League Day at the Legislature, 2017

League Day at the Legislature 2017
February 8 & 9

Legislative Reception
Wednesday, February 8, 5:30-7:30 PM

Garrett’s Desert Inn, 311 Old Santa Fe Trail*

Adequately Funding Essential Services

James Jimenez, MPA, Executive Director, New Mexico Voices for Children

James Jimenez joined New Mexico Voices for Children in 2013 and became Executive Director in 2016. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico’s School of Public Administration. In both positions, he draws from his considerable experience working in state and city government. Jimenez served as the Chief of Staff under Governor Bill Richardson from 2006 to 2008, and as Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration from 2003 to 2006. He has also served as City Manager for the city of Rio Rancho. Jimenez volunteers for several nonprofit organizations.

League Day, Thursday, February 9, 10:30 AM to Noon
State Land Office, Morgan Hall, 310 Old Santa Fe Trail

Educational Funding Issues and Priorities

Dr. Veronica García, Superintendent, Santa Fe Public Schools

Veronica García’s decades of work within the state’s K-12 education system range from teacher to principal to superintendent and to New Mexico’s first Cabinet Secretary of Education. In this position, she successfully advocated for the Pre-K Act, K-3 Plus, rigorous academic standards, college and career readiness programs, and accountability systems to improve teacher quality and student learning.  Prior to returning to Santa Fe Public Schools recently as Superintendent, she was the Executive Director of New Mexico Voices for Children, Superintendent of Albuquerque Public Schools, and Executive Director of New Mexico Coalition of School Administrators.

Reproductive Rights

Julianna Koob, Legislative Advocate, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and ACLU

Julianna Koob has fought to advance the rights of women and children for the past 25 years, beginning as a domestic violence shelter crisis advocate and later becoming a legislative advocate fighting for the rights of girls and women to make their own healthcare decisions and be treated equally and fairly.  She is particularly proud of her work to get legislation passed to increase equity for girls in school sports programs and to require equitable pay for women  In addition she worked to defeat multiple pieces of legislation that would restrict access to abortion.

Garrett’s Desert Inn is offering us a special group rate of $60 single plus $10 for each additional person (plus tax) for double queen, king, or single based on availability. Deadline for this rate is January 18 with the group code “Swing Vote” for February 8 and surrounding dates.  The parking fee of $8 is waived for your stay and/or for the League Reception. Reserve by calling 1-800-888-2145 or 505-982-1851. Group rate is not available online.