…Because after 2010, it’s likely to get even harder to pass progressive legislation. Why? According to predictions, the 2010 census will lead to a shift in the allocation of seats in Congress. New York will likely lose a few seats, while Texas, Arizona, and Florida are likely to gain seats.
This would leave New York with only 27 seats in the House, the lowest since the 1830 census.
For New York, this means that our Congresspeople better get to work in the next few years securing the resources the state needs. Because with fewer seats in Congress comes less power and less access to money.