This morning House Joint Memorial 19 passed the Senate Rules Committee sending it to the senate floor.
This brings us one step closer to establishing an Election Reform task force this summer.
New Mexico Open Primaries would like to thank Representative Daymon Ely for presenting the memorial.
House Joint Memorial (HJM) 19 is headed to the Senate Rules Committee. They will hear HJM19 on Wednesday February 14 at 8:30am Room 321
***CALL TO ACTION ***
NMOP supporters, we need your help. We need you to call and email the senators on the Rules Committee (click their names in the table below to follow the link to their individual pages and contact information). We also need, if you are able, you to show up in person, at 8:30am on Wednesday the 14th, room 321, to speak, and voice your support of HJM 19.
|Senator||Linda M. Lopez||11||D||Chair|
|Senator||Jeff Steinborn||36||D||Vice Chair|
|Senator||Gregory A. Baca||29||R||Member|
|Senator||Jacob R. Candelaria||26||D||Member|
|Senator||Daniel A. Ivey-Soto||15||D||Member|
|Senator||Gerald Ortiz y Pino||12||D||Member|
|Senator||Mary Kay Papen||38||D||Member|
|Senator||Cliff R. Pirtle||32||R||Member|
|Senator||Mark Moores||21||R||Ranking Member|
House Joint Memorial (HJM) 19 has made it through the House and is headed to the Senate. It calls for an interim task force to study election reform. As you all know, it is a complex issue and we feel strongly that we need a whole summer to present/hear testimony to better educate all while coming to consensus on a few of the more controversial issues presented in the last few years.
Please call your State Senator and ask for them to support HJM19
NMOP House Joint Memorial 19 passed the House Local Government, Elections, Land Grants & Cultural Affairs committee unanimously and is headed to the house floor.
NMOP thanks the Memorial's sponsors Representative Moe Maestas and Representative Daymon Ely. Thank you to all our NMOP supporters to contacted committee members to voice your support!
Tomorrow, Thursday February 8, at the Roundhouse, at 1:30pm, room 315, NMOP President Bob Perls will testify before the House Local Government, Elections, Land Grants & Cultural Affairs Committee in support of HJM19. All supporters who are able are encouraged to attend.
We know you care about election reform! Here is your chance to help! Please contact the members of the House Local Government, Elections, Land Grants & Cultural Affairs committee, asking them to support HJM 19, NMOP’s sponsored memorial calling on the New Mexico State Legislature to establish an interim task force to study election reform in a comprehensive way.
We know that task forces work to educate members so that they have a better understanding of issues before they have to take a vote.
We encourage voter participation and competition in all elections so that our political system reflects the wishes and desires of the broadest possible cross section of New Mexico.
Call them, or email them today!
Miguel P. Garcia
David E. Adkins
Zachary J. Cook
Doreen Y. Gallegos
Debbie A. Rodella
On January 29, Representative Moe Maestas (D-Albuquerque) introduced House Joint Memorial (HJM) 19.
HJM 19 is NMOP’s sponsored memorial calling on the New Mexico State Legislature to establish an interim task force to study election reform in a comprehensive way. Founder of NMOP, Bob Perls, stated, “ We bring needed reforms to the legislature, but are told that it is too complex or broad. It is clear to our Board and to many observers that this is a complex but solvable policy area that needs some in-depth conversation between all stakeholders.”
Over the last three legislative sessions, NMOP has focused on legislation to open up primary elections to all voters, to make ballot access fair to independent candidates, to make sure that all qualified voters can vote in all elections and has supported other non-profits pushing for independent redistricting commissions and rank choice voting. With our sponsor’s help, an open primaries bill made it through several legislative committees last session.
Our sponsor, Rep. Moe Maestas is a long time supporter of NMOP and he, along with Rep. Jim Dines and Rep. Daymon Ely are the primary sponsors of HJM 19. We hope to see an interim task force established this summer to study ways to increase voter participation and competition in all elections so that our political system reflects the wishes and desires of the broadest possible cross section of New Mexico.