Stop Governor Grisham from Destroying New Mexico's Food Supply

Stop Governor Grisham from Destroying New Mexico's Food Supply

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David and Erin Clements started this petition to Governor Grisham and

Governor Grisham just implemented the most senseless and dangerous of her COVID policies and is now putting the very food and medicine supply to New Mexicans in danger.

She has started shutting down grocery stores throughout the state with their attached pharmacies. On Wednesday, she shut down two major grocery stores in Las Cruces, representing one third of the major grocery suppliers serving the second largest city in New Mexico.  It is even worse right now in Roswell. She also shut down grocery stores in Hobbs, Carlsbad, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque and she's just getting started as 26 other stores are on her "watch list."

The food supply was already at a breaking point due to panic buying resulting from her second shutdown of "nonessential" businesses earlier this week with many essential food items cleared from the shelves. People were already reporting waiting in line for two hours just to get in the building to buy their groceries, further encouraging overbuying.

The Governor justifies these shutdowns with a senseless policy she recently implemented that requires a business to shut down for two weeks if they have four COVID "Rapid Responses" associated with it in a 14-day period. There is no scaling of this rule for a single employee taco truck versus a supermarket with hundreds of employees and thousands of customers.  There is also no reason to quarantine a building (which can be cleaned) for even longer than the CDC recommends quarantining a living person who tested positive for the virus. 

It was already difficult to get groceries all over New Mexico. How bad do you think it will be now? What happens when more grocery stores reach their limit tomorrow? Or what happens in rural counties where one grocery store serves everyone in a 60 mile radius?  Did you ever think you'd see bread lines in the United States caused on purpose by your government?

If all this wasn't bad enough, she is also preventing homeless shelters from serving food to the homeless. Would she really rather human beings starve to death than run the risk of contracting COVID?

Stop the madness. Stand up for yourselves. Reopen grocery stores and pharmacies now. Take care of our growing homeless population.

Here are the stores currently shutdown:

Albertsons, 2551 E Lohman Ave., Las Cruces

Albertsons, 2402 N. Grimes St., Hobbs

Albertsons, 202 W. Church St., Carlsbad

Albertsons, 1110 S. Main St., Roswell

Albertsons, Santa Fe

Sam's Club, 4400 N. Main St., Roswell

Smith's, 2308 Cerillos Rd., Santa Fe

Target, 3550 Zafarano Dr., Santa Fe

Walmart, 5701 Herrera Dr., Santa Fe

Target, Santa Fe

Walmart, 2266 Wyoming Blvd., Albuquerque

Walmart, 2550 Coors Blvd., Albuquerque

Walmart, 3331 Rinconada Blvd., Las Cruces

Walmart, 1400 W Main St., Farmington

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