July 23, 2016

Luján scheduled to speak at DNC

Official photo of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján

Another Democratic elected official from New Mexico will be speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this upcoming week.

Official photo of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján

Official photo of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján’s campaign announced that Luján will speak at the convention. Luján is the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, a key position when it comes to electing Democrats to the U.S. House.

“This week in Cleveland the American people saw House Republicans put Party ahead of country by officially nominating Donald Trump, whose campaign has been defined by dangerous national security policies, harmful economic proposals, and rhetoric that divides Americans against each other,” Luján said. “These are not the values that I was raised with and these are not the values that will build a brighter future for the people of New Mexico and our nation.

“Next week, Democrats across the country will join together to unite behind Hillary Clinton, whose first priority will be the hard-working people of our country as she fights to keep us safe and expand opportunities for every American,” he continued.

Previously, the Democratic National Convention Committee announced U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Democrat who represents the Albuquerque area, will speak at the convention.

At the Republican National Convention, the only New Mexican to speak was Dr. Lisa Shin, an optometrist from Los Alamos.

Shin criticized presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and said Clinton was “a direct threat to the American Dream.”

Gov. Susana Martinez helped with presenting the New Mexico delegation ahead of the delegations’ vote for Donald Trump, though she did not give a speech at the RNC as she did in 2012, when Republicans nominated Mitt Romney.

Correction: This story originally said the information came from Luján’s campaign, not his office. We regret the error.