News Articles / Artículos Noticias

March 15, 2010
Census 2010:  Community leaders want to make sure everyone is counted
Expect to see a census form in your mailbox as the U.S. Census Bureau started mailing out millions of questionnaires nationwide.  Local community leaders are making sure everyone is counted. 
Times Union
March 14, 2010
A hard count for U.S. Census
Cohoes -- Standing outside Cohoes Hotel, a boarding house on Remsen Street, Mayor John T. McDonald III sums up why downtown is one of the country's hard-to-count areas in the 2010 Census with two words. 

USA Today
March 9, 2010
Study details aid on Census

The Leader Herald
March 6, 2010
Event Pushes for Full Count
Johnstown - For every Montgomery County resident not counted in the 2010 U.S. Census, the county could miss out on $2,000 in federal funding, officials said at a local "pep rally" for the census effort Friday.

The Washington Post
March 4, 2010
Justice Dept.:  Census confidentiality laws trump the Patriot Act
Provisions of the Patriot Act pertaining to information-gathering and sharing do not override federal confidentiality laws when it comes to the U.S. Census, the Justice Department said this week.

Times Union
February 22, 2010
Hispanic Star Power Behind the 2010 Census
The effort to get Hispanics around the state to participate in the 2010 Census will take a star’s turn in Albany at a press conference Tuesday morning at the Empire State Plaza.

Times Union
January 26, 2010
Minority Communities a Focus of Census
ALBANY -- The U.S. Census Bureau began counting people in remote areas of Alaska on Monday as recruiting continues throughout the Capital Region for enumerators to work this spring.

Huffington Post
January 19, 2010
Why Counting Latinos in Schenectady (and Small Town USA) Matters
Had Latino immigrants not moved to these small cities in the past two decades, the population losses would have been far higher.

Times Union
January 9, 2010
2010 Census Road Tour Comes to Rotterdam

Charlotte Observer
December 29, 2009
Message to Latinos:  Don't be afraid to be counted
Bureau specialist wants Latinos to let go of fear of government and participate in the tally.

New York Latino Magazine
Hispanic Complete Count Committee of the Capital Region
December 2009
Hispanic CCC wants to ensure Latino community in Capital Region is adequately counted during the 2010 Census.

The Legislative Gazette

Hispanics want to be counted in 2010
November 03, 2009
The Hispanic Complete Count Committee of the Capital Region is launching a Web site -- --  to promote the accurate count of the Hispanic population in the Capitol Region in the upcoming 2010 census.

The Legislative Gazette
Lawmakers encourage minorities to be counted in 2010
November 02, 2009
Two New York state lawmakers held separate events last Thursday in the
Bronx and Harlem to tout the importance of the 2010 census to minority communities.


Hispanic Committee Will Monitor Census
October 28, 2009
ALBANY, NY (WAMC) - With hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding to Capital Region cities and towns at stake, a coalition of concerned Latino leaders has created a committee to ensure a proper census count of the region's large Latino population... Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports...

Schenectady Census Committee to Encourage Full Count in 2010

October 27, 2009
SCHENECTADY – The city has lost $20,000 for every citizen not counted during the 2000 census. That's why Schenectady officials are not going to make the same mistake of 10 years ago when the city did not actively push for an accurate count during the last census.

Washington Times
Hispanics mull boycotting 2010 census Many want Obama to act
October 12, 2009
Angered by President Obama's lack of success in legalizing illegal immigrants, some Hispanic activists are urging all Hispanics to boycott the 2010 census as a sign of displeasure.
Other groups have asked the federal government to suspend immigration raids while census takers are in the field, hoping that will make illegal immigrants more likely to respond to questions.

New York State Senate
Count Me In! Senate Launches Census 2010 Initiative
October 11, 2009
Several hundred thousands of New Yorkers were not counted in the 2000 Census. Given that the federal government spends nearly $2,000 a year per
New York resident in federal program funding, New York lost close to $400 million dollars a year and about $4 billion dollars over the last ten years. This shortfall could have been used to improve education, health care, emergency services - even public transportation - in underserved communities across the EmpireState.

Washington Post
To Engage Latinos About Census, Telenovela Steps Up to Be Counted
October 7, 2009
In just a matter of months, lovely, dark-eyed Perla Beltrán has suffered the usual trials of a telenovela babe -- pole-dancing in a dive bar, falling in love with a hunky gangster, learning of said gangster's untimely (bang! bang!) death minutes after delivering his baby, giving the infant boy up for adoption, getting him back from adoption, helping a new boyfriend elude police . . .

New York State Department of State

Secretary of State CortésVázquezAnnounces New York Census Complete Count Grant Program
September 14, 2009
All residents of the
United States, including noncitizens and undocumented immigrants, must be counted every ten years through a nationwide census. The population of an area, as determined by the census, plays a critical role in determining federal and state funding to municipalities, as well as representation in the United States House of Representatives, State Legislatures and local governments. The public and private sector rely on census information to help guide investment decisions in infrastructure and human capital.

El Planeta

Census Boycott Divides Immigrants
September 13, 2009
Miguel Rivera is a polarizing figure. To some he is a brave and resourceful fighter for undocumented immigrants. To others he is a misguided figure who could cause the loss of billions of federal dollars to Latino neighborhoods that need it most.

Boston Globe
Immigration activists urge census boycottHope effort spurs legislation
September 8, 2009
A small but vocal group of advocates is urging illegal immigrants and their supporters nationwide to boycott the 2010 Census to protest the government’s inaction on immigration legislation, a move that, if successful, could cost Massachusetts and other states millions of dollars.

The New York Times

U.S. Census Uses Telenovela to Reach Hispanics
September 22, 2009
MIAMI — Perla Beltrán, a young woman from the wrong side of the tracks in New York, has suffered a great deal lately — her husband, a thief, has been murdered and she has been associating with lowlifes. But she thinks she has found a way out: as a recruiter for the United States Census Bureau.

The New York Times
To Reform Albany Start Here
August 7, 2009
Editorial:  REDISTRICT HONESTLY Every 10 years, legislators in effect create their own voting districts.  So it is no surprise that the maps make it difficult-to-impossible for challengers to dislodge a sitting legislator. 

The New York Times
Both Parties Sharpen Pencils for Redistricting
May 8, 2009
NEW YORK REGION  Kevin O'Toole, a Republican lawmaker, was in the New Jersey senate for just two months in 2001 before the lines of his legislative district were moved in the state's last redistricting, and he lost his seat.

The New York Times
Justices, 5-4, Set Limit on Sweep of Voting Law
March 9, 2009
WASHINGTON -- Only election districts in which minorities make up at least half of the voting-age population are entitled to the protections of a part of the Voting Rights Act that seeks to ensure and preserve minority voting power, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday.
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