District: New Mexico, 1st District
Primary Date: 06/06/2018
Primary Type: Closed
”I know what it’s like to be discounted, dismissed, and discriminated against. I’ve never tolerated that personally, nor in my community, and won’t tolerate it now. I will be a voice in Congress fighting back against discrimination and hate to break down barriers and to create opportunities for everyone to succeed.” - Antoinette Sedillo Lopez
Justice Democrats is proud to support candidates with a positive vision for our future. As establishment strategies continue to fail the people, Antoinette Sedillo Lopez fights for a platform to uplift the lives of the extraordinary people she would represent by replacing the incumbent and fighting for:
- Healthcare for all
- An economy that supports workers, families, and small businesses
- Climate justice and a New Energy Economy
- Immigration rights and the Clean Dream Act
- Debt-free education and on-job training
- Gun control and background checks
Antoinette Sedillo Lopez most recently served as the executive director of Enlace Communitario, an anti-domestic violence non-profit that serves all and focuses outreach efforts in the Latino immigrant community of Central New Mexico. Prior to her role at Enlace, she served as a Law Professor at UNM for over 27 years, including eight years as Associate Dean of UNM’s Clinical Law program. In this role she supervised law students in serving low income clients in a variety of settings. Antoinette’s leadership in legal education and on critical social and civil rights issues has earned her numerous awards and national recognition. Antoinette grew up on her parents’ farm in Los Chavez, New Mexico. After graduating, Antoinette pursued her dream of becoming an attorney, enrolling and excelling first at UNM and then at UCLA School of Law where she met her husband Victor. As a 14th generation and life-long New Mexican, Antoinette has deep roots in the state. She has been closely involved with numerous organizations in her community including serving on the boards of the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Valley Improvement Association Board, Bernalillo County/City of Albuquerque Air Quality Control Board, the Southwest Women’s Law Center, and the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association. Antoinette is building a broad coalition of support rooted in her decades of service to communities throughout the district. She is running a strong, progressive, inclusive, and results-oriented campaign to ensure our voice is heard in Congress.
”With the election of our current President, our communities are losing out. We are moving backwards as a nation, not forward. I am running for Congress to stop this backward governance. I will fight for opportunities for all New Mexicans.” - Antoinette Sedillo Lopez
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