Thursday, April 26, 2012
Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) & Sierra Club Endorse Maxine Velasquez
LAGUNA PUEBLO, NM (April 25, 2012) Maxine Velasquez has secured the official endorsement of two of the biggest environmental organizations in New Mexico in her bid for the New Mexico State Senate district 30 seat. The support of both Conservation Voters New Mexico and the Sierra Club is a huge advantage for Velasquez's campaign in the rural Senate district 30.
Velasquez faces incumbent David Ulibarri and two other challengers in the Democratic Primary. She was raised in Laguna Pueblo and has worked as an attorney advocating for economic devlopment in rural communities in New Mexico for over a decade.
“I'm honored to announce the endorsement of both Conservation Voters New Mexico and the Sierra Club today. Growing up, we were taught that it was the responsibility of each individual to be a steward of the land and to protect it for future generations. As Senator, I will continue to fight to preserve our environment, our rural way of life and to focus on job creation in renewable and green sectors.”
Today's official endorsements follow a historic convening where three tribes in Senate district 30 - Laguna Pueblo, Zuni Pueblo and the Alamo Chapter of the Navajo Nation - announced their support for new leadership, endorsing Velasquez.
More information about Maxine can be found at www.maxineforsenate.com