Monday, March 24, 2014

Congresswoman Grisham Leads Ethics Talk

On Monday, March 10, New Mexico Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham led an engaged and spirited discussion of ethics and politics and pervasive risk areas in Congress in the Jackson Student Center on the UNM Campus.   

Congresswoman Grisham shared insights about the complexities of ethics rules for elected officials governing varied aspects of daily interaction with the public. For example, gifts and food, no matter how small, must be recorded; due diligence is necessary to track the sources of campaign contributions and expectations of donors.

Congresswoman Grisham is President of the 'freshman class' of this term's congress. She is building a reputation of reaching 'across the aisle' and working outside the party to achieve goals, and advocates for strong women representatives coming into Congress.

The event was presented by the Student Center for the Public Trust and sponsored by the UNM Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative.