From:   Chuck Schumer <>
Sent time:   Tuesday, September 20, 2011 9:35:58 PM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Re: Take a Census!

Thanks, Lauren. Sorry for the redundancy of tweeting and emailing (thanks for responding over both media). Was the 500 count of sleepers?

On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 11:29 PM, Lauren <> wrote:
I got 192 for yesterday and about 500 today. However I do agree with
the gist, even if I personally think anyone who complains about
hippies and was born after the 50s should stop acting like they're in
the 60s as I doubt they've even ever seen hippies >.>

On Sep 20, 11:27 pm, Chuck Schumer <> wrote:
> Hey Gang,
> I think it is extremely important that we take a census of the occupation.
> This should be done during the evening, when only sleepers remain (and the
> numbers would be lowest, but most representative of the sustained
> occupation). This should be AT LEAST a headcount, so we can track the
> numbers. I recall seeing on twitter that Monday night there were 162
> sleepers. We need to know if this number is growing or not.
> Ideally, that count could also include other basic demographics like age and
> education. Knowing median age could help dispel the myth of the "college
> hippie" and "young radical." Geographical origin would also be interesting
> to know.
> Cheers, solidarity, and see you on the streets! Slept out Saturday night,
> visited Sunday and Monday, and I'll be back whenever I have a free moment.