SENATE MEMORIAL 41
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2020
Michael Padilla and Antoinette Sedillo Lopez
PROCLAIMING FEBRUARY 6, 2020 AS "ENLACE NEW MEXICO DAY" IN THE SENATE.
WHEREAS, New Mexico is committed to providing access to quality education for all students, from pre-kindergarten through graduate and doctoral studies; and
WHEREAS, New Mexico has a rich multicultural heritage that is rooted in its unique history, geography and relations among its people of different identities, varying languages and diverse narratives; and
WHEREAS, over the past twenty years, the organization engaging Latin communities for education, also known as ENLACE New Mexico, has established many great community partnerships with New Mexico high schools, higher education institutions and community organizations that prepare students for careers in a variety of professions; and
WHEREAS, ENLACE New Mexico believes in inclusivity and believes that a multicultural- and multilingual-focused educational initiative will create a world-class educational system for all students; and
WHEREAS, the work of ENLACE New Mexico recognizes, validates and embraces the core cultural values of its stakeholders, namely the strength of familia, the bonds of communidad and the mutuality of respeto; and
WHEREAS, grassroots change is needed in New Mexico with students, parents and communities defining the program and policy issues necessary to effect systemic change; and
WHEREAS, elected officials throughout the state have united in a bipartisan effort to support the continuation and expansion of the ENLACE New Mexico mission; and
WHEREAS, the legislature has shown its commitment to education by demonstrating its support for programs such as ENLACE New Mexico;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO that recognition be extended to ENLACE New Mexico for increasing opportunities for academic achievement, school completion and success in higher education for all students in New Mexico; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that February 6, 2020 be proclaimed "ENLACE New Mexico Day" in the senate; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this memorial be transmitted to the executive director of ENLACE New Mexico.
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