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February 7, 2020  – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panel look at diversity in state government, including New Mexico’s long history of electing women of color. They also explore the reason why the Speaker of the House stopped the longstanding practice of inviting diverse guest speakers of many faiths to give the daily invocation to open each day of the session. (This segment is part of our #YourNMGov project, in collaboration with KUNM radio and the Santa Fe Reporter, and funded by the Thornburg Foundation and New Mexico Local News Fund)

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former state representative
Cathryn McGill, NM Black Leadership Council
Dave Mulryan, founder, Everybody Votes
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney 

For Further Reading: 
Why New Mexico Elects More Women Of Color Than The Rest Of The Country  —FiveThirtyEight.com
House speaker ends invocations by clergy following Native activist’s prayer — Santa Fe New Mexican
Native activist whose prayer sparked ire in the House is disinvited from Senate — Santa Fe New Mexican