March 27, 2020 –Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists look toward the possibility of holding an all-mail primary election. Many volunteers for an election are seniors, who are of course among the most vulnerable to the coronavirus; would a mail-in ballot alleviate that risk? The Line thinks out-of-the-box for dealing with upcoming elections.
Line Panelists: Lonna Atkeson, UNM Political Science professor Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR Laura Sanchez, attorney
Your NM Gov is back and shifting gears with weekday news updates on coronavirus, plus community stories, resources and an eye on government response.
In episode 26, host Khalil Ekulona of KUNM radio calls his folks. Then, he talks with Karen Meyers, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Initiative about scammers who are using COVID fears to prey on people. We also hear from Aging & Long-Term Services Secretary Katrina Hotrum-Lopez about what the state’s seniors need, how people can pitch in and what changes are being made around the state.
Plus, a news update: Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday, March 23, ordered non-essential businesses to close and told people in New Mexico to stay home.
We’re keeping a full list of all episodes’ resources at bit.ly/YNMGhub. But here’s what we got from today:
cabq.gov/scams — Find out if the person you’re talking to is trying to use fears about the virus to scam people. Albuquerque’s Consumer Financial Protection Initiative is keeping track.
ftc.gov — If you think you got scammed, report it to the Federal Trade Commission.