Ben Ray Lujan on Welfare & Poverty



End "lunch shaming" for students who can't afford lunch

New Mexico proudly ended the cruel practice of lunch shaming but students across the country are still forced to go hungry or are ostracized if they are unable to afford a school lunch. We are the richest nation in the world and must end this practice. The data is clear: Children cannot learn when they are hungry and they cannot succeed when they are sick. This is why I've continued to champion the No Shame Act to end this senseless policy.
Source: 2020 New Mexico Senate campaign website BenRayLujan .com , Jul 8, 2020

Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients.

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