New Mexico Redistricting
Our redistricting team attended the public hearings via Zoom and followed the ideas put forth by citizens all over the state. These ideas focused on Native Americans' suggestions as well as concerned citizens' suggestions for keeping certain parts of the population together. Usually, people argued that urban centers not be split. The New Mexico Citizens Redistricting Committee (NM CRC), appointed by the legislature, came up with three maps per voting district (congressional, state senate, state house, education). These maps may be found at: https://www.nmredistricting.org/adopted-maps/
The maps now go to a professor in Georgia who will ensure that none of the proposed maps support one political party over another. The maps will then be presented to the state legislature in early December for the adoption of one per voting district. The legislature also has the right to adopt different maps.
Once the NM CRC approves the final three maps, the Indivisible SOS committee on redistricting will meet to decide how SOS should proceed, i.e. whether or not to make suggestions to legislators as to which maps we deem best.
What We Are Doing
It is too soon to take action. Our Redistricting Team plans to attend some public hearings and track problems that arise in the redistricting process (e.g., there is little representation of women and minorities on the commission). In the fall, when the New Mexico commission has determined the three possible maps for each district, we will present these to Indivisible SOS and decide which to support.