Achievements

 

Throughout its approximate five-year history, NMMOP/RUNM has chalked up a number of impressive achievements, including:

· March 2017—got the national organization American Promise to come to Santa Fe and present to over 80 persons in the Santa Fe Community about money in politics. As a result, our membership increased considerably.
· 2017-2021 held over 40 public general meetings with educational and training content regarding the problems of money in politics, political corruption, gerrymandering, the National Popular Vote, public campaign finance and more
· February 2018—Hosted mayoral forum at Santa Fe Community College for all five candidates with more 100 persons in attendance
· April 2018—organized a two-day, interorganizational conference with more than  a dozen nonprofit organizations about the common problem of money in politics in affecting important social and legal change with more than 120 persons in attendance
· 2018-2020—obtained the signatures of 32 New Mexico candidates and elected officials to the American Promise pledge to work for the passage of a constitutional amendment to reform campaign finance (statistically the most successful effort among American Promise-related groups during that period)
· 2018 NM legislation—successfully lobbied with Fix It America, the sponsor, and the conservative nonprofit, Take Back Our Republic, for the passage of HJM 10, a resolution in favor of a constitutional amendment to reform campaign finance
· 2019-2020 Santa Fe County Board of County Commissioners, Santa Fe City Council and Los Alamos County Council adopted NMMOP/RUNM’s municipal resolution in support of constitutional amendment to reform campaign finance
· April 2019—President of RUNM John House invited by Sen. Tom Udall to participate on panel about campaign finance and S. 949, the For the People Act
· 2017-2021—Extensive letter to the editor/op-ed campaign for its various democracy goals resulting in over 20 submissions being published in local newspapers in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Los Alamos and elsewhere
· 2018-2021—Conducted strong legislative action initiative in the NM legislature educating the New Mexico community about legislation pertaining to our democracy goals that were introduced in the annual session and lobbying to pass positive and to defeat negative legislation
· Organized the November 8, 2021, Protect the Vote local rally and car caravan involving over 40 vehicles in Santa Fe, to bring visibility and awareness of the threat of the looming Big Lie that the 2020 presidential election was illegitimate as part of a national grassroots visibility campaign in over 420 cities and towns nationwide
· Organized the May 8, 2021, John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Action Day local rally event in Santa Fe as part of a national grassroots effort participated in by over 200 organizations in over 160 cities and towns nationwide