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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Check out our 2019 Legislative Advocacy Guide which includes information on how to volunteer to help pass our legislative priorities this session. 

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State Disclosure of Sensitive Info

Some local jurisdictions in New Mexico have privacy and confidentiality policies that prohibit the disclosure of sensitive private information obtained by public employees to outside agencies, such as a person’s social security number, sexual orientation, a person’s status as a recipient of publi

January 14, 2019 Immigrants’ Rights

Fix our Drivers License Law

One of the highest-profile indications that New Mexico is a truly immigrant-friendly state is the fact that we have a law that allows undocumented immigrants to receive a state drivers license.

January 14, 2019 Immigrants’ Rights

Decriminalize Abortion

Believe it or not, New Mexico still has an old, outdated law from the 1960s on the books that criminalizes abortion. Although the law is unconstitutional (and unenforceable) under Roe v. Wade, it’s important to get it off the books now, given the precarious nature of the U.S.

January 14, 2019 Reproductive Freedom

Criminal Record Expungement

New Mexico is one of only a handful of states without any meaningful way to clear past arrest or conviction records. People with criminal records face enormous barriers to employment, safe housing, and myriad other “collateral consequences of conviction” as a result.

January 14, 2019 Criminal Justice Reform

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