Press Release | April 1, 2019 – A year from today, the 2020 Census will officially start. Completed once every 10-years, this massive undertaking strives to count every resident of the United States. While many people see the census as a mere headcount of US residents, the census has far-reaching implications.
Shorenstein Center | March 21, 2019 – We find that asking about citizenship status significantly increases the percent of questions skipped, with particularly strong effects among Hispanics, and makes respondents less likely to report having members of their household who are of Hispanic ethnicity.
Las Cruces Sun News | March 17, 2019 – Now is the time to act. The governor should immediately reorganize the statewide Complete Count Committee that brings together critical groups to spread the word of the importance of the census to their community.
Press Release | March 14, 2019 – President Trump’s budget request has underfunded the U.S. Census Bureau by nearly $1 billion, according to estimates by the Census Project, a broad-based coalition of organizations working to ensure an accurate,…
Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce | March 11, 2019 – The big problem for us in New Mexico is that nearly half of our 2.1 million residents live in rural areas where the U.S. Census Bureau has a difficult time accurately counting the population. This ranks us toward the top in terms of the nation’s most hard-to-count states.
Santa Fe New Mexican | March 2, 2019 – We need the governor and our state Legislature to act now to ensure the U.S. Census count in New Mexico is as accurate as possible, thus protecting our state’s economic future. Starting in April 2020, census takers will go door to door asking New Mexicans to help the U.S. government fulfill its decennial constitutional duty of counting every single person in our state.