The 28th Amendment Committee is dedicated to the ultimate passage of an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, overturning the effects of the Supreme Court’s decisions in Buckley v. Valeo, Citizens United v. FEC, McCutcheon v. FEC and several other similar campaign finance law decisions that prevent the federal, state and local government from being able to effectively regulate and limit campaign spending.
The Committee’s efforts include:
Education and Training – We are continually working together with American Promise, a national organization whose sole purpose is the creation and passage of a 28th Amendment, to help educate the people of New Mexico about the undemocratic effects of allowing virtually unlimited amounts of money to pour into our elections, much of it secret, from wealthy individuals, giant corporations and special interest groups.
Pledge Drive – We are working with American Promise to get New exican candidates and elected officials at all levels of government to sign the American Promise Candidates and Elected Officials 28th Amendment Pledge publicly committing themselves to embrace and champion this effort.
NM MOP version of a 28th Amendment – Our Language Subcommittee has drafted specific language for such an amendment, which has been included by American Promise in its Writing the 28th Amendment project..
28th Amendment Resolution – The Resolutions Committee has written a model 28th Amendment Resolution that we are making available to city, town and county governments across New Mexico and urging them to adopt expressing support for a 28th Amendment. The purpose of this effort is to continue building grassroots momentum toward the eventual ratification of a 28th Amendment.
Lobbying – We are working to get New Mexico’s Congresspersons to sponsor and/or co-sponsor 28th Amendment legislation.