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New Mexico Legislative Session

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!

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Deconstruction

March 22, 2017

It’s a challenge to pick the worst of the furnace-hot verbiage spewing forth from the new Administration; there is just so much to choose from. But to me, one completely frightening statement stands out. It is “deconstructing the administrative state” as the stated purpose of the Trump team. If this statement doesn’t motivate citizens to action, what will?

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Celebrating Sunshine Week 2017

March 20, 2017

We celebrate our history of fighting for government transparency each year during Sunshine Week. Founded in 2005, Sunshine Week is an initiative to educate the public about the importance of open and transparent government—and the dangers of unnecessary public secrecy.

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