The Center’s Mission

The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty is dedicated to advancing economic and social justice through education, advocacy and litigation. We work with low-income New Mexicans to improve living conditions, increase opportunities and protect the rights of people living in poverty.

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Support Our Work

Each year, the Center generates changes to laws, policies, and programs that secure opportunities for tens of thousands of New Mexicans. Your tax-deductible donation to the NM Center on Law and Poverty will further this work to ensure that all of our families have access to food, healthcare, a quality education, housing, fair working conditions and economic security.

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Paid Sick Leave

Workers' Rights

We have fought for guaranteed paid sick leave for New Mexico workers.

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Immigrants Rights and Public Benefits

Public Benefits

Applying for public benefits such as Medicaid, SNAP (food stamps) and cash assistance, like TANF and GA, is often a confusing process. For immigrants, the system is even more complicated.

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Workers Rights during COVID-19

Workers' Rights

Learn more about your rights to sick leave, unemployment benefits, and health and safety protections.

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Education is the single most important investment that New Mexico can make in its health, strength, and prosperity. Yet, year after year, our state ranks at the bottom nationally in

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New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty

301 Edith Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87102

(505) 255-2840 tel.  |   (505) 300-2785 fax

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