On this Earth Day, I am thinking of the many generations of my family that have had their hands in this soil, and utilized this land and water to sustain our family and our community. It is in my upbringing and cultural traditions to respect, defend and protect New Mexico’s land, energy, air and water.
As your next Bernalillo County Commissioner for District 3, I will be a steward of our environment. I will shape policies and budgets that not only protect, but also advance our environmental protections now and for generations to come.
In keeping with my heritage and traditions, I will:
This is important. Voting is one of our most-cherished rights as Americans, but with COVID19 impacting every aspect of our lives, we have to plan now to ensure that we can safely cast a ballot in the June 2 primary election.
Fortunately, there is an easy way to stay safe and exercise your right: voting by absentee ballot.
This year, the Bernalillo County Clerk will be mailing an absentee ballot application to every eligible voter in the county. To request an absentee ballot to vote safely by mail, you just need to fill out the application and return it by May 28. Then, an absentee ballot will be sent to you that you can complete and mail in with your choices in key elections—like Bernalillo County Commission District 3.
You can also request a ballot online so you don’t have to wait to get an application in the mail. Follow this link to request your absentee ballot today!
I’ll be voting absentee, and I hope you will too.
Yes, in-person voting will still be an option in the June 2 primary—and I’ll be sure to get you information on when and where to vote. But, to be safe, request an absentee ballot today. You can vote from the convenience and safety of your home and return your ballot by mail, in keeping with all recommended social distancing guidelines.
Now, more than ever, we need strong leadership in all our elected offices, leaders who share our values and represent the lived experiences of our communities. By ensuring that you have a plan to safely vote absentee in the June 2 primary election, you will ensure not only that your voice will be heard on Election Day, but also every day if I am elected to represent you on the Bernalillo County Commission.
I hope that you and yours are safe and healthy. Together, we will get through this difficult time and we will work together to make our communities even stronger.
Once you’ve requested an absentee ballot online, be sure to share the link with at least three friends or family members! The more people who participate in our elections, the stronger our democratic process is—and the more responsive and community-based our leaders are!
The past few weeks have been challenging for all of us. Limiting contact, worrying about loved ones and figuring out how to pay the bills while our state battles COVID-19 can take its toll. That’s why I wanted to check in on you to make sure you have what you need to take care of yourself and your family.
We know that too many in our community don’t know where their next meal is coming from even in the best of times, and we must change that. But if you or someone you know is having trouble putting food on the table today there is help.
With businesses closing, many in our community have lost their jobs and lost their pay check. This is especially hard for minimum-wage workers who were already in need of a pay raise to give them a true living wage. Fortunately, there are programs to help everyone make ends meet through this crisis.
And my commitment to you hasn’t changed. It’s more important than ever that we have strong, community-focused leadership on the Bernalillo County Commission. My campaign continues to connect with voters. We need strong solid leadership in all levels of our government. As a mom, head of household, and Director, I can provide the experience needed now and into the future, when times are good or when the road gets rough. I’m rooted and ready!
Please take good care and don’t hesitate to reach out if you need help finding additional services. I’ve always been here for you—and I’m certainly not going anywhere now!
Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay connected. Even at a distance, we can stand together!