In this episode, we look back at how far New Mexico has come since women got the right to vote 100 years ago, thanks to the ratification of the 19th Amendment. We also look at the voting challenges that remain today for both women and Native Americans, who received their right to vote decades after the 19th Amendment was ratified. Host Megan Kamerick also looks at what issues remain for gender equality, including the passing of the Equal Rights Amendment and convincing more women to run for public office. “New Mexico and the Vote” is a companion production to The American Experience documentary “The Vote” on PBS, which is still available for streaming.
Martha Burk, political psychologist, former Chair of the National Council of Women’s Organizations, author of “Your Voice, Your Vote: The Savvy Woman’s Guide to Politics, Power, and the Change We Need.”
Dr. Sylvia Ramos Cruz, retired physician and women’s rights advocate
U.S. Rep. Debra Haaland, Democratic Representative from New Mexico