THE DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT IN New Mexico

MAKE AN IMPACT FOR DEMOCRACY

Democracy starts with each of us—and together, we can make a major impact when we speak up for what’s right. We know the ultimate power in a democracy is the people. We are powerful, fearless, ordinary Americans working together to build a democracy that works for us all.

Take action! Join in the democracy work of the organizations below:

FIND OUT HOW, WHERE, AND WHEN TO VOTE IN NEW MEXICO

A state-by-state database by Center for Secure and Modern Elections to make sure every eligible voter is able to safely register, vote, and have their voices heard.

VOLUNTEER AT THE POLLS IN NEW MEXICO

An online portal developed by the Fair Elections Center to share state by state information on poll worker requirements and applications for each state.

LEARN WHERE THE POLITICAL MONEY COMES FROM IN NEW MEXICO 

A searchable database by Open Secrets with profiles showing you who’s making the big political contributions in your state, as well as where the money’s coming from.

LEARN HOW DEMOCRACY REFORMS BECOME LAW IN NEW MEXICO  

Twenty-six states, including New Mexico & DC, allow citizen-led ballot initiatives and have a process for citizens to get measures on the ballot to be voted on to become law. This means that a group of citizens may place a measure on the ballot through gathering signatures, and, in some states, getting legislative approval once the set number of signatures is reached.  LEARN MORE! 

New Mexico DEMOCRACY REFORM AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL IS POSSIBLE TOO!

Learn more about H.R.1, the For the People Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in March 2019.

Urgent Action

HOW YOU CAN ADVOCATE FOR SAFE VOTING DURING THE 2020 PANDEMIC

Safe Voting Now is working to make sure no one is disenfranchised by this public health crisis — actively working with state governments and partners to watchdog how any changes will impact voters. Select your state or use the map below to demand Vote-by-Mail in your state!

 

Success Stories

COMMON CAUSE, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS AND FOUR OTHER GROUPS FILE AMICUS BRIEF WITH NM SUPREME COURT IN SUPPORT MODIFIED MAIL-IN PRIMARY

Common Cause New Mexico, the League of Women Voters of New Mexico, NM Native Vote, the ACLU of NM, Disability Rights NM and Santo Domingo Pueblo today filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief with the NM Supreme Court in support of the New Mexico County Clerks and the Secretary of State’s petition to hold the June Primary using a set of vote-by-mail, mobile voting and in-person ballot-drop protocols. The protocols, proposed by the state’s voting officials, will allow for the continued implementation of social distancing requirements and the extended stay-at-home order mandated by the Governor on March 23 and extended to May 1 on April 5. The proposed protocols come in an effort to preserve both voting access and public health as New Mexico experiences the Covid-19 pandemic, which to date (April 7) has claimed 13 lives and grown to 794 cases throughout the state.

(Common Cause NM) Rep. Daymon Ely Introduces Bill To Create Ethics Commission

Representative Daymon Ely (D-Corrales) introduced House Bill 4, which establishes in law a New Mexico Ethics Commission, a measure approved by 75% of voters as a constitutional amendment in last November’s election. House Bill 4 will create an independent state agency with seven commissioners who will have jurisdiction to enforce compliance with a number of state laws covering campaigns, governmental conduct, lobbyists, gifts and financial disclosure by state officers, employees, candidates, lobbyists, government contractors and bidders