If you are one of the majority of New Mexicans who is worried about crime but believe the current system needs a overhaul— we need your help. If you believe it is time to abandoned tough-on-crime policies that destroy communities of color in favor of reforms designed to keep communities whole and safe, come out and support the cause.
Join the ACLU of New Mexico’s Campaign for Smart Justice, Young Women United, Crossroads for Women, Millions for Prisoners, Save the Children, and other partner organizations 10 a.m. on Feb. 19, at the State Capitol “the Roundhouse,” as we fight for evidence-based criminal justice reform this legislative session.
Each year millions of dollars in public money is thrown away incarcerating those accused and convicted of committing crimes. Comparatively, we invest very little resources on what we know makes our communities safer — treating the addiction and mental health issues that is at the root at much of today’s crime.
With your help, we can change these destructive trends. This legislative session we have a rare opportunity to make strides in ending mass incarceration in our state. We will have multiple opportunities, for the first time in eight years to pass bipartisan criminal justice legislation that puts people before prisons.
But if we’re going to succeed, we need your help!
We will see you February 19!