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The Line: Older Population Caused New Mexico’s “Blue Wave” At Midterm Elections

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December 14, 2018 – A major talking point coming out of the midterm election was about the “blue wave” of Democratic victories.  But an article in the Santa Fe New Mexican by Andrew Oxford showed how the “blue wave” in the last midterm election owed a lot to New Mexico’s “graying,” or older, population. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the so-called “gray wave” and look at what it might mean for future elections.

Line Panelists:
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & host on KKOB
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
Giovanna Rossi, president, Collective Action Strategies; host, The Well Woman Show (KUNM0

For Further Reading:
Blue wave in New Mexico in November was also gray – Santa Fe New Mexican

The Line: Bottom Ranking For New Mexico Nursing Homes

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May 25, 2018 – An in-depth article by Albuquerque Journal reporter Marie C. Baca sparked a conversation among Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists about the serious deficiencies reported for nearly half of all nursing homes in New Mexico. Estimates are that by the year 2030 New Mexico will have the fourth largest population in the country of people 65 years and older. As our population ages, what can be done to improve our ranking in nursing care, both now and in the future?

For Further Reading:
Nursing homes in New Mexico rank at the bottom Albuquerque Journal

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Mary Hudetz, reporter, Associated Press
Sophie Martin, attorney
Zackary Quintero, J.D. candidate, UNM’s School of Law; community organizer; president, Young Democrats of New Mexico