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Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Subscribe Community News Groups Band Together to Protect Confidentiality of Census Data Distrust in government could lead to undercount By DONOVAN MCCRAY Published on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 5:00 am Make a comment STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More than 275 stakeholders on Monday unveiled a watchdog coalition pledging to help monitor and protect the confidentiality of 2020 Census data.The coalition, led by MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund), The Leadership Conference Education Fund, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, will fight to safeguard confidentiality requirements, and to assure people that they should participate in the census and secure resources important for their family and community without worry.“Unfortunately, there is a general mistrust of government among various groups of citizens and non-citizens in the immigrant community, as well as other hard to count community members, that may make it difficult to ensure a full count of Pasadena residents,’’ Mayor Terry Tornek said in a report to City Council members prior to a vote in February by the council regarding the city’s efforts to guarantee confidentiality.Children, undocumented immigrants, racial/ethnic minorities and people experiencing homelessness are among the least likely to be counted accurately due in large part to a distrust in government and risk losing their fair share of political power and resources.In a local resolution, the council vowed to monitor for any breach of census data confidentiality, use the City Council’s collective power and influence to prevent, block, and/or bring an end to any breach of the currently established guarantee and understanding of the confidentiality of data collected as part of the 2020 census and emphasize publicly the critical importance of continued census safety and security.Federal law requires the Census Bureau to protect any personal and household information it collects and bars it from sharing such information with any other government agencies, including the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and law enforcement.Census data are crucial to allocating seats in Congress, drawing accurate election districts, and ensuring equitable distribution of federal funds for a wide range of vital programs including schools, hospitals, and other social services.“Heightened distrust in elements of the federal government is a threat to our nation’s ability to secure an accurate census, which is so critical to our democracy’s next decade,” said Thomas A. Saenz, MALDEF president and general counsel in a prepared statement. “This Census data confidentiality protection pledge provides reassurance to all – including hardworking Census Bureau staff themselves — that powerful forces outside of government are working together to protect data confidentiality and the integrity of Census 2020.”The coalition is working to boost responses among communities that have been historically undercounted by reassuring households that not only are the Census confidentiality protections in law the strongest in the nation, but that the coalition is poised to help enforce them so personal information remains protected from any potential threat of disclosure.“We continue to hear concerns reverberating through communities of color, particularly the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities, about the confidentiality of their information when filling out the 2020 Census but we are here to provide reassurance,” said John C. Yang, president and executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC. “For a community that includes undocumented immigrants and individuals in mixed-status households, it is imperative to remind them about the legal protections that will protect their responses to the 2020 Census. 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GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Dodgers’ only significant free-agent addition of the offseason left Friday’s game with an injury.Right-hander Tom Koehler faced four batters in the third inning against the Chicago White Sox, gave up a home run, walked two batters and retired only one before leaving the game with an apparent injury.Koehler left the Dodgers’ complex and was expected to undergo an MRI on Friday afternoon.“When I went out there, he just said his biceps locked up on him,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “So it wasn’t the shoulder or elbow. It was the biceps. He left to get some tests so we’ll know more later.” Roberts said Koehler indicated the pain came after one pitch and had not been something that was bothering him prior to Friday’s game. It was the second appearance of the spring for Koehler, who allowed a hit and walked a batter in one inning previously.“It was just one pitch,” Roberts said. “He was working through some things in the ’pen the last couple times and felt good.“He was excited to get back out there. It was one throw that sort of got him.”The Dodgers have big plans for Koehler this season.The 31-year-old right-hander was sidelined for about a month with the Miami Marlins last season due to right shoulder bursitis. He returned in July, made four starts for the Marlins and then was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error A starter throughout his career, Koehler finished last season pitching out of the bullpen for the Blue Jays. He was not tendered a contract in December, making him a free agent. The Dodgers signed him to a one-year, $2 million deal with a plan to convert him into a reliever and try to fill the void left by Brandon Morrow’s departure via free agency.“He’s a guy we were counting on for high-leverage situations, getting out righties and lefties,” Roberts said. “So to lose him for any extended period of time, yeah, that’s a big blow.”SICK DAYSThe Dodgers were essentially back to full strength Friday after two days of losing multiple players to illness. Several of the players who returned to camp, however, were put through light workouts to “break a sweat then get them out of here,” Roberts said.Among the players returning to minimal work on Friday were Corey Seager and Austin Barnes.“He’s kind of got a pulse,” Roberts said of Seager.Both Seager and Barnes have been on throwing programs for elbow issues that followed them into spring training and neither has played defense in a game yet. Having them miss a few days this week to illness is “a setback,” Roberts acknowledged, but not so much so that it will impact their readiness for Opening Day in four weeks.“Austin’s going to be in a game shortly so that’s not a problem,” Roberts said, calling Monday “the goal” for Barnes to catch in a game. “Even with Corey, I don’t think it’s much of an issue.“It’s a three-, four-day setback but there’s still plenty of time to build that throwing program up to get him in games. And like I’ve said before – seven, eight games of playing defense (in Cactus League games) I think that’s enough. And that’s taking into consideration we still have three exhibition games at the end (in Southern California) too.”Roberts did say he expects Seager to get in games as the DH in the next few days.R AND RKenley Jansen was not in camp Friday but it was not illness-related. Roberts said he told the closer to take the day off for “R-and-R.”Jansen has been on a light workload this spring. He threw 25 pitches to hitters in live batting practice Thursday. He is not scheduled to pitch in a game until March 9 and then only one more time before the Dodgers break camp in Arizona.NOTESHyun-Jin Ryu and Ross Stripling each missed a start due to illness this week. For Ryu, it was his first scheduled game action of the spring. Roberts said they hope to have Ryu pitch in a “B game” against the Chicago White Sox on Monday. If he does, Rich Hill would pitch in the Cactus League game that day. Hill threw to hitters this week but has not pitched in a game yet. … Kenta Maeda was among those out of camp for one day. He expects to make his next scheduled start on Sunday. … The Dodgers will receive their 2017 National League Championship rings in a ceremony before their March 31 game against the San Francisco Giants.