In response to the news stories that New Mexico State Rep. David Chavez (R) introduced a proposed constitutional amendment which would define marriage as a heterosexual union. We have launched a petition to ask him to focus on all the challeges we face in New Mexico and withdraw this bill.
Dear Rep. David Chavez,
I am writing to urge you to withdraw your bill that proposed a constitutional amendment which would define marriage as a heterosexual union. New Mexico is a place where we respect our neighbors and families regardless of race, age, religion and sexual orientation. We need to focus our energy and efforts on fixing our economy, creating good quality jobs, providing quality education and protecting our most vulnerable populations.
I hope you will consider withdrawing your proposed constitutional amendment. We need every person in New Mexico working together to tackle the challenges we face as a community. Let's not waste a moment on issues that distract us from the task of creating jobs or might harm New Mexico's image, tourism and competitiveness in the job market.