Home | News | Local | Governor To Complete 2010 Census Form In Bronx

Governor To Complete 2010 Census Form In Bronx

Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font
image
Governor Paterson.

Governor David A. Paterson will attend “Bronx United for a Better Count,” to encourage Bronx residents and all New Yorkers to fill out their 2010 census forms and “get counted.”

The Governor will join Secretary of State Lorraine A. Cortés-Vázquez to complete their census forms and discuss the important role that the census plays in making sure New Yorkers have the resources they need to thrive.

The event will take place on Wednesday, March 31 at 12 noon. The location is Triangle on the corner of Hunts Point Avenue and Southern Boulevard, Bronx.

Background:  All United States residents are asked to complete and return their 2010 census forms before National Census Day on April 1, 2010. The Bronx has historically low participation rates, despite the importance of centennial data to the distribution of resources to communities throughout the country. The information gathered by the census helps to determine how more than $400 billion in federal funding is distributed for services like education, job training and medical assistance.

Governor Paterson has made census outreach a priority of his Administration. Last year, he signed Executive Order No. 30 to establish the New York 2010 Census Complete Count Committee, directing State and local leaders to lay the ground work for an accurate 2010 count.  On December 31, 2009, he announced the award of $2 million in grants to community groups throughout the State to educate residents about the census and increase participation.

Subscribe to comments feed Comments (0 posted):

Post your comment comment

Please enter the code you see in the image:

  • email E-Mail to a friend
  • print Print version
  • Plain text Plain text
Rate this article
5.00
Image Gallery
Tags
No tags for this article
Featured Author
image

Elizabeth Dilts

is currently pursuing a masters at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Dilts came to New York City from Shanghai, China, where she worked as an editor with the English-language City Weekend magazine. Prior to that, Dilts spent a year in Nanjing, China, with a bilingual, Mandarin-English magazine and a stint in Tianjin, China, with a business publication. Looking to use her Mandarin back in the United States, Dilts is covering Flushing, Queens, one of New York’s four Chinatowns. A native of Gary, Indiana., Dilts received her bachelor’s degree in journalism at Indiana University. While in China, she reported on Internet usage among young adults and the education issues faced by multi-ethnic children raised in China.