Asian American Senior Association of Pennsylvania 宾州美亚老人会
Asian American Senior Association of Pennsylvania 宾州美亚老人会

 

Asian American Senior Association of Pennsylvania holds Census activities

Duowei Times www.dwnews.comFriday, March 26, 2010

 

On March 23, the Asian American Senior Association of Pennsylvania held a Census activity in the senior building of Haven Peniel located at 23rdStreet and Ridge Avenue. There were over fifty seniors of different ethnicity actively participated. The Census questionnaires were completed in three hours and were handed to the representatives of the Census Bureau.

 

The activity was organized by the newly formed, on March 1st, 2010, title non-profit organization, the Asian American Senior Association of Pennsylvania, which invited the coordination of the Census Bureau on the activity. Census dispatched its Chinese representative Ms. Grace Wu, together with staffer Ms. Wei and Ms. Dong, who brought to the premises more than sixty questionnaires for assistance.

 

To accommodate the non-English speaking / reading population, Census has printed the questionnaire in various languages. One of the languages is Chinese.

 

Mr. Xinsheng Liu who organized the activity pointed out that some of the undocumented residents are skeptical of the government’s effort of taking Census within the Chinese community. They worried their identity would be exposed and have to face deportation. Some held the view that the goal of the government to redistribute funds and resources is none of their business. Therefore, they are reluctant to participate. In reality, the questionnaire only contains ten simple questions, including name, sex, age, ethnicity, household member, etc., and basing on today’s activity, it only takes ten minutes to complete the questionnaire.

 

Grace Wu reiterated that the information collected by Census cannot share with other federal agencies or law enforcement. Those who are undocumented should not be worried for there is no question which asks for the Social Security number or whether you are legal. Your personal situation as well as the information you provided will be protected by the federal laws and would be kept confidential for seventy-two years. Also, each Census worker has sworn on oath to keep the information confidential. Should the information be leaked, the perpetrator would be held liable in court.

Participating in this activity had also two of the directors of Asian American Senior Association of Pennsylvania Bingqing Peng and Yiqian Huang.

 

 

宾州美亚老人会举办人口普查活动

多维时报 Duowei Times www.dwnews.com 2010326日 星期五 

宾州美亚老人会”(Asian American Senior Association Of Pennsylvania)323日在23/RIDGE AVE  haven Peniel 老人公寓内举办人口普查活动,该公寓内各族裔老人共50多人积极参加, 3个小时完成问卷填表交付人口普查局工作人员。


该老人公寓人口普查活动由201031日刚成立的非营利机构的 “宾州美亚老人会”邀请费城人口普查局协助,由华裔负责人胡惠霞女士带领普查员魏东飞女士和董怡小姐携带60多份中英文普查表格前来帮助。

 

为帮助不懂英语的人士,人口普查局专门印制了多种语言的问卷,供公众选择,其中包括中文。

 

负责组织这次活动的刘心生指出;华人社区人口普查,有些身份的人士对政府持怀疑态度,担心因填表暴露身份而遭遣返,或者认为政府经费和资源分配不关他/她们的事而不愿意参加。其实根据今天问卷填表的情况来看,问卷只有10个简单问题,包括姓名、性别、年龄、族裔、家庭成员,等等,只需10分钟就可填完。

胡惠霞强调; 其实人口普查局的资料不能同联邦其它机构或执法机构分享,无证的人士不必担心。 问卷时不问社会安全号码以及 是否有合法身份,您的个人情况以及您所提供的个人信息将得到联邦法律的保护和保密72年之久。每位人口普查员均已依法宣誓,必须保护您提供的任何信息,如果被人泄密,那么泄露者要被追究法律责任。

 

参加这次活动的还有 “宾州美亚老人会”董事 “彭炳清”, 董事 “黄逸钱”等

 

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