Common Cause promotes New Mexico Pledge

Ever wonder where state legislatures or local politicians get funding for their campaigns and how those funds might influence the polices they create? Common Cause New Mexico Campaign Manager, Heather Ferguson met with Daily News staff Wednesday to talk about the importance of the New Mexico Pledge campaign.

Common Cause New Mexico and the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government currently have a New Mexico Pledge campaign aimed at reducing the influence of big-money interests in political campaigns. The educational campaign was launched in September.

"The main goal of the New Mexico Pledge is to both engage and empower New Mexican citizens that there are solutions to their concerns regarding the current state of disclosure and transparency in our state government," Ferguson said, adding, the modern campaign system is broken and prevents elected officials from solving big problems. Continue>>>