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DPNM Acting Chair Neomi Martinez-Parra Highlights Call For Equal Pay For Equal Work

on April 11, 2018 - 12:14pm
DPNM News:
 
Acting Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico Neomi Martinez Parra issued the following joint statement Tuesday on Equal Pay Day – a day that represents how far into the year women have to work to earn as much as their male counterparts made the previous year:
 
“As Democrats, we stand by the principle of equal pay for equal work. We’re proud of Democrats in Congress for moving us closer to realizing true equality through the Lily Ledbetter Act and local lawmakers for putting equal pay protections in state statute, but there’s still more work to be done.  
 
“It’s long

Lujan Grisham Raises More Than $3.6 Million To Date

on April 11, 2018 - 8:04am
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s (D-NM) campaign has released fundraising totals for her campaign – raising more than $3.6 million to date, including almost $1.4 million over the previous six months.
 
These staggering numbers come on the heels of her commanding victory at the Democratic Pre-Primary Convention last month where she earned 67% of the vote and the top spot on the ballot for Democratic primary this June.
 
“I’m proud of the vast support our campaign has earned since I announced more than a year ago,” Lujan

Udall Questions Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg On Protecting American Elections & Consumer Privacy

on April 10, 2018 - 7:50pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall presses Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today during a Joint Senate Commerce Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Screenshot/LADP 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg answers questions today in Washington, D.C. Screenshot/LADP

Video of Udall’s questioning is available here.

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen.

New Mexico Foundation For Open Government Names Interim Director

on April 10, 2018 - 3:17pm
NMFOG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  The Board of Directors of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (NMFOG) Monday announced that Melanie J. Majors will become NMFOG’s interim executive director.
 
She replaces Peter St. Cyr, who was named executive director in late 2016. A longtime advocate for open government, Mr. St. Cyr plans to continue to work in the public’s interest and will be consulting with civic organizations, businesses and public entities on how they can leverage government data and technology to tackle state and local priorities.
 
NMFOG would like to thank him for his

Luján Announces $5.64 Million In Federal Funding For Northern New Mexico Bus Systems

on April 10, 2018 - 3:00pm
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
STATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Today, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded two grants, totaling $5.64 million, to fund maintenance and construction of new bus facilities in Santa Fe and Española.
  
“Public transportation is a vital driver of economic growth for rural communities in New Mexico. Improvements to these facilities will enable New Mexicans to continue to get to work, school, and home safely and efficiently,” Luján said.

Land Commissioner Candidate SGR Opens Albuquerque Campaign Office

on April 10, 2018 - 10:11am

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard of Los Alamos takes her message statewide in her run to become the state's first woman Land Commissioner as she opens her newest campaign office Saturday at 6101 Candelaria NE in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo

Today Marks Equal Pay Day For Women

on April 10, 2018 - 7:58am

Courtesy/equalpaytoday.org

EQUAL PAY News:

Today marks Equal Pay Day for women working in the United States.

Equal Pay Day is the approximate day the typical woman must work into the new year to make what the typical man made at the end of the previous year.

Based on American Community Survey (ACS) Census data, the 2018 wage gap between women and men is 80 cents. The gap is far wider for women of color as compared to White, non-Hispanic men and moms as compared to dads.

Equal Pay Day for all women should be Dec. 31, but it is not.

Full House Expected At 2018 Republican Candidate Meet & Greet At UNM-Los Alamos April 12

on April 10, 2018 - 6:53am

GOP News:

The Los Alamos and White Rock Public is invited to come get to know the 2018 Republican State and Local Candidates at a Meet & Greet Thursday, April 12, 6pm in Jeannette Wallace Hall, Building 5, UNM-LA. The event is being hosted by the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women and the Republican Party of Los Alamos.

Light refreshments will be served.

Confirmed candidates include: 

  • Mick Rich, U.S. Senate;
  • Steve McFall, Congressional District 3;
  • Steve Pearce, Governor representative Michael Horanburg;
  • Michelle Garcia Holmes, Lt. Governor;
  • JoHanna Cox, Secretary of State;
  • Wayne Johnson,

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