New Mexico's Youth are the Solution

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Sign the pledge today and stand with New Mexico's youth.

I acknowledge that the school-to-prison pipeline is hurting our children and youth in New Mexico, and I pledge to stand with our youth to empower them, work with them, and implement positive and proactive solutions that work.
New Mexico is ranked 50th in the Nation for child well-being, and to reverse this trend we need to implement positive solutions. Some lawmakers want to criminalize children and families for the failures of our leadership. New Mexico’s children and young people –our kids – are the solution, not the problem. It is time for them to lead… Read more.

5th Annual Pumpkin Smash

Screen Shot 2014-10-28 at 3.21.52 PMThe 5th Annual Pumpkin Smash will be held Saturday, November 1st from 12 - 2 PM at the International District Community Garden. Bring your leftover pumpkins and wear your costume to this fun and free family event! There will be pumpkin smashing, a potluck, a pumpkin-pie eating contest, and we will also be decorating our float for Sunday's Día de Los Muertos Day Parade. See you at the Smash!

SWOP Sues to Protect SNAP Resources

The NM Center on Law and Poverty and the Southwest Organizing Project, along with New Mexicans in need of food assistance, are suing the Secretary of the Human Services Department for violating the law by improperly issuing regulations that increase the requirements to obtain food assistance.New Mexico's economy and job market are lagging behind the rest of the country- and now our most vulnerable families are being punished for it.

Keeping food from our hungry children is not a job creation program!

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Get Out The Vote '14

weretalkingSWOP's Nuestra Elección campaign has worked hard this year to register thousands of New Mexicans in Bernalillo County to vote. As Election Day approaches we shift our focus to turn out the vote in 2014 and ensure our voices are represented in office. Many of New Mexico's communities are underrepresented in our election process, specifically in low-income and people-of-color communities. Turnout is particularly low during midterm elections. Don't be silenced! Get out and vote on November 4th! Click here for more information on early voting, absentee voting, and voting locations.

Thank You for being a part of Tierra del Soul!

winnersCongratulations to the winners of the 2014 chile stew cookoff at SWOP's annual chile harvest fiesta. We'll see you next year!

Protect New Mexico's hungry families

Sign the petition and tell the Governor that we can't afford to cut SNAP benefits to vulnerable New Mexicans at a time when our economy is one of the worst in the country!

New Mexico's Youth are the Solution

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Sign the pledge today and stand with New Mexico's youth.

I acknowledge that the school-to-prison pipeline is hurting our children and youth in New Mexico, and I pledge to stand with our youth to empower them, work with them, and implement positive and proactive solutions that work.
New Mexico is ranked 50th in the Nation for child well-being, and to reverse this trend we need to implement positive solutions. Some lawmakers want to criminalize children and families for the failures of our leadership. New Mexico’s children and young people –our kids – are the solution, not the problem. It is time for them to lead… Read more.

Contribute to SWOP Today

Esteban with caption(3)"When I was in school, I had friends, but I never felt like I really belonged until I became part of SWOP and I realized I really want to change my community and these are people who share the same purpose."

- Esteban Cabrera Durán, SWOP Youth

Click to learn more about Esteban's story and all the ways your contribution supports SWOP's work with students and families in New Mexico. donate