New Mexicans deserve open,
honest, accountable government.
We’re working to deliver it.

New Mexicans deserve open, honest, accountable government. We’re working to deliver it.

MAKING THE GRADE – NMGPA METHODOLOGY

NMGPA is Common Cause New Mexico’s new scorecard for legislators on good government issues like money in politics, transparency, ethics and voter access. It is based on a concept familiar to all of us, a grade point average.

Every legislative session, New Mexico legislators have a chance to advance the cause of good governance … or not.  Common Cause New Mexico tracks each and every action taken by legislators on good/bad governance bills – whether that action is a committee vote or a floor vote.

At the end of each session, legislators receive a GPA based on how many times they did the right thing.  (For example, if a legislator had 15 opportunities to either support good governance bills or oppose bad governance bills and she did the right thing 14 times, her GPA would be 14/15 or 93% -- a Solid A-)

Over time, New Mexico citizens will be able to see their legislators’ NMGPA each session as well as their lifetime GPA.

For more information on Common Cause’s NMGPA please contact CCNM's Legislative Director Heather Ferguson at: hferguson@commoncause.org or 505-980-9086.