Our Mission

The mission of New Mexico First is to be a nonpartisan catalyst for positive change by conducting independent research, engaging New Mexicans in policy, and enabling action.


Our Core Values

  • Meaningfully engaging New Mexicans in public policy
  • Striving for and respecting consensus
  • Pursuing and respecting diverse points of views
  • Ensuring inclusion and transparency
  • Rising above partisan politics
  • Changing policy to improve people’s lives
  • Creating an informed population that is powerfully motivated
  • Reaching out statewide including rural and tribal communities
  • Partnering with others
  • Promoting civility
  • Democracy at its best