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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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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Ending Wage Theft

Workers' Rights

Wage theft—the unlawful failure to pay wages rightfully owed to a worker—is rampant among New Mexico’s low-wage workers.

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Expanding Access to Child Care Assistance

Public Benefits

Child care assistance helps families with very low‐incomes provide quality care for their children while they work or attend school.

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Access to Quality, Affordable Healthcare


With over 1 in 3 New Mexicans relying on Medicaid for their healthcare, we advocate for fully funding the program, making enrollment easier, and ensuring access to services.

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Education Lawsuit Against State of New Mexico Seeks Justice for New Mexico’s School Children

Yazzie v. State of New Mexico

Yazzie v. State of New Mexico calls for the court to order the State to provide the programming and resources necessary for all public school students to succeed as well

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New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty

924 Park Avenue, SW
Suite C
Albuquerque, NM 87102

(505) 255-2840 tel.  |   (505) 255-2778 fax

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