, and commitment we demonstrate for Flag Day and Labor Day, American politicians will initiate dialogues with us in regards to American immigration and US humanitarian aid policy to Haiti.
The U.S. Census Bureau’s plan to end door-to-door survey collection and self-responses on Sept. 30 blindsided them, government officials and Haitian community leaders said. Now, they are scrambling to have more people complete the survey by the new deadline.