Dede Feldman

Dede Feldman is a former New Mexico state senator who focused on health care and democracy reforms. She is scheduled to discuss her new memoir, “Ten More Doors: Politics and the Path to Change,” and life experience at 2 p.m. March 26 at Placitas Community Library, 453 NM 165, Placitas.

Before serving 16 years in the legislature, she was a freelance journalist, a teacher and owner of a small public-relations company.

“During these challenging times, it’s hard to find the inspiration and hope we need to keep knocking on doors, to keep working for change in whatever way we can, with the resources we have, starting from our own kitchen table,” she said in a news release. “I’ve struggled to do it, and this is my story. I’m hoping it will help others on the same quest.”

The book takes readers to a classroom in Uganda, door-to-door on the campaign trail, along ditch banks in the North Valley, to the floor of the New Mexico Senate and the governor’s office. Along the way, readers will hear speeches, attend ward meetings, meet ordinary people with big problems, commiserate with progressive candidates who lost early races and meet corrupt politicians who should have known better.

Signed copies of “Ten More Doors” will be available for purchase.