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About NM Stands Up

About New Mexico Stands Up!

New Mexico Stands Up! is a non-partisan, volunteer-driven organization working to protect individual rights through public interest legal action, provide additional support to New Mexicans facing loss of health freedom, and educate the public about the reality of the declared public health emergency and their rights with regard to mandated medical interventions.  We are united in our desire to preserve our civil liberties, to expose the misrepresentations surrounding the declared public health emergency, and to hold our elected leaders and government agencies accountable for their actions.

On December 21, 2020, New Mexico Stands Up! filed a lawsuit in Federal District Court challenging the state of public health emergency in an effort to reclaim our state and free all New Mexicans from the governor's destructive overreaction to COVID-19. Meet our litigation team...

Our legal team has also partnered with Ohio Stands Up! to file suit against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for intentionally misleading the public about the dangers of COVID-19.

Another landmark suit was filed by our legal team on February 28, 2021, challenging the Doña Ana County mandate of the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)  COVID-19 injection for first responders. Review our lawsuits...

New Mexico Stands Up! is proud to be a member of New Mexico Freedoms Alliance (NMFA), a non-partisan, statewide coalition of groups that advance the causes of freedom, health, and accountability of government.

New Mexico Stands Up! Mission:

To initiate and support public interest legal action to restore essential rights and health freedom.

Litigation Team

Meet Our Litigation Team

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Ana Garner

Lead Attorney, NM Lawsuits

Co-Counsel, OH Lawsuits

In 1978, Ana earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of New Mexico with a math minor. In 1981, she earned her J.D. from University of New Mexico Law School. Ana’s four decades of litigation experience includes jury trials and depositions of physicians and expert witnesses. Her deposition experience earned her a National Institute for Trial Advocacy deposition training faculty position at UNM Law School. Her love of representing people, not institutions, has been Ana’s driving force for almost 4 decades of legal practice.

Tom Renz,

Lead Attorney, OH Lawsuits

Co-Counsel, NM Lawsuits

Tom’s experience with the law began with his mentor, Nuremburg Prosecutor and celebrated international lawyer and scholar, Henry T. King, Jr.. Among other accomplishments, Mr. Renz is known for being the only American to ever serve as clerk for the Honorable Justice Tarun Chatterjee of the Supreme Court of India, winning the National Trailblazer Award for Political Action, and assisting in advocating for numerous state and national legislative and regulatory agencies.

Jonathan Diener

Co-Counsel, NM Lawsuits

Jonathan strives to do whatever he can to further justice and liberty in New Mexico. He has practiced law for three decades and has experience in many different legal areas. He recently represented Jalisco Cafe in Silver City, which was sued by the State of New Mexico for remaining open in defiance of the public health orders.  Because of his efforts, the Court refused the State's demand to close the cafe and invoke substantial fines, instead ordering the State to reinstate Jalisco's restaurant license and issuing only small fines. 

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