Today, Equality New Mexico is excited to announce its 2012 Agenda for Equality.
In just over one month, legislators will return to Santa Fe for the start of the legislative session and Equality New Mexico will be there to lead on the following issues.
Defending our families
The possibility of a Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) amendment becoming a part of our state constitution is more real now than ever before, and Equality New Mexico will take the lead in defeating this and all legislation that would discriminate against the LGBT community and harm our families.
Supporting our children
Bullying is a real problem in New Mexico schools. It threatens the health and well being of our children, and makes it impossible for them to learn. This is a public problem, and it requires a public response. As such, Equality New Mexico will take the lead on legislation that includes parents, students and community leaders in developing and implementing real solutions to this problem.
Improving our health
Whether it’s on account of discrimination or income, the fact remains that LGBT people and families are less likely to have heath insurance that the rest of the population. This directly threatens the health and security of our families and communities. To begin addressing this problem, Equality New Mexico will support legislation that would increase access to health insurance and healthcare for the LGBT community, especially those living with HIV/AIDS.
We have a clear direction going into session and we are going all out to defend our families, support our children and improve our health. Will you act now to support this vision for a better and more equal New Mexico by making a contribution?
These issues were identified in part based upon the results of our 2012 legislative survey. Thanks to those of you who told us what matters most to you and your family.
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