A long time New Mexican public school educator, Joy Garratt was born and raised in Southern California. Her grandparents moved to Los Angeles after their crops failed on their New Mexican homestead (she named her part-time consulting business "Mt. Dora Communications" in honor of their former town). Joy has taught students from kindergarten to graduate school, and has had the privilege of teaching not only in New Mexico but also in California, Connecticut and South Korea. She and her husband, Dr. Dale Garratt, have been married for 34 years and have one son, Daejo, a gifted singer/songwriter.
“I oppose the use of government vouchers for private schools (independent or religious). All school, public and private, but particularly charter schools, need to be transparent and accountable in terms of applications and lotteries, governance and boards, hiring and firing practices, compensation scales, methods of determining staffing and actual compliance with all state laws. Religious”
“Men and women should receive equal pay for equal jobs. The fact that women in general receive 79% of male salaries, and women of color receive even less, is unacceptable. This must be changed. Because same-sex marriage is a legal entity, individuals in same-sex marriage should have the same legal and social benefits as partner in traditional marriage. ”
“In New Mexico, it is vital that we lead the nation and the world in research and application of solar and wind technology. Greater research needs to be done on the French policy of recycling nuclear waste rather than store housing all of it in WIPP. Coal is not the energy of the future; transitioning away from it, however, must be done in increments, with intention, and with attention to jobs.”
“Labor unions pushed for the minimum wage laws, child labor laws, work week laws, and safety in the workplace that we take for granted today. Healthy labor relations with employers, I know as a former AFT NM official and ATF negotiating team member, benefit everyone. Right to work initiatives seek to break down the achievements of labor unions and are unproven as drivers of economic development. ”
“In Finland, there is a saying, "When people move, ideas move." We need to improve the statewide road and bridge infrastructure and encourage private/public partnerships to establish more extensive inter-city bus service and, eventually, train service. Increased industrial development requires good roads.”
“Reproductive health involves a deeply personal range of decisions that are made between a woman, her family and her health provider based on a variety of factors, such as her faith, her health and the circumstances of her pregnancy. It is not for anyone else to dictate her choices. Government funds may support hospitals and other medical facilities that offer abortion related medical services.”
“Upgrading our network of roads and building new roads is vital to economic growth. At the same time we must be responsible stewards of our land and natural resources. Albuquerque's West Side is home to sacred lands and the Petroglyph National Monument, a public shooting range that benefits public safety officers and citizens throughout the state, and Double Eagle II Airport. We must respect these.”
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We welcome checks, online contributions, or simply cash with one of our volunteer forms filled out. Checks can be made out to Joy I. Garratt for State Senate D-23 and sent to PO Box 67617, Albuquerque 87193. You can also donate online at: https://secure.actblue.com/pages/joy4newmexico. Thanks for your consideration! Any amount you are able to give will be deeply appreciated!
Join me in meeting every voter in Northwest ABQ District 23!
General election here we come! On November 8th, Northwest Albuquerque voters will have the opportunity to choose me to become their next State Senator. Please help me reach each and every voter--Democratic, Green, Republican, Declines to State (DTS), and others--by joining me door to door, phone banking, putting up a yard sign, giving a donation, or hosting a house party. Just email me at Joy4NewMexico@gmail.com!
Joy is endorsed by the Albuquerque Journal (primary race); AFT-NM; ATF; AEAA; NM EEU and the ASCA. NEA-NM recommends that people vote for her.
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