“A free and open media with diverse ownership and multiple opposing views from independent journalists is essential to a functional democracy because voters must be informed to make sound voting decisions.”

We Affirm:

1. Public figures in the media should treat all women with respect and dignity. We call for eliminating the objectification of women and men in press, radio, film, TV, and news as a means of acquiring status or employment; and
2. Mergers of large media companies stifle information by limiting the number of voices, opinions, and facts that inform our world view

We Will:

1. Fight for Net Neutrality so that all internet content is equally accessible without favoring or blocking particular content. The internet must remain open and uncensored;
2. Commit to giving candidates free and equal media time and coverage during elections;
3. Support a NM film industry that creates movies, TV shows, and commercials that have people of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, religions, and gender identities, as reflected in the diverse demographics of our State;
4. Dismantle media companies that are monopolies in their geographic areas;
5. Guarantee continued support and funding for NPR, PBS and other public media;
6. Protect journalists and media organizations from intimidation and resist efforts to marginalize and undermine objective media sources; specifically, religious based organizations and companies
7. Encourage accurate portrayals and representation of people within the NM film industry, forgoing cultural, religious, racial, and sexual stereotypes;
8. Support systems for social media that distinguish hate posts and false reporting from factual, evidence-based reporting, which is appropriately protected as freedom of speech;
9. Protect New Mexicans and their private data from unauthorized and illegal access, analyses, sale, and use;
10. Support programs that educate people to interpret and critique the news they receive; and
11. Ensure that social media providers provide robust protection of private data.

Help Protect Our Democracy

Join today to make sure that New Mexico continues to elect Democrats who will protect our democracy and uphold our ideals