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Redistricting Committee Selections Questioned

June 11, 2021 – The Line panelists take a closer look at the committee charged with bringing fairness to the process of redrawing political boundaries after each Census count. The redistricting panel has all been appointed, but critics say it lacks geographic and cultural diversity – there is only one woman on the committee, and no Native American representation.  

Host: Gene Grant 

The Line Opinion Panel: 
Sophie Martin, attorney  
Laura Sanchez, attorney  
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator  

For More Information: 

Retired Supreme Court Justice Edward Chávez to head redistricting panel – Albuquerque Journal 

Redistricting Advisory Panel Takes Shape in New Mexico – Associated Press 

Redistricting committee lacks hoped for cultural and geographic diversity – Albuquerque Journal 


This segment is part of our #YourNMGov project, in collaboration with KUNM radio. Support for public media provided by the Thornburg Foundation.