Sunday, January 7, 2018

New Mexico Congressional Districts and US Senators 2018



Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo that provided a layer of protection to medical cannabis patients and programs (read more here).

In his memo he stated that the decision to repeal was because of “Congress’s determination that marijuana is a dangerous drug and that marijuana activity is a serious crime.”

So, it is IMPERATIVE that we continue the only protections from federal interference we have, the CJS Medical Marijuana Amendment, which has to be renewed each year.

These current protections are set to expire on January 19th, so we REALLY need your help to ensure these protections continue in 2018.

Contact your Senators and Representative today to ask them to ensure the CJS Medical Marijuana Amendment is included in the FY2018 appropriations package AND end the federal conflict once and for all by sponsoring the CARERS Act.

Of the 5 members of New Mexico's US Congressional Delegation; 4 say they support medical cannabis but only 2 have actually voted that way (Rep. Ben Ray Luján and Sen. Martin Heinrich are the 2), thus we need all 5 to publicly comment that they will vote to ensure the CJS Medical Marijuana Amendment is included in the FY2018 appropriations package AND end the federal conflict once and for all by sponsoring the CARERS Act. Saying you support it and showing up to cast the Vote in support are two very different actions and we need the latter from all 5.


“The U.S. Congress made the possession of marijuana in every state — and the distribution — an illegal act. If that’s something that’s not desired any longer, Congress should pass a law to change the rule." -Attorney General Jeff Sessions.


Voter Registration Information:
To vote in New Mexico, you must be registered at least 28 days prior to the election. Simply pick up a voter registration application form or print the national form online, fill it out, then mail it to the New Mexico Office of the Secretary of State or your local County Clerk's Office. If you are not sure where to send it, you can look it up on our website or call us at 1-800-477-3632.
http://www.sos.state.nm.us/Voter_Information/Voter_Registration_Information.aspx




New Mexico's 1st Congressional District





Current incumbent: Michelle Lujan Grisham

Total Population:  
698,441

Registered To Vote:  
420,286
Percent Registered:  
60.2%

District 1 Medical Cannabis Patient Count:  
18,401

Gender: 49.2% Male, 51.8% Female

Race:  68.2% White, 4.44% American Indian and Alaska Native, 2.77% Black, 1.75% Asian

Ethnicity: 48.1% Hispanic

Unemployment: 10.8%

Median household income: $43,618

High school graduation rate: 87.4%

College graduation rate: 31.1%

Contact Details:

The Honorable Michelle Lujan Grisham
United States House of Representatives
214 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-3101
DC Phone: 202-225-6316; DC Fax: 202-225-4975
Contact form: https://lujangrisham.house.gov/contact
Homepage: http://lujangrisham.house.gov/
Twitter: @RepLujanGrisham

DC scheduler:
email: NM01.dcscheduler@mail.house.gov

Matthew Ruybal, Constiuent Services Manager
phone: 202-225-6316
email: matt.ruybal@mail.house.gov

New Mexico staffers:
Stephanie Kean, National Labs
email: stephanie.kean@mail.house.gov

Elizabeth Reitzel, Environment & Energy
email: elizabeth.reitzel@mail.house.gov

District 1 Offices
Albuquerque:
400 Gold Ave SW, Suite 680, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Voice: 505-346-6781 FAX: 505-346-6723



New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District





Current incumbent:  Steve Pearce

Total Population:  
702,936

Registered To Vote:  
368,538
Percent Registered:  
52.4%

District 2 Medical Cannabis Patient Count: 
14,148

Gender: 50.3% Male, 49.7% Female

Race: 80.7% White, 6.0% American Indian and Alaskan Native 1.6% Black

Ethnicity: 52.1% Hispanic

Unemployment: 11.5%

Median household income: $37,252

High school graduation rate: 78.5%

College graduation rate: 19.7%

Contact Details:


The Honorable Steve Pearce
United States House of Representatives
2432 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-3102
DC Phone: 202-225-2365; 855-4-PEARCE (732723); DC Fax: 202-225-9599
Contact Form: https://pearce.house.gov/contact-me/email-me
Homepage: http://pearce.house.gov/
Twitter: @repstevepearce

District 2 Offices

Las Cruces:
570 North Telshor Boulevard Las Cruces, NM 88011
Voice: 855-473-2723
Roswell:
1717 West 2nd Street, Suite 100 Roswell, NM 88201
Voice: 855-473-2723
Alamogordo:
1101 New York Avenue, Room 115 Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone: 855-4-PEARCE (732723)
Hobbs:
200 East Broadway, Suite 200 Hobbs, NM 88240
Phone: 855-4-PEARCE (732723)
Los Lunas:
3445 Lambros Loop NE Los Lunas, NM 87031
Phone: 855-4-PEARCE (732723)
Socorro:
111 School of Mines Road Socorro, NM 87801
Phone: 855-4-PEARCE (732723)



