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An Opportunity To Think Outside The Box

My parents were both teachers, so education and learning were central in my family. Our conversations at the dinner table always included “How was school today?” “Fine” was never a good enough answer. My parents wanted to know about my math exam, art project, and my grade in French class (ugh!). Thankfully, there were four of us kids, so no one took the heat exclusively. The Catholic nuns who taught me in elementary school, the public school teachers I had through high school, my college professors, and the mentoring I received in the Navy reinforced my love of learning and inspired me to continue.

I believe these relationships were critical to me receiving a good education because they reinforced the value of learning. Families and educators working together to instill a love of learning in children provide a foundation that can empower children to think, reason, solve problems, and express themselves creatively. Those skills will serve a child for a lifetime.

The pandemic is forcing change as educators and parents grapple with how to keep children healthy while continuing their education. This is happening in towns and cities around the world. Let’s look at this as an opportunity to think outside the box and revamp public education. We can experiment, refine, and share new models to adopt a more resilient system that allows us to continue the learning process while staying safe. Whatever that new model may look like, we must nurture the relationship between students, teachers, and parents that is so critical to the learning process. 


Thank you to all our amazing donors for your generous support! Thank you also to Rep. Haaland for lending your time, name and endorsement to make this fundraiser a big success. The fundraiser on August 4th was engaging, informative, and a lot of fun. Claudia and Rep. Haaland covered a wide range of issues including election issues, immigration policy reform, and funding the VA. All the guests were able to ask questions and speak directly to Rep. Haaland. Someone even asked Rep. Haaland who
she wants picked as a VP choice!

We are fortunate to have such a hard-working, knowledgable, and accessible legislator working for us in D.C. and Claudia Risner will be that same type legislator working for Senate District 19 and all New Mexicans in Santa Fe.
If you would like to add your donation to this drive
please click here.

See What The Santa Fe New Mexican Has To Say About Claudia's Opponent
Click here to see the full article and read Claudia's response.
Join Claudia and her guests Paul Stull, President of Credit Union Association of NM, and Rep Day Hochman-Vigil (HD 15), as they explore the idea of a New Mexico Public Bank. How does it work, what benefits does it offer and how can it be implemented?
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Claudia has been hard at work on this campaign since last August. We have come a long way, but this is going to be a hard fought race. Our rock star volunteers are the heart and soul of this campaign. We could not do this work without them. Would you like to join our team? Whatever time you have to give, we have a volunteer spot that could use your energy and expertise! We are adding more teams now
for all sorts of projects.
(It turns out US Navy Captains are very good at organizing and they have a lot of fun and interesting ideas for winning elections.)
Check out our Volunteer Sign Up here and find a team that works for you.
We will win this together!   

4 EASY ways to help Claudia amplify her message:
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Like her page and respond to and share her Facebook posts here.
Like and retweet her tweets here.
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Citizen Endorsements
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Register to vote or update your voter registration here

***Request your absentee ballot ON LINE. ***(this is the easiest option. The link will go live in a week or two per the Secretary Of State site)

Download your REQUEST/APPLICATION for an absentee ballot. (The application will need to be filled out and mailed or hand delivered to the County Clerk for them to process and THEN they will mail you the absentee ballot. The APPLICATION must be received by the County Clerk no later than
Tuesday, October 20, 2020)

Contact your County Clerk here

Celebrate 100 years of women having fought for and earned the right to vote! The League of Women Voters and the city of Albuquerque will bring us a week of events to commemorate the occasion starting
Tuesday, August 18 through Wednesday, August 26, 2020.
"Join the week-long celebration with a multitude of virtual activities and entertainment including poetry, music, photos and history about women, by women."

More links (in yellow) to events and information:
Aug 26th 4pm-7pm
100 Years Celebration = Honoring Women's Right to Vote
The League of Women Voters newsletter filled with information and history about the Suffrage Movement.
Famous NM Suffragist Nina Otero-Warren

Julia Ducan Brown Asplund: 1ST UNM Librarian and suffragist

Suffrage in America: The 15th and 19th Amendments
2020 CENSUS!!!

Have you responded to the 2020 Census?
It's quick, it's easy and it is
SO IMPORTANT to be counted!
Click here to fill out the 2020 Census.
Claudia is doing things differently on her campaign. She made the commitment to NOT take money from powerful lobbies like drug companies, oil and gas, or insurance companies. She can't be bought.
She knows her commitment is to the people of New Mexico.
If she sounds like the kind of State Senator you would like working for you, please consider making a donation today!
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Paid for by Risner for a Stronger NM--Treasurer, Steve Estrada

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