Legislators want to hear why tourism matters and why this increased investment in New Mexico tourism will help boost your community. Visit nmlegis.gov to find your legislator and reach out by email or phone to share why tourism matters and why they should support an increased investment in tourism. Reach out to the members of the House Appropriations & Finance Committee to express why its important to include the increased investment in the final budget.
Use the below sample script to help craft your message when you contact your elected official:
Hello, I am (enter name) of (enter organization). First, thank you for supporting the tourism industry and investing state resources in New Mexico's tourism economy. It's working! I would like to express my support for the $3.5 million proposed increase to the Tourism Department's budget and respectfully ask for your vote to support the increase. The current rises in jobs and revenues from the industry are significant, and we have tremendous untapped potential to continue that positive growth with more awareness of the state. Thank you for considering this budget increase and thank you for serving our state!