There’s been a recent wave of media coverage about an increase in homicides in cities across the U.S., including New Mexico’s largest city, Albuquerque. We recognize that public safety is on everyone’s minds and that it is essential for people to feel safe in their communities.

Unfortunately, many of the policies politicians have pushed in the past have decimated New Mexican families. An overly punitive approach to crime has ensnared our communities in vicious cycles of poverty, mental illness, substance abuse, homelessness, and incarceration. It is time we demand real solutions – solutions that support and empower families with the tools they need to thrive.

We developed this Public Safety Advocacy toolkit so New Mexicans can fight back against policies that fail to make our communities safer, fuel mass incarceration, and exaggerate racial discrimiantion in the criminal legal system. Browse the toolkit below and share the link with others or download, save, and share for when you’re offline.