New Mexico First builds consensus on critical issues facing our state and communities and leads positive policy change through deliberative town halls, forums, and nonpartisan work on education, economic and community development, health, natural resources and good governance.

Economic & Community Development

We focus on statewide economic development, community-based economic development, and workforce development.


We focus on early childhood education, primary education, secondary education, and postsecondary education.

Good Governance

We focus on democracy building, civic engagement, ethics reform, redistricting reform, and other types of reform that make the New Mexico’s state government function better.


We focus on holistic approaches to healthcare and strive to improve all aspects of statewide health opportunities, relating to body, mind, and spirit.

Natural Resources

We focus on environmental sustainability and agricultural development relating to food insecurity, water security, and energy access.