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Advocates Hope New Mexico Bill Offers National Model For Frontier Equity

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Recently passed legislation establishes a new ombudsperson role for bringing the perspectives and needs of rural communities into the state’s policy- and grant-making processes.
Cox noted that the funding designated by SB 193 is just a start. “It was funny to hear during every discussion on the floor and in every committee that this was not enough money and not enough people. When do you ever hear that?” Cox added that she believes the office can develop into a national model for frontier equity, with activists from several states already reaching out about establishing similar positions.

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