Common Cause New Mexico is dedicated to restoring the core values of American democracy, reinventing an open, honest and accountable government that serves the public interest, and empowering ordinary people to make their voices heard in the political process.
We’ve led successful campaigns on campaign finance reform, public financing for campaigns, ethics in government and reducing barriers to voting.
And with your help, we will continue working to make New Mexico politics more open, transparent and less reliant on money.
Please check out our five signature issues and see how you can get involved today!
Voting and Elections
Common Cause New Mexico supports a package of election-related legislation that is designed to ensure all eligible New Mexico have access to voting. This legislation includes allowing 17 year olds to vote in primaries, allowing 16 and 17 year olds to pre-register to vote, implementing online voter registration and extending the voter registration deadline to the Saturday before the elections. Learn More ›
Money in Politics
We are asking New Mexicans to sign the “New Mexico Pledge” that details policies that can reform money in politics here in New Mexico. This is part of a positive, nonpartisan, and uniquely New Mexican public education campaign that will engage New Mexicans on the issue of money in politics and explain the personal impact of the current system. This election cycle is an important opportunity to draw attention to the influence of money in politics as New Mexicans are inundated with electoral advertising, often without knowing who is paying to influence their voting decisions. Learn More ›