Justice & Civil Liberties

America has made tremendous strides toward advancing and protecting our civil rights and liberties, but those rights are only real if every American benefits from them equally. From fighting for marriage equality, to protecting your right to privacy, to increasing transparency and accountability in government, to closing the gender wage gap, I will work to safeguard the rights of all New Mexicans. Together, we will create a fairer, more just tomorrow for our children.


  • Udall, Heinrich Express Concern about US Attorney General’s Review of Local Law Enforcement Consent Decrees

    U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M) are among 16 senators pressing U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions for answers about the Department of Justice (DOJ) review and delay of consent decrees between the federal government and local law enforcement agencies. In a letter to Sessions, the senators asked him to explain his intentions, including what he hopes will be the impact of the review and whether it could result in the termination or modification of existing consent decrees. Read More

  • Heinrich To Host Town Hall Meeting In Albuquerque South Valley

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - On Wednesday, April 19, at 6 p.m. MT, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will hold a town hall meeting at Atrisco Heritage Academy in the South Valley in Albuquerque. The senator will answer questions and discuss critical issues facing New Mexico. The town hall will be livestreamed on Senator Heinrich's Facebook page: Facebook.com/MartinHeinrich.  Read More

  • Udall, Heinrich to Hold Town Hall Meeting in Las Cruces

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. - On Monday, April 17, at 6 p.m. MT, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will hold a town hall meeting at the Las Cruces Convention Center. The senators will talk with constituents and answer questions about critical issues facing New Mexico. The town hall will be moderated by KRWG-TV/FM's Fred Martino. Read More

  • Udall, Heinrich Introduce Legislation To Fully Restore Broadband Privacy Protections

    U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich introduced legislation to restore broadband privacy rules that will protect consumers from having their personal, sensitive information sold to the highest bidder without their consent. The legislation reinstates the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules that require internet service providers to obtain consent before sharing their subscribers' sensitive information and adopt reasonable data security protections. Read More

  • Udall, Heinrich Continue Fight For Equal Pay For Women

    Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich marked Equal Pay Day and reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation that would strengthen the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and guarantee that women can challenge pay discrimination and hold employers accountable. Read More

  • Your Privacy Is Under Attack

    What if I told you internet service providers were allowed to sell or share your personal data without your knowledge or consent? Well, that's exactly what Republicans aim to do. If a resolution passed by Republicans in both the House and Senate is signed into law by President Trump, your personal data stored on your computer or cell phone such as information about your health, finances, children, and even your precise geo-location could be sold to the highest bidder without your consent or knowledge. … 

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  • Udall, Heinrich Question ICE Acting Director Homan on Constituent Concerns Surrounding ICE Deportation, Enforcement Measures

    U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich spoke with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Thomas Homan to express the deep concerns of New Mexico communities. The senators demanded answers about ICE deportation measures in the wake of President Trump's immigration executive orders, and sought assurances that New Mexicans can continue to receive health care and other essential services without fear of deportation. The senators also called on Homan to ensure that ICE focuses its limited resources on apprehending and deporting violent criminals, instead of innocent people who pose no threat to their communities or our nation, and secured a commitment that ICE will hold community engagement meetings with stakeholders in New Mexico. Read More

  • Standing Up Against Hate

    Last month I visited the Jewish Community Center in Albuquerque on the same day that it was evacuated because of a bomb threat. This was the JCC's second bomb threat within three weeks. These alarming incidents in Albuquerque and across the country aim to introduce fear into our communities and must not be tolerated. … 

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