Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez will join the LWV today at noon via Zoom. Courtesy photo
BY KARYL ANN ARMBRUSTER
League of Women Voters
What a treat we have today, look forward to today, Dec. 15 at noon during Lunch with a Leader! This will again be via Zoom from noon-1 p.m. when our leader will be our Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez. She is an attorney and has represented the 3rd congressional district since 2020. She was born in Las Vegas, NM and was educated in West Las Vegas until she went to college at Yale and then Stanford Law school. She has accomplished much since she graduated from of one of the first classes of Head Start in Las Vegas!
She returned to NM after law school and founded a social impact law firm. She has represented tribes, minority-owned businesses, and community organizations on issues including civil rights, affordable housing, and community development. She has served as counsel to several Native American tribes and their business enterprises, promoting economic development as well as defending sovereignty, voting rights, and sacred sites.She has been on the board of a local housing nonprofit for 20 years, helping thousands of families buy an affordable home or improve or solarize their homes. She has been vice chair of MALDEF, the nation’s preeminent Latino civil rights legal organization defending voting rights, education, and immigrant rights.
Teresa served as a White House Fellow in President Bill Clinton’s administration and worked on affordable housing and community development initiatives as a White House liaison at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In 2015, President Obama appointed her to serve as vice chair of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and she has worked to revisit policies and programs to better reflect our country’s racial, ethnic, and geographic diversity.
As the mother of three children and a cancer survivor she understands the importance of coverage for preexisting conditions for all New Mexicans. She has championed policies that expand access to quality health care and fought any rollback protections in the Affordable Care Act.
When: Dec 15, 2022 12:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
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