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AFP-NM Comments on McKinley County Right-to-Work Ordinance

Apr 3, 2018 by AFP

Grassroots group urges McKinley County Commissioners to Expand Worker Freedom in Public Hearing

Gallup, NM – Americans for Prosperity-New Mexico (AFP-NM) is urging the McKinley County Commissioners to pass the Right-to-Work ordinance sponsored earlier this year by Commissioner Bill Lee. On Tuesday, AFP-NM attended a public hearing held by the McKinley County Commissioners on the proposal. If passed, McKinley County would be the second county in New Mexico to expand workers’ rights.

AFP-NM state director, Burly Cain issued the following statement:

“When workers are no longer forced to join unions against their will, job growth and more opportunities for workers follow. We thank the McKinley County Commissioners for having this vital discussion on empowering and protecting workers and hope they push the measure through. Enacting Right-to-Work would have a positive impact on McKinley County workers and businesses.”


AFP-NM has been the state’s leading grassroots organization in advocating for local governments to pass policies that empower New Mexico workers. Last September, AFP-NM launched the “New Jobs New Mexico” campaign – a robust grassroots, direct mail, and digital effort to educate citizens about the impact of Right-to-Work. AFP-NM first rallied in Sandoval County, which passed Right-to-Work on January 19th, and the group committed to engaging across the state to make New Mexico the next Right-to-Work success story.