Doreen Gallegos Announces Candidacy for NM House District 52

Democrat Doreen Gallegos has announced her candidacy for State Representative, District 52, covering from south Las Cruces to Anthony.

Ms. Gallegos is the Executive Director of Mesilla Valley CASA, a program that provides advocacy for children in foster care in Doña Ana County.  She points to her experience with children and families as key to her decision to seek the legislative seat.

“For eighteen years I’ve worked with families throughout this county and surrounding areas,” Gallegos said.  “It doesn’t matter whether they are Republican or Democrat: they deserve the highest representation, access to affordable health care, and a quality education for their children.  That is what I’ll work for in Santa Fe.”

Gallegos wants to create greater opportunity for the people of Southern New Mexico.

“The people of our area work hard, and they want good lives for their children.  We need to put aside the partisan politics and work together to create economic opportunity, and to provide the services families need to succeed.”

Gallegos pointed to the strong example set by her own parents, who stressed education and service to the community.

“When we talk about family values,” she said, “for my family that meant fairness, respect for others, and an obligation to make our community better.  I want to bring those same values to my service as state representative.”

Gallegos received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from New Mexico State University.  She lives in Las Cruces with her husband, Adolfo, who works for the State of New Mexico’s Aging and Long Term Services Division, and son, Nicolas, a second grader at Tombaugh Elementary.

Environmentalists for Obama: If You’re Ready to Fight for the Environment

Yesterday, Earth Day, was a big day for the environment—but to protect our air, land, and water, we have to make every single day count between now and November 6th.

President Obama knows we don’t have to sacrifice clean air and clean water to create jobs and grow our economy. But time and again, we’ve seen that our opponents are willing to play politics with the health of our natural resources—and the American people—just to protect the bottom line of their special-interest allies.

If it was up to them, we’d have no EPA working to protect our kids from harmful air pollution or make sure our water is safe to drink—polluters would once again have a free pass. And I probably don’t need to remind you of their views on climate change.

So today, as we pause to appreciate our planet, say you’re standing with the only candidate in this race who’s fighting for it: Join Environmentalists for Obama.

This community will help spread the word about the President’s record on the environment and what’s at stake in this election.

President Obama has already taken historic steps to clean up our air and water, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and bring ecosystems like the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay, and Florida Everglades back to life.

This is what that kind of change looks like:

  • Setting the first-ever national standards on mercury and other forms of toxic air pollution from power plants, which will prevent up to 11,000 premature deaths, 4,700 heart attacks, and 130,000 asthma attacks every year when fully implemented
  • Developing fuel efficiency standards that will nearly double fuel economy for cars and light trucks by 2025—and save families thousands of dollars at the pump and save our country millions of barrels of oil
  • Establishing safeguards to cut interstate soot and smog-forming pollution from power plants by more than 50 percent, and improve air quality for more than 75 percent of AmericansInvesting more in clean energy than ever before—and putting us on track to double our use of renewable sources by the end of the year
  •  Signing one of the largest expansions of wilderness protections in a generation, setting aside more than 2 million acres of land

All of that is on the line—along with the chance to keep going.

We simply can’t afford a White House that is skeptical about the human impact on climate change and continues to give Big Oil taxpayer giveaways at a time of record profits.

It’s on us to make sure that doesn’t happen—right now, President Obama needs you to have his back.

If you’re ready to fight alongside him, join Environmentalists for Obama today.

“He’s had two positions at least on every issue”

Who said the following about Mitt Romney?

“The governor of Massachusetts is totally consistent, because he’s had two positions at least on every issue.”

“I didn’t manage for profit. I led for patriotism.”

“For the upcoming 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, that bill to American taxpayers is estimated to be $1.3 billion. That’s outrageous…and it’s a disgrace.”

That’s fellow Republican and current Romney endorser John McCain. Romney and McCain haven’t always had the sunniest of friendships, and McCain has not shied away from hitting Romney on his record as governor, his time in the private sector, and his values. And today, he introduced Mitt at an RNC gathering in Arizona.

Regardless of what McCain says these days, we know what he really thinks. Check out our latest video, “John McCain on Mitt Romney.”