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Senators Diamond and Pirtle urge GOV to Remove Vaccine Mandate for Children at State Fair

Updated: Aug 19, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 18, 2021 Contact: Joaquin Romero joaquin.romero@nmlegis.gov (505) 506-5798 Senators Crystal Diamond and Cliff Pirtle urge Governor to Remove Vaccine Mandate for Children at State Fair Senator Pirtle encourages families to attend Eastern NM State Fair in Roswell SANTA FE – Following yesterday’s release of the vaccination Public Health Order, Senators Crystal Diamond and Cliff Pirtle today co-authored a letter to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham requesting a removal of the vaccination mandate for children attending and participating in the 2021 New Mexico State Fair. “While I can appreciate the pressure our Governor is under from administration officials, I feel this decision was careless and inconsiderate of the hard working FFA and 4H families who work all year long to show at the State Fair," said Senator Diamond (District 35-Doña Ana, Hidalgo, Luna, and Sierra). “Yet again, evidence of the urban-rural divide is in full view. I hope the Governor will reconsider her vaccine mandate for children and not force parents to choose between making decisions they are uncomfortable with and watching their children’s hard work go to waste.” “Families drive from every corner of our state to spend their time and money at the State Fair in Albuquerque,” added Senator Pirtle (District 32-Chaves, Eddy, and Otero). “This October, come to Roswell for the Eastern New Mexico State Fair and show your displeasure for this Governor and her mishandling of the pandemic. Bring your families to the True New Mexico State Fair to support a community that values freedom, hard work, and True New Mexico values.”

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