Jun 27 2019

U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on citizenship question draws reaction

2019-07-01T16:39:53-06:00News Coverage, Racial and Ethnic Equity News Coverage, Tax and Budget News Coverage|

"With that potential citizenship question in there it was pretty clear that was intended to have a dampening impact on the willingness of particularly the immigrant population, but also others, to participate in the census," said Jimenez. Jimenez said New Mexico already leads the country with the highest hard-to-count populations.

Jun 17 2019

New Mexico once again ranks last in nation for childhood well-being

2019-06-18T14:28:52-06:00Kids Count News Coverage, News Coverage, Racial and Ethnic Equity News Coverage|

The Kids Count report found that 18% of the nation’s children live in poverty, down from the Great Recession. But the same advances weren’t seen in the Southwest, where many children are Native Americans, Latinos and immigrants who have long faced disadvantages. “The nation’s racial inequities remain deep, systemic and stubbornly persistent,” said the annual Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Apr 03 2019

Ready for Census 2020?

2019-04-03T09:43:15-06:00Economic Security News Coverage, Education News Coverage, Health News Coverage, Human Rights/Civic Participation News Coverage, News Coverage, Racial and Ethnic Equity News Coverage|

The nonprofit New Mexico Voices For Children recently issued a news release that cites an estimate that the feds will have as much as a $1 billion shortfall to pay for the count, along with the dire prediction that “Trump’s underfunding … is likely to hurt NM.”

Mar 11 2019

Eye on New Mexico: Improving the lives of children

2019-03-15T12:06:35-06:00Economic Security News Coverage, Education News Coverage, Health News Coverage, Human Rights/Civic Participation News Coverage, Kids Count News Coverage, News Coverage, Racial and Ethnic Equity News Coverage, Tax and Budget News Coverage|

Hosts Chris Ramirez and Nathan O'Neal discussed what's in store for New Mexico's children. From the 2020 census to the bills working through the Roundhouse right now, there are many impacts on the future generations. Featured on the show are James Jimenez and Amber Wallin with New Mexico Voices for Children.

Sep 05 2018

Children’s Advocacy Focus Of Voter Info Website

2018-09-06T12:10:42-06:00Education News Coverage, Health News Coverage, Human Rights/Civic Participation News Coverage, Kids Count News Coverage, News Coverage, Racial and Ethnic Equity News Coverage|

Pediatric society president Brian Etheridge said it’s a resource for voters to hear from candidates on more detailed questions. "What we're trying to do is draw attention to various issues that obviously affect children," Etheridge said.

Aug 28 2018

Website quizzes governor, Congress and Land Office candidates on child well-being

2018-09-06T12:11:53-06:00Education News Coverage, Health News Coverage, Human Rights/Civic Participation News Coverage, Kids Count News Coverage, News Coverage, Racial and Ethnic Equity News Coverage|

“Unfortunately, children are not necessarily a topic of conversation when it comes to elections. People talk about jobs and the economy, which are all very important to child well-being, but there are other issues and we wanted to get some of those out there,” said Sharon Kayne, communications director for NM Voices.

Aug 03 2018

Underfunded, undercounted: New Mexico at risk in the 2020 census

2018-08-03T12:51:13-06:00Economic Security News Coverage, Health News Coverage, Human Rights/Civic Participation News Coverage, News Coverage, Racial and Ethnic Equity News Coverage|

“That means that New Mexico will receive fewer Medicaid dollars, fewer SNAP dollars, fewer Title 1 grants for schools, less money for our school lunch program, and less funding for Head Start,” said Amber Wallin, deputy director of New Mexico Voices for Children.

Jun 24 2018

Report by Kids Count chronicles racial disparities

2018-06-26T11:51:11-06:00Kids Count News Coverage, News Coverage, Racial and Ethnic Equity News Coverage|

“While the bright spots are encouraging, we cannot lose sight of the fact that the state is failing Black children in many ways,” said James Jimenez, executive director of New Mexico Voices for Children, in a statement. “This report provides us a research-based focus on how we better support Black children and families in New Mexico.”

Oct 24 2017

NM Kids Struggle for Equal Chance to Succeed

2018-05-03T11:48:33-06:00Kids Count News Coverage, News Coverage, Racial and Ethnic Equity News Coverage|

ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. – A new report out today says the vast majority of children in New Mexico lag behind other kids across the nation when it comes to achieving their future potential. The Annie E. Casey Foundation's second Race for Results report in three years measured key milestones in child development across racial and ethnic groups. The foundation tracks progress on education, health and economic success at national and state levels.

Sep 05 2017

Youth Organizations Oppose the Administration Ending DACA

2018-06-13T21:15:55-06:00Human Rights/Civic Participation News Coverage, News Coverage, Racial and Ethnic Equity News Coverage|

The future of nearly 800,000 young people is under threat as President Donald Trump phases out the program giving work permits and deportation relief to Dreamers, young immigrants brought to the United States as children. No new applications will be accepted, the administration announced today. Young people will lose their DACA status as soon as their permits, which are granted for two years, expire. Some youth-led organizations shifted into high gear to protest, and some youth-serving organizations have rallied to the defense of young immigrants