May 30 2020

A Guide to New Mexico’s State Budget

2020-09-24T09:47:53-06:00Human Rights/Civic Participation Publications, Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Budget Guide Our state budget is a reflection of what we value most and an illustration of the kind of communities we wish to create. How we spend and allocate funding – basically, how we make our values a reality – is decided by the lawmakers we elect to represent us in Santa Fe. They create the annual budget that the state uses to provide services that benefit us collectively, like education and health care. (Link to the executive summary here.)

Mar 12 2020

A Guide to New Mexico’s Tax System

2020-09-24T10:04:44-06:00Human Rights/Civic Participation Publications, Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Tax guide The taxes we all pay are how we fund the state’s programs and public services that benefit us collectively. They are how we build our roads, bridges, waterlines, electrical grids, and how we educate our children, advance public health, and uphold our laws. These programs and services form the foundation of our economy, enhance our quality of life, and pay dividends far into the future. (Link to the executive summary here.)

Feb 04 2020

Professional Licensure Means an Inclusive Workforce and a Better Future for New Mexico

2020-02-28T10:59:02-07:00Human Rights/Civic Participation Publications, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Fact sheet Like most states, New Mexico has a shortage of professionals whose occupations require licensure - most notably, doctors, dentist, and teachers. We cannot afford to lose talented professionals, but we are because of federal laws that keep educated and trained immigrants from getting the professional licenses required to practice here. New Mexico needs to follow other states that have removed these barriers.

Jan 08 2020

A Guide to New Mexico’s Tax System

2020-06-03T14:28:01-06:00Human Rights/Civic Participation Publications, Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Executive summary The taxes we all pay are how we fund the state’s programs and public services that benefit us collectively. They are how we build our roads, bridges, waterlines, electrical grids, and how we educate our children, advance public health, and uphold our laws. These programs and services form the foundation of our economy, enhance our quality of life, and pay dividends far into the future.

Jan 08 2020

A Guide to New Mexico’s State Budget

2020-06-03T13:38:56-06:00Human Rights/Civic Participation Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Executive summary Our state budget is a reflection of what we value most and an illustration of the kind of communities we wish to create. How we spend and allocate funding – basically, how we make our values a reality – is decided by the lawmakers we elect to represent us in Santa Fe. They create the annual budget that the state uses to provide services that benefit us collectively, like education and health care. (Link to the full Guide to New Mexico's State Budget here.

Jul 25 2019

5 Things to Know About the 2019 Census Test

2019-07-25T14:23:20-06:00Human Rights/Civic Participation Publications, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Fact sheet The 2020 Census has been in the news mostly because of the citizenship question (which, hopefully, has finally been resolved). There's been much less news coverage over the routine pre-census test, which has already started. The Census Bureau is sending out test forms and some of those forms include the citizenship question. Confused? Here are five things you need to know about the census test.

Oct 10 2018

Proposed Changes to Public Charge: What You Need to Know

2018-11-28T15:46:11-07:00Economic Security Publications, Health Publications, Human Rights/Civic Participation Publications, Publications|

Fact sheet Rumors about proposed rule changes on the use of public benefits and immigration applications have many immigrants and their families worried about using programs like WIC, SNAP (food stamps), Medicaid, and energy assistance. Do not give up important benefits that your family needs, like food assistance and health care, based on rumors and fear. Be informed so you can make the right choice for you and your family.

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