Create Redistricting Commissions

Every 10 years, in the year following the Census, state legislatures rearrange the boundaries of Congressional and legislative districts. Redistricting is supposed to reflect changes in population and ensure that everyone is fairly represented. But by manipulating the lines, moving friendly voters into pockets of strength and breaking up areas where they and their allies typically run weakest, members of the majority party -- Democrat or Republican -- can have a big impact on who'll represent you in the statehouse and in Congress. Common Cause believes redistricting should level the political playing field, not tilt it toward any party or office holder.

Common Cause New Mexico is working to create non-partisan redistricting commissions to press for districts that are fairly representative of their communities and free from any partisan taint. Join us. What the politicians are doing right now is just not fair, but with your help it can be--even if they'd prefer we just stay silent.

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Common Cause New Mexico priority legislation HJM 10 passes the New Mexico State Senate The “Fix it America” amendment, HJM 10, sponsored by Reps. Linda Trujillo & James Smith and Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino passed the Senate floor...

Big Win on a Tuesday Night
February 14, 2018

HJM 10 “Pass Fix It America” is on the agenda for the Senate Rules Committee on Monday, February 12th at 9:00 am Things are moving at a fast pace with just three full days left in the legislative session, and HJM 10 will have its only...

Just THREE days left in the 2018 New Mexico Legislative session
February 11, 2018

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