Heinrich To Travel To Bernalillo And Santa Fe Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will travel to Bernalillo and Santa Fe Counties beginning Thursday, February 20, to participate in briefings and events, and discuss making the economic recovery work for average New Mexicans.

On Thursday this week, Senator Heinrich will tour the Admiral Beverage Corporation in Albuquerque. He will meet with employees to discuss job creation and the corporation's five locations in New Mexico. Statewide, Admiral Beverage employs 365 employees, including 202 in Albuquerque. Additional offices are located in Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Farmington, and Roswell.

On Saturday, Senator Heinrich will tour La Familia's Southside Medical Clinic in Santa Fe where he will highlight the work being done through the Quality of Life Initiative in the southside community. Senator Heinrich's office has played an integral role in the initiative by organizing events aimed at helping promote civic engagement, collaborative governance, and better alignment between service providers.

During the tour, Senator Heinrich will be briefed by La Familia's staff on their Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program, which was made possible by a federal grant from the Center for Disease Control. REACH focuses on comprehensive strategies to improve well-being and reduce chronic disease disparities among the Hispanic, African American, Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Native communities. Senator Heinrich is a cosponsor of the Increasing Primary Care Access Act, a proposal to increase access to primary care services and address the growing shortage of doctors and other health care professionals in rural and underserved communities.

On Saturday evening, Senator Heinrich will deliver remarks at the International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers' (IBEW) Local 611 100th Anniversary in Albuquerque. Senator Heinrich is a strong supporter of worker rights and a cosponsor of the Fair Minimum Wage Act.

The information below is for planning purposes only. Media must RSVP to press@heinrich.senate.gov to attend.

Albuquerque - Thursday, February 20, 2014
WHAT: Admiral Beverage Corporation
WHEN: 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. MT
WHERE: Admiral Beverage Corporation, 3980 Prince Street Southeast, Albuquerque, N.M. 87105

Santa Fe - Saturday, February 22, 2014
WHAT: La Familia Medical Center
WHEN: 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. MT
WHERE: La Familia Medical Center, 2145 Caja Del Oro Grant Road, Santa Fe, N.M. 87507

Albuquerque - Saturday, February 22, 2014
WHAT: IBEW Local 611 100th Anniversary
WHEN: 6 to 7 p.m. MT
WHERE: Isleta Resort & Casino, 11000 Broadway Boulevard Southeast, Albuquerque, N.M. 87105