社評0904 揚善退悪 仗義執言
週六上午休斯敦福建同鄉會陳會長率同二位同鄉前來美南電視劇塲來頒贈一幅感謝狀， 並書有「揚善退惡 仗義執言，並向在塲之各族裔領袖致謝意。
早在月前， 一位福建同鄉在休斯敦華埠被數名搶匪連開六槍， 險奪生命 ，但已癱瘓在床 ，妻小待養。 據陳會長告知， 由各界人士慷慨解囊 ，已募得十萬元以上之救濟金。
事件發生之後， 社區各界嘩然， 我們社區日愈敗坏之治安似乎都束手無策， 許多同胞是魚肉之對象， 令人十分痛心。
我們曾經不斷大聲疾呼治安是大家首要共有之任務， 尤其是告訴了要成為下屆市長的參選人， 這應該是他們最急廹之任務。
多年來， 包括休市在內之許多大城市 由於預算不足 警方也𣎴斷削減， 治安問題影響了大家之安全生計。
我們要在此呼籲 ，大家一定要前往投票參加市長選舉 ，不論你支持哪位候選人， 我們在於參與投票顯示華亞裔之力量。
過去一年來，我為了籌措德州少數族裔大聯盟已經召開了無數之會議， 並且即將宣布成立 ，這將是全美首創， 更希望大家共同支持和參加。
Last Saturday morning, Mr. Chen who leads the Houston Fujian Association of Houston, came to our TV studio to present a Certificate of Appreciation and wrote in a letter about, “Promising good and repelling evil, and staying with righteousness,” and thanked everyone in our community for their support.
A few months ago, a gentleman from Fujian, China, was shot by several robbers in southwest Houston's Chinatown. He was nearly killed, but he was permanently paralyzed. The whole family depends on his support. According to President Chen, people from all walks of life have donated more than $100,000 to help his family.
After the tragedy, our community felt that the public safety issue is becoming a more urgent matter. It is not only for the leaders of the city, but also it is our responsibility to help.
Over the years, many big cities including Houston have faced big financial problems. We really don’t have enough policies and resources to improve all the issues that affect all of our livelihoods and safety.
Over the past year we have held countless meetings to seek a united front from our ethnic communities to help each other with many issues including public safety. We are very close to that goal. We also urge all of our people to go out and vote to show our concerns on public issues. We need our leaders to pay more attention to the public safety issue.