A behind-the-scenes look at New York politics.
By: Irene Jay Liu, Casey Seiler, Jim Odato, Rick Karlin
Brooklyn Sen. Martin Malave Dilan will serve as a co-chair of the Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment, formed “to research and study the techniques and methodologies to be used in conducting the U.S. census. Its research and statistical data also aids the State Legislature in the decennial reapportionment of Senate, Assembly and Congressional districts.”
“New York is a dynamic state. In light of the 2010 Federal Census, I look forward to seeing that the people of New York receive fair representation here and in Washington,” Dilan said in a statement.
“Every ten years the task force meets the monumental task of how every citizen will be represented at the state and federal levels. Given the events and changes our great state has seen between 2000 and now, our task remains to ensure public policy bolsters the quality of life and the quality of representation each New Yorker expects and deserves,” said Senator Dilan.
The Task Force will eventually include four legislators and two non-legislators: Dilan will join Assemblymen Carl Heastie and Fred Thiele Jr., and Dr. Roman Hedges — plus, it must be assumed, a senator and a civilian to be named later.