Joint Memorial to Make Elections More Fair Will Go to Congress
Santa Fe – A House Joint Memorial to make elections more fair passed the Senate Floor today. The memorial, sponsored by Rep. Linda Trujillo (D-Santa Fe), calls for Congress to pass the “Fix It America” constitutional amendment. If this amendment were adopted by Congress, it would overturn the Citizen’s United Supreme Court decision, limiting the disproportionate influence campaign contributions have on elections, and ensuring political districts are drawn fairly.
“Ensuring our elections are more fair is crucial,” said Rep. Linda Trujillo. “Every New Mexican should be equally represented in our elections and working to create more transparency will have long term benefits for voters across the country.”
HJM 10 calls for a simple and practical approach to two important issues: the influence of money on elections and governance, and the rigging of elections through creative district line drawing. House Democrats are committed to transparency and accountability in government, and support measures that will help level the playing field in elections.