The New Mexico legislature is just one of the ways that we advance civil liberties in our state, and we spend a significant amount of time engaging in the legislative process each year.

We aim to support bills that strengthen our rights guaranteed under the Constitution and defeat bills that threaten them. See below for the legislation we're supporting this year.

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Isolated Confinement Act

Rep. Maestas and Sen. Mary Kay Papen introduced legislation aimed at reforming the use of solitary confinement in New Mexico detention facilities. We want to drastically reduce the use of solitary confinement in New Mexico jails and prisons.

March 21, 2018 Corrections Reform

Abortion Decriminalization

Before the landmark Roe v. Wade case in 1973, New Mexico enforced a law that criminalized abortion statewide. Even though abortion has been legal in all 50 states for the past 45 years, New Mexico still has old language criminalizing abortion on its books. It's time we change that.

March 21, 2018

End of Life Options Act

The End  of Life Options Act would allow terminally ill New Mexicans who have prognosis of six months or less to live to choose a peaceful death over prolonged suffering.

February 7, 2017 Aid in Dying

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