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Issues:

Black Lives Matter:

Over the past week it has been nearly impossible to find the right words to address what is happening in the country right now, but I firmly believe to stay silent is to be complicit.
This country’s history of abhorrent and unequal treatment of Black people, Indigenous people, and all minorities, began with its inception and continues to this day. Some of the overt racism and methods of control may have changed to more covert institutionalized methods, but they remain. To ignore this is to ignore what is directly in front of our eyes. The issues faced by marginalized people are issues of human rights, of life or death for some.
So I urge all of you to reflect on those issues, regardless of what your politics are, find ways to support the most vulnerable in our communities, and help change our world for the better. Whether it's by donating to an organization working to make change, reading a book, protesting, volunteering in your community, watching a documentary or reading an article that you normally wouldn't watch or read on the topic of racism. Any step you take to help end racism is a step in the right direction.

COVID-19:

Within the last couple of weeks our world has changed.

I want to start by saying that I'm feeling pretty lucky that we live in New Mexico where our Governor is taking clear, decisive, and proactive measures to lessen the spread of the virus. I am confident that her decades of healthcare expertise have added to her ability to be a great leader at this moment in time.

We are all facing disruptions to our everyday lives and I want to make sure that you all know that any anxiety and feelings you may be having about the Corona Virus are valid and I encourage you to reach out to me about anything that's on your mind. I am not a healthcare professional but I do have access to resources that may be of help during this time. Many of us are feeling helpless, but there are things we can do—wash our hands, practice social distancing, and elect public health experts to Congress!   

Education:

New Mexico is ranked 50th in the Nation in Educating our children. I would like to help change that ranking. Charter Schools play a vital role to New Mexico families who would like a voice and a choice in their education. The PEC's role is to ensure that all new State Chartered Charter Schools are able to meet the needs of students and their families, and that established State Chartered Charter Schools continue to meet those same needs. 

I want to emphasize how invested I am in representing District 1 at the Public Education Commission. I am deeply committed to education in New Mexico and being elected to this seat will enable me to be an effective educational leader.
 

Black Lives Matter

Over the past week it has been nearly impossible to find the right words to address what is happening in the country right now, but I firmly believe to stay silent is to be complicit.
This country’s history of abhorrent and unequal treatment of Black people, Indigenous people, and all minorities, began with its inception and continues to this day. Some of the overt racism and methods of control may have changed to more covert institutionalized methods, but they remain. To ignore this is to ignore what is directly in front of our eyes. The issues faced by marginalized people are issues of human rights, of life or death for some.
So I urge all of you to reflect on those issues, regardless of what your politics are, find ways to support the most vulnerable in our communities, and help change our world for the better. Whether it's by donating to an organization working to make change, reading a book, protesting, volunteering in your community, watching a documentary or reading an article that you normally wouldn't watch or read on the topic of racism. Any step you take to help end racism is a step in the right direction. (Read More)


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