With 15 years of experience writing laws, I’m the only candidate with the necessary skills to make the changes that will improve the lives of hardworking New Mexican families!
In Congress, I will write my own legislation — not by the lobbyists or special interests!
- Damian Lara
“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.” Franklin D. Roosevelt
Unfortunately, ever since the implementation of harmful “trickle-down” economic policies of the mid 1980s there has been an enormous transfer of wealth from the middle class and the poor to the wealthiest people in this country. A truly fair and equitable tax code and economic system grows the middle class and their quality of life, as well as allows for opportunity for all people to have upward mobility. We have a moral obligation to provide for our most vulnerable populations. When everyone pays their fair share, we all pay less.
The budget and tax code has a tremendous ability to shape our identity and our national priorities. That is why I have spent a career in public service focused on increasing income and wealth for hardworking families. It doesn’t just take promises, it takes experience:
I Will Fight to Create Better Paying Careers by:
I Will Ensure Public Safety and a Truly Just Criminal System by fighting for:
I Will Advocate for Real Healthcare Solutions by:
The National Association of Community Healthcare Centers recognized me as an Outstanding Congressional Staffer for my work writing healthcare policy to increase access to healthcare for our most vulnerable communities and control spiraling costs.
I will fight the student debt crisis and improve education for New Mexico's students and our educators by:
I’ve worked on environmental justice and made mitigating man-made climate change a top priority. Many issues continue to persist in regards to climate change disproportionately impacting lower socioeconomic communities and communities of color. As seen in the last several months, we are in a climate crisis and must take a two-pronged approach to 1) prepare and adapt for the impacts already underway and 2) take major action to reduce emissions in order to minimize and mitigate the effects of climate change.
I Will Defend the Right to a Clean and Healthy Environment by: