Over the years, our hard work with dedicated partners and policy-makers has resulted in significant victories on behalf of New Mexico’s children and working families. In 2017, to celebrate our 30th year of advocacy, we created the following list of some of our biggest-impact victories over the past three decades:

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Some Other Victories

  • Increased funding for Medicaid coverage for children.
  • An increase in state low-income tax exemptions and credits.
  • An increase in unemployment insurance (UI) benefits for unemployed workers and their children, as well as UI rate cuts for businesses.
  • Increased funding for adult basic education programs.
  • Limits on campaign contributions from a single source.
  • Some regulation of payday lending.
  • Passage of the Child Helmet Safety Act.
  • Passage of the Special Needs Adopted Child Tax Credit.
  • Passage of the Dee Johnson Clean Indoor Air Act (thanks to the work of our Youth Link team).
  • Closure of a personal income tax loophole that primarily benefited high-income filers.
  • Repeal of the death penalty.
  • A statewide ban on cockfighting.
  • Defeats of several Definition of Marriage Acts (DOMAs).
  • Defeats of TABOR (spending limits) bills.