New Mexico Redistricting Task Force Calls for New Process

Featured in the NMSU KRWG Public Media By Walter Rubel  | Jan 14, 2021 The last two times the state of New Mexico went through the redistricting process, a stalemate between Republican governors (Gary Johnson and Susana Martinez) and the Democratic-controlled Legislature resulted in failure. Unable to reach an agreement, the process ended up in…

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Redistricting Task Force Recommendations Report

By Lilly Irvin-Vitela | Jan 14, 2021 Good evening, I hope you are well. I’m writing to follow-up on the outcomes of the Redistricting Task Force. As you may recall, our last meeting was this Monday in the late afternoon. Thanks for participating in and contributing to the task force. Some of the recommendations that…

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Redistricting Reform Would Empower Voters

Featured in the Santa Fe New Mexican By Cheryl Harris | Jan 9, 2021 In 2021, New Mexico voters could move closer to picking their legislators, instead of the other way around. The state’s redistricting process often has been described as “one that effectively allows incumbents to tailor their districts to suit their political base,”…

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New Mexico First 2021 Legislative Policy Updates

By New Mexico First | Feb 24, 2021 Upcoming Hearings on February 24, 2021 Food, Hunger & Farm Act – HB 207 HB 207: The Food, Hunger & Farm ActSponsors: Melanie A. Stansbury, Joanne J. Ferrary, Elizabeth “Liz” Stefanics, Karen C. Bash. Health HB 23: MED SCHOOL LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS. Sponsor: Doreen Y. Gallegos.Scheduled for Senate…

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New Mexico First 2021 Legislative Policy Priorities

By New Mexico First | Feb 1, 2021 Overview 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 are participating in several of our policy initiatives and consensus backed town hall. Our focus in this legislative session is on food,…

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