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.

Want to Get Involved?

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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Fine, Fee, and Cost Payment Flexibility

State and local governments use fines and fees to fund law enforcement and other government operations, but the inability to afford expensive fines and fees has no bearing on public safety and should not be treated as if it does.

January 17, 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

End of Life Options Act

The ACLU of New Mexico fought to make this compassionate care, known as medical aid in dying, available to New Mexicans by filing the lawsuit Morris v. New Mexico in 2011.

February 1, 2021 Aid in Dying