Breaking Barriers

This report on the state of healthcare in New Mexico uses original research from nearly 200 healthcare surveys, 16 in-person interviews, as well as data provided by and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services to understand how to increase enrollment and access to quality healthcare for more New Mexican families. Research and data partners for the report include Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at UNM, Alliance for a Just Society, and the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Who Pays? The True Cost of Incarceration on Families

Led by Forward Together and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights with the support of Research Action Design and 20 grassroots partners, this report proves that the costs of locking up millions of people is much deeper than we think — when we lock up individuals we also break apart their families and communities. This new report reveals the overwhelming debt, mental and physical ailments and severed family bonds that are some of the hidden consequences of incarceration in the United States. The situation is dire, but a better approach is possible according to the report, which suggests critical and achievable family-centered reforms.

Workplace Leave in a Movement-Building Context

In the fall of 2014, organizational leaders from work-family, LGBTQ, labor and reproductive justice organizations explored workplace leave campaigns from a movement-building perspective. We hope this document will spark further thinking at the local, state and national levels so that an increasing number of campaigns will embody a movement building approach to win the strongest possible policies that create equity for everyone.