New Mexico Youth and Government

New Mexico Youth and Government Welcome to the online headquarters for New Mexico Youth and Government, a program of the YMCA of Central New Mexico. YMCA Youth and Government brings the workings of state government alive to students.

Through this program, the YMCA creates a unique opportunity for students across New Mexico to discuss the issues relevant to them and their communities and work together to form a solution. Delegates at Youth in Government learn to listen to their peers to discover new ways of looking at complex problems. There are many diverse ways to participate in Youth and Government. A majority of delegates will participate in the Legislative Branch, joining either the House or Senate. Delegates also have the choice to join our Judicial Branch to serve as an attorney arguing appellate law before the Supreme Court. By application only, delegates may choose to participate in the Press Corps, or as a member of the Governor’s Cabinet or Attorney General’s Cabinet. New Mexico Youth and Government is partially funded by a generous grant from the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation.

Operating as usual

17 days until our 2021 conference!
03/24/2021

17 days until our 2021 conference!

Join us this afternoon at 3 pm MST for a presentation on US Elections and Bipartisan Election Reform from Michael Thorni...
03/21/2021

Join us this afternoon at 3 pm MST for a presentation on US Elections and Bipartisan Election Reform from Michael Thorning, Associate Director of Governance at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, DC!

Register at www.nmyag.com/events

BILLS BREIFS AND POSITION PAPERS are due today!! Message this account if you have any questions!
03/19/2021

BILLS BREIFS AND POSITION PAPERS
are due today!!
Message this account if you have any questions!

We would appreciate your support!1.Go to smile.amazon.com2. Sign up to support "YMCA of Central New Mexico"3.Whenever yo...
03/18/2021

We would appreciate your support!
1.Go to smile.amazon.com
2. Sign up to support "YMCA of Central New Mexico"
3.Whenever you shop at Amazon, start from smile.amazon.com
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Do you remember what is due on Friday???Don't forget to get them submitted ASAP at nmyag.com
03/17/2021

Do you remember what is due on Friday???
Don't forget to get them submitted ASAP at nmyag.com

Have you signed up for conference?Head over to NMYAG.com to register!
03/09/2021

Have you signed up for conference?
Head over to NMYAG.com to register!

Have you signed up for conference?Head over to NMYAG.com to register!
03/03/2021

Have you signed up for conference?
Head over to NMYAG.com to register!

Check out what we will be doing during training this year!Have you signed up for training/conference?Head over to NMYAG....
03/01/2021

Check out what we will be doing during training this year!
Have you signed up for training/conference?
Head over to NMYAG.com to register!

Are you registered for the 2021 conference?Register now so that you can attend training on March 6th!Register at nmyag.c...
02/24/2021

Are you registered for the 2021 conference?
Register now so that you can attend training on March 6th!
Register at nmyag.com

Have you signed up for conference?Head over to NMYAG.com to register!
02/23/2021

Have you signed up for conference?
Head over to NMYAG.com to register!

Register at NMYAG.com
02/18/2021

Register at NMYAG.com

02/05/2021

Join us TODAY at 5 pm MST for a presentation on the 1st Amendment by author, David Hudson, Jr.

Register at www.nmyag.com/events

What is Forum?
01/22/2021

What is Forum?

What is Media?
01/21/2021

What is Media?

Orientation 2021 Agenda
01/21/2021

Orientation 2021 Agenda

What is Executive?
01/20/2021

What is Executive?

What is Legislative?
01/19/2021

What is Legislative?

What is Judicial?
01/18/2021

What is Judicial?

New Mexico Youth and Government has been working with the leaders of the next generation since 1960. We are thankful to ...
01/15/2021

New Mexico Youth and Government has been working with the leaders of the next generation since 1960. We are thankful to have the opportunity to hold an online conference this year! Do you have any questions about what YAG is?

Please consider giving to New Mexico Youth & Government to help the next generation of leaders. Please help us reach mor...
01/09/2021

Please consider giving to New Mexico Youth & Government to help the next generation of leaders. Please help us reach more students, and engage more of our youth in the thoughtful exchange of ideas. Any amount helps. If you can't give, or even if you can, it also would help significantly if you would consider forwarding this message to others who would consider giving.

You can give online at:
https://operations.daxko.com/online/3094/OnlineGiving/Donation.mvc
Under "Campaign" make sure to select "Annual Campaign Youth & Government"

Or, you can send a check to:
Pay to: YMCA of Central New Mexico
note line: Youth & Government

Mail checks to:
Youth & Government
YMCA of Central New Mexico
c/o Marc Lewis
4901 Indian School Rd
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Thank you for your support!

