All posts by Ashley Rammelsberg

The Line: Legislative Proposal For New Mexico’s Seniors

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October 11, 2019 – This year, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham declared a moonshot for education in New Mexico. But, in 2020, local think tank Think New Mexico wants to focus on the other end of the spectrum: our aging population. The group is proposing a slew of legislative actions that would help New Mexico retirees. Host Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists look at the proposal, and weigh its impacts on a state that is ranked third in the nation for senior citizens living in poverty.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former NM state representative
Inez Russell Gomez, editorial page editor, The Santa Fe New Mexican
Andy Lyman, reporter, NM political report
Sophie Martin, attorney

For Further Reading:

Solving the Hidden Crisis: Achieving Retirement Security for All New MexicansThink New Mexico Report

Think Tank Urges Reform to Aid New Mexico SeniorsThe Santa Fe New Mexican

Group Proposes Reforms to Help NM Retirees — Albuquerque Journal

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

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October 11, 2019 – On Monday, October 14, New Mexico officially celebrates its first Indigenous People’s Day. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill this year which replaces Columbus Day with the new celebration. New Mexico has joined a handful of states to scrap the federal observance. Correspondent Antonia Gonzales sits down with three Native artists and activists to talk about what Indigenous Peoples’ Day means to them, how they plan to celebrate, and how they can communicate what the day is about to non-Indigenous people who are curious.

Jessica “Jaylyn” Atsye, Pueblo of Laguna; Rock Your Mocs founder
Def-i, Diné Nation; hip hop artist
Emmett “Shkeme” Garcia, Pueblo of Santa Ana; storyteller, educator and musician

For Further Reading:

New Mexico scraps Columbus DayCNN

Inaugural celebration planned for Indigenous Peoples’ Day — Indian Pueblo Cultural Center