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Susana Martinez Doesn’t Speak for Me

Tonight, New Mexican Governor Susana Martinez will endorse Mitt Romney for President.

But Susana Martinez doesn’t speak for me. And she certainly won’t be speaking for the average New Mexican when she urges voters to elect Mitt Romney as President.

New Mexico’s middle class families helped President Obama to a decisive victory in 2008, and the President has worked hard for us during his first term.

President Obama…

  • Signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law, which has pumped more than $1.5 billion for economic recovery into counties across the state. These vital funds helped prevent an economic meltdown and supported businesses across New Mexico… including the Hobbs oil and gas outfit where Mitt Romney spoke just last week.
  • Saved New Mexico families $3,400 in taxes each year, freeing up money for regular families to pay their bills, put their kids in school and afford health care.
  • Worked to make college more affordable for New Mexico’s students and their families by doubling Pell Grants, signing the American Opportunity tax credit into law, and preventing student loan rates from doubling for nearly 40,000 students in the state.
  • Signed the Affordable Care Act into law. Now 860,000 people in our state – including 122,000 children – can no longer be denied health insurance coverage because they have a pre-existing condition like asthma, diabetes or cancer.

But that’s just the start. He also brought the war in Iraq to a responsible end. He passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to help end wage discrimination against women. And he’s worked on behalf of our Native American communities like no President before him.

Healthcare, education, and opportunity: These issues are vital to New Mexico’s families.

Governor Martinez may have the microphone tonight, but it is New Mexico’s families – and what President has done to help them – that will speak loudest in this Election.

Ana Canales is a Neighborhood Team Leader in Albuquerque. Join her and take a stand for New Mexico’s middle class families. Sign up to volunteer today at

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