New Mexico Redistricting Taskforce
Dates: Fall and Winter 2020
Times: Click on the meetings tab to learn more about the taskforce meetings.
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 meetings are open to the public for observation. Click on the meetings tab for more information.
The meetings are open to the public for observation. The taskforce will take questions from observers at the end of each meeting.
720-928-9299, Webinar ID: 825 4638 0983
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. Taskforce members were sent a calendar alert with the Zoom URL.
|Orientation||October 5||2:30 p.m.-5 p.m.|
|Redistricting Guidelines||October 19||2:30 p.m.-5 p.m.|
|Public Mapping||October 26||2:30 p.m.-5 p.m.|
|Public Engagement/Transparency||November 9||2:30 p.m.-5 p.m.|
|Voting Rights Act of 1965||November 16||2:30 p.m.-5 p.m.|
|Tribal and Pueblo Roundtable||November 30||2:30 p.m.-5 p.m.|
|TBD||December 7||2:30 p.m.-5 p.m.|
|TBD||December 14||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)