My Two Census

Formerly the non-partisan watchdog of the 2010 US Census, and currently an opinion blog that covers all things political, media, foreign policy, globalization, and culture…but sometimes returning to its census/demographics roots.

2010 Census event in NYC tonight!!!

Counting Us Out? Why Everyone Should Care about the Census Undercount
Date: December 15, 2009
Time: 6:00 PM
Hunter College
Faculty Dining Room
West Building, 8th Floor
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY
RSVP

As Census workers begin their outreach, efforts to reach the nation’s nearly 12 million undocumented immigrants have already raised concerns over whether there will be an accurate tally of immigrant residents, both documented and undocumented. Immigrant communities clearly have much at stake in ensuring that their members are fully counted. Why should citizens care about whether non-citizens are counted? The interests of native-born residents are also served by the inclusion of non-citizens; census data affect policy decisions, government funding levels, and the political apportionment of congressional districts. National experts will discuss the 2010 decennial census count and its implications for residents (citizens and non-citizens alike) and communities all around the nation.

This event is hosted by Demos, in collaboration with the Advancement Project, Baruch College School of Public Affairs, the Center for the Study of Brooklyn at Brooklyn College, The Century Foundation, Citizens Union, Common Cause/ New York, the Drum Major Institute, Hunter College Department of Urban Planning & Affairs, Hunter College Graduate Student Association, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the League of Women Voters of the City of New York, the Long Island Community Foundation, the National Institute for Latino Policy, the Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project, the New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York Immigration Coalition, LatinoJustice PRDLEF, the Progressive States Network, and the Women’s City Club of New York.

Panelists Include:
•       Steven Carbó, Senior Program Director, Democracy Program, Demos (Moderator)
•       Amy Traub, Director of Research, Drum Major Institute for Public Policy
•       Joseph Salvo, Director, Population Division, New York City Department of City Planning
•       Corrine Yu, Senior Counsel and Managing Policy Director, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
•       Fernando Armstrong, Regional Director, U.S. Census Bureau’s Philadelphia Regional Office
•       Norman Eng, Director of Media Relations, New York Immigration Coalition

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Jinny Khanduja at jkhanduja@demos.org or 212.389.1399, or click here.