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National Advocacy

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Current Nonprofit Related Issues

  • Protecting voting rights:

    • For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act

  • Infrastructure plans

    • Reconciliation proposals include funding for the care industries and broadband infrastructure

    • Bipartisan proposal is only for hard infrastructure (roads, bridges, dams); includes clawing back American Rescue Plan funds

  • Work Opportunities and Resources to Keep Nonprofits Well (WORK NOW) Act

    • $50 Billion in funding specifically for the nonprofit sector

    • Would create a grant program to retain employees and scale service delivery

New Mexico Thrives communicates with our Representatives and Senators to provide information about the needs and concerns of New Mexico's nonprofits.  New Mexico Thrives also partners with the National Council of Nonprofits on national advocacy initiatives.

2021

2020

 

2019

  • New Mexico Thrives met with Congressional delegates and their staff to discuss the needs of nonprofits, particularly above-the-line charitable deductions and protecting the Johnson Amendment.

New Mexico's Federal Delegation

Contact your congressional delegates to  let them know about the work of your organization and the needs of your community. Find out which staff member has nonprofits in their portfolio. They will be the most direct point of contact with your elected official.

 

Congresswoman Melanie Stansbury, Congressional District 1

Committees:

  • House Committee on Science, Space and Technology

  • House Committee on Natural Resources

    • Indigenous Peoples Subcommittee

Contact information:

  • website

  • Twitter: @Rep_Stansbury

  • DC Phone: 202-225-6316

Congresswoman Yvette Herrell, Congressional District 2

Committees:

  • House Committee on Natural Resources
  • House Committee on Oversight and Reform
    • Environment Subcommittee
    • Government Operations Subcommittee

Contact information:

  • website

  • Twitter: @RepHerrell

  • DC Phone: 202-225-2365

Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez, Congressional District 3

Committees:

  • House Committee on Administration

  • House Committee on Education and Labor

  • House Committee on Natural Resources

    • Indigenous Peoples Subcommittee

    • Natural Parks, Forests and Public Lands Subcommittee

Contact information:

  • website

  • Twitter: @RepTeresaLF

  • DC Phone: 202-225-6190

Senator Martin Heinrich

Committees:

  • Joint Economic - Chair

  • Appropriations

  • Energy & Natural Resources

  • Intelligence

Contact information:

  • website

  • Twitter: @MartinHeinrich

  • DC Phone: 202-224-5521

Senator Ben Ray Lujan

Committees:

  • Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry

  • Budget

  • Commerce, Science & Transportation

  • Health, Education, Labor & Pensions

  • Indian Affairs

Contact information:

  • website

  • Twitter: @SenatorLujan

  • DC Phone: 202-224-6621

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Senator Udall &
Tsiporah Nephesh
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D.C. 2019 PHOTOS

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Rep.  Debra Haaland & Tsiporah Nephesh
Rep. Xochitl Torres Small & Tsiporah Nephesh

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