Statewide Census Day of Action

Statewide Census Day of Action [article image]

When: Mon, Sep 14 2020 12:00am - Mon, Sep 14 2020 12:00am 

Where: Online

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Sept. 14th is the Statewide Census Day of Action!

One Day. All of New Mexico.  

You are invited to to be part of the Census Day of Action on September 14th. This will be a day for all of us to come together to promote census participation across the state. On news outlets, radio stations, social media, phone banking, and more — we will all be encouraging census participation together. 

How can you participate?

From Hidalgo to Harding, Catron to Curry, and everywhere in between we need everyone to participate! The goal is to reach every New Mexican and let them know that they can still participate in the 2020 Census. Regardless of what they're doing that day — whether they’re watching TV, scrolling on social media, of tuning in to their favorite local radio DJ, they should get a message about the census. 

In partnership with NM Counts 2020, iCountNM is placing added media attention during the Day of Action, but to make the impact New Mexico needs and deserves we need your help!

So what can you do to support the big day?

  • Encourage your network to become Census Ambassadors
  • Call your local radio station and set-up interviews or a "Census Hour" 
  • Purchase a website takeover on with your local news site
  • Coordinate a group of volunteers to help phone bank the state  
  • Place a full-page print ad in your county newspaper
  • Schedule posts on social media and go live! 
These are just a few of ideas — take a couple of minutes today to think of ways you and your organization can participate in the Statewide Day of Action! We'll be adding ideas and resources to the checklist below over the next week. 
View the Day of Action Checklist
If you need materials or help strategizing ways to get involved, reach out to MediaDesk at

Update on Self-Response Rates

New Mexico continues to increase our response rates! Remember, we are the hardest state to count, so don't be discouraged and keep up the great work! 

As always, you can take a look at our statewide self-response rate map to see how your area is doing. It's great to to see change over time and identify areas that could use a little extra help.