New Mexico's Progressive Headquarters
Remember when candidate Susana Martinez ran all those TV ads about Baby Brianna? A lot of people said those ads helped her win, and they were sure she would be serious about tackling New Mexico’s child abuse crisis.
The holiday death of Omaree Varela, a 9-year old former CYFD foster child, is raising new concerns about how the Martinez administration is handling those cases.
New Mexicans are asking questions, and now we have the answer.
We spent a week pouring through budgets, agency reports, news reports and agency report cards – more than 800 pages of documents – and you won’t believe what we found.
Last night KOB-TV called our report a scathing look at Susana Martinez’s management. Watch for yourself.
Our three-part report is available on our website at ProgressNowNM.org. It’s worth a read.
Here’s just some of what we found:
But how has she responded to this crisis?
Scathing indeed. And a story worth telling. Read it for yourself at ProgressNowNM.org.
PS – Governor Martinez is gambling with our children’s livelihoods. Young Omaree Varela already lost, but HUNDREDS more children wake up every day in New Mexico in homes just like Omaree’s and their wait for help is getting longer.
Mad? You should be. Call Governor Martinez at 505-476-2200 and tell her we won’t put up with her playing politics with our kids safety. Tell her to put our money back into CYFD.