February 12, 2021 – Is it time for New Mexico to change the way it redraws political boundaries? Power is at stake every ten years, but a task force convened by New Mexico First says the state needs to join dozens of others in making the important process less political. The group recommends the creation of a nonpartisan commission for the decadal chore. Here, Gwyneth Doland speaks with two members of the task force about their work and the legislation that grew from it.
This segment is part of our #YourNMGov project, in collaboration with KUNM radio and the Santa Fe Reporter. Support for public media (NMPBS and KUNM) provided by the Thornburg Foundation.
Correspondent: Gwyneth Doland
Edward Chavez, NM First Redistricting Task Force Co-chair, retired NM Supreme Court justice
Dr. Cedric Page, NM First Redistricting Task Force member, geographer
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This segment is part of our #YourNMGov project, in collaboration with KUNM radio. Support for public media provided by the Thornburg Foundation.