New Mexico First names Danielle Gonzales as new Executive Director

New Mexico First is proud to announce New Mexico-native Danielle Gonzales as our new Executive Director, effective Monday, January 3. About Danielle Born in Farmington and raised in Albuquerque, Danielle comes to New Mexico First with over 20 years of experience working on a national level in education policy and reform. Her most recent position…

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New Mexico First names Danielle Gonzales as new Executive Director

Redistricting Bill Reaches New Mexico Senate floor

Featured in KRWG Public Media By Walter Rubel | March 8, 2021 A compromise bill establishing procedures for the upcoming redistricting effort passed through the New Mexico Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously Saturday, March 6, and now moves to a vote of the full Senate. Senate Bill 15 maintains an independent commission to redraw district maps,…

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Hidden in Plain Sight: Hunger on College Campuses

Featured in the Santa Fe New Mexican. By Ellen Buelow & Garry Fairbrother | March 6, 2021 The face of hunger is often hidden in our midst. Hidden in places where we least expect to find it — like on college campuses. Professor Sarita Cargas’ 2020 study of hunger at the University of New Mexico…

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Food, Hunger, Farm Act Receives Press, Social Media Coverage

By Bread New Mexico Blog | Feb 13, 2021 House Bill 207, the  Food, Hunger and Farm Act of 2021, is scheduled for a hearing in the House Agriculture and Water Resources Committee on Tuesday, February 16.  Here is the text of the bill. The Food, Hunger, Water, Agriculture Policy Workgroup has worked for a couple of years to…

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Bipartisan Redistricting Plan Moves Forward in New Mexico

Featured in the NM Political Report By Robert Nott | Feb 9, 2021 A House committee on Monday unanimously approved a bill that would allow the state to prepare for the major task of redrawing legislative districts based on population data from the 2020 census.  Among other measures, House Bill 211, co-sponsored by Republican and…

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Keller Administration Opens Climate Action Plan for Public Comment

By the City of Albuquerque, Environmental Health Department | Feb 8, 2021 Residents can weigh in on recommendations to shape final plan The City of Albuquerque, in partnership with New Mexico First, invites the public to weigh in on draft goals and strategies for the 2021 Albuquerque Climate Action Plan. Over the last several months,…

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Commission Would Ensure ‘1 Person, 1 Vote’

Featured in the Albuquerque Journal By Edward Chavez & Roderick Kennedy | Jan 17, 2021 Every 10 years – in years ending with “one” – New Mexico must draw new district maps for our congressional, legislative and Public Education Commission districts based on census data. Populations shift, and as many of our elected representatives’ districts…

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