Sept. 11, 2020 – This week we’re looking ahead to what happens when the Census count is done. State lawmakers will take those population counts and redraw district maps that could keep themselves in power for the next decade—or they could make changes that shift power into voters’ hands. Now a citizens’ task force is taking shape, and its founders hope it will pressure politicians to do the right thing.
Correspondent: Gwyneth Doland
Lily Irvin-Vitela, president and executive director of New Mexico First
Rob Black, president and CEO of the New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry
For More Information:
New Mexico First Redistricting Task Force — Presentation to the NM Legislature
NM Lawmakers Should Set New Redistricting Criteria — Op-ed in the Albuquerque Journal
Fair Districts New Mexico
Redistricting NM 2021: A Troubled History and Opportunities for Change — New Mexico in Depth
Guide to Redistricting in New Mexico
All About Redistricting New Mexico
This segment is part of the “Your New Mexico Government” Project (#YourNMgov), a collaboration between New Mexico PBS, KUNM Radio, and the Santa Fe Reporter. This endeavor is funded by the New Mexico Local Journalism Fund with public media support provided by the Thornburg Foundation.