October 22, 2021 –The Citizen Redistricting Committee has wrapped up its work and the focus now shifts to the state legislature. The Committee approved a series of maps for lawmakers to consider on how to redraw election districts for the next ten years. That decision will likely happen sometime in December. Much of the conversation among the Redistricting Committee focused on communities of interest and how the new maps should represent those communities. Correspondent Gwyneth Doland sits down with representatives from the Native American and Black communities to get their reactions to the work of the Committee and what happens next.
Correspondent: Gwyneth Doland
Keegan King, All Pueblo Council of Governors’ ad hoc redistricting committee
Mason Graham, New Mexico Black Voters Collaborative
For More Information:
Redistricting committee finalizes proposed New Mexico House maps – Santa Fe New Mexican
Redistricting commission advances state House maps – New Mexico Political Report
Pueblo map seeks to spread power, but Republicans fear loss of New Mexico House seat – New Mexico in Depth
This segment is part of our #YourNMGov project, in collaboration with KUNM radio. Support for public media provided by the Thornburg Foundation.