Stand and Be Counted | 2020 Census
The New Mexico Black Leadership Council is active with the 2020 United States Census Complete Count Committee. The 2020 Census is about justice. Census Justice. The Census determines who gets what when. Article I, Section 2 of the United States Constitution mandates "Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States... according to their respective Numbers.”
It wasn’t until 1868 with the ratification of the 14th Amendment that all blacks in the United States were considered to be whole persons and citizens and therefore eligible to be included in “the respective numbers” of the Census. The United States has a long history of supporting injustice as it relates to the distribution of resources. New Mexico has a lot riding on who gets what when. Regardless of who you are, what you look like, who you love, where you live, and how much money you have, spending 10 minutes to complete the 2020 Census is the most important thing you will do for your ancestors, for your community, for you.
For the first time, you can complete the U.S. Census questionnaire form online. Click below to get started:
By April 1, 2020, households should receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You’ll then have three options for responding: online, by mail, or by phone. Learn more about the process at the link below:
Presenting the Tiny Census Concert Series! Starting April 8th, New Mexico's finest creatives will treat you to a tiny concert on why your voice truly matters during this important 2020 Census.
Complete the Census and receive a free T-shirt, courtesy of the African American Complete Count Committee.
Press & Media
Albuquerque Journal article about our collaboration with local salon owners:
Albuquerque Journal about the Tiny Census Concert series: ‘Tiny’ concerts with New Mexico musicians aim to help census
AARP about the Tiny Census Concert series: New Mexico Gets Creative About Counting Everyone in the Census
ABQtodo about the Tiny Census Concert series: Local Creatives Perform to Promote Census Completion
Your NM Gov on KUNM about the Census and Tiny Census Concert series: YNMG & COVID: To Be Heard and Counted
New Mexico in Focus Facebook live interview with New Mexico Black Leadership Council Director Cathryn McGill, Jamie Gloshay, Tribal Rep ICountNM, Marcela Diaz, Somos un Pueblo Unito, and Robert Rhatigan, NM State Demographer: