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October 2, 2020 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel look at the rush to get as many New Mexican residents as possible to respond to the 2020 Census. Although the final date to complete the census has been shifting – pushed up from October 31 to September 30, then October 5 and now back to the end of the month – it’s clear that the deadline looms and is vital for federal funding that New Mexicans be counted.  It is estimated that for every New Mexican not counted, the state loses $3,700 a year. 

Host: Gene Grant 

Line Panelists: 
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima 
Dave Mulryan, founder, Everybody Votes    
Laura Sanchez, attorney   

For More Information: 
Bureau Says 2020 US Census Will Actually End Oct. 5, Not the End of October –  USA Today 
Census Bureau Says Operations Will Conclude by October 5 –  CNN 
Census Deadline Pushed Back to Oct. 31 –  Durango Herald 
New Mexico Aggressively Pushes Census Response as Deadline is Extended – KOB 
New Mexico Governor Wants Longer Census Count if Biden Wins –  Associated Press 
State Workers Volunteering in New Mexico Help Lift Census Count –  Santa Fe New Mexican