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I’m not a lying misogynist, but many go to the extent of name-calling to defend their candidate. New Mexico Democrats for Democracy started at the end of March with a purpose to inoculate the public with the best political cure possible — sunshine. After nearly two years of rhetoric coming from Washington, D.C., I thought […]

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New Mexico stands out internationally for locking people up!

What a terrible reputation we’ve built. We lead the developed world in locking people up. Worse yet, our policies create modern-day debtor prisons targeting people of color. Over 16,000 New Mexicans are behind bars. And nearly half of them haven’t even been convicted of a crime. Most are in local jails awaiting trial and simply […]

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WE’RE OUR BEST INVESTMENT

This weekend I was in Denver to celebrate my niece’s wedding. While catching up with family, I was struck about how much business was booming for the interior finishing contracting business my nephew’s family has in Colorado Springs. He told me there are so many new businesses sprouting up that he had to stop bidding […]

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What’s worse than a sore loser? A sore winner.

Hello sports fans. I say that because of some comments I read under the post announcing I would have a weekly column for New Mexico Democrats for Democracy. Many of the posts trashing me accused me of endorsing Pearce (false – please see my FB page and you see I’ve endorsed all Democrats in this […]

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Today UNM board of regents will once again meet to discuss sports cuts

Today UNM board of regents will once again meet to discuss sports cuts with UNM athletics. As a former UNM FB alumni (82-85), I have lived the benefits what sports and athletic programs give to our kids but most important to our community. We need to STOP cutting these opportunities away from our students, including […]

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Our Education Plan Rating for Gubernatorial Candidates

95%, 77%, $600M, 8%- these are numbers and percentages we discussed on the campaign trail. 95% of all NM kids go to public school. 77% are minorities. $600M underfunding according to NM Supreme Court. 8% is the amount of PED funding that should go back into the classrooms. One thing we can all agree on […]

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Education is the investment!

Concerned New Mexicans have been pushing for expanding early childhood education for years now. And despite our Land Grant Trust Fund being explicitly earmarked for education, our lawmakers won’t fully fund early childhood education. Why? Those opposing helping our kids make excuses about how we need to get a return on our investments. What they’re […]

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Candidates' stance on funding our state and educators' retirement funds

We were holding off on reviewing the candidates' stance on funding our state and educators' retirement funds until a later date, but since the ABQ Journal wrote about this yesterday, we decided to give you our perspective. To make this VERY clear, $1B of the $24B investment funds we are pushing to invest into NM's […]

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I came across this article in The NY Times, it's so true.

I came across this article in The NY Times (https://nyti.ms/2y5Wlei), it's so true. Dems we better wake up. The fact of the matter is, 65% of NM voters in this general elections will not care about party lines, they care about issues and how to turn NM around. This is our goal with NMD4D and […]

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Grisham's Seven-Point Plan to Lift New Mexicans from Poverty

Twenty-five percent or roughly 500,000 New Mexicans live below the poverty line. During the primary, the Apodaca solution for lifting New Mexican families out of poverty was built on a jobs plan. Today Grisham launched an updated version of her seven-point jump-start plan from this past October which suggested the solution to poverty is increasing […]

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