This Labor Day, Democrats are celebrating the many advances that have been made for working families in 2019, and we’re looking forward to continuing that work. In less than a year Governor Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico State Legislature have passed legislation to raise the minimum wage, increase the Working Families tax credit, and invest in our educational system–including raising wages for educators.
As part of our celebration of recent progress in New Mexico, DPNM is highlighting three public school teachers by inviting them to discuss how recent legislation passed by Governor Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico state legislature has affected their lives and the lives of their colleagues. See testimonials from Billie Helean, Stephanie Walstrom, and Representative Joy Garratt on DPNM social media.
Democrats are committed to connecting with voters across New Mexico, and we will be out in our communities at a variety of Labor Day events, hearing from other working people who have been affected by recent legislation. See our full schedule of events here.
DPNM Chair Marg Elliston released the following statement regarding Labor Day and recent legislation benefiting working people in New Mexico:
“This past year has been transformative for so many hardworking New Mexicans, and we’re excited to celebrate that progress during Labor Day 2019. We’re just beginning to see the impact of the legislation that our governor and Democrats in the state legislature were able to implement, and we know there’s still so much to be done. This Labor Day, Democrats are celebrating the achievements of this year and looking forward to what we can do next to benefit working people in New Mexico.”