The goal of the task force is to develop recommendations to present to the N.M. Legislature on redistricting rules and processes. New Mexico First is committed to cross-partisan dialogue, consensus-building, and aligned action on policy issues that impact the state. Therefore, the Redistricting Task Force includes voters, researchers, lawmakers, tribal members, and advocates who are knowledgeable about redistricting or voter rights. The task force includes people from different political parties and is racially, ethnically, and geographically diverse, including members from the sovereign Pueblos and Tribes across New Mexico.
The taskforce will take questions from observers at the end of each meeting.
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The meetings are also recorded for the public
All meetings take place on a Monday and start at 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in 2020. The dates and meeting topics are listed below and in the schedule and agenda outline document. Taskforce members were sent a calendar alert with the Zoom URL.
|Orientation||Monday, October 5||2:30 p.m.-5 p.m.|
|Redistricting Guidelines||Monday, October 19||2:30 p.m.-5 p.m.|
|Public Mapping||Monday, October 26||2:30 p.m.-5 p.m.|
|Public Engagement/Transparency||Monday, November 9||2:30 p.m.-5 p.m.|
|Legislative Options||Monday, November 16||2:30 p.m.-5 p.m.|
|Discuss Ideas/Priority Recommendations||Monday, November 30||2:30 p.m.-5 p.m.|
|Decide on Consensus Recommendations and Dissenting Ideas||Monday, December 7||2:30 p.m.-5 p.m.|
In 2021, following the completion of the 2020 Census, lawmakers will redraw district maps for U.S. Congress, The legislature, N.M. Public Regulation Commission, and N.M. Public Education Commission. The current maps, drawn in 2011, appear under the maps tab.
N.M. Redistricting: Increasing Voters’ Ability to Choose their Political Leaders,
a report authored by New Mexico First
Obstacles at Every Turn, Barriers to Political Participation Faced By Native American Voters (pages 19 and 155-125)