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Happy Thanksgiving From Sam

It’s time to celebrate Thanksgiving and give thanks for friends and family. Thanksgiving is a national holiday that brings our entire nation together, celebrating our blessings as one people. While celebrating, we won’t forget the hungry and those that are homeless. This is an opportunity to rededicate ourselves, individually and as a party, to helping

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Thoughts from Sam—Celebrate Labor Day!

1894 was the first time the entire country celebrated a national labor day. Over the past 120 years we have celebrated great victories that came from local organizing in communities large and small, in every corner of America. Much of what we now take for granted—the 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, health insurance, paid

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Thoughts from Sam

The 2014 NM legislative session ended last week and Democrats listened, helped and protected New Mexican families. Two major priorities—raising the minimum wage and tapping the permanent fund for early childhood education were attacked and blocked by Governor Martinez. Under marching orders from the Governor and shadow Governor McCleskey, Republicans ignored, delayed and ‘took a

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How Many Hurt and Abused Children Does it take for Gov. Martinez to take Action?

DPNM Chair calls CYFD Secretary’s actions ‘pathetic’; urges Governor to fire CYFD Secretary now In 2010, while running for Governor, Susana Martinez blatantly used the death of Baby Brianna to burnish her credentials as a tough DA and therefore she should be elected New Mexico’s Governor. During her campaign, the senseless death of a five month

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