You could help us in our mission to remove the corrupting influence of big money in political campaigns and government and to bring democracy back to all the people in a variety of ways:
1. Take Part in Active Initiatives
RUNM has several ongoing action initiatives at the moment. It also has an initiative to persuade our elected officials in the U.S. House of Representatives to support the passage of H.J.Res. 1, a particular formulation of a constitutional finance amendment sponsored by Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL 22). RUNM is part of a 24-organization coalition advising the newly created independent redistricting task force in seeing that the NM legislature adheres to nationally-recognized, nonpartisan criteria in the redrawing of electoral districts in 2021. Finally, RUNM has an ongoing initiative to get New Mexico cities, towns and counties to adopt a resolution urging Congress to pass an amendment to the U.S. constitution to reform campaign finance practices in this country. We call it the Campaign Finance Municipal Resolution Initiative (here).
Also, each year when the NM legislature is in session, we conduct a strong legislative action lobbying effort that entails bill analysis and prioritization, writing and publication, notification of floor and committee hearings, and active lobbying of our state elected officials and their staff and attendance at legislative hearings.
And we will have more action initiatives in the future!
2. Volunteer to help our communications team
Areas that we need more help in at the moment are communications. We are looking for volunteers to help with NMMOP’s communications and public relations capacities and building the Anti-Corruption Committee. If you are interested in working on our anti-corruption agenda or have writing, editing and/or publication skills; WordPress skills and website maintenance experience; experience with Mailchimp or Constant Contact email messaging, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and/or other social media skills; and/or public relations skills, and you would like to lend a hand, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Take part in our LTE and Op-Ed Campaign
We need volunteers to write letters to the editor, commentaries and other opinion editorial pieces in our local newspapers about the issues and solutions pertaining to our Mission and Goals (here). That is an important function in our effort to get the word out to our communities. If you need guidance, we offer strategy and training for writing and publishing insightful, informative and motivating pieces. Contact us at email@example.com to learn more about this effort.
We attend various events and visit venues where we set up a table where we offer brochures and other materials pertaining to RUNM, talk with people about what we do and the importance of taking action to help us get rid of corruption in elections and government and make the government represent and work for all the people. We need people to help us with this effort. If you want to help us get our message out and meet and influence new people, let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org .