Today RPNM announced that a team of attorneys has been assembled in preparation to file a lawsuit against Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. The specifics of this legal action will be made once the suit is filed.
“We have heard from jobless workers and businesses across the state, and they are all saying the same thing –‘Without immediate relief, our livelihood will be lost for good,'” said House Republican Leader Jim Townsend. “The outpouring of support to fund this legal effort has been overwhelming. The Governor’s orders have put our state in such a position that our only recourse now is legal action. Hundreds of businesses across the state have already gone out of business. 210 restaurants have closed their doors for good – that represents over 4,500 employees who have lost their jobs.”
“The governor’s tactics to impose sanctions on small businesses continue to show her refusal to be equitable in her public health orders. Fairness and justice are foreign concepts to her. She fails to understand that her mandates are killing businesses and the livelihood of New Mexican workers,” said Republican Party of New Mexico Chairman Steve Pearce. “Every paycheck, every job, and the Civil Liberties of every New Mexican is essential, even if the governor doesn’t think so.”
When you’re trying to feed a family or care for a sick child, every job is essential.