Sample Call Script to Legislators:

To find your legislator visit:  www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/legislator_search.aspx

Hello, my name is [first and last name], and I am calling from [PLACE]. I'm calling to ask [name of legislator] to support HB 40, the Private Detention Facilities Moratorium Act, legislation that will prohibit the operation and management of detention facilities by private contractors in New Mexico. Depriving a person of their liberty should not be done for profit. Private prisons are bad for workers, bad for people who are incarcerated, bad for crime rates, bad for the health of communities and bad for taxpayers. [insert why HB 40 matters to you, your family, your community]. I ask [Representative/Senator name of legislator] to vote for people over profits and support HB 40, the Private Detention Facilities Moratorium Act. Thank you for your time.


Sample Call Script to Governor: 

Phone Number: (505) 476-2200 

Hello, my name is [first and last name], and I am a New Mexico resident/member of [name of organization] calling to urge Governor Lujan Grisham to support HB 40, the Private Detention Facilities Moratorium Act, legislation that will prohibit the operation and management of detention facilities by private contractors in New Mexico. [Insert why HB40 matters to you, your family, your community]. I ask Governor Lujan Grisham to support people over profits and sign HB 40 into law when it comes before her. Thank you for your time.