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Fair Districts for New Mexico - Redistricting Reform in New Mexico

In July 2019 the League of Women Voters of New Mexico (LWVNM) received funding from the Thornburg Foundation to conduct the Fair Districts for New Mexico (FDNM) campaign. FDNM now has 30 organizations (see list below) that have joined together to support fair, transparent and trusted redistricting following the 2020 census.

FDNM partner organizations worked to pass the Redistricting Act in the 2021 legislative session. That legislation created the Citizen Redistricting Committee (CRC). The seven-member CRC is charged with developing three recommended district maps for the three New Mexico Congressional seats, the New Mexico House and Senate, as well as the Public Education Commission. The CRC will send their recommended district maps to the Legislature. The Legislature will meet in special session in December to vote on the maps. The Legislature can amend any of the recommended maps. FDNM will be requesting that any amendments made by the Legislature to the CRC recommended maps be accompanied by a full explanation of why the amendments were made. We will also be requesting that all meetings during the Redistricting Special Session follow the letter and spirit of the Open Meetings Act. As district maps are legislation they require signature by the Governor.

Fair Districts for New Mexico partners:Adelante Progressive Caucus; American Association of University Women (AAUW), New Mexico; American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico; Central New Mexico Democrats; Common Cause New Mexico; Green Party of Albuquerque Metro Area; Indivisible Las Cruces; Indivisible Albuquerque; Indivisible Rio Grande; Indivisible Sandoval County; Indivisible Santa Fe; Indivisible SOS; International District Healthy Communities Coalition (IDHCC); League of Women Voters of New Mexico; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Doña Ana County; Native American Democratic Caucus of New Mexico; Native American Voter Alliance (NAVA) Education Project; New Mexico Black Voters Collaborative; New Mexico Democratic Black Caucus; New Mexico Chamber of Commerce; New Mexico Ethics Watch; New Mexico First; New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (NMFOG); New Mexico Open Elections; New Mexico State Auditor Brian S. Colón, Esq.; Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), Central New Mexico; RepresentUs New Mexico; Republican National Hispanic Assembly of New Mexico; Retake Our Democracy; Save Our Western Way of Life; Vecinos United