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New Mexico Voices for Children

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Republicans in Congress have released their plan for replacing the Affordable Care Act and children’s advocates are worried about low-income kids in New Mexico.

Op-Ed & Resistance

Mar 9, 2017
Generation Justice / www.generationjustice.org

Sun 03/12 7pm: Generation Justice brings you “Op-Ed & Resistance”! This week we are focusing on acts of resistance within our community. We feature an op-ed piece called "NM needs to tap into the spirit of matanza" by Adriann Barboa from Strong Families New Mexico. We also speak with Bill Jordan from New Mexico Voices for Children for a roundhouse update from the legislative session. This week's program features music from local youth hip-hop artists: Mamie Willis, Fiesty, Z, & Gravity. Join us live at 7:00 pm on KUNM 89.9 FM, or online at KUNM.org.

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Javier Martínez was familiar with home-visiting services when his son Camilo was born in January.

Martínez’s 2-year-old daughter Marisela participated in a program, which teaches parenting skills and provides other support for pregnant mothers and new parents and guardians. Such programs improve kids’ performance in school and beyond. And, as New Mexico In Depth and the Las Cruces Sun-News reported in December, home visiting is one way to help reduce fatal child abuse.

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The national unemployment rate has dropped to 5.9 percent, but that doesn’t mean that there are more teens and young adults in the New Mexico workforce. In fact, that number has been dropping for decades, according to a recent report.

UPDATE Feb. 19, 2014, at 1 p.m.: SJR 12 is stuck in committee. A measure that would tie the state's minimum wage to inflation passed the Senate and is awaiting a vote in the House.

Today marked the start of the legislative session and Celebrating Children and Youth Day at the Roundhouse.