State Sen. Roberto “Bobby” J. Gonzales, D-Ranchos de Taos, State Rep. Susan Herrera, D-Embudo and State Rep. Kristina Ortez, D-Taos, will hold a virtual Town Hall to discuss a proposed Constitutional Amendment that would allocate 1 percent of the current $22 billion Permanent Fund towards early childhood educational services.
The online event will take place Monday (Feb. 22) at 6:30 p.m., and is sponsored by Paso a Paso Network, Invest In Kids Now Coalition and Taos United.
The Amendment, House Joint Resolution 1, was introduced by Rep. Antonio Maestas, D- Albuquerque, Rep. Javier Martínez, D-Albuquerque, Rep. Elizabeth “Liz” Thomson, D- Albuquerque, Rep. Georgene Louis, D-Albuquerque and Sen. Pete Campos, D-Las Vegas, on Jan. 5, 2021, prior to the start of the current 60-day Legislative session.
The New Mexico House of Representatives voted in favor of the Amendment on Friday (Feb.12) by a margin of 44-23. The legislation is currently being reviewed by the Senate Rules Committee.
To RSVP for the town hall, visit mobilize.us/nm-wfp/event/375364/.