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New Mexico Democrats to Review Trump’s First 100 Days

Albuquerque, NM – Today, April 27, 2017, the Democratic Party of New Mexico (DPNM) will review President Trump’s chaotic first 100 days in office at a press conference featuring NM Senator Linda Lopez (D-Albuquerque), NM Representative Javier Martínez (D-Albuquerque), and DPNM Chairwoman Debra Haaland.  ***Press interested in covering the press conference should email  felicia@nmdemocrats.org***   WHAT: 

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BREAKING: New Mexico One of Three Governorships in the Country Expected to Flip Party

New Mexico – Today, an independent analysis group named New Mexico one of three governorships in the country expected to flip party. After a dismal record of lost jobs, poor education results, and a failed economic agenda under Governor Martinez and Lieutenant Governor John Sanchez, New Mexico is poised to elect a Democratic governor.  “The

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Democrats to March for Science Across the State on Earth Day

Why Democrats Support the March for Science Democrats know the importance of data driven, science based policies that lead to a safer, more sustainable world for all. Democrats acknowledge the science behind climate change and work to ensure clean energy, STEM education, and climate change awareness are part of the conversation at the local, state,

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Will Republican Leaders Stand Up for New Mexicans’ Health Care? Probably Not.

New Mexico – Today, Democratic Party of New Mexico Chairwoman Debra Haaland called on Republican leaders to take a stand for New Mexicans’ access to health care after President Trump announced plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act. This move comes after the proposed Trump health care plan that would have kicked off 24 million people from

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ICYMI: Governor’s Veto of Higher Education Makes National News

New Mexico Gov. Martinez vetoes higher education funding. All of it. By Valerie Strauss April 17  Education funding in New Mexico is in trouble. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has vetoed higher education funding. All of it — and the legislature cannot override her veto. And funding is so tight for K-12 education that Albuquerque

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JOBS UPDATE: Job Creator Chooses Different State

Governor Martinez Limits State’s Ability to Create Larger Workforce Pool   New Mexico – Today, Hulu announced that it will be expanding in San Antonio, instead of Albuquerque. The company cited a “larger labor pool” as the reason for choosing the Texas city. Meanwhile, Republican Governor Martinez vetoed higher education funding for every single college and university

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DeVos Takes Away Student Loan Protections from New Mexico Students

Announcement Comes After Republican Governor Martinez Eliminates New Mexico Higher Education Funding New Mexico – Today, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced a rollback of student loan protections, including programs that help students manage debt. This announcement comes on the heels of Republican Governor Martinez’s veto of all state funding for New Mexico colleges and universities.  Democratic

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DPNM Statement on Governor Martinez’s Low Approval Numbers

New Mexico – The Democratic Party of New Mexico (DPNM) released the following statement on Governor Martinez’s low approval numbers.  “Time and again Governor Martinez’s Republican priorities have left New Mexico families behind and pushed our state into economic turmoil,” said DPNM Chairwoman Debra Haaland. “From her first days in office waging a war against

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Intel Reveals Fewer Jobs in Martinez-Sanchez Economy

Rio Rancho, N.M. – Under Republican Governor Martinez and Republican Lt. Governor John Sanchez, New Mexico is losing jobs — numbers released today show that Intel’s salaried workforce has dropped by two thirds, according to an Albuquerque Journal report.  “The failed Republican economic policies have put New Mexicans in a vulnerable position, and the latest job

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