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Legislative Session is very soon, as a matter of fact, it starts January 21st and continues until February 20th. This session we will be asking our legislators to create, promote and pass legislation that corresponds to the four pillars of a world-class education system: professionalism and respect, students as individuals, the right to succeed and sufficient funding.  AFT NM will be posting updates regarding information, legislation and actions.  The first update is below:


Legislative Update: 1/5/2013


The Legislative Finance Committee (LFC) which is comprised of Senators and


Happy New Years! I hope that you are enjoying a peaceful winter break. The new year brings a great opportunity for hope and change. In 2013, you, along with tens-of-thousands of educators across the state, parents, students and community members spoke loudly and clearly of the need to take back time for teaching, joy of learning and professionalism in education. (See news coverage of Nov 20 action and Dec. 3rd-10th bus tour). And, over 3,000 people signed the petition to support public education.   If you haven't signed yet and/or have friends and family who you would like to invite to sign


AFT New Mexico joins statewide bus tour promoting new vision for high-quality public education
12 stops, 9 cities, 5 days, 1,012 miles
Supporters come out to sign the bus.  Coalition to deliver bus with signatures to Public Ed. Department and legislators


Albuquerque -- AFT New Mexico members joined fellow educators, parents, students and community members in below freezing temperatures at Albuquerque's Del Norte High School this morning to kick off a weeklong bus tour promoting a community-created vision for high quality public education for New Mexico.

After a series of statewide town hall


Nov. 21, 2013

 For more information, contact: Mai Syed 505-280-1057

Press Statement by AFT NM President Ly regarding November 20 statewide day of action.

AFT NM President Ly Commends Educators’ Action; Criticizes Administration’s Record of Non-Support

On November 20, tens of thousands of educators across the state of New Mexico sent a unified message that they are ready to take back the time for teaching, joy of learning and professionalism in public education. 

“Educators are alarmed that instead of supporting students and educators, the PED and Governor Martinez have created an education crisis


On November 20th, tens of thousands of educators around the state wore black to take back the joy of learning, time for teaching and professionalism in public education. Educators are protesting  Events took place around the state and were covered by local and state media.



Says AFT NM President Stephanie Ly, "We believe this governor and PED are destroying public education in NM.  It is our obligation to the communities, students, and educators to advocate for reclaiming the promise to a world class public education system in NM."

Read the full article here: