HJM 19 Passes Senate Rules Committee

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.

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HJM 19 Advances to Senate Rules Committee Wednesday (2/14/2018)

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.

 

Committee Members

Title Name District Party Role
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 Stuart Ingle 27 R 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 Clemente Sanchez 30 D Member
Senator Mark Moores 21 R Ranking Member

 

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HJM19 Moves to the Senate

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

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HJM19 Passes Committee

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!

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Perls to Testify Thursday 2/2/2018 in support of HJM19 at 1:30pm Room 315

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.

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Call*To*Action

Take action!

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
505-986-4844
miguel.garcia@nmlegis.gov

Daymon Ely
505-986-4336
daymon.ely@nmlegis.gov

David E. Adkins
505-986-4467
david.adkins@nmlegis.gov

Zachary J. Cook
505-986-4233
zachary.cook@nmlegis.gov

Doreen Y. Gallegos
505-986-4780
doreen.gallegos@nmlegis.gov

Nate Gentry
505-986-4757
natefornm@gmail.com

Debbie A. Rodella
debbie.rodella@nmlegis.gov
505-986-4329

 

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HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL 19 FULL TEXT

Click HERE for a PDF of HJR 19

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House Joint Memorial 19 Introduced

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.

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