Fall in the air: the smell of roasted chiles is giving way to Piñon burning in fireplaces and the People for Ben team and I are working hard. We’ve got our sights on November 2018 and we are kicking off our campaign with two events this Saturday that I hope you can make!
We started our work in October with friends at the Shiprock parade where I even got to roll up my sleeves and help with some of the hard work.
Then I spent some time with Democrats in Sandoval county where we talked about Republican disarray -- from New Mexico to Washington. As local community members fight to protect the rights of Sandoval workers and the local environment, I’m fighting for a better deal in Congress that includes better jobs, better wages, and a better future for New Mexicans.
I also spent some time with some of Congressional District 3's youngest and mightiest at Los Alamos’ Halloween walk.
And most recently, I took some time to recognize veterans in Gallup for their service to our nation.
I don’t have to tell you how important 2018 is – for you, for me, for New Mexico and for our nation. We have a great opportunity to take back the governor’s seat from one of the least popular governor’s in the nation and elect a Congress that will fight for a better deal for all Americans.
More than ever before we can #TakeItBack. We have a real opportunity to win the 24 seats we need to takeover the House. Every Democrat we elect will turn our nation around in 2018. That work has already started. In Albuquerque, Tim Keller took back the Albuquerque mayor’s seat and Cynthia Borrego took City Council District 5 seat from Republicans. In October, three Democrats swept the city council races in Las Cruces. This is the right direction for our state and our nation.
Just yesterday, I joined New Mexicans in Albuquerque fighting against the Republican Tax Scam making its way through Congress. In D.C., Washington Republicans passed this tax scam in the House of Representatives and now they are pushing it through the Senate. It is a disaster that raises taxes on middle class families while slashing taxes for the mega rich and corporations. Families, homeowners, students, and people with medical expenses will see higher taxes while Trump gets a “yuge” tax cut.
As I fight in Washington, I need your help back home.. Campaign volunteers are already helping collect signatures I need to get on the 2018 ballot, responding to untrue attacks online, and even working inside my campaign office. I hope you can join them today to make a better tomorrow for our community.
Our team stretches across all of Northern New Mexico. Please join the wonderful New Mexicans that have already signed up to help. Click here to volunteer.
I'm excited to see you on the campaign trail. Thank you for all you do.