Census Bureau

It’s time we change how we think about poverty. The newly released Census report on poverty received a lot of attention from the chattering class. But was it really deserved?  There are many ways in which the rate understates poverty. The poverty line, individuals making $11,484 a year,...
09/14/2012
Blog
Census Bureau figures released today show that the youngest Americans are now "majority-minority," or either non-white or Hispanic. As of July 1, 2011, this demographic accounted for about 50.4 percent of the nation's population age 1 or under. For the population under age 5, it...
05/17/2012
Blog
Drawing districts in New York State is a dizzying political game, with accusations of political partisanship and gerrymandering thrown back and forth for years. The ball is now firmly in Governor Cuomo’s court, much to his chagrin. Today brought the Governor's most public attempt to swat...
02/22/2012
News/Resource
After the 2010 decennial census, Maryland enacted a new redistricting plan in October 2011 for its eight congressional districts. The plaintiffs, nine African-American residents of Maryland, commenced this action against election officials of Maryland (―Maryland‖ or ―the State‖), contending that...
12/23/2011
Publication
In their motion for a preliminary injunction, the Plaintiffs challenge Maryland’s landmark civil rights law, the “No Representation Without Population Act”, alleging that the law violates the equal protection principle of ‘One Person One Vote’ and Article I of the U.S. Constitution. Plaintiffs are...
12/02/2011
Publication
Contrary to the New York Times' estimates that poverty rates would dwindle with the release of the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM), the Census Bureau is reporting that more than 49 million Americans are struggling to meet the costs of food, clothing, shelter, and utilities. ...
11/07/2011
Blog
On behalf of Demos, I'd like to thank the Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (LATFOR) for this opportunity to testify about reapportionment in New York State. Demos is a national, non-profit, non-partisan public policy, research and advocacy organization committed to...
09/20/2011
Publication
Why is it important for civil rights and good government groups to to be granted status as intervenor defendants in a lawsuit about counting prisoners in redistricting? Because the legislative commission charged with drawing the lines, LATFOR, hasn't exactly been vigorous in defending itself in a...
07/11/2011
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This year, the census will count over a million inmates in the wrong place — and their home communities will suffer for it. "Once, only once, and in the right place" goes the hopeful mantra of the hard-working and underappreciated Census Bureau. But the current rules for counting incarcerated...
03/30/2010
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