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New Report Explores Upcoming State Redistricting Process

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November 22, 2019 – The U.S. Census count is underway here in New Mexico and the results of that count will impact the redrawing of political boundaries for the next decade. A new report published on New Mexico in Depth takes a look at the sordid history of redistricting processes in our state, including concerns about secrecy and political bickering. NMiF contributor and UNM Communication and Journalism Department instructor Gwyneth Doland authored the report, and shares some of the highlights.

Matt Grubs, NMiF senior producer

Gwyneth Doland, UNM Communications and Journalism Dept.


For Further Reading:
Struggle, Chaos, Litigation, Great Cost: NM RedistrictingNew Mexico in Depth

Executive Summary: Redistricting NM 2021 – Study by Gwyneth Doland, UNM Communications and Journalism Department

Redistricting NM 2021 Report – Study by Gwyneth Doland, UNM Communications and Journalism Department




El Cerro Mission Prepares to Be Counted


June 14, 2019 – It’s still almost a year before the Census begins, but preparations for the count have begun across New Mexico. In El Cerro Mission, a sparsely developed area east of Los Lunas, many residents are Mexican immigrants. They’ve heard that the Census may ask about their citizenship—and they’re worried. Planners are reaching out to prominent community members for help, hoping to spread the message that New Mexicans have everything to gain when it comes to federal funding that relies on the census, and nothing to lose by being counted.

Laura Robles, owner of Mana Mini Mart in El Cerro Mission
Valencia County Sheriff Denise Vigil

For Further Reading:

Census Director Stephen Dillingham: We will not use this information to deport people, New Mexico in Focus

Where a citizenship question could cause the Census to miss millions of Hispanics The Washington Post

Despite Trump administration denials, new evidence suggests census citizenship question was crafted to benefit white Republicans The Washington Post

Trump Asserts Executive Privilege on Census Documents Ahead of House Committee Contempt Vote The New York Times

Census head vows ‘independent’ count amid heated politics, Associated Press

Census 2020 Fact Sheet