Census 2020 News

Census Accuracy Crucial to NM’s Federal Funding»

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.

New Mexico Must Get Ready for Census Now»

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.

New Mexico taking measures to ensure accurate census»

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.

Why the Census Matters for LGBTQ People»

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.

Ready for Census 2020?»

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.

Census Countdown Kicks-Off»

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.