Heinrich To Host Tribal Broadband Listening Session In Santa Fe, Lead Hike With Students In Pecos National Historical Park

SANTA FE, N.M. – Tomorrow, Wednesday, August, 9 and Thursday, August 10, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will be in northern New Mexico.

On Wednesday, August 9, at 11 a.m. at the Santa Fe Indian School, Senator Heinrich will host a listening session with members of Pueblo library consortiums representing the Pueblos of Cochiti, Jemez, Zia, Santa Ana, San Felipe, and Santo Domingo to discuss legislation he plans to introduce to improve broadband connectivity in Indian Country. The discussion will focus on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Schools and Libraries Program, known as E-rate, that provides discounts to assist most schools and libraries obtain high-speed internet access and telecommunications at affordable rates. While most of the nation’s public libraries have received E-rate support, only an estimated 15 percent of Tribal libraries receive E-rate funds.

On Thursday, August 10 at 11 a.m. at the Pecos National Historical Park, Senator Heinrich will lead a group of young students on a hike to highlight the Every Kid Outdoors Act, bipartisan legislation he introduced to encourage kids to get outdoors and experience America’s public lands, while engaging in healthy activity and educational programs. The Every Kid Outdoors Act would give America’s fourth graders and their families free entrance to all federally managed land, waters, and historic sites, including national parks – more than 2,000 sites in all. Senator Heinrich will also meet with the Pecos Youth Conservation Corps to commemorate the completion of their summer program.

***Press interested in attending should RSVP to press@heinrich.senate.gov or call (202) 228-1578.***

Santa Fe – Wednesday, August 9, 2017

WHO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich 

WHAT: Tribal Broadband Connectivity Listening Session

WHEN: From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

WHERE: Santa Fe Indian School, Health Education Center, Room 105, 1501 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, N.M. 87502

Pecos - Thursday, August 10, 2017

WHO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich 

WHAT: Hike in Pecos National Historical Park

WHEN: From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: Pecos National Historical Park, 1 Hwy 63, Pecos, N.M. 87552