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Voices Behind The Vote: Disability Rights The Focus For Mother, Daughter

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Rosemarie Sanchez and her 39-year-old daughter Nannie are disability rights advocates and hard-line Democrats. Rosemarie adopted Nannie, a child born with Down syndrome, when she was an infant. KUNM Public Health New Mexico reporter Marisa Demarco caught up with them at their home in Albuquerque’s Clayton Heights to talk about how their lives and their politics intertwine. 

Both women are concerned about changes to the developmental disability waiver in New Mexico.

Nannie Sanchez started voting as soon as she turned 18 and has been politically involved all her life. During the session, she worked at the Legislature. She's voting for Gov. Susana Martinez' opponent. "Gary King is a good person. He talked to me. He said he would create a disability cabinet," she said.

Check out the other Voices Behind The Vote profiles!

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Marisa Demarco began a career in radio at KUNM News in late 2013 and covered public health for much of her time at the station. During the pandemic, she is also the executive producer for Your NM Government and No More Normal, shows focused on the varied impacts of COVID-19 and community response, as well as racial and social justice. She joined Source New Mexico as editor-in-chief in 2021.
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