Raúl Torrez | Attorney General

Attorney General Balderas to Participate in Albuquerque Pride Candlelight Vigil

MEDIA ADVISORY:  June 7, 2016

Contact: James Hallinan (505) 660-2216

Albuquerque, NM – Attorney General Hector Balderas will participate in Albuquerque Pride’s Candlelight Vigil to commemorate Pride Month and to honor the people who began the Pride movement in New Mexico and across the country for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer/questioning (LGBTIQ) community. The candlelight vigil will begin the 40th annual Albuquerque Pride.

 “The LGBTIQ community has made great strides in advocating for the civil rights of all Americans in recent years, but we must continue to work together to eradicate bias and prejudice,” Attorney General Balderas said. “My commitment as Attorney General is to promote the safety and health of every family in New Mexico and to guarantee equal treatment under the law.”

 WHO: Albuquerque Pride, New Mexico LGBTIQ community and Attorney General Balderas

 WHAT: Albuquerque Pride Candlelight Vigil

 WHERE: Morningside Park, Morningside Dr. SE & Lead Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

 WHEN: Thursday, June 9 at 7:30 PM For more information about the candlelight vigil please visit http://abqpride.com/pride2016/vigil/

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