Asian League Urges 2010 Census Participation
2010 CENSUS FORMS DUE APRIL 1
By now you should have received in the mail a census form with a return envelope. It only takes about 10 minutes to answer the 10 questions. After you've finished, stuff the questionnaire into the postage paid envelope and drop it into your mailbox . Be counted! The information collected by this form is vital to your community's prosperity and success!!
Even if you miss the April 1 deadline, you can still submit your form late by April 15. Forward this email to make sure your community know about these important dates.
Census Day - mail in your completed form!!
Last day to return your census form before census takers begin home visits to households that did not comply.
CONFIDENTIALITY - How Am I Protected?
Question: What protections are provided by Title 13?
Answer: It is against the law to disclose or publish any private information that identifies an individual or business. This means NO:
Please be aware that the Census Bureau does NOT conduct the 2010 Census via e-mail or the Internet. The Census Bureau does NOT request detailed personal information through e-mail, such as PIN codes, passwords, Social Security numbers or ANY credit card or bank or other financial account information. The Census Bureau uses your information to produce statistics. Your personal information cannot be used against you by any government agency or court.
RACE AND ETHNICITY - How do I fill out the race question?
The person filling out the form should check the box next to the category they believe represents their race. If you live in a multi-racial household, please make sure that person#1 on the form is the person of color or else there will be an undercount of minorities. While there is only one box for white, black and American Indian or Alaska Native, respectively, there are numerous boxes for some Asian and Pacific Islander subgroups. There are six boxes for Asian subgroups and three for Pacific Islanders. Boxes include: Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Native Hawaiian, Guamanian or Chamorro and Samoan.
If you identify with a different group, you should check the box for "other Asian" or "other Pacific Islanders" and write in the race with which you identify yourself. For example, if you are Thai, you would check the box for "other Asian" and write in "Thai" in the space provided.
HELP - How to Get Language Assistance
Language assistance guides published in multiple languages are available to help non-English speakers complete their census forms. Questionnaires are also available in a few languages other than English as well. The guides are NOT forms; do NOT fill out the guides. Questionnaire assistance centers provide help guides in at least 59 languages. There are toll free hot lines in English, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese that people can call for help too.