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Policy Agenda logoNM KIDS are COUNTing on Us: A Campaign for a Better New Mexico

New Mexico has long ranked at or near the bottom for child well-being in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT rankings. But even when New Mexico dropped to 50th in the nation in 2013, the lack of a concerted response from our lawmakers was discouraging. NM Voices for Children, with input from our many partners and ally organizations, created the NM KIDS are COUNTing on Us: A Campaign for a Better New Mexico a policy agenda to put New Mexico’s kids first. (Link to the campaign.)

How can you help make New Mexico’s kids the state’s top priority?

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  • Find out more about being a Citizen Co-Sponsor here.
  • Read more about why we developed the policy agenda here.

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As a Citizen Co-Sponsor of the NM KIDS are COUNTing on Us Campaign, I support the policies and principles laid out in NM KIDS are COUNTing on Us: A Policy Agenda for a Better New Mexico as a framework for improving child outcomes and I agree to contact my state and national elected officials when key legislation is being considered that will impact child and family well-being.

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About Being a Citizen Co-Sponsor

As a Citizen Co-Sponsor you are pledging that:

  • You believe New Mexico can—and should—do better by its children.
  • You support the policies and principles laid out in NM KIDS are COUNTing on Us: A Campaign for a Better New Mexico as a framework for improving child outcomes (link to the campaign).
  • You will contact your state and national elected officials when key legislation is being considered that will impact child and family well-being. We’ll make it easy for you with our email Action Alerts. Each Action Alert will contain background information on the legislation in question, contact information for your elected officials, and even a script for what you might say or write.

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Why We Created the Policy Agenda

When a report ranked New Mexico dead last for business taxes, the Legislature was swift to act, passing a bill full of tax breaks worth hundreds of millions of dollars for profitable corporations in 2013. In fact, corporate well-being has been a big concern in several recent legislative sessions. Later that same year, the national KIDS COUNT Data Book ranked the state dead last for child well-being. But not one elected official has brought forth a plan to improve outcomes for our children. While some progress has been made—funding has been significantly increased for some early childhood care and education services, more child protective case workers have been hired, and some 30,000 children have been enrolled in Medicaid in recent months—child poverty remains unacceptably high.

It’s Time to Put New Mexico’s Children First!

Our NM KIDS are COUNTing on Us: A Campaign for a Better New Mexico is a starting point for lawmakers; a framework upon which they can launch a systematic effort to reduce child poverty and improve outcomes for our children.

If our state can afford hundreds of millions of dollars in tax cuts for corporations, it can afford to increase its investments in our children.

We need your help in convincing lawmakers to put our children first!

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