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Why Get Money Out of Politics?
Our political leaders are too beholden to special interests and their wealthy donors to truly serve the needs of the American people.
The dominance of money in politics not only corrupts government itself, but also blocks effective action on virtually every major issue Americans care about from big bank bailouts to affordable health care to our personal freedoms.
We believe the only force capable of challenging the corrupting influence of moneyed special interests is a diverse, non-partisan, grassroots movement. New Mexicans for Money Out of Politics is helping to build a Democracy Movement to meet this urgent need.
Help Make Government Work for ALL the People.
If we really want a government of, by and for the people, it is up to us to make it happen. Let’s join together to make government work for ALL of us.
NM MOP was founded to fulfill the ideas in the book Breaking Big Money’s Grip on America: Working Together To Revive Our Democracy by Bruce Berlin. NM MOP has formed an affiliation with American Promise (AP), a national organization promoting a 28th Amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United case. We lobby our elected officials on this important issue, as well as on campaign finance disclosure, a state ethics commission and other election reform legislation.
Congress’ Tax Reform Bill
As hundreds risked arrest today (12/5) in D.C. to protest the new tax cut/reform bill, it is very clear that this bill is the most significant example in recent history of the price we pay when our elections are bought and sold by the highest bidder, i.e. Big Money.
The tax bill cuts $1.5 trillion in programs that we all rely upon like education, Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. It is moving forward in order to give tax breaks for the big donors – the ultra-wealthy and Big Business! This is why New Mexicans for Money Out of Politics is helping to build a national, grassroots movement to break Big Money’s grip on America!
This tax bill should put to rest once and for all any doubts about the real-world impact of the Supreme Court’s evisceration of campaign finance law. This article by Daniel I. Weiner from the Brennan Center for Justice, New York University School of Law explains why.
Miranda Viscoli – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Working with State Legislature
Recorded at our General Meeting on November 13, 2017.
Part 1: Miranda Viscoli of New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence discusses her experience in lobbying in New Mexico’s State Legislature.
Part 2: Miranda Viscoli responds to questions about lobbying in New Mexico’s State Legislature.