Census 2020 News

NM Counts 2020 Awards $150,000 in Census Outreach Awards»

NM Counts 2020 Collaborative | July 3, 2019 – The NM Counts 2020 Collaborative is pleased to announce $150,000 in grant awards to 13 community based organizations who will be working on Census 2020 outreach for immigrant populations. See…

Trump administration won’t add citizenship question to Census»

NM Political Report | July 3, 2019 – There will not be a question about U.S citizenship on the 2020 Census, the Trump administration announced Wednesday. While some observers believed the high court’s decision, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, opened the door for the government to bring it back before the court ahead of printing the questions, the Trump administration instead decided to move forward without it.

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.