NM Stuck at 49th in National KIDS COUNT Ranking

For the third straight year, New Mexico ranks next-to-last in the nation for child well-being in the KIDS COUNT Data Book, produced by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The Data Book looks at 16 indicators of child well-being, including economic security, education, health, and factors related to family and community. Link to the data book, facts sheets and more here.
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The 2016 Kids Count Conference is sold out! Please follow our Facebook posts and live tweets (#NMKidsCount, #NMVoices) from the conference. We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday. Download the conference agenda (pdf).

Coming soon!

Our updated NM KIDS are COUNTing on Us: A Campaign for a Better New Mexico will be out soon. The new edition will include data and rankings from the 2016 national KIDS COUNT Data Book, an update from the most recent legislative session, and your input gathered at our 4th Annual KIDS COUNT Conference. Read and download the current campaign here
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June 22, 2016
Every child deserves access to the opportunities that will help them succeed. But in New Mexico--which ranks next-to-last in the nation for child well-being--too many families lack the resources we all depend upon to raise strong, healthy children. While our high rate of child poverty may seem like an insurmountable problem, it is one we can effectively address. It will take a coordinated effort and--yes--an investment of public resources, but the end result would benefit the state as a whole.
May 31, 2016
As the nation’s consumer habits shift from brick-and-mortar stores to online outlets, states like New Mexico will see more than job losses as those shops shutter. We’ll also lose the tax revenue generated by those sales. While the Internet is the problem, it can also be the solution—but only if policy-makers act.
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