ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Viante, a newly launched nonpartisan organization, plans to track legislators’ attendance and how they vote on legislation – and then rate lawmakers on a scorecard.
The Thursday launching event of Viante at Glorieta Station in Albuquerque attracted more than 200 people.
The organization was the idea of Dale Armstrong, president and CEO of TLC Plumbing and Utility, and is guided by a diverse board of directors.
“I love New Mexico, and I’m afraid that my kids and grandkids will leave because of our metrics,” Armstrong said. “We’re on the wrong end of all the bad lists,” including high school graduation rates, kids enrolled in pre-kindergarten programs, poverty, crime, child well-being, food insecurity and more.