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VICTORY FOR DEMOCRACY: Governor Lujan Grisham Signs Landmark Voting Rights Legislation

MARCH 30, 2023

Sarah Harris, [email protected]

SANTA FE—Today, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed HB4, legislation to expand voting rights by restoring voting rights for over 11,000 New Mexicans affected by discriminatory felony disenfranchisement laws, improving ballot access for Tribal communities, and allowing New Mexicans to opt into a permanent mail-in voting list.

Stand Up America’s Deputy Political Director, Reggie Thedford, commented on the passage:

“This is a historic day for the democracy movement. With her signature, Governor Lujan Grisham is sending a message to the rest of the nation and empowering thousands of New Mexicans who for too long have been locked out of the electoral process, ensuring that every eligible voter in New Mexico has their voice heard. New Mexico is setting the standard for other states to make voting more accessible and inclusive. 

“We’re grateful to the advocates and personally-impacted individuals who have led this fight from the start and our thousands of Stand Up America members in New Mexico who called and emailed lawmakers all session to help get this bill over the finish line. We look forward to advocating for other states to follow New Mexico’s lead.”

Since the start of session, Stand Up America’s over 5,000 members in New Mexico drove more than 2,500 calls and emails to lawmakers encouraging them to pass the New Mexico Voting Rights Act. Stand Up America also ran statewide digital ads encouraging lawmakers to pass the voting rights measure.

To speak with a Stand Up America representative about their work in New Mexico, please don’t hesitate to reach out to [email protected]

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About Stand Up America
Stand Up America is a progressive advocacy organization with nearly two million community members across the country. Focused on grassroots advocacy to stand up to corruption and voter suppression and build a more representative democracy, Stand Up America has driven over 1.7 million calls to lawmakers, registered over 100,000 voters, mobilized thousands of protestors, and contacted tens of millions of voters.

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