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Second Round of CRC Public Meetings

Second round of public meetings of the Citizen Redistricting Committeeare set for September 28 - October 8. They will receive input on the proposed concept maps.

See the meeting schedule here: CRC Public Meetings.

New Mexico Legislative Redistricting Page. Great historical info including 2012 maps. Also links to current action.

Want to submit your own redistricting for New Mexico?

The portal for public input will remain open all the way through the Legislative Special Session on Redistricting.
NM's Citizen Redistricting Committee
See Gallery of Submitted Maps/Comments
Draw/Submit Your Own Maps/Comments
Get Help Drawing Maps with Districtr

There are ongoing trainings on how to create maps and Communities of Interest (COIs) and how to otherwise make your voice heard to the Citizen Redistricting Committee.

The MGGG Lab at Tufts University has been contracted to provide the New Mexico public with the tools to develop its own maps with the Districtr program.

Want to draw and submit your own New Mexico redistricting maps? Join mapping experts for a training on how to do so in English or Spanish throughout the months of August and September. Details and schedule here

You can also learn lots more about the redistricting process and the Citizen Redistricting Committee by visiting the link here

Read about details of the software (PDF).

Want to know more about the Tufts Lab and redistricting? Politico Magazine: Is Gerrymandering About to Become More Difficult?

Casey Douma Redistricting Presentation

All Pueblo Council of Governors Redistricting Presentation, 8/14/21

Casey Douma of Laguna Pueblo, co-chair of the All Pueblo Council of Governors' redistricting committee addressed the Citizen Redistricting Committee on August 14 at the Albuquerque Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. We share Mr. Douma's informative presentation here.

Citizen Redistricting Committee Website

The Citizen Redistricting Committee has its own website. All you want to know about the CRC including its public input portal. NMRedistricting.org

NM First, NCSL, Thornburg Foundation Media Briefing

Let Redistricting Committee Do Its Job

June 28, 2021: Let redistricting committee do its job By: Dick Mason

Watch the Princeton Gerrymandering Project Training Sessions

The Princeton Gerrymandering Project is providing 5 trainings on redistricting for the Citizen Redistricting Committee; As they are completed they will be posted on the Princeton website. Watch them there: New Mexico Redistricting Trainings.

First Citizen Redistricting Committee Meeting

Friday, July 2, 2021, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m MDT.
Location: Virtually via Zoom.

Watch the webcast on sliq.net,
or join via Zoom:
Zoom link
Meeting ID: 859 3072 6465
Dial-in Number: (669) 900-9128
Passcode: 430850

Link to meeting materials: 7-2-2021-CRC-Meeting-Materials.pdf.

More information on the Citizen Redistricting Committee.

All Citizen Redistricting Committee appointments have been made

See this document: CRCappointments.docx.

Fair Districts for NM is issuing the following statement:

Fair Districts for NM (FDNM), a broad coalition of 26 New Mexico organizations, looks forward to working with the Citizen Redistricting Committee (CRC) to continue to assure that the redistricting process is fair, transparent and equitable..

FDNM is concerned about the lack of cultural and geographic representation on the CRC. We suggest that the CRC address this issue in their work plan.

Redistricting Webinar: People Powered Fair Maps

April 29, 2021:
In a webinar on redistricting, Justice Chavez gave a brief summary of the Citizen Redistricting Committee created by SB304. Peter Wattson discussed other states with similar redistricting models, and gave advice on what we can do to prepare even before the CRC starts.

Watch the video.

Documents for the webinar:


Let's Get It Done

3/12/21: Independent redistricting still alive: let's get it done. by: Santa Fe New Mexican Editorial Board

Video: Redistricting in New Mexico

Credits: voice Rod Kennedy.

Comparison of Redistricting Bills in the 2021 Session

Comparison of 2021 NM Redistricting Bills Click to read the comparison.

New Mexico Redistricting Reform gets National Coverage

The Hill: New Mexico legislature advancing bipartisan redistricting reform.

Redistricting Legislative Advocacy 2021

Read the House Redistricting Act HB211 here. The Senate Redistricting Act, being filed this week, is identical.

Read the Fact Sheet on the House Redistricting Act here.
Read the Fact Sheet on the Senate Redistricting Act here.

Tracking of NM Senate Support for Fair Redistricting: Your help sought to contact and persuade New Mexico Senators. Please contact us at fairdistricts@lwvnm.org with any feedback you can share with us.

Legislators' responses to redistricting questions by region. These are combined answers from various surveys and the questions were posed differently:

Redistricting Rock Stars Video

Recording of the Webinar Redistricting Rock Stars, Tuesday, January 12, 6:30pm.

See FDNM with Redistricting Task Force Chairmen former NM Supreme Court Justice Edward Chavez and former NM Appeals Court Judge Roderick Kennedy as we discuss how the Chairmen foresee the Task Force's findings affecting redistricting reform at the legislative session. We also discuss the Redistricting Act, the Senate bill for redistricting reform. Hosted by the League of Women Voters New Mexico President, Hannah Burling.

Report of the New Mexico First Redistricting Task Force

Read the Task Force's report here: Redistricting Taskforce in New Mexico.

Fair Districts PowerPoint

View the PowerPoint here: FDNMPowerPointTempB.pptx.

Video: Two NM Senators Speak on Redistricting

Video: Two NM Senators speak on Redistricting

Video: Redistricting in New Mexico: A Troubled History & Opportunities for Change

Writer and reporter Gwyneth Doland, of New Mexico In Depth, speaks about the historical aspects of redistricting in New Mexico, how they impact redistricting today, and what we might expect in redistricting 2021. Doland is the author of Redistricting NM 2021; A troubled history and opportunities for change.

View the video of our webinar on Redistricting in New Mexico.

Research & Polling presentation to New Mexico Legislative Council

Research & Polling presentation to New Mexico Legislative Council (PDF, 1.5M) from January 19, 2021.

2020 New Mexico Redistricting Survey

Results of a poll on public views on redistricting reform by UNM Center for Social Policy. In some cases the presentation compares the public views with those who applied to be on the Redistricting Task Force:
2020 New Mexico Redistricting Survey.

Resources for Action

Fact Sheet: PLEASE SUPPORT HM8.

Downloadable Articles and Info.

Themes for Op/Eds and Letters to the Editor.

You can get legislator contact information from the New Mexico League of Women Voters.

Redistricting glossary.

Links

Contact Information

Kathleen Burke; fairdistricts (at) lwvnm (dot) org; 505-907-5355
Dick Mason: act (at) lwvnm (dot) org;505-239-3804