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Legislative Call to Action: Hearings on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

HB 207 FOOD, HUNGER & FARM ACT  ..

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Legislative Call to Action: Hearings on Monday, March 1, 2021

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Legislative Call to Action: Hearings on Friday, February 26, 2021

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Legislative Call to Action: Hearings on February 17, 2021

Food, Hunger and Farm Act HB 207 ..

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Legislative Call to Action: Hearings on Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Food, Hunger & Farm Act, HB 207 ..

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Legislative Call to Action: Hearings on Monday, February 8, 2021

Here is the committee schedule for the following day. Please help share the work and take action. Join us by supporting legislation that is scheduled to be heard in N.M. legislative committees tomorrow, Monday, February 8. ..

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Legislative Call to Action: Hearings on Friday, February 5, 2021

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Legislative Call to Action: Hearings on Thursday, February 4, 2021

During the legislative session, New Mexico First is supporting policies aligned with the cross-partisan and diverse perspectives of New Mexicans across the state who participate in community policy initiatives and our consensus-backed town halls. During this legislative session, our focus is on food, hunger & agriculture, good governance, broadband access, equity, economic development, health, and education issues. ..

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2021 Legislative Policy Priorities

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Redistricting Taskforce Develops Recommendations to Strengthen Redistricting

New Mexico First launched a statewide task force to develop recommendations about political redistricting in October 2020. Retired Chief New Mexico Supreme Court Justice Edward Chavez and retired Chief New Mexico Court of Appeals Judge Roderick Kennedy were selected as the co-chairs of the taskforce. This 25 person task force arrived at 18 consensus-backed recommendations. One overarching recommendation was to codify redistricting rules and processes into law rather than advisory guidelines. Recommendations ranged from requirements to justify any deviations from the one person one vote doctrine and rejection of partisan approaches to redistricting to the establishment of independent bodies to oversee or decide on political maps and acknowledgment of the important role the public has in the mapping process.  ..

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