Ex­cerpts from the in­au­gu­ral ad­dress

The Taos News - - FROM PAGE ONE -

• Po­lit­i­cal vic­to­ries are not worth a whole lot on their own. Progress into the bet­ter day we all en­vi­sion is a col­lab­o­ra­tive, ev­ery­day ef­fort. And it doesn’t hap­pen with­out the uni­fy­ing com­mit­ment of New Mex­i­cans who truly be­lieve this bet­ter fu­ture is not only pos­si­ble but within reach, es­pe­cially if we are reach­ing for it to­gether.

I think we are all here to­day be­cause we know the sto­ries about how this state has failed so many of its chil­dren, how we have re­lin­quished con­trol of our econ­omy, how our ed­u­ca­tors and first re­spon­ders get lip ser­vice in­stead of a raise. That’s just not who we are.

That might be the sta­tus quo, but we will not sad­dle an­other gen­er­a­tion with the same-old. We can and will solve the prob­lems we face — for a life­time.

• We will cre­ate a New Mex­ico where work­ers, no mat­ter their wage, are treated like hu­man be­ings, and where work­ers who are paid the least are paid more start­ing now.

A New Mex­ico where stu­dents and young adults can find ful­fill­ing, high-pay­ing work. Where stu­dents and young adults from else­where are pack­ing up the U-Haul to come and work here.

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