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Received this e-mail today from Senator Tom Udall (D. NM):
New Mexico is like no place else in the United States. We’re proud of our unique cultural heritage -- including more than twenty Native American tribes that call our state home.

As a member of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, I recognize the complicated relationship between our nation’s government and the sovereignty that Native American communities deserve.

But that does not absolve us of the responsibility we have to protect and defend their rights -- especially when it comes to making sure that Native children aren’t left behind.

Right now, there’s a bipartisan effort moving through Congress to examine and address the many challenges Native children face, including poverty, educational shortfalls, and access to health care.

Sign our petition to support Native children, not just in New Mexico, but in Alaska, in Hawaii, and all across the United States.

http://signforgood.com/...

New Mexico has higher population of Native Americans than most states, and according to a 2012 study, nearly 40% of those Native children live in poverty. Additionally, these children are more likely to be victims of abuse. They have lower graduation rates, and suicide rates that are 2.5 times higher than the national average.

Every child deserves an opportunity to succeed, but too many Native children simply don’t have the chance.

This bipartisan legislation is our chance to help make it right. Join me and my colleagues and urge Congress to do more to protect our Native children.

http://signforgood.com/...

Thank you,

Tom

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Originally posted to pdc on Mon Jun 16, 2014 at 09:16 AM PDT.

Also republished by New Mexico Kossaks, Youth Kos 2.0, The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party, and Native American Netroots.

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