ALBUQUERQUE, SEPTEMBER 10 — Today during a press conference, Gov. Lujan Grisham congratulated herself and her Administration for their accomplishments in addressing COVID-19.
“Today Gov. Lujan Grisham again said we are in a ‘good place’ and that she ‘feels good’ about our situation. She says education is her ‘priority,’” said Republican Party of New Mexico Chairman Steve Pearce. “Most of our students are falling further behind because they still cannot attend school in person. Teachers are working late into the night to try to adapt to the many changes coming out of the Administration. Many students, whose parents are struggling to make ends meet, are greatly disadvantaged by the governor’s Order. Some rural students still have no access to computers or the internet.”
Governor, is this really a “good place?”
Families are hurting.
Each day the economy crumbles more.
Restaurants continue to suffer, and Main Streets may not survive. Bars and entertainment venues remain shuttered. Our tourism industry is dying. Travel quarantines remain. Add a billion dollar budget crisis and the governor has created a perfect storm of despair—all the result of her inequitable and unjust actions.
It doesn’t feel like a good place if you’re outside Santa Fe.
We need to reopen New Mexico now.