Disclosure Laws

Common Cause New Mexico is working to pass constitutional disclosure laws in New Mexico. Senator Peter Wirth has introduced legislation to restore the enforceability of the Campaign Reporting Act (CRA) and to adapt the CRA to modern methods of campaigning.

Since the CRA was enacted, the courts have developed restrictions on the authority of governments to regulate campaign speech. Under these rules, several key provisions of the CRA have been invalidated by the courts. Additionally, there are now numerous national and local independent groups participating in state elections in a variety of ways, ranging from campaign ads coordinated with candidates to an occasional ad mentioning a public official who is running for reelection.

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Every legislative session, New Mexico legislators have a chance to advance the cause of good governance by voting on legislation that focuses on issues like money in politics, transparency, ethics and voter access. Common Cause New Mexico tracks...

NMGPA – Grading New Mexico's Legislators
August 19, 2017

Now is the time for all good citizens to weigh in on transparency regulations pending before the New Mexico Secretary of State! And we need your voices of support. The regs will clarify campaign reporting requirements for political action...

Speak Out in Favor of Campaign Finance Transparency Regulations
June 30, 2017

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