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January 24, 2020
City of Santa Fe and Somos Un Pueblo Unido Launch Citizenship And Census Corners at Public Libraries

Census and Citizenship Information Materials in English and Spanish

Every Santa Fe resident counts, especially when it comes to #Census2020. On Tuesday, January 28 representatives from the City of Santa Fe, Santa Fe County and Somos Un Pueblo Unido will hold a press conference to launch Citizenship & Census Corners at all three Santa Fe Public Libraries.

The Corners will feature information and study materials in English and Spanish for residents who are looking to naturalize. They will also include critical information about how and why to participate in Census 2020. New Mexico has one of the highest hard-to-count populations in the country, and as part of the Santa Fe County Complete Count Committee, officials will unveil local plans to ensure that every Santa Fean counts. The annual cost to Santa Fe County of an undercount for just one person: $3700.

What: Press conference and community event to launch Citizenship and Census Corners at Santa Fe’s Public Libraries and unveil local census outreach plans. 

When:  Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Press conference —11:30 a.m.

Appetizers and music—12:00 –1:00 p.m.

Where: Southside Branch Library Community Room

6599 Jaguar Dr.

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Who: Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber

Santa Fe County Commissioner Henry Roybal (Chair of the Santa Fe Complete Count Committee)

Maria Tucker, Director Santa Fe Public Libraries

Representatives from Somos Un Pueblo Unido, including citizenship applicants and first-time Census participants

Kyra Ochoa, City of Santa Fe Community Services Director

The effort is part of Citizenship Now! a partnership between the City of Santa Fe, the Santa Fe Public Libraries, Somos Un Pueblo Unido and several other community partners to help put eligible Santa Fe residents on the path to become U.S. citizens.

Somos Un Pueblo Unido is a statewide immigrant-led civil and workers' rights organization with membership teams in eight counties and offices in Santa Fe and Roswell. 

In 2019, Somos launched Somos El Censo, a Census outreach program for immigrant families in four counties, Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, Lea and Chaves.

Regards,

Lilia Chacon

Communications Director

City of Santa Fe

200 Lincoln Ave.

Santa Fe, NM 87501

O: 505-955-6045

C: 505-670-0719

E: [bot protected email address]

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