We made our voices heard!
Last night, New Mexico youth had their voices heard by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler about their experiences with media! Young people rarely have opportunities to talk back to the federal government and their involvement in media justice helps to secure our movement for the future.
“New Mexico is ranked last when it comes to the number of people who can get onto the internet at home. Wheeler’s visit created an open dialogue on what this lack of access means to our communities. We need Washington to understand that affordable and reliable access keeps our families healthy and strong,” Andrea Quijada, executive director of Media Literacy Project, said.
We want to thank our wonderful panelists, Sen. Jacob Candelaria, Autumn Chacon, Marisa Demarco, Dale Alverson, and Monica Braine for shining a light on the concerns of New Mexican families and communities.
Our local partners in the New Mexico Digital Justice Coalition and our youth planning committee were invaluable in making this event happen, as well as our national partners Center for Media Justice and Free Press who are part of Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) with MLP. We would also like to thank:
- El Centro de Igualdad y Derechos
- Generation Justice
- SouthWest Organizing Project
- Young Women United
- Working Classroom
- NM Compass
- Transgender Resource Center of NM
- Quote Unquote
- and all of our other community partners.
Please help Media Literacy Project continue this important conversation! Donate to support our work today. Your help means New Mexico is heard.