United New Mexicans: Eloy

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"Being New Mexican is a gift because in New Mexico, we have a very strong presence of many different cultures and, therefore, we have a very strong “mestizo” mindset recognizing that we are all different and at the same time, the same. I believe one of New Mexico’s strengths is our strong sense of community and the ease people have identifying with each other one way or another, ultimately bringing them together in times of struggle. I believe we can make New Mexico’s unity even stronger by making education about our problems as a state extremely accessible to our citizens so that they feel informed enough to voice their opinion."

(Photo by Christopher Michael Roybal)