About IDNM

We are advocates for a free, fair, and inclusive democracy in New Mexico.

Our Goals

  • 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

Our Wins

Our Work

2022 NM State Legislative Session:

  • Senate Bill 8 includes several items we support:
    • Automatically restoring the voting rights of those convicted of a felony upon release from incarceration
    • Allowing 16- & 17-year-olds to participate in local elections
    • Changing Automatic Voter Registration from opt-in to opt-out
    • Designating Election Day as a state and school holiday
    • Creating a permanent absentee voter list
    • Providing secured, monitored ballot drop-off containers
    • Allowing electronic signatures for nominating petitions
  • 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:

2019:

  • Democracy Dollars public finance vouchers for City of Albuquerque elections
  • Ranked Choice Voting for City of Albuquerque elections

Our Hopes

  • Eliminate felony disenfranchisement
  • Election Day as a 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
  • Statehood for Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and other U.S. territories.
  • Participatory Budgeting in local governments
  • Fair redistricting to end gerrymandering
  • Transparency and regulation of SuperPACs
  • Repealing Citizens United
  • Restore the Voting Rights Act and apply it to all states

For any questions, or to get involved, email us at info@inclusivedemocracynm.org.