We are advocates for a free, fair, and inclusive democracy in New Mexico. We are volunteer activists and members of different local organizing groups that have come together on these issues.
- To remove barriers to voting, voter registration, meaningful participation, and representation
- To increase voter and civic engagement among historically disenfranchised peoples
- To challenge policies and dismantle structures of racism, classism, ableism, and sexism that are deeply-rooted in New Mexico politics
- To move toward an electorate that is representative and diverse in terms of race, gender, age, abilities, and socio-economic status
- To shift power from a small minority of wealthy donors to the supermajority of everyday people
- The NM Voting Rights Act
- Native American Voting Rights Act
- Voting Rights Restoration automatically upon release from incarceration
- Opt-out Automatic Voter Registration
- Permanent absentee voter list
- Secured, monitored ballot drop-off containers
- Same-day Voter Registration
- Creation of Citizens Redistricting Commission
- New Mexico joining the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact
- Voting and privacy rights for domestic violence survivors: Confidential Substitute Address Program
2023 NM State Legislative Session:
- House Bill 4 NM Voting Rights Act – PASSED!
- House Bill 217 16- and 17- year-olds as Qualified Electors – stalled in committee.
- House Joint Resolution 2 would modernize the Legislative session by extending even-numbered sessions to 60 days, allowing any matter to be heard, and carrying over any unfinished legislation to the following odd-numbered year’s regular session. This would give legislation a fighting chance and remove the option to ‘run out the clock’ to kill legislation.
- House Joint Resolution 8 would modernize the Legislature by making legislative office a paid position, giving the opportunity for more working-class people to be able to run for and serve their communities in the office.
2022 NM State Legislative Session:
- Senate Bill 8 2022 NM Voting Rights Act
- Senate Joint Resolution 8 would bring a constitutional amendment before the voters to provide salaries for state legislators which would be determined by the new State Ethics Commission
2021 State Legislative Session:
- Restore the vote to people with felony convictions, upon release from prison, regardless of parole or probation status – HB 74
- Lowering the voting age to 16 – SB 412
- Paid Legislature for State of NM – HJR 4 provides a pathway to this
- Fusion Voting – SB 100
- Open Primaries – HB 79
- Democracy Dollars public finance vouchers for City of Albuquerque elections
- Ranked Choice Voting for City of Albuquerque elections
- Eliminate felony disenfranchisement
- Election Day as a state and national holiday
- Voting rights in school board elections for all parents / guardians regardless of citizenship status
- Ranked Choice Voting, also known as Instant Runoff Elections, for all primaries and non-partisan elections
- Public Financing, including matching funds and Democracy Dollars for all voters
- Participatory Budgeting in local governments
- Fair redistricting to end gerrymandering
- Transparency and regulation of SuperPACs
- Repealing Citizens United
- Restore the National Voting Rights Act and apply it to all states
- Statehood for Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and other U.S. territories.
For any questions, or to get involved, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.