ProgressNow: Blame all the NMLeg problems on ALEC

Oh…it’s bad, evil and wicked…we don’t know why, and we’re not told why, but it is!…

Today I have a little commentary on ProgressNow NM’s recent attack on ALEC…

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New Mexico ranks last in the nation in child well-being, now two years in a row [It must be ALEC’s fault].  How are New Mexico families doing?

AND Special Report: ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) in the Roundhouse.  We name names with legislators, companies and lobbyists working for ALEC against NM families [Evil ALEC, but we’re not told WHY].


This report is part of our multi-part 2014 Citizen’s Guide to the Issues and ALEC in New Mexico.   Learn more about the report…

  • Single women heading households in New Mexico make $10,437 less than their male counterparts
  • New Mexico pays legislators and ALEC-member for-profit prisons an indexed rate for per diems and incarcerating prisons, but the minimum-wage workers who serve the legislators and wardens don’t get that same annual adjustment to keep up with the rising cost of living
  • Since Governor Martinez took office, the number of middle-class families has shrunk (down 3%) but the number of poor and rich workers rose – that’s expanding our income inequality gap (already the worst in the nation)
  • New Mexicans are more likely to die from gun violence than soldiers serving in war in Afghanistan


  • ALEC reports that 35% of New Mexico’s legislators are members – yet, we only know the names of 1/2. [Oooh, that’s aggravating]
  • ALEC member corporations spent more than $1,000,000 on contributions to politicians in just two elections [Really?  I doubt it, but I wonder how much out-of-state Soros funding ProgressNow NM gets?]
  • For the first time, we can report the names of some ALEC members who received scholarship

This guide is meant to be an informational resource for anyone interested in the state of our state. All the information you will find herein is as up-to-date as possible and has been thoroughly researched and gathered from established, reputable sources.
Inside you will find New Mexico-specific data on a range of critical issues: Minimum Wage, Early Childhood Education, Gun Violence, the Status of Women, and much more. Use this guide to refresh your memory, better understand a specific issue, or simply gather information about how New Mexico is performing at the start of 2014.

While it can’t be ignored that New Mexico faces a number of daunting problems – stagnant job growth [it couldn’t possibly be due to Democrats opposing job growth and fighting to shut down the oil industry in New Mexico!], some of the nation’s deepest cuts to education, worst in the nation for child welfare – the citizens of New Mexico (and their citizen legislature) are dedicated to moving New Mexico forward [over the cliff!!!]. It’s our hope that this guide will help contribute to that progress.

  • Status of Women in New Mexico
  • Minimum Wage [Let’s raise the minimum wage so YOU can be affected by rising inflation at the grocery store!]
  • Income Inequality [Everyone needs to make the same wage– even if they aren’t willing to get off the couch!]
  • Gun Violence Prevention [Let’s blame inanimate objects for nutjobs and irresponsible behavior]
  • Driver’s License Policy [Let’s keep those illegal immigrants on the road, what’s wrong with breaking one more law?  And encourage illegal behavior…and while we’re at it let’s lower DWI penalties!]

ALEC in New Mexico

  • ALEC members [EVIL!  We don’t know why though…]
  • ‘Scholarship’ fund recipients & Finding ALEC in NMLEG Bills
  • ALEC-member contributions to New Mexico politicians [’cause Soros hates every little bit of competition]
  • ALEC-member corporation lobbyists [Patrick and Alex had a difficult time figuring out how to tie in corporations, but they finally got it figured out!]

Source: ProgressNow New Mexico

None of these problems could possibly be part of a downward spiral due to the combined corruption of the Richardson administration (you know it’s bad when the guy was too corrupt to make Obama’s cabinet!) and decades of Democrat controlled legislature…

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