28th Amendment Committee

Chair: Ishwari Sollohub  ishwarisollohub12@gmail.com

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 Mexico candidates for public office 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.

28th Amendment Resolution – NMMOP  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.