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There is a lot to vote for on the ballot this year – but one down-ballot issue needs your special consideration: Voting FOR Constitutional Amendment 1.

So what does voting “FOR” mean? Simply, it changes requirements so that qualified professionals, not politicians, run the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC), which regulates public utilities and other industries, to ensure fair and reasonable rates, and to assure reasonable and adequate services to the public.

New Mexico is one of just eleven states that has politicians oversee utilities instead of professionals. It’s time for the state to join the rest of the country and put professionals, not politicians, in charge. Amendment 1 will make that happen.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

We’ve seen politicians like President Trump ignore experts dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, while states like New Mexico have followed the advice of public health experts. Qualified experts make a huge difference.

With New Mexico families and small businesses struggling, they need qualified, knowledgeable professionals, not politicians, on the PRC to ensure fair and reliable utility rates and service. That’s why this proposal passed the legislature with overwhelming support from both parties.

I’m asking you to vote FOR on Constitutional Amendment 1 – so that qualified experts can regulate New Mexico’s complex and vital utility industries.

  • Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham

Constitutional Amendment 1 Endorsers

  • NAVA Educational Project (Native American Voter Alliance)
  • Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM)
  • Rio Grande Chapter Sierra Club
  • NM CAFé – NEA NM
  • Dine CARE
  • Prosperity Works
  • NM Wild
  • NRDC
  • Environmental Defense Action Fund (EDAF)
  • Center for Civic Policy
  • Empowerment Congress of Dona Ana County
  • Policy Solutions Institute
  • Interwest Energy Alliance
  • Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP)
  • Western Clean Energy Campaign
  • 350 New Mexico
  • Vote Solar
  • League of Conservation Voters (LCV)
  • Western Environmental Law Center (WELC)
  • PRC Commissioner Cynthia Hall
  • Majority Leader Peter Wirth
  • Speaker of the House Brian Egolf
  • Fmr. PRC Commissioner Doug Howe
  • Fmr. PRC Commissioner Jason Marks
  • Renewable Energy Industries Association of New Mexico (REIA)

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