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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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 Justice 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


The CROWN Act, which stands for “Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair,” is a law that prohibits race-based hair discrimination in both schools and places of employment. The denial of employment and educational opportunities because of hair texture or protective hairstyles includi

January 27, 2021 Racial Justice