Support free speech in New Mexico by speaking out/commenting on Secretary of State’s proposed non-profit regulations

As detailed in the Albuquerque Journal, there is bi-partisan concern over new regulations being proposed by the New Mexico Secretary of State. It is not “just” conservatives who believe that every New Mexico resident has the right to support causes they believe in without fear of intimidation and harassment.

The Rio Grande Foundation testified and spoke out against similar legislation that wound up passing in the 2017 legislative session only to be vetoed by Gov. Martinez. Now, the Secretary of State is proposing to do by administrative fiat what wasn’t achieved in the political process.

More details on the public meetings and comments here and there are now three public testimony opportunities scheduled at which the public is encouraged to show up and share their concerns:

Santa Fe – State Capitol Building, 491 Old Santa Fe Trail Room 321, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501, on Thursday, July 13, 2017, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Albuquerque – Joint County Commission/City Council Vincent E. Griego Chambers of the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government Center (Concourse Level 2), One Civic Plaza NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Las Cruces – Doña Ana County Government Center, 845 N. Motel Blvd, Las Cruces, NM 88007, on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Comments may be submitted to Kari Fresquez, State Elections Director, via email at, fax (505)827-8081, or mail to Attn: Kari Fresquez – proposed rule, Secretary of State, 325 Don Gaspar, Suite 300, Santa Fe, NM 87501.

Information on SB 96 and its many problems (the Secretary of State’s proposal closely mirrors this legislation) can be found here. Here is a great video from Prager University that does a fantastic job of explaining the importance of donor privacy:

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2 Replies to “Support free speech in New Mexico by speaking out/commenting on Secretary of State’s proposed non-profit regulations”

  1. We clearly have a no solicitation sign posted …religious, political, sales and yet a flyer was hung on our door in our private courtyard, beyond a closed gate. Please try to be more courteous and respectful of private property.

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