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.
Policy Brief An inaccurate 2020 Census could negatively impact New Mexico’s democratic representation, economy, and the health, education, and economic security of our kids and families. Young children are uniquely at risk of being under-counted. This policy brief looks at why and what can be done to ensure a full count.
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.
Fact Sheet Rumors about proposed rule changes on the use of public benefits and immigration applications have many immigrants and their families worried about using programs like WIC, SNAP (food stamps), Medicaid, and energy assistance. Do not give up important benefits that your family needs, like food assistance and health care, based on rumors and fear. Be informed so you can make the right choice for you and your family.
Voter Guide Issues that impact children never get the attention they deserve - even at election time. We’ve outlined the top children’s issues - and some of the policies needed to address them - in this concise resource for voters and candidates.
Policy Brief Implementing a photo ID requirement for voters could cost New Mexico $3.5 million over three years. Because investigations by the New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office have found very little in the way of voter fraud, such legislation is more likely an attempt at voter suppression. (State-level data on the cost of implementing voter ID requirements.)
Voter Guide Updated for the November 2010 election, this guide offers concise descriptions of many children’s issues.