Finding Wisdom, Inspiration in the Great Southwest
May 12, 2017
This is a tough time for democracy reformers in Washington. So I was particularly pleased last week to get away from the national capital for a few days to meet Common Cause activists – and some new recruits – in Arizona and New Mexico.
Arizona Pushes Plan for Constitutional Chaos
March 28, 2017
Thanks to the Arizona legislature, we’re getting perilously close to a constitutional disaster. Copper State lawmakers this week made Arizona the 29th state to call for a new constitutional convention to pass an amendment requiring the federal budget to be balanced.
2017 Legislative Session Results In Historic Victories For A Better Democracy In NM!
March 23, 2017
Common Cause New Mexico's 2017 Legislative Wrap-Up, including wins on ethics and campaign finance!
NEW MEXICO Last Day, Sine Die
March 18, 2017
Common Cause New Mexico announces that the proposal to create an Independent State Ethics Commission will advance to the voters in 2018!
New Mexico Legislature Rescinds Call for Dangerous Constitutional Convention in the Face of Nationwide Special Interests Push
March 15, 2017
Today the New Mexico Legislature rescinded its call for an Article V constitutional convention that was originally passed in the 1979. The state lawmakers recognized the threat of a “runaway convention” which could result in major changes to the U.S. Constitution and its protections in a process bankrolled by special interests.