05/24/2020

Moving our conference online this year meant that there were many new challenges to face. The advisors, officers, and alumni have worked together to make the first day of virtual conference a success! Governor Josh Burns would like to congratulate HB1 HB6 SB9!
House Bill 1: An act to give farmers subsidies for diversifying crops
House Bill 6: An act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of hair style, type or texture
Senate Bill 9: An act to ban all flavored e-cigarettes including disposable vapes

Orientation: Done! Coming soon: Training!
02/22/2020

Orientation: Done! Coming soon: Training!

Support New Mexico Youth and Government today by purchasing a meal at Panda Express! Click the link below for more infor...
11/09/2019
Fundraiser Event for Youth and Government CONA Delegation

Support New Mexico Youth and Government today by purchasing a meal at Panda Express!
Click the link below for more information!
Thank you for your support for the program.

Raise money for Youth and Government CONA Delegation

Day one of the 2018 Conference on National Affairs! Inspirational future leaders debating the most pressing issues to ou...
07/01/2018

Day one of the 2018 Conference on National Affairs! Inspirational future leaders debating the most pressing issues to our nation. #NMYAG #CONA #YMCA

Tonight is the night! Join us anytime between 4 and 10 PM. Youth and Government will make 25% on every dollar you spend ...
05/22/2018

Tonight is the night! Join us anytime between 4 and 10 PM. Youth and Government will make 25% on every dollar you spend on dinner and more. You can help make the difference! #CONA2018

DAY 3 RECAPThe final day of conference continued with branch breakouts and sessions. Both cabinets began reviewing bills...
04/08/2018

DAY 3 RECAP

The final day of conference continued with branch breakouts and sessions. Both cabinets began reviewing bills right away and making some final decisions. All branches are doing their best to get through every bill and finish the day with no open ends. Judicial has begun their final round, and Forum was able to present their bill before a joint session of both the House and the Senate.
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Forum
This afternoon, a joint session was called to hear Forum’s bill on the arming of teachers in the classroom. Forum has been working for the past few days debating, writing, and practicing presenting their bill in preparation for today’s session. The highly controversial bill was debated heavily by the Senate and House; delegates discussed keeping guns out of students’ hands and the Constitutional rights of teachers. Their bill did not pass.
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Legislative
Both the House and the Senate, delegates continued presenting and voting on bills. Over the past three days, a number of bills passed through both floors and made their way to the Governor’s Cabinet; a few of those bills included a bill to eliminate PARCC (SB28) and a bill terminating the parental rights of rapists (SB34), both of which were signed by Governor Chloe Larkin.
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Governor’s Cabinet & Attorney General’s Cabinet
Governor’s Cabinet flew through the bills being sent up to them throughout the day. They ended the day having passed 24 bills, and vetoing 11. The Attorney General’s Cabinet continued in the legislation, shooting down unconstitutional bills.
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Judicial
Judicial held their final rounds today. The teams of Noah Taylor and Ritambhara Parajuli (United World College), and Kathryn Jones and Katelyn Key (East Mountain High) went on to the final round of the Judicial competition. The team from EMHS argued that legislative prayer is constitutional. On the other hand, the team from UWC argued against that point, claiming that the prayer did indeed violate the Constitution. The Team of Kathryn and Katelyn ended up wining the final round.
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Media
Media continued to make hilarious and helpful content for their fellow delegates to enjoy. Video worked on a number of videos today, including a promotional video that highlighted the seniors participating this year, as well as a special talents video. Media also finished the slideshow they have been putting together throughout conference. All videos will be available to watch the New Mexico Youth and Government Youtube page after conference.
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Voting
Today, delegates took part in voting for next year’s executive officers. Those seniors who were eligible to vote in the next election were able to register to vote in the state of New Mexico.
Democracy must be learned by each generation!
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Closing Ceremony
Next year’s executive officers were announced this evening at the Closing Session.
The new officers are Lucas Gatterman as Governor, Josh Burns as Lt. Governor, Tiffany Delgado as Speaker of the House, Harrison Kuszmaul as Attorney General, Alexis Pierce as Secretary of State, Ciel Lazar as Chief Justice, Hannah Linder and Olivia Traub as Forum Co-Chairs.

Thank you all for attending conference and we hope everyone had fun!

#nmyag2018 #leadingtheway

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4901 Indian School Rd.
Albuquerque, NM
87110

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Thanks to all who put on such a great conference. Excellent organization and such impressive student leadership. Our students gained so much confidence during these three days. And, media, what a fantastic job on your video!
A wonderful program sponsored by the Y.