The Brookings Institute | April 23, 2019 – On April 1, 2019, national experts gathered at Brookings for a joint event with the National League of Cities (NLC) Institute to discuss what the 2020 census means not only for the nation as a whole, but also for the major cities and metropolitan areas on the front lines of America’s demographic change.
Albuquerque Journal | April 8, 2019 – Because federal money for various programs is often predicated on the state’s population, counting every resident of New Mexico is critically important, said Allan Oliver, executive director of the Thornburg Foundation, which is part of a group that has organized to make sure New Mexico’s census count is as accurate as possible.
Albuquerque Journal | April 8, 2019 – According to a George Washington University study, New Mexico receives approximately $7.8 billion from the top 54 federal programs – from Medicaid, food stamps, highway funding, Head Start, Title I education, housing vouchers, and Medicare.
Santa Fe New Mexican | April 6, 2019 – If you have internet at home, responding will be as easy as clicking a computer mouse. But in many parts of New Mexico, the technological upgrade means little as the 2020 count approaches.
National LGBTQ Task Force | April 3, 2019 – Though the Census does not explicitly ask about gender identity or sexual orientation, LGBTQ people exist within all the different populations that are undercounted and underserved. It is important for us to be counted in the 2020 Census to ensure that our communities have fair access to democracy and social services funding.
Santa Fe Reporter | April 2, 2019 – Advocacy groups worry that there isn’t enough money to complete an accurate count, which could cause major problems for governments of all sizes across the nation.