City Councilor Carol Romero-Wirth recently sponsored a proposal to amend Santa Fe’s current Public Campaign Financing Code. The 2009 law contained a matching system which was invalidated by the US Supreme Court in 2011. The matching system currently being proposed will achieve constitutional compliance, allowing publicly funded candidates to be more competitive with privately funded opponents and respond more effectively to heavy spending. Continue reading “Santa Fe Public Campaign Financing”
At our General Meeting on September 15, Ute Haker will talk about the National Popular Vote Coalition of New Mexico – what they are working toward and how we can support their efforts going into this Legislative season.
The “National Popular Vote Coalition of New Mexico” is a joint effort of citizen groups from across New Mexico who have come together to help pass New Mexico’s National Popular Vote bill during the 2019 legislative session Continue reading “The National Popular Vote and You”
Recently Robert Cordingley was elected to the New Mexicans for Money Out of Politics board of directors following the resignation of Ishwari Solluhub. Robert has been an active MOP member for almost two years. He is MOP’s webmaster and a member of the outreach committee. The MOP board is very fortunate to have Robert with his expertise in developing websites, project management and related matters.
The efforts of committed NM MOP 28th Amendment Committee members are paying off, with nine New Mexican candidates and elected officials signing the American Promise Candidate and Elected Official 28th Amendment Pledge. We are thilled to have their support in this important work. We hope to have support from all our candidates for public office. We are actively growing our list of pledged incumbents too. With over 175 signers nationally to date, NM MOP is well represented, and very happy to announce the dedicated pledgers in our state.
As a 501(c)(3) organization, we do not endorse or support any candidates, and as a nonpartisan organization, we do not target or exclude any person or group. Our signers come from various parts of the state, and a variety of parties and political orientations. NM MOP has made every attempt to offer the pledge to candidates and elected officials across the board. We are delighted every time we learn that we have a new signer.