City of Asheville Submitted: October 15, 2021 | Updated: October 15, 2021

[See Editor’s Note](October 2021) Submission(s) related to: “Department of Commerce Records Request”

[REQUEST #1]

Original Subject:
Department of Commerce Records Request

Original Message:

Dear Department of Commerce,
I am requesting access to data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis that includes (1) statistics for Asian Americans in poverty from 1970 to present (2) unemployment rates for all demographics from the year 1980 to present (3) Documents that have information on COVID-19 economic relief programs (4) Economic data for all racial demographics sorted by education level. Please let me know if I have the wrong department.

I am willing to spend $25 on these records and I ask that you please contact me if the fees for these documents exceed that amount before sending them over so I may choose which documents I want in my possession for my budget. If there are any questions or clarifications during this process, please feel free to email me [REDACTED]. I ask that all relevant documents be sent to me via the email address listed above.

[REDACTED]


Government Entity:
City of Asheville


Start Date / End Date:
September 10, 2021 - September 10, 2021

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[REQUEST #2]

Original Subject:
Department of Commerce Records Request

Original Message:

Dear Department of Health and Human Services,
I am requesting access to data from the National Institutes of health that includes (1) Data and studies done on how English proficiency affects medical care based on racial demographic (2) Studies and data on cardiovascular disease among Asian Americans (3) Data on suicide rates based on racial demographic and information on what programs are in place to reduce suicide numbers (4) Information and studies on the most common physical and mental disparities affecting the elderly Asian American community demographic. I would like data on these matters starting from January 1980 to present day 2021. Please let me know if I have the wrong department.

I am willing to spend $25 on these records and I ask that you please contact me if the fees for these documents exceed that amount before sending them over so I may choose which documents I want in my possession for my budget. If there are any questions or clarifications during this process, please feel free to email me [REDACTED]. I ask that all relevant documents be sent to me via the email address listed above.

[REDACTED]


Government Entity:
Other (indicate in message)


Start Date / End Date:
September 10, 2021 - September 20, 2021

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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • October 15, 2021 5:23 pm

    11 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending