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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Rebuttable Presumption

In 2016, New Mexico voters approved a constitutional amendment that prohibits judges from detaining defendants solely because they cannot afford bail. The amendment also allows judges to detain defendants who they believe pose great danger to the community.

January 18, 2022 Criminal Legal Reform

New Mexico Voting Rights Act

The fight for voting rights remains as critical as ever. Politicians across the country continue to engage in voter suppression, efforts that include additional obstacles to registration, cutbacks on early voting, and strict voter identification requirements.

January 18, 2022 Voter's Rights

The Second Chance Bill

Following a series of recent US Supreme Court decisions, and a 2018 decision from our own New Mexico Supreme Court, New Mexico needs a statutory fix to ensure that individuals who were under age eighteen at the time of their offense have a meaningful opportunity for release. Ohio, Arkansas, Nevad

January 18, 2022 Criminal Legal Reform

The Second Chance Bill

Following a series of recent US Supreme Court decisions, and a 2018 decision from our own New Mexico Supreme Court, New Mexico needs a statutory fix to ensure that individuals who were under age eighteen at the time of their offense have a meaningful opportunity for release. Ohio, Arkansas, Nevad

February 26, 2021 Criminal Legal Reform