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  • Dear Friend, As someone who went to public school and who is sending my sons to public schools, I believe that all children deserve an opportunity to benefit from a great public education. All the potential we could ever ask for sits in classrooms and homes across New Mexico. But until we invest in our next generation, that promise will continue to...
  • Dear Friend, Last month I visited the Jewish Community Center in Albuquerque on the same day that it was evacuated because of a bomb threat. This was the JCC's second bomb threat within three weeks. These alarming incidents in Albuquerque and across the country aim to introduce fear into our communities and must not be tolerated. During my tour of...
  • Dear Friend, The Outdoor Industry Association just announced that it will no longer hold its twice-yearly trade show in Salt Lake City, citing the efforts of Utah's elected officials to sell off public lands and undermine our nation's conservation legacy. The Outdoor Retailer shows generate more than $45 million in annual economic impact, so this...
  • Dear Friend, In the wake of the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, Congress passed legislation to make sure individuals determined to be incapable of using a firearm safely were referred to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. This week Senate Republicans repealed a rule put in place as part of that effort to keep firearms out of the...
  • Dear Friend, While the future of the Affordable Care Act is uncertain, New Mexicans are still qualified to enroll in free or low-cost health care coverage plans in 2017. In order to avoid paying a fine, you must begin your enrollment today, January 31, 2017. After starting your application by January 31, 2017, you will have until March 1, 2017 to...
  • Dear Friend, Like many New Mexicans, I am sickened by an administration that now poses dangerous threats to the values and freedoms we all cherish. During his first week in office, President Trump ordered an unraveling of the federal workforce, floated the idea of bringing back the CIA's use of 'black site' prisons and torture, imposed a gag order...