American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico https://www.aclu-nm.org New Mexico's Guardian of Liberty since 1962 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:08:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 New Bill Would End Policing for Profit in New Mexico https://www.aclu-nm.org/new-bill-end-policing-profit-new-mexico/2015/02/ https://www.aclu-nm.org/new-bill-end-policing-profit-new-mexico/2015/02/#comments Thu, 19 Feb 2015 17:43:00 +0000 https://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1867 SANTA FE, NM—Today, Republican Representative Zachary J. Cook introduced a bill designed to end civil asset forfeiture—also known as “policing for profit”—in New Mexico. This unfair practice allows police to seize and keep property of citizens who haven’t even been

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ACLU Regional Center for Border Rights Condemns License Repeal Vote https://www.aclu-nm.org/aclu-regional-center-border-rights-condemns-license-repeal-vote/2015/02/ https://www.aclu-nm.org/aclu-regional-center-border-rights-condemns-license-repeal-vote/2015/02/#comments Fri, 13 Feb 2015 18:16:14 +0000 https://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1865   LAS CRUCES, NM—Today, the ACLU of New Mexico Regional Center of Border Rights condemned the New Mexico State House vote to repeal the law that permits undocumented immigrants to obtain New Mexico drivers licenses. The following statement can be

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Kicked Out of Denny’s for Being Gay https://www.aclu-nm.org/kicked-dennys-gay/2015/02/ https://www.aclu-nm.org/kicked-dennys-gay/2015/02/#comments Mon, 02 Feb 2015 18:27:12 +0000 https://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1858 DEMING, NM–Today, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico announced that it is representing a group from the Deming Pride organization who allege that employees at a Denny’s restaurant in Deming, NM refused them service, called them homophobic

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ACLU Defends Environmental Advocate against Illegal “SLAPP” Suit https://www.aclu-nm.org/aclu-defends-environmental-advocate-illegal-slapp-suit/2015/01/ https://www.aclu-nm.org/aclu-defends-environmental-advocate-illegal-slapp-suit/2015/01/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:37:58 +0000 https://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1856 ACLU alleges that Interstate Stream Commission attempted to bully concerned citizen into silence ALBUQUERQUE, NM—Today, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico announced that it is defending Norman Guame, an environmental advocate, against a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public

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2015 Legislative Session Preview https://www.aclu-nm.org/2015-legislative-session-preview/2015/01/ https://www.aclu-nm.org/2015-legislative-session-preview/2015/01/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 23:28:11 +0000 https://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1851 Following the recent shakeup in the legislature, bills that would substantially undermine civil liberties in New Mexico now have a much greater chance of passing during the 2015 legislative session. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico is gearing

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ACLU Responds to Indictment of Boyd Shooters https://www.aclu-nm.org/aclu-responds-indictment-boyd-shooters/2015/01/ https://www.aclu-nm.org/aclu-responds-indictment-boyd-shooters/2015/01/#comments Mon, 12 Jan 2015 20:37:00 +0000 https://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1842 ALBUQUERQUE, NM—Today, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico responded to the news that the Albuquerque District Attorney’s Office will charge Albuquerque Police Department (APD) officer Dominique Perez and former APD officer Keith Sandy with murder for the

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Police Shouldn’t Just Film Themselves Being Santa’s Helpers https://www.aclu-nm.org/body-camera-christmas/2014/12/ https://www.aclu-nm.org/body-camera-christmas/2014/12/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:23:53 +0000 https://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1829 By Micah McCoy, Communications Director You may have seen the viral video making the rounds on social media: a millionaire “Secret Santa” donated $100,000 to the sheriff’s department in Jackson County, Missouri, to hand out to the less fortunate in the

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Job Announcement: Attorney – Reproductive Freedom Fellowship https://www.aclu-nm.org/job-announcement-attorney-reproductive-freedom-fellowship/2014/11/ https://www.aclu-nm.org/job-announcement-attorney-reproductive-freedom-fellowship/2014/11/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:33:09 +0000 https://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1823 Position Overview Under the direction of the Legal Director, the Reproductive Freedom Fellow’s primary responsibility will be to provide logistical support for implementing the legal components of the ACLU of New Mexico’s reproductive freedom campaign. The legal fellow will also

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Job Announcement: Communications Associate https://www.aclu-nm.org/communications-associate/2014/11/ https://www.aclu-nm.org/communications-associate/2014/11/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:30:01 +0000 https://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1822 POSITION OVERVIEW The ACLU of New Mexico is a non-partisan, non-profit public interest organization devoted to protecting civil rights and civil liberties. Its staff and volunteers work in a fast-paced, friendly and professional atmosphere with offices in Albuquerque and Las

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Job Announcement: Attorney – Civil Rights Fellow https://www.aclu-nm.org/job-announcement-attorney-civil-rights-fellow/2014/11/ https://www.aclu-nm.org/job-announcement-attorney-civil-rights-fellow/2014/11/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:23:07 +0000 https://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1820 Position Overview   Under the direction of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico’s Legal Director, the Civil Rights Fellow will collaborate with Mexican human rights attorneys to prevent the U.S. government from depriving undocumented immigrants of their personal

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