Archive | September, 2011

“Siempre dicen no”

The Democratic National Committee’s latest Spanish-language ad calls out Republicans for saying no to President Obama’s policies, including the American Jobs Act—which would put more Americans back to work and more money into the pockets of small businesses and middle-class families. The ads will launch in selected markets next week, but you can watch and […]

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Attorney General Gary King Announces Successful Conclusion to Corruption Case

Attorney General Gary King says Public Regulation Commissioner Jerome Block, Jr. has agreed to resign and plead guilty to multiple felonies involving two separate cases. “Another important step was taken today in the prosecution of government corruption in New Mexico,” says AG King. “I congratulate my Government Accountability Division staffers for their good work and […]

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Not One Candidate! Is This Leadership?

When Republican debate audiences cheered for Texas’s execution record, chanted in support of letting an uninsured man die, and booed an active-duty gay soldier, the candidates on stage were silent. None of them spoke up to admonish the crowd and call for civility. Or as the Concord Monitor put it: “Not one candidate, in situations […]

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The American Jobs Act: Get Going!

You know the saying: When the going gets tough, the tough get going. We’ve got to get going right now—and put America back to work. And President Obama’s American Jobs Act would do just that. It would create jobs fixing roads and bridges, give tax credits to companies that hire new workers, and put more […]

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Doña Ana County Democrats Kick Off Fall at the Whole Enchilada Fiesta

Doña Ana County Democrat came out in force this past weekend to greet voters and launch our fall voter registration efforts at the 31st Annual Whole Enchilada Fiesta in Las Cruces. The Fiesta, southern New Mexico’s largest, drew as many as 40,000 to Las Cruces over the three day event. Over the weekend, Doña Ana […]

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NAACP and LULAC Denounce Governor’s Extremist Allies on Driver’s License Issue, and Discriminatory Anti-Immigrant Agenda

In a joint press release, New Mexico’s chapters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) said they are concerned and appalled by the involvement of the Americans for Legal immigration PAC (ALIPAC) in New Mexico politics, as well as Governor Susana Martinez’s […]

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New Mexico State Land Office Earns Almost $10 Million for Oil and Gas Lease Sale

State Land Commissioner Ray Powell has announced that the New Mexico State Land Office earned almost $10 million for beneficiaries during its monthly oil and gas lease sale held on September 20 in Santa Fe. Thirty tracts were offered for lease and all 30 sold for a total of $9,990,591. “Our extremely knowledgeable and professional […]

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Survey Shows Significant Drop in Uninsured Young Adults Due to Health Reform

A new Gallup survey released Wednesday morning shows a significant drop in uninsured young adults aged 18-25. The decline in uninsured Americans in the age group is credited entirely to the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s health reform package passed last year. The numbers which show a dramatic improvement in health coverage […]

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Democrats Speak Out on the End of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

President Barack Obama and other Democratic leaders spoke out Tuesday on the official end of the so-called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy (DADT) that which has prohibited gay, lesbian, and bisexual Americans from serving their country openly in the U.S. military. The policy ended at midnight. “For more than two centuries, we have worked to […]

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Senator Bingaman Announces Grant to Combat Drug Trafficking

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman has announced that New Mexico has been awarded a $999,999 Department of Justice (DOJ) grant to help train local law enforcement agencies to tackle drug trafficking. The grant comes from the fiscal year 2011 spending bill that funds the Department of Justice. Under the Department of Justice grant, the New Mexico […]

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