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The Democratic Party of New Mexico Wishes You a Happy Thanksgiving

From our friends and families to yours, the Democratic Party of New Mexico wishes everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday! History of the Thankgiving Holiday In the United States, according to cultural tradition, the Thanksgiving holiday is traced to a 1621 feast held to celebrate a good harvest by Pilgrim settlers at Plymouth Colony

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Happy Thanksgiving From Sam

It’s time to celebrate Thanksgiving and give thanks for friends and family. Thanksgiving is a national holiday that brings our entire nation together, celebrating our blessings as one people. While celebrating, we won’t forget the hungry and those that are homeless. This is an opportunity to rededicate ourselves, individually and as a party, to helping

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Congressman Ben Ray Luján Introduces Legislation to Preserve Native American Languages

Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District announced that he recently introduced legislation to help Native American communities preserve their traditional languages.  This updated reauthorization of the Esther Martinez Native American Language Preservation Act improves and reauthorizes an existing program to support tribal communities and makes resources available to achieve this vital goal.

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Congresswoman Lujan Grisham Proposes National Care Corps

Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham is proposing a national Care Corps program, modeled after the Peace Corps, that is designed to provide support for family caregivers and help meet the growing demand for the care of aging and disabled Americans. Congresswoman Lujan Grisham’s National Care Corps Act (H.R. 5288) will place volunteers in communities to work

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DNC Announces 2016 National Convention Finalists

DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has announced the finalist cities under consideration to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention: Columbus, New York, and Philadelphia. The announcement comes after a round of site visits by the DNC’s Technical Advisory Group to five cities. “We’re thrilled to move to the next step of the selection process

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Senators Udall, Heinrich Announce More Than $400,000 for Navajo Distance Learning

U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich have announced $447,748 in funding for a distance learning initiative for the Navajo Technical University in Crownpoint, N.M. This funding, made possible through the Department of Agriculture’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine program, is intended to counteract high unemployment and poverty in the Navajo community. Quality distance learning is

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Senator Martin Heinrich Introduces Bill To Modernize Nation’s Electric Transmission Grid

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, has introduced a bill (S. 2947) to remove barriers to creating a cleaner, more consumer-friendly electric grid. The bill clarifies that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has the legal authority to require regional grid operators in interstate wholesale markets to

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Senator Tom Udall Statement on Chuck Hagel

Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement after President Obama announced that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will step down: “Over the last year, we have seen the emergence of a brutal terrorist organization as well as other security threats that have required a targeted, strategic response, with little room for mistakes. As the

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Weekly Address: Immigration Accountability Executive Action

In this week’s address, the President laid out the steps he took this past week to fix our broken immigration system. Enacted within his legal authority, the President’s plan focuses on cracking down on illegal immigration at the border; deporting felons, not families; and accountability through criminal background checks and taxes. These are commonsense steps,

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