Vaccines are proving effective in helping slow COVID-19 in New Mexico, offering the state a low-risk status that could allow bars, restaurants and other businesses to soon reopen. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) joins Washington Post Live to discuss the strategy behind how her state has administered the highest percentage of COVID-19 vaccines in the nation. She’ll also lay out her new vaccine equity program and offer her perspective on what states need from Washington on COVID-19 relief. Join the conversation on Tuesday, March 2 at 2:00pm ET.

Highlights

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says she finds the allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo “troubling.” “We have to take seriously all these allegations, and I’m frankly in that group of elected leaders that you believe the individual. You give credit and credibility there. If you don’t, we’re re-victimizing brave men and women who come forward, so that’s critical.” (Washington Post Live)
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says she would like to see better coordination with the federal government to make sure tribal communities get the support and vaccinations they need. “It’s been challenging but I think that we’re doing a pretty effective job. But I’d like better coordination with the Biden Administration, and they’re working to make that a reality with New Mexico right now. (Washington Post Live)
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says she would like to see better coordination with the federal government to make sure tribal communities get the support and vaccinations they need. “It’s been challenging but I think that we’re doing a pretty effective job. But I’d like better coordination with the Biden Administration, and they’re working to make that a reality with New Mexico right now. (Washington Post Live)

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D)

Michelle Lujan Grisham is governor of New Mexico. She is the first-ever Democratic Latina governor in the United States. As governor, Lujan Grisham has enacted progressive and groundbreaking policies and investments that have transformed New Mexico’s public education system, expanded the state’s economy to include more high-quality career opportunities and preserved New Mexico’s precious natural resources and environment. She was a three-term Congresswoman, chairing the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and she served as a state health and aging Cabinet secretary under three governors, delivering lasting improvements in senior welfare and sweeping investments in public health. Her administration has been aggressive in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, issuing emergency public health restrictions to prevent the spread of the virus and authorizing economic and tax relief packages for small businesses, local governments and individuals. Lujan Grisham is a twelfth-generation New Mexican. She is caretaker for her mother, Sonja, mother of two adult daughters and grandmother of three.