New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District





Current incumbent: Ben Ray Lujan

Population: 
680,847

Registered To Vote:  422,346
Percent Registered:  
62.0%

District 3 Medical Cannabis Patient Count: 
14,906

Gender: 49.9% Male, 50.1% Female

Race: 65.96% White, 17.24% American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.99% Black, 1.28% Asian

Ethnicity: 39.81% Hispanic

Unemployment: 11.3%

Median household income: $44,467

High school graduation rate: 83.5%

College graduation rate: 25.6%

Contact Details:
The Honorable Ben Ray Lujan
United States House of Representatives
2446 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-3103

DC Phone: 202-225-6190, DC Fax: 202-226-1528
Contact Form: https://lujan.house.gov/contact/
Homepage: http://lujan.house.gov/
Twitter: @repbenraylujan

New Mexico District Director:
Jennifer Catechis (Environmental restoration, nuclear issues, EEOICPA)
phone: 505-984-8950
email: jennifer.cataechis@mail.house.gov

District Offices

Farmington
800 Municipal Drive Farmington, NM 87401
Voice: 505-324-1005, FAX: 505-324-1026

Gallup
110 West Aztec Avenue Gallup, NM 87301
Voice: 505-863-0582, FAX: 505-863-0678

Las Vegas
903 University Avenue, PO Box 1368 Las Vegas, NM 87701
Voice: 505-454-3038, FAX: 505-454-3265

Rio Rancho
3200 Civic Center NE, Suite 330, Rio Rancho, NM 87144
Voice: 505-994-0499, FAX: 505-994-0550

Santa Fe
1611 Calle Lorca, Suite A, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Voice: 505-984-8950, FAX: 505-986-5047

Tucumcari
404 West Route 66 Boulevard, Tucumcari, NM 88401
Voice: 575-461-3029, FAX: 575-461-3192



For Tips on Writing Your US Congressional Members; 




New Mexico U.S. Senators:



•Tom Udall (D)
The Honorable Tom Udall
United States Senate
531 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-3101

DC phone: 202-224-6621
DC fax: 202-228-3261
Contact Form: https://www.tomudall.senate.gov/help
Meeting requests: https://www.tomudall.senate.gov/help/scheduling-requests
Homepage: http://www.tomudall.senate.gov/?p=home
Twitter: @SenatorTomUdall

Contact for meetings in New Mexico:
State Scheduler: Matt Miller
phone: 505-988-6511, ext 17
email: matt_miller@tomudall.senate.gov

District Offices
Albuquerque
400 Gold Ave. SW, Suite 300 Albuquerque, NM 87102
Voice: 505-346-6791, FAX: 505-346-6720

ABQ staffer:
Bill Woldman, Nuclear issues
phone: 505-346-6791
email: bill_woldman@tomudall.senate.gov

Carlsbad
102 West Hagerman Street, Suite A Carlsbad, NM 88220
Voice: 575-234-0366

Las Cruces
201 North Church Street, Suite 201B, Las Cruces, NM 88001
Voice: 575-526-5475, FAX: 575-523-6589

Portales
100 South Avenue A, Suite 113
Portales, NM 88130
(575) 356-6811

Santa Fe
120 South Federal Place, Suite 302 Santa Fe, NM 87501
Voice: 505-988-6511, FAX: 505-988-6514



•Martin Heinrich (D)

The Honorable Martin Heinrich
United States Senate
B40D Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-3104

DC Phone: 202-224-5521, DC Fax: 202-228-2841
Contact Form: https://www.heinrich.senate.gov/contact/write-martin
Homepage: http://www.heinrich.senate.gov/
Twitter: @MartinHeinrich

Dr. Katie Richardson, State Science & Development Director

District Offices
Albuquerque:
400 Gold Avenue SW, Suite 1080, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Voice: 505-346-6601 FAX: 505-346-6780

Farmington:
7450 East Main St., Suite A, Farmington, NM 87402
Voice: 505-325-5030 FAX: 505-325-6035

Las Cruces:
Loretto Towne Center, Suite 148, 505 South Main, Las Cruces, NM 88001
Voice: 575-523-6561 FAX: 575-523-6584

Roswell:
200 East Fourth Street, Suite 300, Roswell, NM 88201
Voice: 575-622-7113 FAX: 575-622-3538

Santa Fe:
123 East Marcy Street, Suite 103, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Voice: 505-988-6647 FAX: 505-992-8435



Sources: 
Voter Registration Statistics As of December 06, 2017
https://ballotpedia.org/New_Mexico
http://nmhealth.org/about/mcp/svcs/
US Census Bureau 
Cannabis News Journal http://www.cannabisnewsjournal.co/

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