Safe and supportive communities build resilient families and a strong state. But our communities, workforce, and economy cannot be healthy when so many New Mexico children and families lack access to a comprehensive and high-quality system of physical and behavioral health, prevention, and wellness resources. And none of us can be healthy and safe until we do a better job of taking care of our natural environment, which includes lessening our collective carbon footprint and protecting our air, land, and water.
Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve refocused much of our work on how COVID-19 and the recession are impacting New Mexico’s children and families, and what the state can do to ensure New Mexicans survive the crises and thrive after they’re over. This webpage includes links to fact sheets, blogs, and reports on everything from how the federal stimulus is helping New Mexico to who has been left out.
Despite its overwhelming unpopularity, the idea of reinstating the tax on food continues to be advanced whenever the subject of raising new revenue comes up. Beyond its unpopularity, there are very important reasons taxing food would harm child well-being in New Mexico. This fact sheet looks at some of them.
The Affordable Care Act continues to come under attack from lawmakers on the right, with a suit in the U.S. Supreme Court the latest challenge. But what has the ACA actually done for New Mexico? Quite a lot! Find out more about that as well as the continued threats in this two-part blog series.