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Primary Election Day – June 7: Don’t Forget to Vote!

Primary Election day is Tuesday, June 7. Polls open 7 am to 7 pm. The New Mexico Secretary of State Website has a useful voter information guide. It’s easy to inquire about your voter status at Voter View where ou can … Continue reading

Everything you need to know about NM’s FY17 budget in one infographic

A great infographic from our friends at NM Voices for Children. Everything you need to know about NM’s budget (INFOGRAPHIC).    

2016 New Mexico Landscape Survey

The Center for Civic Policy (CCP) commissioned a statewide poll in early December of 2015 for the purpose of getting a reading of public opinion regarding some key public policy issues as New Mexico prepares for another legislative session. Here … Continue reading

Family-Friendly Businesses

The New Mexico Family-Friendly Business Award was created by the Task Force on Work Life Balance to recognize New Mexico employers and businesses that offer family-friendly employee benefits and promote increasing the number of businesses with family centered polices and … Continue reading

Our baby steps toward expanding early childhood services are not getting us far

By Bill Jordan, MA, is Senior Policy Advisor/Governmental Relations for NM Voices for Children Thousands of adorable and inquisitive youngsters are trotting off to school for the first time this month. From all around the state these wide-eyed kiddos are … Continue reading

How Corporate Tax Loopholes Compromise Our Future

By Donald Simonson, Ph.D.  The notion of “paying it forward” is a popular one, and while we may not think about our income taxes as a form of paying it forward, that’s exactly what we’re doing. The public works that … Continue reading

Where to vote in New Mexico

The early voting period ends on Saturday, November 1. Days and hours depending on specific counties and polling locations. Election day is Tuesday, November 4. Polls open 7 am to 7 pm. Bernalillo County: Early Vote Centers and Election Day … Continue reading

Pearce a roadblock to immigration reform

By Stephanie Maez (Guest Column, Las Cruces Sun News, Sept 7, 2014) Many of us have been working for comprehensive immigration reform longer than most people have been with their current employer. We do this because we believe in the … Continue reading

More on Governor’s Budget Wizard “Oops” Moment (VIDEO)

Brought to you by Sarah Kennedy:

Corporate Tax Giveaway Update: Gov. Martinez’s budget wizard apologizes for misleading legislature

Back in mid-March during the closing minutes of the 2013 session, the New Mexico House passed a massive corporate tax cut package — with no floor debate and no questions permitted. And, in what most observers believe was an unprecedented … Continue reading

May 9 Tele Townhall: In a time of drought, let’s protect our water (VIDEO)

Sarah says: New Mexico is experiencing one of the worst droughts in history. Shouldn’t we protect our water, NOT polluters? Answer the call. Join in. Speak out! TELEPHONE TOWN HALL Thurs. May 9th, at 6:00pm

Happy May Day: Immigration Reform and a Roadmap to Citizenship (VIDEO)

America deserves a common sense immigration process that includes a roadmap for new Americans who aspire to be citizens… take it away, Sarah:

Minimum Wage Increase Vetoed (VIDEO)

In case you missed it, Governor Martinez vetoed a statewide increase in the minimum wage. Sarah Kennedy had something to say about that:

New Mexico, it’s time to modernize our elections (VIDEO)

What’s wrong with this picture? Voters waiting in line for hours to vote in Chaparral and Rio Rancho. Hard-to-update, inaccurate paper-based voter registration systems. It’s little wonder that New Mexico’s voter participation rate is so disappointing. Our elections should be … Continue reading

The Minimum Wage: Hard Work Deserves Fair Pay (VIDEO)

(January 21, 2013) So says Sarah Kennedy in this video. Word is that the New Mexico Legislature will consider a measure to hike the state’s minimum wage. Not only is that good news for working families, it will give a … Continue reading

Closin’ out 2012 (VIDEO)

If you love Sarah Kennedy’s videos as much as we do, here’s your chance to weigh in. What was the best ClearlySK vid of 2012?

Be One Thousand

New Mexico’s Medicaid opportunity — it will save lives, save money and create jobs. Sarah Kennedy lays it all on the line in her latest video:

UPDATE: Clearly New Mexico’s New Look

Our apologies for the extended silence. As you probably have noticed, the Clearly New Mexico blog has an exciting, new look. Also, please note that it has been incorporated into the Center for Civic Policy website. Our aim in making … Continue reading

The Bad History Defense: Las Cruces Tea Party and the Confederate Flag (VIDEO)

By now you’ve probably heard about the embarrassing controversy swirling around the “prize-winning” Las Cruces Tea Party parade float that prominently featured the Confederate flag. Predictably, this symbol of division, racism and white supremacy evoked considerable backlash. One can only … Continue reading

July 4, 2012: What’s Does Freedom Mean to You? (VIDEO)

Sarah Kennedy poses the question and gets many answers: