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Attorney General
Hector
Balderas

Attorney General Balderas is committed to the strong and vigorous enforcement of federal and state civil rights laws. The Office of the Attorney General takes a proactive role in identifying civil rights violations to be remedied by the State’s Chief Law Enforcement Officer. We also work closely with the public, state, federal and local government agencies, and civil rights and community organizations to identify potential civil rights initiatives.

Our actions address a broad array of civil rights issues, including, but not limited to:

  • LGBTQ Rights
  • Disability Rights
  • Workers’ Rights
  • Cyber Security
  • Immigrant Rights
  • Election Security
  • Environmental Security
  • Human Trafficking Prevention
  • Sexual Assault on College Campuses
  • Education Rights, including Equal Access to Higher Education

In order to enforce civil rights issues in New Mexico, the Attorney General also prepares and files briefs (amicus curiae briefs) on behalf of the Attorney General and on behalf of other states in cases brought by third parties in which significant civil rights issues will be resolved.