New Mexicans for Money Out of Politics is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, grassroots organization. Our mission is to remove the corrupting influence of money in politics and government and make the government work for ALL the people of New Mexico and our country.
Eighteen groups promoting democracy reform sent a letter Tuesday to Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, asking for a presidential debate focused on the candidates' democracy reform plans.
"Whether it comes to addressing our climate crisis, lowering the cost of prescription drugs, ending gun violence, or any other issue Democratic candidates have been talking about on the campaign trail, the role of a healthy democracy in achieving those ends is undeniable," the letter states.
<p>Democracy reform issues have played only a <a data-linked-post="2639610363" href="https://thefulcrum.us/no-reform-second-debate-night" target="_blank">small</a> <a data-linked-post="2639016707" href="https://thefulcrum.us/redistricting/second-democratic-debate" target="_blank">role</a> in the two sets of debates by the Democratic candidates for president.</p><p>So far, 10 candidates have qualified for the Sept. 12 debate in Houston. If more than 10 candidates qualify — based on fundraising and polling — a second night will be added on Sept. 13.</p><p><p style="text-align: center;" id="sufn"><a style="font-weight: bold;margin:40px auto;font-size:2rem" href="https://thefulcrum.us/st/newsletters">Sign up for The Fulcrum newsletter </a></p></p>