[WATCH] Members of the public shout “SHAME SHAME SHAME”as DAC County Commission refuses public input
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New Mexico Comunidades en Acción y de Fé, known as CAFÉ, staged a well organized and peaceful demonstration in Las Cruces Thursday, blocking entrances to the regional Border Patrol headquarters for about an hour and gaining national attention about the targeting of immigrants in border communities and around the country.
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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.
President Trump just announced a plan to “reevaluate” Obama-era national monuments and Congressional Republicans are working with Scott Pruitt to give oil and gas companies “more input” on rules governing our clean air and water. Across the country, and especially here in New Mexico, local leaders are holding the line and the next fight is coming to the ballot box in Dona Ana County NEXT TUESDAY. Our ProgressiveChampions PAC is working to put two progressive conservation champions on this board but we need YOUR VOTE! Visit our Progressive Champions Voter Guide to find out more about them! In 2014, local Tea Party leaders noticed that almost no one votes in local Soil & Water Conservation District elections, so they ran their own candidates and won enough seats to change their work from conserving public lands and water to opposing it.
For communities around New Mexico, undoing the Antiquities Act or reducing our National Monuments is a troubling development in the ongoing effort to protect important cultural sites in areas in and around Rio Grande del Norte National Monument near Taos and Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in Doña Ana County.
Governor Martinez was in Las Cruces Monday after apparently “enjoying” the Garth Brooks concert over the weekend. Maybe that’s why she was 20 minutes late to her own press briefing?
Congress is set to be off for quite a bit of the month of April. According to the Washington Post, the House is only scheduled to be in session for EIGHT days this month. With all that time off, it’s likely we’ll see some of New Mexico’s congressional delegation back home and talking with constituents. Find events near you: ProgressNowNM’s Statewide Progressive Events Calendar
While we’re generally pretty happy with the job our congressional delegation is doing in Washington, it’s always good to be aware of what key issues our congress people and senators are working on. And in southern New Mexico especially, holding Rep. Steve Pearce accountable for the LACK of representation he gives us is absolutely key.
Last fall, voters in southern New Mexico sent an exciting new delegation of progressive champions to Santa Fe to represent us. Now that the 2017 Legislature is coming to a close, let’s check in on some of their successes and how they’ve helped move New Mexico forward!