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Democracy is a verb

Posted on What's New Author Maria Perez on January 04, 2018
Democracy is a verb

We must fight to save our democracy. Every single one of us. It doesn’t matter if you lean progressive or conservative. Democracy is not something we have; it is something we do. Democracy is an action. It goes away if we don’t constantly work on it and defend it.

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Long ago Santa Fe voters approved RCV; We’re fighting to make it happen for the next election

Posted on What's New Author Maria Perez on December 27, 2017
Long ago Santa Fe voters approved RCV; We’re fighting to make it happen for the next election

Through extensive community outreach and coalition building, RCV is now one of the most talked about issues in the press and in public discourse in the city. Advocates from all walks of life are fighting together to hold our elected officials accountable.

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Voting Defines a Democratic Society

Posted on What's New Author Maria Perez, Craig O'hare on October 18, 2017
Voting Defines a Democratic Society

Nine years ago, Santa Fe voters overwhelmingly approved changes to the city charter that included a ranked-choice voting election process.

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Santa Fe Voters File Lawsuit in Support of Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on What's New Author Maria Perez on August 30, 2017
Santa Fe Voters File Lawsuit in Support of Ranked Choice Voting

Santa Fe voters took action by filing a lawsuit asking the state Supreme Court of New Mexico to order the use of Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) in Santa Fe’s municipal elections next March.

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Why Ranked Choice Voting is the Right Thing for Santa Fe

Posted on What's New Author Maria Perez on July 14, 2017
Why Ranked Choice Voting is the Right Thing for Santa Fe

For the first time in Santa Fe, New Mexico history, there will be a full-time mayor elected in March of 2018 with additional powers, duties and a higher salary. It is important that the majority of Santa Fe voters elect the new mayor with ranked choice voting (RCV), an electoral reform that was approved by city voters 9 years ago and has yet to be implemented.

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The Impact of the Fair Representation Act: Latino Voting Rights and Representation in the Southwest

The Impact of the Fair Representation Act: Latino Voting Rights and Representation in the Southwest

With the upcoming launch of the Fair Representation Act, legislation in Congress to end winner-take-all elections, we examine the state of representation of people of color in the current Congress and how it might change with enactment of the Act. This installment looks at the impact on Latino representation in five states in the American Southwest, where more than half of Latino Americans live.

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