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New Mexico Is Ranked Dead Last In Private Sector Job Growth. Dead Last.

Thousands and thousands of New Mexicans have been forced to move out of state the past 3 and a half years for one reason: Republican Governor Martinez. Over the past year, New Mexico lost 600 jobs for a 0.1 negative growth rate. The Albuquerque region alone lost 2700 jobs for a 0.7 negative growth rate. Governor Martinez’s […]

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Gary King: For Some, $1300 is the Difference

That’s what people making the federal minimum wage make. A typical CEO makes 774 times that. To me – the need to raise the minimum wage is obvious. Cities like Santa Fe that have raised the minimum on their own have eased the burden on workers, allowing them a greater opportunity to withstand the challenges of living […]

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Martin Heinrich: Republicans in House must act quickly to pass immigration reform

Guest column by U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich. Reposted from the Las Cruces Sun-News. June 29, 2014 As a country, we value the twin promises of freedom and opportunity. Those ideals are important no matter where you were born. Our immigrant communities have helped write the economic, social and cultural story of America. But our immigration […]

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Martinez/Duran: Driving New Mexico to the Bottom

Gov and Sec of State do-nothing failures; King/Toulouse-Oliver ready to build a better future On June 3rd New Mexico Democrats selected their nominees for local and statewide offices. Our candidates spent months on the campaign trail listening to and proposing their ideas and solutions to solve problems and improve the lives of hard working New […]

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Governor Martinez: Appoints Political Hacks That Insult New Mexicans; Then Refuses To Apologize

Martinez encourages culture of bullying and intimidation towards women and people of color By now, the entire United States has heard about the scathing and embarrassing expose on Governor Martinez, first published a few weeks ago in Mother Jones magazine. The article included audio links from the 2010 campaign that made crystal clear the contempt […]

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Leslie Linthicum: Role-model governor won’t apologize

By Leslie Linthicum, Albuquerque Journal Reposted from the Albuquerque Journal, April 27, 2014 I’ve always thought there must be a special place in this world for women who call other women bitches. And now I’ve found it. It’s the New Mexico Governor’s Office. And I’ve always wondered if there is any place on the planet where people call other […]

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Donna Brazile: 50 Years Later Voting Rights Still Threatened

50 years ago, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, to outlaw discrimination based on race, religion, gender, and more. The law strengthened voting rights and pushed for an end to racial segregation in schools, at the workplace, and in public places. The law passed with bipartisan support — in fact, Republicans helped lead the […]

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Congressman Steve Pearce Endorses Prejudice and Bigotry

Racist blogger hired then fired within days—comment comparing President Obama to Hitler ignored by Pearce Steve Pearce is disgrace and embarrassment to all New Mexicans, has no values, hires racist and prejudiced individuals with taxpayer funds and then sees nothing wrong with defaming and insulting racial and ethnic groups that don’t swear allegiance to the […]

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NM Democrats Support Equality

New Mexicans are proud to stand and support marriage equality for all men and women. NM Dems helped lead the way on this issue through the efforts of Doña Ana County Clerk Lynn Ellins in 2013. “Unlike Arizona, which continues to look at ways to restrict individual civil rights, New Mexico and the DPNM believe […]

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Governor Martinez and NM House Republicans Vote To Keep NM 50th and Dead Last For Well being Of Our Kids

GOP content with NM 1st  in nation for child hunger as well as supporting a war on teachers On Friday, House Democrats presented a fair state budget that was a compromise for both parties.  Taking orders from Gov. Martinez, House Republicans voted in lockstep against this fair and equitable budget. Once again Gov. Martinez, said […]

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