For more than 10 years we here at Prosperity Works have been offering the opportunity to New Mexican’s to be freed from poverty through an asset building tool we call Individual Development Accounts (IDA’s). We match family savings $4 to their $1 for the purchase of a first home, to capitalize a small business or for post secondary education.

In just the last five days, Prosperity Works has authorized 3 payments to NM institutions of higher education; 3 more for home purchases and 1 to start a business.

THIS IS the family and community economic development that our state is crying for, and it has been made possible in part by $3.5 Million dollars that we have brought to NM through the Assets For Independence (AFI) program.

We NEED TO FIGHT to have that funding included in the FY18 budget, and we need you to help.

Please call your representative Today! Thank you!!!!!

Michelle Lujan Grisham – 505 346-6781
Steve Pearce – 855 473-2723
Ben Ray Lujan – 505 994-0499


Here’s what you can say if you need i a script:

Hello, my name is [your name] and I’m a constituent of Representative ______, living in [city, ZIP code]. I’m calling to request that Representative _____ fund the Assets for Independence program (line item: Individual Development Account Initiative) in the FY18 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education appropriations bill at its FY16 level, $18.9.    AFI funding has had a enromous impact on low income New Mexican’s and to loose it would be devasting.  

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