Michelle Lujan Grisham’s 3rd TV Ad Highlights Courageous “Undercover” Investigation of Nursing Home
Ad Features Endorsements from the Albuquerque Journal and the alibi
ALBUQUERQUE – Democratic Congressional Candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham unveiled her third television ad of the election, showcasing her unanimous support from Albuquerque’s newspapers and highlighting how she went undercover to expose abuse and neglect at a long-term care facility.
“This latest ad shows voters exactly who Michelle is – a passionate leader who fights for the Middle Class and will roll up her sleeves to protect our most vulnerable citizens,” campaign manager Dominic Gabello said. “Independent polls show Michelle with a slight lead as we head into the final two weeks of the election. And leading political pundits declared Michelle the clear winner of the only televised debate in the race. Voters are embracing Michelle because they know she is the strongest candidate who will stand up for them in Congress.”
Click here to watch Michelle Lujan Grisham’s third ad, “Undercover.”
The “Undercover” ad reminds voters that Michelle was endorsed by the popular alternative weekly newspaper, the alibi, and the state’s largest daily newspaper, the Albuquerque Journal. The alibi said Michelle is an “obvious progressive,” who is “remarkably passionate about creating a better life for those who are scraping by in this economy.” The Journal said Michelle is “not afraid to take on tough issues.”
The ad also showcases Michelle’s willingness to do whatever it takes to fight for people who don’t have a voice. In 1997, as the Director of the state Agency on Aging, Michelle complained to state regulators about abuse and neglect of seniors in many of long-term care facilities. When nobody would listen to her, Michelle went undercover to expose the inexcusable neglect. Michelle’s father dropped her off at a particularly bad facility, and she was admitted as a totally dependent stroke victim who couldn’t do anything for herself. She endured terrible neglect and humiliation and witnessed first-hand the despicable treatment of others. Michelle’s father came back to get her after two days in the facility. After exposing the conditions, the facility was shut down and Michelle led the effort to clean up other facilities, change state law and make New Mexico the only state to have undercover care evaluations modeled after the work that she did.
During nearly two decades as a public servant, Michelle Lujan Grisham was the voice for senior citizens, veterans and disabled New Mexicans. She served as Director and Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Aging and Long-Term Services and the Department of Health. She currently serves as a Bernalillo County Commissioner.
“Albuquerque’s newspapers unanimously endorse Michelle Lujan Grisham for Congress.
“The Alibi says ‘Lujan Grisham is an obvious progressive…’
“And ‘remarkably passionate about creating a better life for those who are scraping by in this economy.’
“The Journal says Lujan Grisham is ‘not afraid to take on tough issues’
“That’s why as Director of the Agency on Aging, Michelle went undercover to expose the abuse in our state’s nursing homes.”
“It’s time Washington put the middle class first. I’m Michelle Lujan Grisham and I approve this message.”
Authorized by Michelle Lujan Grisham for Congress