Our schools, hospitals, housing, transportation, police and other services depend on the census. Information that comes from the census determines which neighborhood will receive a new school, a health clinic, a senior citizens center or a bus line. If you’re not counted, you won’t count when these important decisions are made.

Next spring, the Census will begin the process of counting everyone who lives in New York. The New York State Senate is working with neighborhood leaders to make sure everyone in New York is counted in Census 2010.

Initiative Updates

The Census Is Coming

Census takers are knocking on doors to make sure everyone is counted. If you didn’t return the census questionnaire mailed to your home, you can expect a visit. Welcome your census takers – they’re bringing $30,000 for each person in your home. That’s how much funding for schools, health care, transportation and other services is allocated for each person counted in Census 2010.

April 20, 2010

It’s Not Too Late to Mail Back Your 2010 Census Form!

Need Help? Census Bureau Offers Assistance by Phone, Internet and In-Person at a Local Site Near You

April 8, 2010

Press Conference: Count Me In! Senator Espada Encourages All to Turn in Census Forms

With Census Day (April 1) less than one week away, State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. and a crowd of Bronx clergy, community and business leaders and residents – including families, children and senior citizens – take Census 2010 to the streets, holding a press conference and chanting “Count Me In!” as they mail their Census questionnaires at the Post Office, then fan out into the neighborhood to distribute flyers and explain to borough residents the importance of participating in this year’s Census count.

March 27, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Got Your Census Form? Great. Now Fill It Out!

Count Me In!  It takes 10 minutes

Congratulations - you've probably already received your 2010 Census questionnaire in the mail. 

This is your ticket for better schools, transportation and health care in your neighborhood.  All you have to do is fill out the form and mail it back.   It's absolutely free.

It only takes 10 minutes, and the information you provide is absolutely confidential.

March 22, 2010

Forum/Town Hall: Public Housing 2010 Census Rally -Brooklyn East

"PUBLIC HOUSING COUNTS IN THE 2010 CENSUS"Rally for Brooklyn East NYCHA DevelopmentsDJ, Refreshments, Entertainment, Giveaways!Co-Sponsors include:Brooklyn East Council of Presidents, NYCHANYC 2010 CensusNY State Senate 2010 CensusUS Census Bureau

March 13, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

South Brooklyn Census Committee Launches

We recently formed the South Brooklyn 2010 Census Committee (SBCC), a coalition of Elected Officials, religious leaders, community leaders, non-profits, and businesses committed to increasing participation in the 2010 Census, and we would like to formerly invite you to our kickoff event.   


March 1, 2010

Join The "Count Me In" Campaign In Your Neighborhood

Many New York households did not mail back their 2000 census questionnaire. Statewide, the mail-in response rate was below the national average.  In some neighborhoods, only 1 in 3 households mailed back a form. With so much state and federal aid for our schools, hospitals and transportation on the line, it’s crucial we do better in the 2010 Census.  So how can we make that happen?

January 19, 2010
January 19, 2010

Census 2010 PSA

A public service announcement about the 2010 Census.

January 15, 2010