About IDNM

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.

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

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:


  • 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 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 info@inclusivedemocracynm.org.