Ready for Day Two of the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Child Welfare Fellow program in Seattle. The program is looking at relationships between child welfare, early childhood experiences, and youth homelessness across the country.
One speaker said policies and decisions should be guided by “the standard of our own” — if it’s not good enough for our own children it shouldn’t be good enough for anyone else’s children. #childrenareourfuture #thestandardofourown #dist32rocks #dist32ismymotivation
Looking forward to the first meeting of this program next week in Seattle.
#nmleg #dist32rocks #dist32ismymotivation
National Conference of State Legislatures is with Candie Sweetser, Representative for NM House Dist 32 and 10 others
Following a three-year hiatus, we are excited to bring back our Child Welfare Fellows program and pleased to announce the new incoming class of 2022.
Meet the cohort: https://bit.ly/3A2B0Ry | #NCSLfellows #NCSL #childwelfare
Accepting the New Mexico District Attorney’s Association 2022 Legislative Representative of the Year award from Sixth Judicial District Attorney Michael Renteria. Among the legislation I’ve sponsored is a proposed constitutional amendment to add flight risk and interference with the criminal process as circumstances for which bail may be denied. Thank you for the recognition!! #dist32rocks #dist32ismymotivation
In Santa Fe this morning for the organizational meeting of the interim Public School Capital Outlay Oversight Task Force. As co-chair of the Legislative Finance Committee’s Public Education Subcommittee and a member of the House Education Committee, I’m working to align our educational budget with our districts’ needs. #nmleg #dist32rocks #dist32ismymotivation
Quick trip to Santa Fe today for the organizational meeting of this interim’s Rural Economic Opportunity Task Force, which I co-chair. This interim’s tentative work plan includes addressing rural infrastructure, education, service and other needs, looking at the economics of agricultural businesses, and reviewing the findings of the 2021 rural infrastructure study. #dist32rocks #dist32ismymotivation
As we move into the general election, I’m renewing my pledge against negative campaigning. Since my first campaign in 2016, I have never run a negative advertisement nor sent a negative mailer, and have successfully stopped all third-party, independent entities from attacking my opponents by making this public pledge. I‘ve spoken to my opponent and she agrees: District 32 deserves our best — not politics at its worst! #dist32rocks #dist32ismymotivation
Received a legislative briefing today at the Playas Research and Training Center in Hidalgo County on current and pending contracts at the facility. Ongoing operations include DART — Drone Assessment and Response Tactics — which brought first responders from across the nation for a weeklong training. I appreciate Rep. Gail Armstrong (R-49) joining me for the briefing. #NMTech #Gail4NM #dist32rocks #dist32ismymotivation
Honored to be participating in this week’s 94th New Mexico FFA State Convention. It’s been a few years since I sported the blue and gold jacket, but the FFA motto, “Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve,” is deeply ingrained in me. #FFAalumna #NewMexicoFFA #dist32rocks #dist32ismymotivation
In describing plans for a $300,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Hatch Valley Public Schools Superintendent Mike Chavez said, “Everything that we're doing is from the perspective of agriculture,” adding that agriculture in the Hatch Valley is the economic base of the community. #dist32rocks #dist32ismymotivation
Just received notification that I’ve been selected to be a National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Child Welfare Fellow. Sessions will examine the current child welfare system; underlying causes and contributing factors of child abuse and neglect; upstream prevention strategies; Family First Prevention Services Act; innovative strategies for strengthening families; financing approaches; workforce training and support, and much more. #kidsmatter #familiesfirst #NMcandobetter #dist32rocks #dist32ismymotivation