Photo Gallery

Congressional testimony

NMVC executive director James Jimenez (second from right) testifies to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources during a field hearing in Santa Fe. James spoke about how much money the state is losing in royalties by allowing oil and gas producers to vent or flare methane instead of capturing it, as is required by other states. (April 2019)

Getting outdoors with Smokey

Paige Knight (far left), NMVC research and policy analyst, and Bill Jordan (far right), senior policy advisor and government relations officer, pose for a photo with Smokey Bear after a bill signing at Hyde Memorial State Park east of Santa Fe. Governor Lujan Grisham had just signed SB 462, which creates an outdoor recreation division and establishes a new outdoor equity grant. (April 2019)

Legislative tax summit

NMVC staffers Jacob Vigil (far left) and Stela Vasquez Guzman (both research and policy analysts) pose with Michael Mazerov (senior fellow with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ State Fiscal Project), Bill Jordan (NMVC senior policy advisor and government relations officer) and Richard Anklam (far right), who organized the Summit for legislators. Michael gave a presentation at the summit on one of the tax policy issues on our agenda. (July 2018)

Immigrant rights rally

NMVC staffers Sarah Hyde (policy analyst; far left), Marie-Pier Frigon (communications assistant), James Jimenez (executive director), and Bill Jordan (senior policy advisor and government relations officer; far right) join between two and three thousand people at a rally at Albuquerque Civic Plaza to call for the end of family separation and child detention at the U.S.-Mexico border. (June 2018)

2018 KIDS COUNT Conference & Spirit of Hope Awards

Roberta Rael (behind the podium) accepts the Spirit of Hope Direct Service Award for her work founding and directing Generation Justice, a youth-led radio show at KUNM. Roberta is surrounded by the Generation Justice youth who were attending the awards luncheon, which was part of our 2018 KIDS COUNT Conference. Find more photos from this event on our Flickr album. (June 2018)

Data to Action Workshop in San Juan County

NM Voices staffers Bill Jordan (senior policy advisor and government relations officer; far left), Armelle Casau, and Jacob Vigil (both policy analysts) pose for a quick pre-workshop photo with Amanda Evans (far right) of the San Juan County Partnership at San Juan Center for Independence. (April 2018)

Documentary film shoot

NMVC Executive Director James Jimenez (right) talks about how New Mexico could do a better job of fully funding its public education system for a documentary being made by independent film company CAVU. The film, Unearthed, explores how revenue from the state’s oil and gas industry impacts K-12 funding. Watch part one of the film Unearthed here. (Sept. 2017)

2017 KIDS COUNT Conference

NMVC Board of Directors members Antonio Granillo (far left) and Cindy Nava (far right) flank the four winners of the Amy Biehl Youth Spirit Award (left to right): Avery Aguilar, Natalie Chambers, Isabella Baker, and Janelle Astorga. The ceremony, which also included the Spirit of Hope Awards, was held during the 5th Annual KIDS COUNT Conference. Find more photos from this event on our Flickr album. (June 2017)

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New Mexico poet Jimmy Santiago Baca gives the keynote address at our 4th Annual KIDS COUNT conference, which also included AECF President and CEO Dr. Patrick McCarthy, WKKF Chief Policy Officer Dr. Barbara Ferrer, and a panel of local experts. The Amy Biehl Youth Spirit, Alice King Public Service, Legislative Advocacy, and Spirit of Hope Awards were also presented. Find more photos from this event on our Flickr album. (June 2016)

2016 Cesar Chavez March

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (left) chats with NMVC Senior Policy Advisor and Government Relations Officer Bill Jordan (right) during a march to honor Cesar Chavez. The march, as part of the annual celebration of the labor rights leader, went through downtown Albuquerque. (March 26, 2016)

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State Senator Michael Padilla displays the tablet he won during a live auction at this annual fundraiser. The Alice King Public Service, Patty Jennings & Polly Arango Citizen Advocacy, Legislative Advocacy, and Spirit of Hope Awards were also presented. Find more photos from this event on our Flickr album. (Nov. 2015)

Legislative hearing 9-21-15Legislative committee testimony

NMVC KIDS COUNT Director Amber Wallin (left) and NMVC Senior Policy Advisor and Government Relations Officer Bill Jordan (right) testify on the state of child well-being in New Mexico at a hearing of the Legislative Health and Human Services Committee. NMVC policy and research staff members often testify at legislative committee hearings to give state policymakers information relevant to a issue on which they are working. (Sept. 2015)

Medicaid’s 50th anniversary

NMVC Communications Director Sharon Kayne (left), NMVC Senior Policy Advisor and Government Relations Officer Bill Jordan (center), and NMVC KIDS COUNT Director Amber Wallin (right) enjoy a celebration of Medicaid at Explora in Albuquerque. The celebration, which was organized by a coalition of health care advocates, was held to mark the half-century that the health care program for low-income children, seniors, and the disabled had been in existence. (July 2015)

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Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II (center), founder of the Moral Monday movement, speaks with an attendee after giving the keynote address during lunch at our 3rd Annual KIDS COUNT conference. Also at the event were AECF VP of External Affairs Lisa Hamilton, Aspen Institute Managing Director Marjorie Sims, and AVANCE CEO Richard Noriega. U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich unveiled his two-generation economic empowerment legislation. Find more photos from this event on our Flickr album. (June 2015)

2015 Amy Biehl Youth Spirit Awards2015 Amy Biehl Youth Spirit Awards

Amy Biehl Youth Spirit Award honoree Ulysses Yarbrough (left), standing with New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, holds his certificate, which was awarded for his work raising money for the Sky Velvet Vassar Music Foundation. Ulysses was one of twelve New Mexico youth to be honored for their community service or advocacy work. The awards were presented at our 2015 KIDS COUNT Conference. Find more photos from this event on our Flickr album. (June 2015)

Pew Charitable Trusts conference

NMVC KIDS COUNT Director Amber Wallin (left) and Bernalillo County Place Matters Coordinator Jacque Garcia (right) take a break at a conference on how to conduct a health impact assessment. The conference was held by the Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, D.C. (June 2015)

Moral Monday

NMVC Senior Policy Advisor and Government Relations Officer Bill Jordan (right) chats with NMVC Board Member and former U.S. Senator Fred Harris (left) during a Moral Monday demonstration outside the state Capitol. Bill talked told those gathered that the state budget is a moral document because how we spend our public money shows us what our priorities are. (Feb. 2015)