Volume 1 | July 10, 2020
NM Native Census Coalition l Bulletin No. 6
Tribal citizens stepping up to plate; Response rates going up
Update Leave, the process of updating addresses and leaving a Census form at each household has been completed in several tribal communities, and tribal citizens are stepping up to the plate to complete the Census.

As of July 8, the U.S. Census Bureau has the following response rates:

  • Cochiti, 47.70%
  • Kewa, 49.30%
  • Nambé, 29.60%
  • Santa Ana, 35.4%
  • Santa Clara, 25%
  • San Ildefonso, 31%
  • Zuni, 24%

To check the response rate in your community, go to the Census Bureau's Response Rates page .

The NMNCC has also created a Frequently Asked Questions or FAQ page on the website to help answer questions, such as what if a form has the wrong address or what is the protocol when Census workers enter the reservation?

The U.S. Census Bureau Tribal Partnership Specialists also have been attending the weekly NMNCC meetings and answering various questions, or going back to the Bureau to find the answers.

Do you have a question that needs to be answered about Update Leave or any of the Census Bureau's field operation process? Please contact Tribal Partnership Specialists Kenneth Pin (Northern Pueblos), Kendra Moore (Mescalero), Arbin Mitchell (Navajo Nation), or Amber Carrillo (Southern Pueblos) or submit your question here and we'll find an answer for you.
Coloring book available for download
The NM Native Census Coalition has completed a coloring book to help Native families teach and learn about the 2020 Census.

A big thanks goes out to all the New Mexico artists who contributed to the book, as well as Jonathan Horse of Hunting Horse Marketing who helped design the book:

  • Joeseph Arnoux (Piikani/Sp'q'n'i - Blackfeet/Spokane)
  • Vanessa Bowen (Navajo)
  • Ricardo Cate (Kewa Pueblo)
  • Dale Deforest (Navajo)
  • Joe Stacey (Hopi/Laguna)

The book is available for download here . The book can also
be found on our Resources page under the NMNCC tab.

Tribal CCCs can make arrangements with Charlotte Little to obtain the books, as well as NMNCC hand sanitizers and masks for your CCC.
Census Bureau is hiring!

The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring for its next phase of field operations, going door-to-door to homes that have not have responded to the Census or the process known as Non-Response Follow Up. The Bureau is especially looking for tribal citizens to work in our communities.

To apply, go to 2020census.gov/jobs .

Download the flyer or the social media announcement to share in your newsletter, or on your website or social media channel.
Census Bureau seeking NM radio stations and papers for advertisements
The Census Bureau is currently soliciting proposals for a new phase of the 2020 Census outreach. New Mexico TV, radio and newspapers are eligible to submit proposals, including tribal radio stations and newspapers. Tribes that own digital billboards are also eligible.
In order to be considered, outlets must complete the process outlined  here
Below are some useful resources for choosing to put in a proposal:
  • For an up-to-date report of how counties across New Mexico are doing with Census Response visit here.
  • For useful data, messaging tools and maps visit www.icountnm.gov/resources/
  • The 2020 Census Media Portal can be accessed here. (Note: you will be required to set-up a free account to access the site.)
MediaDesk, the marketing agency overseeing the statewide iCount NM 2020 Census campaign, is available to aid media outlets in their applications. Contact José Viramontes at jose@mediadesknm.com or 505-239-8449.
Urban Native CCC is seeks volunteers for phone banking
The Albuquerque Urban Native Complete Count Committee is seeking volunteers to help make phone calls to Albuquerque Native American residents to urge them to complete the 2020 Census. Volunteers will have a training session and be given a script to remind citizens about the Census and then ask whether any help is needed in completing the questionnaire. The phone calls will be made from the volunteer's home.

The Urban Native CCC is also seeking volunteers to help support drive-thru events to distribute reminders and help people complete the Census.

The deadline to volunteer is July 24. Training will be scheduled the during the week of July 27. For more information, contact Jamie Gloshay at jaime@roanhorseconsulting.com .
The NM Native Census Coalition is a product of the NAVA Education Project.