Category Archives: Line

The Line: New Mexico Is — Again — Ranked 50th in Child Well-Being

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June 21, 2019 – The 2019 KIDS COUNT® Data Book was released this week, and New Mexico was again ranked 50th out of 50 states for child well-being — dead last yet again. James Jimenez, executive director of New Mexico Voices for Children, calls the ranking “disappointing, but not terribly surprising.”  But should we accept being at the bottom as the status quo?  Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss some of the few bright spots in the report, and the improvements child advocates hope to see in the future.

Line Panelists:
Janice Arnold-Jones, former NM state representative
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Giovanna Rossi, Collective Action Strategies,  “The Well Woman Show” (KUNM)
Harry Van Buren, UNM Anderson School of Management

For Further Reading:
NM the worst place in America to be a kid, again  – by Rich Nathanson, Albuquerque Journal

Dismal Kids Count data tracks with Martinez administration – by Sylvia Ulloa, New Mexico In Depth

The Line: Window Has Closed for Filing Abuse Claims Against Archdiocese

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June 21, 2019 – June 17 at 5:00 PM was the deadline to file outstanding clergy abuse and other grievance claims against the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, as part of its bankruptcy process.

Court records show that 340 claims were filed by the Monday deadline. According to one attorney, the window is now closed for abuse survivors to seek recourse from the Archdiocese. Will Archbishop John C. Wester’s request for prayers for emotional and spiritual healing be enough for those who may be left out of future settlements? Will the court establish a latecomers fund? Gene Grant and the Line panelists debate the actions of the largest archdiocese in New Mexico.

Line Panelists:
Janice Arnold-Jones, former NM state representative
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Giovanna Rossi, Collective Action Strategies,  “The Well Woman Show” (KUNM)
Harry Van Buren, UNM Anderson School of Management

 

For Further Reading:

Archdiocese of Santa Fe bankruptcy draws claims not related to abuse– by Rebecca Moss, Santa Fe New Mexican

Deadline nears for abuse claims against Archdiocese of Santa Fe – by Rebecca Moss, Santa Fe New Mexican