FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 2, 2017
Contact: John Dyrcz
Albuquerque – American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly and AFT NM Committee on Political Education Chair Sara Attleson released the following statements:
“We are proud to endorse Maggie Toulouse Oliver, Tim Eichenberg, and Hector Balderas for their 2018 re-election campaigns. AFT NM’s Committee on Political Education asked candidates to complete questionnaires detailing their positions on public education and labor issues in New Mexico, and each of these candidates share our values, without hesitation or reservation,” said Attleson.
“We believe AFT NM’s endorsed candidates represent strong, progressive voices who share our values and believe New Mexico’s students, schools, and communities can excel from birth through career, and that a strong, respected working class is the foundation for New Mexico’s success. We will work to ensure each of these candidates are re-elected and look forward continuing our partnership with each of them in Santa Fe,” said Ly.
AFT NM’s Executive Committee, in late September, voted to endorse the 2018 re-election campaigns of Maggie Toulouse Oliver for New Mexico Secretary of State, Tim Eichenberg for New Mexico Treasurer, and Hector Balderas for New Mexico Attorney General, based on their questionnaire responses, campaign platforms, and tenure in office. In August, AFT NM reached out to both major political parties in New Mexico encouraging candidates running for office to complete an endorsement questionnaire.