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UPDATE: Garza, Skandera Cancel Press Conference

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UPDATE: Garza, Skandera Cancel Press Conference

(Santa Fe, NM) - On Thursday night the New Mexico House of Representatives defeated a proposed moratorium on new charter schools in the state, by a tied vote of 34-34. Daniel Garza, President of The LIBRE Initiative, and New Mexico Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera will no longer hold the press conference that had previously been scheduled for this afternoon at 1:30 p.m. MST, at the State Capitol building in Santa Fe.

Daniel Garza, President of The LIBRE Initiative, released the following statement:

"This is welcome news for students and families in New Mexico, who count on the state's limited school choice program to add opportunities for a quality education. The staff and volunteers of The LIBRE Initiative join with thousands of New Mexico families in thanking those legislators who stood up for greater educational opportunity."

For interviews with a representative of The LIBRE Initiative, please contact: Brian Faughnan202-805-1581 or  Cristina Tunon, 202-763-4429

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