Messenger: Center for Civic Policy

Candidate: Sarah Maestas Barnes

Contest: House District 15

Date delivered: Sept. 12, 2016

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Message type: mailer

Message tone: negative

About the message: This is one of several fliers sent by Center for Civic Policy targeting lawmakers, asking them to repeal corporate tax breaks during a special legislative session on the budget. This one targets Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes, a Republican who is in a tight battle to retain her House seat.

About the messenger: Center for Civic Policy is a nonprofit group in Albuquerque that "strives to involve everyday New Mexicans in the public policy decisions that affect their lives with the goal of achieving positive and lasting change," according to their website. It is registered as a lobbying group.

The messenger's money: Center for Civic Policy received grants from a variety of other nonprofits, according to Citizen Audit. Past contributors include the Western Conservation Foundation, the Foundation to Promote Open Society and many others.