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Udall signs onto letter

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Supports renaming certain military bases

Dear Chairman Inhofe, Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Reed, and Ranking Member Thornberry:

We write to request that the conference report of the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) include a provision to require the Department of Defense (DoD, or the...

What veterans mean to N.M.

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Veterans Day represents the opportunity to reflect, acknowledge and honor the brave women and men who have served and sacrificed to protect our families, our freedoms, our democracy, and our way of life. Our veterans have protected our nation’s bedrock constitutional principles, rule of law, and the values that define our nation our very democracy. These are principles that are not freely given to us. Instead, each generation is called on to protect and renew our commitment to democracy and freedom— and veterans have selflessly answered this call with unmatched courage.

New Mexico families have a proud tradition of service, from the Navajo Code Talkers, to the veterans of Bataan...

American Federation of Teachers New Mexico reacts to election results

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Counting Every Vote Strengthens Our Democracy

Albuquerque —New Mexicans voted at near-historic levels to send a clear message in support of a Biden/Harris administration leading our country. Their winning message of hope over fear, rights for working Americans, strong systems of public education from early through higher education, access to high-quality healthcare, and respect for our democratic institutions helped usher in wins across the country and also in New Mexico.

We offer our heartfelt congratulations to each of the AFT New Mexico-endorsed candidates who were successful in their individual elections, including U.S. Senator-elect Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., Congresswoman Deb...

Gov. statement on presidential election

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Over the course of this election season, New Mexicans – and the American people – exercised their right to vote in remarkable numbers. The greatest turnout in the history of our state, and the unprecedented enthusiasm from across the political spectrum, serve as a resounding demonstration of the strength of our democracy. I can’t recall, in my lifetime, a more inspiring affirmation of the power of the people. Our vote is our voice. And we have spoken – loudly and clearly.

The American people are ready to begin a new chapter. It is time for change, meaningful change; it is time for a wholesale restoration of American leadership, a reinvestment in the American people, a...

Behind the scenes at the Bureau of Elections

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How the votes get counted in McKinley County

John Quincy Adams agreed with Jefferson on one fundamental principal, government derived its legitimacy from the consent of the governed.  The rule of the ballot box.

Elections involve a lot more than voting and it’s not easy. There’s a lot that goes into making voting a successful venture for the ordinary citizen. I got an inside look when I signed up as a challenger representing a political party. Challengers from each political party are allowed by law to observe on a limited basis the “behind the scenes” of the voting process. The infrastructure and effort that is involved is substantial and was an eye-opener for me. Here are...

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