President Obama delivered remarks at a national memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela today. In his speech President Obama called Mandela “the last great leader of the 20th Century.” He urged young people to learn from the arc of his life and follow his example: “We will never see the likes of
It’s with great excitement that the Democratic National Committee announces its next Hope Institute training, taking place from February 26th to February 28th, 2014 in Washington, DC. Following two highly successful classes in 2013, the DNC will invite 40 selected applicants from diverse backgrounds to be Hope Fellows and participate in a three-day intensive training
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), a member of the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform, penned a letter to the editor of the Washington Post in response to a December 2 editorial on recently-proposed guidelines for tax-exempt social welfare groups organized under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code.
New Mexico’s Democratic Congressional delegation, Senator Tom Udall, Senator Martin Heinrich, Congressman Ben Ray Lujan, and Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham, the co-chair of the statewide campaign, have joined together in the historic effort to secure and defend the freedom to marry for all New Mexico families, and adding their voices in support for marriage equality.
According to a Politico report last week, the National Republican Congressional Committee has begun tutoring their candidates on how to hide their hostility toward women and their anti-women agenda — especially when running against women. In reality, women know that this Republican Congress has pursued a divisive agenda including blocking contraceptive coverage, refusing to pass equal
Senator Udall and Congressman Luján Energized Democratic Party Activists Despite record breaking, sub-freezing temperatures, a crowd of almost 60 listened to U.S. Senator Tom Udall, Congressman Ben Ray Luján and State Rep. Brian Egolf discuss the 2014 elections and issues that matter to New Mexico families. In addition, three of the five Democratic candidates for
In this week’s address, President Obama says that before Congress leaves for vacation, they should extend unemployment benefits for 1.3 million hardworking Americans who will lose this lifeline at the end of the year. En el mensaje de esta semana, el Secretario de Trabajo Tom Pérez discutió porque es importante que el Congreso actúe para
U.S. Senator Tom Udall welcomes the president’s “Presidential Memorandum,” challenging federal agencies to nearly triple their renewable energy consumption to 20 percent by 2020. Udall, who has led the effort to set a national Renewable Electricity Standard (RES), requiring utilities to generate 25 percent of their power from renewable sources by 2025, issued the following
Today, as we mourn the loss of of one of history’s most transformational leaders, let us also pay tribute to his life and legacy. Let us dedicate ourselves to remembering his lessons and continue his efforts to spread Democracy, freedom and equality across the globe. Nelson Mandela was a civil rights activist, teacher, freedom fighter,
Thousands of New Mexicans Will No Longer Be Denied Health Coverage Or Charged Higher Premiums Due To Pre-Existing Conditions Thanks to the Affordable Care Act 129 million Americans nationwide can no longer be denied health coverage because of pre-existing conditions such as cancer, asthma or diabetes. In New Mexico, 862,000 individuals including 122,000 children will