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Jan 16,2019 OCA Calls on Congress to Remove Citizenship Question from 2020 Census

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OCA Calls on Congress to Remove Citizenship Question from 2020 Census
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
16 January 2019
 
Contact: Thu Nguyen | Senior Communications Associate
202.223.5500 | tnguyen@ocanational.org
 
Washington, DC – OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates calls on Congress to act to remove the citizenship question from the 2020 Census.
 
On Tuesday morning, Judge Jesse Furman in the Southern District of New York Court ruled that it was a violation of the Administrative Procedures Act to add a citizenship question. While he noted that challengers have been unable to prove that the citizenship question intends to discriminate against noncitizens, he pointed out Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ ask for this question an “egregious” violation.
 
“As Judge Furman states in his ruling, the ‘integrity of the census is a matter of national importance’ and the citizenship question would very likely harm this integrity because of the lack of testing and research behind it,” says Roland Hwang, OCA National Vice President of Public Affairs. “There are increasing sentiments to not participate or complete the survey for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community due to the fear and distrust of why a citizenship question is even required when it has not been used since the 1950s. OCA implores Congress to stop this misguided policy and remove the citizenship question from the 2020 Census.”
 
OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is a national organization of community advocates dedicated to improving the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).
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2020 Census PSA – Arizona

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Reported by Lal Vul

The Asian Community in Arizona has once again gathered together in unity to promote the 2020 Census. The Asian community in Arizona consists of many different cultural groups from many different countries and today they are using these rich varieties of languages, styles of dresses and stories to promote the 2020 Census within the Arizona Asian Community.

The 2020 Census is arriving and the Asian Community members want to share the importance of participation among their communities. Let us watch the following videos and listen to their earnest messages.

The participants in the following videos are members of the various Asian communities in Arizona. They warmly accepted this volunteer opportunity when AACCCC (Arizona AANHPI Census Complete Count Committee) requested participation for this PSA (Public Service Announcement). The AACCCC would like to extend their gratitude to all the participants and staff members that made this PSA possible.

Director: Stephanie J Castillo
Videographer: Lee
Makeup: Astria W.
Filming location: AZ Asian TV studio

Lal Biak Vul and Esther Di from Burmese- Chin community.

Jiraanong Manceau and friend from the Thai community

Johnny Mon from the Burmese-Mon community

Students from the Asian American Community

Nanako from the Japanese community

Alma De Garriz and friends from the Filipino community

Stephanie Deng, Charles Tsui and friends from the Chinese community

Philip Htoon from the Burmese community

Tontowi Achmad and Dewi Sudjono from the Indonesian community

Myo Myat Thin from the Burmese community

Pualani from the Pacific Islander community

Mustafa from the Turkish community

Helen from the Malaysian community

Chantha Pov from the Cambodian community

Students from the Lao community

Manvitha and Bhavagna from the Indian community

Swapnil and Swarit from the Indian community

David and Lirong from the Chinese community

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Sai Mein Sein from the Shan community

Thao Nguyen from the Vietnamese community

Vy Ai Nguyen from the Vietnamese community

Thanh Su from the Vietnamese community

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