Albuquerque, NM – This evening, Michelle Lujan Grisham released a new ad, “Any Time", about continuing her strong record on fighting crime across New Mexico. The ad highlights her strong commitment, as New Mexico's next governor, to  putting more police in our communities, paying officers better, cracking down on violent and property crime, and effectively deploying smart, high-tech resources to make New Mexico communities safer. Michelle understands we must build safe communities if our state is going to prosper, and that starts with targeted crime fighting, better pay and resources for our officers, and making sure our local law enforcement officers have meaningful and productive relationships with residents in every neighborhood, especially our minority communities.

“New Mexico families are fed up, and so am I, because we all deserve to feel safe in our homes and communities around New Mexico. In Congress, I secured millions of dollars in funding for police training and resources to help combat the rampant public safety crisis across our state that has taken hold during the last eight years ,” said Lujan Grisham. “As governor, I'll eliminate the rape kit backlog, crack down on violent crime including child abuse and domestic violence, prioritize the fight against property crime including auto theft, and support putting more police in communities all across New Mexico devoted to working side by side with our state’s diverse populations. With safer communities, we will build a stronger economy and better quality of life for the long term.”

“Michelle and I are both focused on protecting New Mexican children, families, seniors, and businesses. We will target our resources in a smart, data-driven way to go after the most dangerous, repeat offenders across our state,” said State Senator Howie Morales. “As a southern New Mexican and educator, I know that in order to create the educational and economic opportunities we owe all our children, we need a governor who will put public safety first as part of her mission to improve our economy and strengthen our broken education system, not just in Sante Fe and Albuquerque, but in all of our communities.”