Governor practices

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham practices her Democratic National Convention speech in front of the solar array at Northern New Mexico College in El Rito. Lujan Grisham spoke about energy and New Mexico’s shift toward renewables.

  Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham used Northern New Mexico College as the site for her virtual speech at the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

    She addressed the convention Aug. 19 from the El Rito Campus Solar Array, a large solar panel site constructed this past year.

    “The speech was focused on the critical need to address climate change, and how New Mexico’s investments in clean energy can serve as a role model to the country,” advisor Brad Elkins wrote in an email. “The location reflects that.”

    Lujan Grisham said in her speech that New Mexico has “punched above our weight” in the response to COVID-19. New Mexico is consistently one of the top states in testing according to Woldometers, and has far fewer cases per population than surrounding states.

    Lujan Grisham touted environmental issues and criticized the Trump administration for withdrawing from the Paris Agreement and rolling back regulations.

    “We’ve committed to a renewable energy future with exciting and fulfilling careers for workers all across our beautiful state, including right here in the heart of Northern New Mexico,” she said. “The choice is clear. The choice is Joe Biden.”

    In a video posted to the College’s YouTube page, College President Rick Bailey mentioned the significance of her speech.

    “Of all the places she could have chosen, she chose to be at Northern New Mexico College’s El Rito campus,” Bailey said.

    He said that he was proud that the College could provide the location for her.

    “Her choice to be here, I think, is a testament to all of you, and the excellence that you provide and the service that you provide every day,” Bailey said.

    New Mexico House Rep. Derrick Lente, D-Sandia Pueblo, was New Mexico’s official voting delegate for the convention during the virtual roll call of states and territories.

    “We believe that we owe it to the next generation to protect the natural and cultural resources that are their inheritance, and to that end, also respect tribal sovereignty,” said Lente, whose district includes part of Rio Arriba County.

(8) comments

PJRomero

MLG and the national democrat's want you to follow their political science until the election. QUE VIVA TRUMP !

SSerrano

NM gov is a disgrace send me her email and I'll send her all the pictures of mindless mask wearers I have.

NMConservative

This governor and the Democrats are a disgrace to NM and the country. Statistics and facts do not lie. Virtually every Democrat ruled state and city are in turmoil as we speak. Minneapolis, Portland, Kenosha, San Francisco, Albuquerque....all run by Democrats for YEARS...all falling apart. All they do is point the finger at our US President, when they should be looking in the mirror. !!! TRUMP AND REPUBLICANS 2020 !!!

Hold your horses

Turmoil ? Here in New Mexico ? I suggest you go see your buds in places like Oklahoma and Indiana and see how well they’re dealing with COVID. By putting the health and well being of everyone in our state first, our Democratic governor has kept the coronavirus under far greater control than most other places and made it much more likely that we will be able to safely normalize life here way ahead of other states. No finger pointing - just the facts.

NMConservative

Yes, turmoil. Have you seen crime statistics in NM? How about drug addiction and overdose? Graduation rates? So...yes...turmoil. Also, my buds in Oklahoma might have double the covid infections, but NM has more Covid deaths. So looks like your Governor hasn't really saved anybody. What uneducated people fail to see are the facts and actual statistics. The fake news also fails to publish are the recovery numbers opposed to total infections. Do the math. No finger pointing - just the facts.

SSerrano

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PJRomero

What a crock ! MLG should have said, New Mexico is last in everything good and first in everything bad because democrats like me have run this state since 1912.

Hold your horses

Excuse me but how many years did Susanna lead the great this great state ? Let me make it easy for you - more or less than Michelle ?

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