Promoting ethics and accountability in New Mexico government
Issue 2 | July 2017
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Watching the Watchers: July News
Welcome to the second edition of Watching the Watchers, the New Mexico Ethics Watch newsletter. I thought I would take a moment to discuss NMEW’s educational mission, perhaps the most critical part of the work we do.
At NMEW, we strongly believe that the most effective tool in ensuring ethical governance is an informed electorate. Citizens who know their rights, and know the duties and responsibilities of their elected representatives and other state officials, provide the strongest barrier to corruption and unethical behavior. NMEW undertakes its educational mission in a variety of ways. We hope that you can engage with us in any or all of these facets of our education work. Read more.
NMEW on KRWG PBS "Newsmakers"
Tune in to PBS to watch Douglas Carver speak with host Fred Martino on KRWG / PBS Newsmakers in July. The show features an interview with Douglas regarding the mission of New Mexico Ethics Watch, and our outreach and education efforts surrounding the elements of a quality statewide Ethics Commission.
In June, New Mexico Ethics Watch was featured in the following news stories:
6/22/17 - New Mexico Ethics Watch urges state legislators to draft enabling legislation for the proposed statewide Ethics Commission in an interview with the Albuquerque Journal.
6/21/17 - New Mexico Ethics Watch releases statement supporting the Courts, Corrections, Justice Interim Committee decision to include the consideration of enabling legislation for the statewide Ethics Commission in the 2017 interim period.
Douglas Carver was interviewed by New Mexico In Focus's Gwyneth Doland on June 9 on PBS. Douglas highlighted the need for legislators to present draft legislation describing the powers and functions of an ethics commission in advance of the November 2018 vote. If you missed the segment, fear not, you can stream it here.
Follow the link here to see upcoming events where Douglas Carver will be a guest speaker. Meetings are open to the general public. NMEW is a non-partisan organization. Read more.
Summer & Fall Roundtables and Guest Speaking in Your Town
This summer and fall, NMEW intends to travel around the State to meet with people interested in promoting open, accountable, and ethical government at a state and local level. If you would like us to visit your town, or are interested in participating in a related panel, training, or event in your region, please let us know.
How You Can Help
Your support is critical to helping us in our mission. New Mexico Ethics Watch is presently under the fiscal sponsorship of the New Mexico Community Foundation. Donations to support NMEW’s work can be made in one of the following ways:
1) BY CHECK (preferred): You can send a check made out to the New Mexico Community Foundation, with “donation to NM Ethics Watch” written in the memo line. Checks should be mailed to the New Mexico Community Foundation at 135 W Palace Ave, Suite 301, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Read more.