Pearce, one of the richest members of Congress, has also staked out some of the most extreme positions on issues voters outside of his conservative leaning Southern New Mexico Congressional district aren’t likely to agree with, like saying poor seniors should stay healthy until they are old enough for Medicaid, or that women should “voluntarily submit” to their husbands.
By this point, the news that Rep. Steve Pearce (NM02) has done something bad when it comes to America’s public lands is hardly earth shattering. So, imagine our surprise when it became known over the holiday weekend that Pearce joined with 17 radical tea-party Republicans calling on Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke for the complete (nearly) undoing of national monuments all across the western United States. via GIPHY
Members of the so-called Western Caucus have for years been trying to dismantle land designations that protect important cultural and environmental resources within the 11 western states that compose the majority of land managed by the Bureau of Land Management. Led by stalwart Industry supporters like Rep. Rob Bishop of Utah, the Western Caucus has pushed back against national monuments, wilderness, and supported extreme radicals like Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his ilk.
But what is a little surprising is this: Even this group of nearly 70 representatives has never gone so far as to call for the complete dismantling of protected public lands with such detail oriented calculation. Under their plan, the following monuments would be reduced or completely removed:
But Pearce and just 16 out of over 70 members signed onto the letter calling on Zinke to shrink or completely remove up to 30 national monuments across the West.
ProgressNow New Mexico EF (501c3) has released a video ad featuring City of Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima that calls on Rep. Steve Pearce (NM-2) to step up for his constituents and represent their interests in Congress and supporting renewable energy policies.
New Mexico voters elected Hillary Clinton, not Donald Trump in 2016. But that hasn’t stopped New Mexico’s lone Pro-Trump Congressman, Steve Pearce, from voting with Donald Trump on everything from internet privacy to eliminating healthcare.
In fact, an analysis by ProPublica and FiveThirtyEight shows that Pearce votes Trump’s position 93% of the time, far more than any other New Mexico legislator.
New Mexico voters elected Hillary Clinton, not Donald Trump in 2016. But that hasn’t stopped New Mexico’s lone Pro-Trump Congressman Steve Pearce from voting with Trump 93% of the time – including for the repeal of Obamacare and replacement with Trumpcare. Congress is on recess this week – home in their districts where they watch local news and hear from voters. We asked real New Mexicans to tell their own healthcare stories and what Pearce and Trump’s cuts – including to rural hospitals, reproductive care for women and Medicaid for a working mom and her child – mean to real New Mexicans. Watch these stories.
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!
That’s right, Congressman Steve Pearce’s Political Action Committee, GOALWest, sent out these pandering mailers to Las Cruces voters in advance of today’s Soil and Water Conservation District election.
It’s no secret Congressman Steve Pearce gets a lot wrong — from immigration to land rights and everything in between. But when it comes to women’s reproductive health his alternative facts are in another league. Here are 5 things he just doesn’t understand about Planned Parenthood and the reproductive rights of all New Mexicans.
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This Saturday, Congressman Steve Pearce will be in Las Cruces for a town hall meeting. We hope to have as many good progressive voters as possible show up to keep the pressure on Pearce (who knows how long we’ll have to wait to see him in Dona Ana County again). We’ve prepared this one-page sheet for your convenience to have a little background on some of his most notable positions on issues we know you care about. Feel free to print it out and bring it along, or just save it to your phone so you can ask well-informed questions on Saturday! read more of our stories on Steve Pearce here
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