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05.20.2024

New Report Examines Redistricting Impact on Native American Communities Post-2020 Census

A new report from Common Cause examines the impact of the recent redistricting cycle on Native American communities. “Stronger Together: Native Americans’ Fight for Fair Redistricting,” looks at the attempts to undermine the Native American vote through gerrymandering and how a number of them were foiled.

Common Cause Applauds Funding to Increase Legislative Staff, Bills to Label “Deep Fakes” and Make School Board Campaigns More Transparent

…but says Short Session, Partisan Rancor Left Many Key Measures Behind

Common Cause New Mexico Outlines Good Government Priorities For 2024 Session

Modernizing the legislative process with longer legislative sessions, salaries for currently unpaid legislators, and permanent district staff for individual legislators is the top priority for Common Cause during the upcoming session.

Voting & Elections 01.9.2024

Molly Swank named Executive Director of Common Cause New Mexico

Molly Swank was named Jan. 1 as Executive Director of Common Cause New Mexico, a non-partisan voting rightsgroup dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy — equal access to the ballot and open, honest and accountable government. Swank has a wealth of experience in community organizing and non-profit management.

Money & Influence 11.29.2023

New Report Examines Influence of Alcohol Industry in New Mexico

Industry Spent $2.6 million in Past 10 Years to Wine and Dine, Elect Friendly Legislators, and Influence Votes

Common Cause Applauds NM Supreme Court Decision On Redistricting But Cites Need For True Independent Redistricting Commission

Mason Graham, policy director of Common Cause New Mexico, applauded today’s New Mexico Supreme Court decision to uphold the 2nd Congressional District Map drawn up by the legislature in 2022, with substantial guidance from the NM Citizen Redistricting Committee, community members and tribes.

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