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The Line: Women Rallied In New Mexico, What’s Next?

Photo of women's rally in Albuquerque, by Kevin Maestas

January 27, 2017 - Thousands of New Mexicans turned out for marches and rallies last Saturday in support of the Women's March on Washington. Host Gene Grant and this week's Line opinion panelists debate the impact of those events and what might be ahead for women's rights in the Trump administration.

Our People, Power and Democracy intern Kevin Maestas took photos of one rally: Women's Rally in Albuquerque

Line Panelists:

Janice Arnold-Jones, former state representative
Dan Foley, former New Mexico house minority whip
Marsha Garcia, Strategies 360
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP


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A discussion with young Republican Samuel LeDoux and young Democrat Danila Zidovsky about hope and political engagement.

Danila Zidovsky

This week, we will sit down with Samuel LeDoux, a young Republican, and Danila Zidovsky, a young Democrat, to talk about what they learned about local and national politics by working with campaigns last year. They will also talk about what makes them hopeful in our currently divided political climate.

Also correspondent Gwyneth Doland is joined by expert guests who share insights on the state budget process. They discuss where the budget is transparent, and where it isn’t, in the context of the current discussions about budget fixes in Santa Fe. This interview is part of our People, Power and Democracy coverage in 2017, a collaborative reporting project that aims to shed light on how policy decisions are made in state government.

And NMiF host Gene Grant and the Line panelists debate some of the latest stories in the news, including how some of the state’s cities plan to make up budget deficits and what inspired many New Mexicans to join in Saturday’s marches and demonstrations in support of woman’s rights.

Gene Grant

Gwyneth Doland
Sarah Gustavus

Studio Guests:
Samuel LeDoux, young Republican
Danila Crespin Zidovsky, young Democrat
Richard Anklam, NM Tax Research Institute  
Fred Nathan, Think New Mexico

Line Panel:
Janice Arnold-Jones, former state representative
Dan Foley, former New Mexico house minority whip
Marsha Garcia, Strategies 360
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP

Are you taking action this week to engage in politics at the local or national level? Tell us why or why not in the comments below, or share your thoughts with the NMiF community on Facebook and Twitter


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