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Dismantle Prison Gerrymandering

With a new round of redistricting set to take place, states like New Mexico have a chance to end a practice that has long distorted our democracy.

PRISON GERRYMANDERING IN NEW MEXICO

The Supreme Court requires state- and local governments to update their electoral districts once per decade to ensure that each district contains the same population, which gives each resident equal representation in government. However, the U.S. Census Bureau counts people where they are incarcerated, not where they are from, so when jurisdictions rely on raw Census data which does not reflect their real populations, democracy suffers.

Sine Die and Major Wins for Democracy!

In the final hours of the NM Legislative Session, several CCNM priority bills were passed, including SB 160 Judicial Public Financing, SB 304 Independent Redistricting, HB 231 Native American Polling Places, and HB 55 Capital Outlay Transparency! That, coupled with many wins earlier in the NMLEG, are detailed in our final Democracy Wire of the session!

Sine Die, 12pm on March 20th!

There are several good-government and transparency-related bills that we need your help to pass during the final week of the session!

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