How to break the cycle of trauma, lack of resources, drug use, crime, arrest, prison, release, more drug use, and more arrests? LEAD offers an alternative that focuses on intensive treatment, harm reduction, and practical services.
… and what undermines it? Money, corruption, inadequate laws, lack of enforcement of good laws … and the sense of despair that there are no solutions. But there are good, bipartisan solutions, according to Meredith McGehee of IssueOne.org.
Listen to Santa Fe New Mexican journalists Milan Simonich, Steve Terrell, and Andrew Oxford talk about the upcoming 30-day legislative session and Gov. Susana Martinez’s last year as governor.
In this podcast we hear from Teresa Leger de Fernandez, the attorney who defended Ranked Choice Voting, Maria Perez Director of Fair Vote New Mexico, Matt Ross with the City of Santa Fe, and Tripp Stelniki reporter for the Santa Fe New Mexican, on what Ranked Choice is and why we are using it in Santa Fe.
Most legislators spend more than half their time asking for money instead of legislating. John Pudner talks about this deep DC dysfunction and how to achieve meaningful reform.
You think are politics are polarized today? It was all there at the founding of our country—tabloid-style journalism, complaints about congress, dirty tricks, and factionalism. Award-winning screenwriter and American history expert Kirk Ellis helps us make sense of it all.
Trevor Potter, Founder of the Campaign Legal Center, takes a detailed look at how dark money in politics affects ordinary people.
David Daley is Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind The Secret Plan To Steal America’s Democracy, the history of the redistricting of our state and congressional districts since 2010, whose result has been the demise of majority rule.
Ari Berman‘s history of the 1965 Voting Rights Act is a surprisingly gripping narrative about the fight for the right to vote and the right for representation in a nation that still has a long way to go in ensuring basic participation in our democracy.
What happens when citizens vote for something and elected officials withhold it? Santa Fe, NM, is dealing with how people vote in the upcoming city council and mayoral elections.