Who is on our side in New Mexico?

Working America has looked at the candidates running for governor in New Mexico and have determined who is the best choice for working families.

Michelle Lujan Grisham for Governor

Working America has looked at the candidates running for governor in New Mexico and have determined that Michelle Lujan Grisham is the best choice for working families this year.

Access to Health Care

In Congress, Michelle Lujan Grisham voted against legislation that would have repealed the Affordable Care Act. This protected health care from being stripped from 250,000 New Mexicans and 14 million Americans nationwide. As our governor, she will strengthen Medicaid and expand access to high-quality, affordable health care by supporting innovative and cost-effective approaches like a Medicaid buy-in program and pooling state resources to lower drug prices. (HR 1628, 5/4/17; VoteSmart, accessed 9/14/18)

Creating Jobs

In Congress, Michelle Lujan Grisham works across the aisle to create and protect jobs in New Mexico. In 2015, she voted for a bipartisan budget plan, which would create an additional 340,000 jobs in 2016 alone. Last year, she voted against legislation that would have eliminated 31,800 jobs in New Mexico and $1.6 billion in wages and salaries. As governor, Lujan Grisham will invest in New Mexico businesses and our growing film economy. She will also increase apprenticeship and private-sector partnerships in our schools and colleges. (HR 1628, 5/4/17; HR 1314, 10/28/15; VoteSmart, accessed 9/14/18)

Investing in Education

Michelle Lujan Grisham is committed to fair funding for education. She says that funding for early childhood education would be a hallmark of her administration, so every child would have universal access. In Congress, she voted for the bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act, which reduced loan interest rates for students, making college more affordable. As governor, she will continue her focus on education, working with educators and parents to prepare our students for success. (New Mexico In Depth, 5/17/18; HR 1911, 7/31/13; VoteSmart, accessed 9/14/18)

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