Aug 17 2021

Eligible but Excluded

2021-08-20T09:19:29-06:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Human Rights/Civic Participation Publications, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Report A follow-up to our Essential but Excluded report, this looks at how Asian/Pacific Islander and African immigrants and refugees are unable to access public benefits for which they are eligible - and not just during the pandemic - due to a pervasive lack of language access at many state agencies. This, despite federal laws requiring such access.

Mar 15 2021

A Guide to New Mexico’s State Budget: Executive Summary

2021-08-26T15:08:55-06:00Human Rights/Civic Participation Publications, Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Executive Summary Our state budget is a reflection of what we value most and an illustration of the kind of communities we wish to create. How we spend and allocate funding – basically, how we make our values a reality – is decided by the lawmakers we elect to represent us in Santa Fe. They create the annual budget that the state uses to provide services that benefit us collectively, like education and health care. (Link to the full Guide to New Mexico's State Budget here)

Mar 15 2021

A Guide to New Mexico’s Tax System: Executive Summary

2021-08-26T15:10:39-06:00Human Rights/Civic Participation Publications, Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Executive Summary The taxes we all pay are how we fund the state’s programs and public services that benefit us collectively. They are how we build our roads, bridges, waterlines, electrical grids, and how we educate our children, advance public health, and uphold our laws. These programs and services form the foundation of our economy, enhance our quality of life, and pay dividends far into the future. (Link to the full Guide to New Mexico's Tax System here)

Mar 11 2021

A Guide to New Mexico’s State Budget

2021-03-16T12:33:01-06:00Human Rights/Civic Participation Publications, Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Budget Guide Updated in March 2021, our Budget Guide explains how the state spends and allocates funding. The state budget is a reflection of what we value most and an illustration of the kind of communities we wish to create. The lawmakers we elect to represent us in Santa Fe create the annual budget that the state uses to provide services that benefit us collectively, like education and health care. (Link to the executive summary here)

Mar 11 2021

A Guide to New Mexico’s Tax System

2021-03-16T12:31:56-06:00Human Rights/Civic Participation Publications, Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Tax Guide Updated in March 2021, our tax guide explain the state's tax system, which is used to fund the state’s programs and public services that benefit us collectively. Taxes are how we build our roads, bridges, waterlines, electrical grids, and how we educate our children, advance public health, and uphold our laws. These programs and services form the foundation of our economy, enhance our quality of life, and pay dividends far into the future. (Link to the executive summary here.)

Feb 11 2021

Strengthening All Communities for a Brighter Future

2021-06-11T15:49:06-06:00Economic Security Publications, Human Rights/Civic Participation Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Report Immigrants strengthen our communities in many ways - from boosting the economy and the labor force to paying millions in state and local taxes. Still, immigrants are not treated with the equity they deserve. The COVID-19 pandemic has made that more clear than ever. This report looks at the ways in which immigrants contribute, how they were excluded from federal pandemic relief, and what can be done to create a more inclusive state. (State-level data on population demographics and economic and tax contributions)

Feb 04 2020

Professional licensure means an inclusive workforce and a better future for New Mexico

2021-08-30T12:32:39-06:00Economic Security Publications, Human Rights/Civic Participation Publications, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Fact Sheet Like most states, New Mexico has a shortage of professionals whose occupations require licensure -- most notably, doctors, dentist, and teachers. We cannot afford to lose talented professionals, but we are because of federal laws that keep educated and trained immigrants from getting the professional licenses required to practice here. New Mexico needs to follow other states that have removed these barriers.

Jul 25 2019

Five things to know about the 2019 Census test

2021-08-30T12:37:11-06:00Human Rights/Civic Participation Publications, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Fact Sheet The 2020 Census has been in the news mostly because of the citizenship question (which, hopefully, has finally been resolved). There's been much less news coverage over the routine pre-census test, which has already started. The Census Bureau is sending out test forms and some of those forms include the citizenship question. Confused? Here are five things you need to know about the census test.

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