While changes in public policies might not be on the radar of the average New Mexican, they can have an enormous impact—both beneficial and detrimental—on families and children. We both advocate for beneficial policies and fight against detrimental policies. Passing beneficial policies can take several years. Defeating detrimental policies, which are often brought forth year after year, also takes determination. Success one year does not mean there is no more work to be done on that issue.
Below is a list of some of our victories that have had the most beneficial impact on New Mexico’s low-income children and families, along with some of the detrimental bills we’ve helped defeat.