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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham gets high marks for her hard work in first legislative session. Santa Fe New Mexican editorial: Economic initiatives pushed by Governor Lujan Grisham and Democrats in the Roundhouse “are targeted economic investments, the kinds of...

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NM Dems on End of Session

Today is the last day of the 2019 New Mexico legislative session and Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s first session as our chief executive. In celebration, Marg Elliston, Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico, released this statement: “Transformative—that’s how you describe this session. From investments...

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NM Dems on Abortion Decriminalization

Tonight, the New Mexico Senate voted down House Bill 51, which would have overturned New Mexico’s unconstitutional and unenforceable ban on abortion. Marg Elliston, Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico, released this response: “Tonight, I am disappointed, but not discouraged. We missed an opportunity...

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NM Dems on Final Passage of Universal Background Checks

On Monday night, the New Mexico House passed Senate Bill 8, which requires universal background checks for firearm sales. The Senate previously passed this bill and Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham intends to sign it. Marg Elliston, Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico, released this statement:

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NM Dems on Cohen Testimony

“During today’s testimony, Michael Cohen presented compelling evidence that Donald Trump committed multiple felonies and revealed Trump knew about the active conspiracy to steal emails from the DNC in order to further his presidential campaign. We haven’t yet grasped the full depth of Trump and his associates’...

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NM Dems on Bills Expanding Democracy

Last night, the New Mexico House passed HB 84, a bill that would enact automatic voter registration at the MVD and elsewhere, and HB 86, a bill that would allow voter registration until and on Election Day. Marg Elliston, Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico,...

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NM Dems on Early Childhood Moonshot

Tonight, the New Mexico House passed a bill to amend the state constitution in order to expand early childhood education. Marg Elliston, Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico, released this statement: “Throughout my career working for quality early childhood education, it was painful to...

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NM Dems on Minimum Wage Bill

Last night, the New Mexico House passed a bill to raise the minimum wage from the federal  minimum of $7.25 to $12 per hour by 2021. Marg Elliston, Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico, released this statement: “It’s high time New Mexico working families...

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NM Dems on Trump Visit

In response to Donald Trump’s visit to El Paso, TX, which is adjacent to New Mexico’s border communities, Marg Elliston, Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico, released this statement: “Like the forcible family separation policy and his extreme restrictions on immigration and asylum, Donald...

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Chair Elliston on Governor Lujan Grisham Ending PARCC Tests

Today, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham issued an executive order directing the New Mexico Public Education Department to end use of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers standardized test, commonly known as PARCC. Marg Elliston, Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico, praised the action:

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