Continuing a reckless agenda and campaign built on a dishonest record, ultra right wing positions, and a history of sketchy business, Steve Pearce still hasn’t released his tax returns 70 days after the AP reported on his promise to do so. In that same time, Michelle Lujan Grisham has been fighting hard for New Mexico children, families and businesses, building a strong campaign focused on real results and plans for a safer and more prosperous future in New Mexico.
“New Mexico deserves a governor who will work as hard as Michelle does every day to improve New Mexicans’ lives, not a multi-millionaire who hides his income like Donald Trump,” said Marg Elliston, Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. “The choice is crystal clear. On the one hand you have a reckless, self-serving, and untrustworthy candidate who lies and makes false promises at every turn, and on the other a tireless advocate and fighter for New Mexico children, families and businesses.”
In Pearce’s 70 days of broken promises, Michelle Lujan Grisham has:
- Prevailed in a contentious primary election, winning 55% more votes than Steve Pearce: “The three-term Albuquerque congresswoman came under constant attack […] With most votes counted late Tuesday, Lujan Grisham had garnered 66.4 percent of the votes cast in the race, compared with Apodaca’s 22.2 percent and Cervantes’ 11.5 percent.”
- Traveled to Eagle Nest, meeting with victims of the Ute Park Fire: The fire covered 36000+ acres and has led to a water shortage.
- Fought to end Trump’s cruel and inhumane policy of family separation: Michelle Lujan Grisham worked with the Hispanic Caucus to call out and challenge the cruel policy, and traveled to San Diego and Tornillo to address the issue at the border.
- Introduced the ANTIQUITIES Act to protect New Mexico public lands: This bill would “preserve opportunities for hunting, tourism, scientific research, conservation, and cultural uses in our national monuments and protect them against any potential future attacks by President Trump.”
- Introduced three major policy initiatives to build a stronger future in New Mexico: Michelle’s 7-point poverty plan will help create economic security for New Mexico families. Her fire policy will protect our forests and communities in this new era. And her opioids plan will reduce addiction and death, improving behavioral health treatment in New Mexico.
- Called out the VA for suppressing whistleblowers and harming veterans, already achieving progress at the agency: Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., calls the GAO’s findings “alarming and beyond disturbing. It describes an agency in crisis that has failed to protect whistleblowers and hold senior VA officials accountable for misconduct, jeopardizing veteran health and well-being,” Lujan Grisham told NPR . “It means that there is a system that cannot police itself and doesn’t appear to be interested in really focusing on improving access and quality of care, a system that won’t address its own problems.”
- Hosted a clean energy roundtable in Santa Fe to discuss the future of power in New Mexico: “ The chairman of the Democratic Governors Association joined Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham at a campaign stop Friday, highlighting her ambition to make New Mexico a leader in renewable energy.”
- Received the endorsement of Gabby Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly: Michelle release an Action Plan to Combat New Mexico Gun Violence earlier this year.
- Cosponsored the Untraceable Firearms Act of 2018 to stop 3D printed guns: “The bill would prohibit the manufacture and sale of firearms without serial numbers, ensure that 3D printed firearm purchasers undergo a background check, and ban the 3D printing of all plastic firearms that are undetectable through security checkpoints.”