Dear Fellow New Mexican,
THIS WEEK IN BRIEF:
-Call Governor Martinez at (505) 476-2200 to let her know that you want her to sign the budget.
-Call Senator Udall at (202) 224-6621 and Senator Heinrich at (202) 224-5521 and demand that they pressure the Justice Department to appoint a special prosecutor to fully investigate Russia's attempt to influence the Presidential election.
THIS WEEK IN DETAIL:
Gov. Martinez has entirely invented a budget crisis and constructed a fiction of the Senate having wasted two months doing nothing. Among other nonsense, the Governor’s spokesman, Michael Lonergan, stated that: “She’s going to call a special session soon because the do-nothing Senate wasted 60 days debating things like holiday songs instead of a balanced budget that doesn’t raise taxes on our families.” The Governor’s preferred approach to balancing the budget would be to preserve all the tax shelters enjoyed by the wealthy and the giveaways to her corporate funders and instead turn to teachers and others serving the public interest and invade their retirement accounts, invade school district reserves, and make further cuts in vital education, health, and social service systems.
Please call Governor Martinez at (505) 476-2200 to let her know that you want her to sign the budget passed by the legislature this session and that you do not appreciate her partisan attacks on the legislators.
• I am calling to ask Governor Martinez to sign the budget passed by both houses of the NM legislature this session. I believe it is the best budget for all New Mexicans, not just the wealthy ones.
• I would also like the Governor to know that I do not appreciate her attacks on the legislature. This kind of bi-partisanship is unnecessary and undemocratic.
I'm sure most of you are aware that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the ongoing investigation into Trump and his team's ties to Russia and any potential involvement in trying to tamper with the Presidential election. This means that it will fall to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (the number 2 at the Justice Department) to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate.
Call Senator Udall at (202) 224-6621 and Senator Heinrich at (202) 224-5521 and demand that they pressure the Justice Department to appoint a special prosecutor to fully investigate Russia's attempt to influence the Presidential election.
• I am a New Mexico voter and I am calling to ask the senator to demand that the Justice Department appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Russia's influence on the Presidential election and any involvement by the Trump campaign. It is clear that there is evidence of election interference and the only way to learn the truth is to appoint an independent special prosecutor.
Thank you for all you are doing!
Amelia + Marisa