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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New Mexico Civil Rights Act

Right now, our legal system makes it almost impossible to hold police officers accountable when they violate the rights of New Mexicans. New Mexico laws are currently too narrow to allow individuals to successfully sue police and other public officials for state constitutional violations.

January 19, 2021 Criminal Justice Reform Police Practices

Public Safety Accountability

Law enforcement officers are entrusted with a tremendous amount of power in our society, up to and including the use of lethal force. That level of power must be balanced with accountability, transparency and oversight, and officer worn cameras are a crucial ingredient in that recipe.

June 17, 2020