Census 2020 News

Supreme Court Affirms: Everyone Deserves to be Counted»

Press Release | June 27, 2019 – In a major win for advocates of a fair and complete census count, the U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily blocked an effort by the Department of Commerce to include a question regarding citizenship on the 2020 Census.

Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation Statement on Supreme Court Ruling»

Funders' Committee for Civic Participation | June 27, 2019 – We applaud the US Supreme Court’s decision to halt the inclusion of the untested citizenship question, for now, from the 2020 Census. This is a critical step toward a fair and accurate count. However, the threat of the question has already created significant fear and mistrust, particularly for historically undercounted populations such as communities of color, immigrants, low-income households, and young children.

Santa Fe County assembles Complete Count Committee»

Santa Fe Reporter | June 25, 2019 – Kelley tells SFR a key part of the strategy is identifying individuals who are well-known and well-trusted by members of hard-to-count communities, including religious leaders, immigrants' rights advocates, medical services providers and school superintendents, to be part of the Complete Count Committee and future education and outreach efforts.

Citizenship Question Looms Large»

Santa Fe Reporter | June 19, 2019 – Complicating matters this year for our state—which, with its many cultures and rural nature, has historically been difficult for counters to accurately assess—is the so-called "citizenship question" the Trump administration wants to slap onto the Census.