During the 2021 legislative session, NM First followed and supported policies aligned with the cross-partisan and diverse perspectives of New Mexicans across the state who participated in community policy initiatives and our consensus-backed town halls. During the 2021 legislative session, our focus was on food, hunger & agriculture, good governance, broadband access equity and economic development, health, and education issues. To learn more about how the bills we followed fared in the 2021 Regular Session, download the legislative roundup file below!
New Mexico First supported House Bill 207 and is a member of the Food, Hunger, Water, and Agriculture Policy Workgroup, whose policy priorities focus on public policy that seeks to alleviate food insecurity, create resilient food systems, and focus support on critical needs as New Mexico moves forward with public policy related to pandemic relief and recovery efforts. New Mexico First continues to work with the Policy Workgroup, a cross-partisan coalition of policymakers, agricultural producers, ag and food-related businesses, the emergency food sector, people of faith, anti-poverty and anti-hunger advocates, researchers/academics, dietitians and health experts, educators, and public policy advocates. While participants come from many different communities and professions across New Mexico and have many different life experiences, there is a shared belief that working together to address food insecurity and strengthen local food systems will improve the health and nutrition of all New Mexicans. Learn more about the Food, Hunger, Water, Ag Policy Workgroup here.