PODER PAC ENDORSES MICHELLE LUJAN GRISHAM IN DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY FOR NEW MEXICO CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 1
WASHINGTON DC – PODER PAC, a political action committee founded by and for Latinas to help more Latinas get elected to positions at the local, state and federal level, is proud to endorse Michelle Lujan Grisham in her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Congress in New Mexico District 1.
“We are thrilled to be able to support Michelle in this race,” said Ingrid Duran, Chair of the board. “Michelle’s entire career has been one of advocacy for those who cannot fight for themselves: senior citizens, the disabled, children and those without health insurance. This work has further strengthened our conviction that we need more people like Michelle in Congress to improve the lives of everyday people,” added Duran.
PODER PAC is proud to support Lujan Grisham, a Latina who has spent her entire career bringing accountability and transparency to government. She currently sits on the Board of
County Commissioners for Bernalillo County.
Maria Cardona, PODER PAC board member and leading Democratic Strategist, added, “It is in these tough times that we need a candidate like Michelle, whose proven track record on
improving the quality of life for individuals and their families speaks for itself and demonstrated leadership will make all the difference in Washington.”
“I truly value this endorsement. Endorsements from Latina/o groups like PODER motivate me to continue to be a role model for other Latinas in New Mexico interested in public service,” said Lujan Grisham.
“My late father, Llewellyn "Buddy" Lujan taught me to respect my Latina heritage and to honor the contributions each person makes to our society. My dad's contribution was running a dental practice for 58 years and providing free dental care for the poor across New Mexico. My grandfather, David Eugene Lujan proudly served as New Mexico's first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice. The values they instilled in me have guided me throughout my career and my life,” added Lujan Grisham.
PODER PAC was created in order to empower Latinas who want to run for office and make a difference in their communities.
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