Three times now, a Super PAC founded by our New Mexico’s Tea Party Congressman Steve Pearce has poured last minute ads into local races to pack city councils, school boards and local conservation districts with Pearce proteges.
And three times we’ve beaten him with grassroots donors, progressive candidates, and our quick response Progressive Champions PAC fighting back.
A few weeks ago, we sent the alert that Pearce was targeting two great progressive conservation champions, Craig Fenske and Kevin Bixby, in a local conservation district election in Doña Ana County. Their opponents endorsed Pearce’s agenda to shrink the nearby national monument and oppose responsible BLM public lands policies.
With just 5 days before the election, we fought back. Our online reports, voter guide and ‘get out the vote’ videos were shared 565 times and were read by 2,556 voters just before the election!
It’s the same grassroots, targeted, progressive-values strategy we used to fight off his attacks against progressive city councilors in Las Cruces’ 2015 elections, to elect progressives in spite of his ads and calls in Albuquerque’s school board elections in February this year and, now, again for public lands champions in local races.
People want champions to fight for and thanks to active progressives who vote, share our material, stay informed, and help us financially, we’re getting them elected.
Our ability to promote and help Progressive Champions comes from YOU, our local New Mexico progressives. YOU helped us win back the house and strengthen the senate this year in Santa Fe. YOU helped elect progressive education boards in Las Cruces and Albuquerque. And YOU even helped us with local races no one else is watching (like the Soil and Water election in Doña Ana County this week).
All that is made possible by your contributions throughout the year.
Campaign seasons are more and more evergreen these days and we need that kind of support year round. Can YOU help us keep the momentum going as we get ready for city councils, mayors, and local races this fall? Your gift today could make the difference this fall as we keep working for YOU to elect good progressive candidates in city and local elections.
With sincere thanks,
Lucas voting with his mom for progressive champions
in DACSWCD elections yesterday
ProgressNow New Mexico
Las Cruces Community Engagement
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