ASUNM Governmental Affairs is an agency within the undergraduate student government that proposes legislation designed to support the UNM student body before the New Mexico Legislature and other such bodies outside of UNM. Each year, this agency coordinates UNM Day at the State Legislature during the regular session every January. During UNM Day, Lobo leaders and students from all over campus go to Santa Fe and lobby for the resolution of issues that affect undergraduate students. ASUNM Governmental Affairs has a mission of empowering student voices and providing a direct path of communication between students and legislators.
Some of the agency’s biggest accomplishments include securing funding for both the New Mexico Legislative Lottery Scholarship and the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship, as well as acquiring funding for capital outlay projects on campus. This year, we are determined to create a better life for all Lobos and have even more successes during the legislative session.
If you want to get involved, please follow us on Instagram (the link can be found below) or view our schedule of future volunteer meetings.