SANTA FE, N.M. — Today, New Mexico State Representatives Andrea Romero, Linda Serrato, Patricia Roybal Caballero, Eleanor Chavez, and Linda Lopez joined over 50 volunteers from Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action in a call for action on gun safety measures during their annual advocacy day at the Roundhouse. This year’s advocacy day coincides with the celebration of 10 years of Moms Demand Action’s life-saving work to protect our families and communities from gun violence.
“We are gathering at the Roundhouse because New Mexico families deserve to be safe from senseless gun violence,” said Ivan Torres, a volunteer with the New Mexico chapter of Students Demand Action. “Communities across our state continue to be devastated by gun violence and at this legislative session lawmakers have an opportunity to deliver change. We look forward to continuing working with lawmakers and are proud to stand alongside our gun sense champions to pass common-sense gun safety laws, and save lives.”
Thanks to the advocacy of Moms Demand Action and Student Demand Action volunteers we have flipped the narrative around gun safety in New Mexico. Over the last several years, lawmakers have heeded the call of gun safety advocates and passed vital gun safety laws like requiring background checks on all gun sales, an Extreme Risk law, and last year, included historic violence intervention program funding in the budget applying a localized approach to reducing gun violence in New Mexico’s hardest-hit neighborhoods – all to end gun violence at its core.
This year, Moms Demand Action volunteers throughout our Nation are asking lawmakers to take action and pass proactive measures that will save lives. This comes after Moms Demand Action volunteers had major success this past election cycle, including in New Mexico where voters re-elected gun sense champion Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham.
More information on gun violence in New Mexico is available here. If you have questions, or to request an interview with a local volunteer about advocacy and gun violence prevention in New Mexico, please reach out to [email protected].