At the Center for Social Policy, it is our goal to provide research that can help inform public policy making and program improvement. Below is a list of the most current and up-to-date research and publications by Center for Social Policy and our partners:
NEW: New Mexico’s Electoral System is in Need of Reform: Fusion Voting Can Improve Representation for the
State’s Growing Population of Young and Independent Voters (February 2021)
As Americans grow increasingly frustrated with the two-party systems, not only has the electorate base begin to shift towards more voters identifying as 'Independent', the number of newly registered 'Independents' in New Mexico has also grown significantly. A recent analysis of the current trends by our CSP researchers has shown that major election reform is needed in New Mexico in order to ensure equal representation and participation for all voters, regardless of party-affiliation, and why "Fusion Voting" should be serious a consideration.
Read more here: NM Electoral Reform & Fusion Voting
How to Address the Devastating COVID-19 Impacts on Latino Families - Latino Parent Voices: Policy Recommendations (December 2020)
Across the country, minority communities have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. In partnership with Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors, this report looks specifically at the devastating impact of the virus on Latino Families. Our report offers policy recommendations across six key areas: health, education, economics, social justice, and family; the areas with the most promise for helping Latino families in need and mitigating the damage caused by the pandemic. Read more here: policyreport.ap-od.org
Research from Our Partners:
2020 New Mexico Redistricting Survey (November 2020)
In partnership with Latino Decisions and support from the Thornburg Foundation, our latest survey shows that New Mexicans are increasingly interested in the re-districting process. Those surveyed would like to see more competitiveness, transparency, engagement with tribal nations, and overall public involvement in the redistricting process. Read more here: Press Release || Survey Summary Report
- Capturing Native American Views Toward the Business Plan for Early Childhood Development (June 2019)
- Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women & Girls: A Briefing Paper || Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women & Girls Infographic (June 2019)
- The Projected Impact of the Energy Transition Act on Native American Communities in New Mexico (June 2019)
- Energy Transition Act Tribal Engagement Infographic (August 2019)
- More Publications Available Soon...