The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government thanks everyone who donated to us on Giving Tuesday.
Every little bit helps.
We are a lean organization run largely with the volunteer help of attorneys, business, media and other professionals committed to protecting the state’s open meetings and open records act.
For 30 years we have been working to ensure government transparency in New Mexico. At the same time, we blocked proposed new laws that would have weakened and limited transparency by increasing exceptions to our open meetings and records laws as well as those that would have increased the costs to obtain records and denied the public’s right to learn about contenders for executive positions.
As part of our education efforts, we have hosted IPRA boot camps in communities around the states to arm the public with tips and techniques for identifying and obtaining public records on their own.
Every year, through our hotline, we field hundreds of calls and emails from private citizens, journalists, members of the business community and public officials seeking help getting records or guidance on interpreting public records and open meetings laws.
Thank you for helping us continue helping you.