Shirley L. Huntley's posts related to Census

Census 2010: Count Me In!

2/18/2010: Senator Huntley's "Count Me In" Census Kick Off

Date: February 18, 2010

Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: The Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center 

172-17 Linden Boulevard,  St. Albans, New York 11434 

Senator Huntley and fellow community leaders held the 2010 United States Census Kick-Off at Robert Johnson Life Center. She addressed the residence as to the importance of the census giving out informative literature to provide further knowledge fo why we all need to be counted.

4/11/2010: Census Rally

On Sunday, April 11, 2010 New York State Senator Shirley L. Huntley, Assemblyman William Scarborough, Councilman Leroy Comrie, Jr. along with several other elected officials and The Southern Queens Park Association, held a Census Awareness Rally at Roy Wilkins Park in Jamaica, New York in an attempt to boost the Census questionnaire response rates in the Southeast Queens area. Southeast Queens response rate came in very low in comparison to other communities.

3/21/2012: NAACP Press Conference

On Wednesday, March 21, 2012, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) held a press conference to discuss their opposition to the Senate redistricting plan and Tier VI pension. NAACP President Hazel Dukes introduced Senator Huntley who spoke about how the redistricting plan created by Senate Republicans. Senator Huntley proclaimed that lines were drawn in such a manner that her own house was close to not being in her district and that she has to move her Jamaica District Office. Various elected officials spoke as well including Senate Minority Leader John Sampson, Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Assemblyman Karim Camara and Assemblyman Keith Wright. Assemblyman William Boyland.