Transforming our public education system is a tireless effort that extends beyond one academic year or one legislative session. Our children cannot afford to wait another moment in their fight for equity in education.
Take Action during the 2024 Legislative Session!
Learn about our legislative priorities, legislative investments, bill numbers, and talking points. PDF Can be viewed and downloaded HERE. If you don’t know who represents you at the Roundhouse, find your legislator here and call or write to them asking for their support of a multilingual, multicultural education framework grounded in student equity.
This resource was created to help New Mexico families understand the advocacy process and how their lived experience and expertise can help influence legislation. The legislative process is complex, to say the least and was originally designed to be accessible only to a few. As one result of this, there are many acronyms and policy terms that may not be familiar to the public. CLICK HERE to see a list of resources to help navigate the legislative website as well as the legislative process.
This complete toolkit was created to hold all legislative resources in one place, while providing a link to a folder containing social media-ready graphics and sample language. To share this toolkit’s complete Google Folder with your colleagues, friends, and fellow supporters, visit THIS LINK.
Here are some of the ways you can help New Mexico’s students all year long:
Listen to New Mexico’s youth
Students are facing a dramatic economic and climate crisis and their agency, autonomy, and leadership are essential in the fight for our future. Listen to and believe their stories. Consider their demands with sincerity. Join them in solidarity. Youth organizers will continue to push for more inclusion for New Mexico’s students, including revisiting the 16 Vote legislation and the 2021 Student Bill of Rights. It is imperative we center their voice and values.
Advocate for New Mexico’s students
Our elected officials are often at the helm of change in New Mexico and it is imperative we let them know the obligations they still have not met for our state’s youth. Contact Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and let her know that TENM’s platform is the bare minimum actions we need to take to uplift every student. If you don’t know who represents you at the Roundhouse, find your legislator here and call or write to them asking for their support of a multilingual, multicultural education framework grounded in student equity.
Support our coalition
Support Transform Education NM by participating in our events and calls to action, following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and uplifting the organizations that make up our coalition, including:
ABC Community School Partnership, Center for the Education and Study of Diverse Populations, CHI St. Joseph’s Children, Coalition for the Majority, College Horizons, Community Schools Project, Disability Rights New Mexico, Dual Language Education of New Mexico, Educators Rising, Future Focused Education, La Semilla Food Center, Learning Action Buffet, Learning Alliance NM, National Education Association of New Mexico, Native American Budget and Policy Institute, New Mexico Association of Bilingual Educators, New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty, New Mexico Dream Team, New Mexico School Boards Association, New Mexico Voices for Children, Ngage New Mexico, Partnership for Equity and Education Rights, Tribal Education Alliance.