DPNM Jobs Forum Highlights Dem Ideas and Solutions to Jobs Crisis

Successful forum first in a series on issues that matter to New Mexicans

The Democratic Party of New Mexico hosted its first Jobs Forum on Monday, September 16. This successful event brought together Democratic Party activists, elected officials, organized labor, “green jobs” and representatives of New Mexico’s immigrant community.

Some highlights:

  • NM needs to have a pre k-20 education system that’s better than surrounding states.
  • NM needs a long term strategy for economic development, not just quick fixes
  • Green jobs are the future and local businesses need to hire local labor
  • Gov. Martinez will not fill 3400 state government jobs, left vacant.  Why?
  • Bernalillo County is getting ready to launch a high-tech district
  • Wage theft impoverishes all families in New Mexico

Speaker Ken Martinez discussed a new initiative that the BNSF railroad will soon undertake.  Their locomotives will start using natural gas, instead of diesel.  Not only will this help the environment but it is a resource that New Mexico has an abundance of.

Democrats believe in and support ideas like this; helping the environment but also our economy.  That’s leadership and that’s the future.

“It’s about providing ideas and solutions.  In the end, it’s getting the job done for New Mexico families,” commented DPNM Chairman Sam Bregman.  “These forums will continue on issues that matter to New Mexico. We’re building the future.”

Join us.