December 15, 2017 – Lobbyist Vanessa Alarid alleges former state lawmaker Thomas Garcia touched her inappropriately and asked for sex in exchange for a key vote in the legislature. Alarid shared her story with national and local media. Garcia denies the allegations. This week the Line opinion panelists react to this news and discuss what might be done to address a culture of harassment at the Roundhouse.
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Giovanna Rossi, president of Collective Action Strategies, LLC, and producer/host of The Well Woman Show
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
Stephen Spitz, host of New Mexico People Places and Ideas on KUNM