Early Childhood Education
Since the Early Education Constitutional Amendment was first proposed 3 years ago, hundreds of child development centers have closed, CYFD now serves 8,000 fewer children, hundreds of early educators have left their profession, unable to survive on minimum wage. New Mexico fell to 50th in child welfare, yet no legislator has proposed an alternative to the Constitutional Amendment that would address these growing problems. The following Senators, who voted to table the Constitutional Amendment, SJR 12, deserve a special phone call or email, so they understand how disappointed we are in their lack of concern about New Mexico’s child welfare crisis.
John Arthur Smith, (575) 546-8546, email@example.com
Carlos Cisneros, (505) 670-5610, firstname.lastname@example.org
George Munoz, (505) 722-0191, email@example.com
Pete Campos, (505) 425-0508, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Wilson Beffort, (505) 292-7116, email@example.com
William Burt, (575) 434-6140, firstname.lastname@example.org
Carroll Leavell, (575) 395-3154, email@example.com
Steven Neville, (505) 327-5460, firstname.lastname@example.org
The two Senators on the Senate Finance Committee who voted in support of early education programs deserve a call or message, thanking them for championing the Early Ed Constitutional Amendment.
Nancy Rodriguez: (505) 983-8913, email@example.com
Howie Morales: (575) 574-0043, firstname.lastname@example.org
The minimum wage constitutional amendment passed the Senate but failed yesterday in the House. Our list of shame for those who voted against the increase or walked away without voting include:
Representative Sandra Jeff, (505) 786-4994, email@example.com
Representative Dona Irwin, (575) 546-9376, firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator John Arthur Smith, (575) 546-8546, email@example.com
Please call them or drop them a line to tell them they should be ashamed of depriving 91,000 of New Mexico’s hardest-working families a fair wage.
And please call Senator Clamente Sanchez, who in spite of his commitment to vote against the minimum wage, listened to his constituents and voted for it:
(505) 287-2515, firstname.lastname@example.org
These are the bills we fought for with this past Legislative Session
IN SUPPORT OF:
- Senate Joint Resolution 13(SJR 13) – Constitutional amendment to raise the minimum wage throughout the state of New Mexico.
- Senate Joint Resolution 12(SJR 12) – Constitutional amendment to draw funds from the Land Grant Permanent Fund to help fund early childhood education programs throughout the state of New Mexico.
- House Bill 127(HB 127) – This bill would create a two-tiered driver’s license system
Here are a few videos of the days of actions that took place during the second week of the session. In these videos you will witness OLÉ members speak to different Legislators on the listed above issues.
Minimum wage ^^^ Early Education ^^^ Driver’s Licenses ^^^
OUR Walmart Halloween Parade
October 31, 2013
Million Dollar Bake Sale – Governor Martinez returns $6.7 Million While Kids Struggle
October 3, 2013
New Mexico Now Named 50 in Child Welfare
July 18, 2013
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