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Congresswoman Lujan Grisham Statement on New Mexico Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), a former Bernalillo County Commissioner, released the following statement after New Mexico District Judge Alan Malott ruled that clerks in Bernalillo and Santa Fe counties must issue marriage licenses to all couples who otherwise meet the requirements of marriage “without regard to...

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HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius: Our 'Fierce Urgency of Now'

When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke at the March on Washington, he described a “fierce urgency of now.” He reminded a divided nation that we need one another, and that we are stronger when we march forward, together. “We cannot walk alone,” he said. “And as we walk,...

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Bernalillo County Ordered to Issue Same-Gender Marriage Licenses; County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver Will Begin Issuing Licenses at 8:00 AM

State District Court Judge Alan Malott ruled Monday afternoon that New Mexico's Constitution prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Judge Malott has ordered that the Bernalillo County Clerk "shall comply with and perform” her duty to issue same-gender licences." New Mexico law, Malott found, "does not preclude nor...

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Senators Udall and Heinrich, Congresswoman Lujan Grisham to Host Military Service Academies Nights In Roswell & Albuquerque

Staff for members of the New Mexico Congressional Delegation will hold information sessions for high school students interested in applying to the U.S. military service academies. Service Academies Nights give prospective applicants and their families the opportunity to speak to representatives from each military service academy and in-state ROTC...

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Support County Clerk Lynn Ellins’ Decision to Issue Same-Gender Marriage Licenses this Tuesday

We need to come together to back Doña Ana County Clerk Lynn Ellins’ decision to issue same-gender marriage licenses. The members of the County Commission need to hear from us. On Tuesday, August 27, at 9:00 am, the Doña Ana County Commission will meet at the County Government Center,...

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Weekly Address: Making Higher Education More Affordable for the Middle Class

In his weekly address, President Obama notes that while college education has never been more important, it has also never been more expensive, which is why he proposed major new reforms this week to make college more affordable for middle class families and those fighting to get into the...

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Senator Tom Udall Announces New Mexico to Receive $10 Million in Homeland Security Grants

U.S. Senator Tom Udall has announced that the state of New Mexico and five counties in southern New Mexico will receive a combined $10 million in border security and emergency preparedness funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP). Doña Ana, Grant, Hidalgo, Luna...

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Santa Fe County Clerk Salazar Begins Issuing Same-Gender Marriage Licenses

Santa Fe County Clerk Geraldine Salazar announced today, Friday, August 23, that her office began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex applicants, thus complying with an alternative writ of mandamus issued by Judge Sarah Singleton earlier today. Clerk Salazar issued the first license at 2:00 pm.

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Democrats’ agenda will resonate with voters in 2014 and beyond

Reposted from the Arizona Capitol Times, August 23, 2013 By Debbie Wasserman Schultz, National Chair, Democratic National Committee As we considered sites for the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting, we looked for a location that would demonstrate our party’s ability and willingness to compete in states that have traditionally been...

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ACC Commends Senator Tom Udall for Supporting Economic Growth and Job Creation

Today, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) launched advertisements commending Senator Tom Udall for his support of policies that will grow the economy and create jobs in the Land of Enchantment. “As representatives of one of America’s largest manufacturing industries, ACC and its members want to acknowledge Senator...

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