[UPDATE] Doña Ana County Commission John Vasquez has resigned after continued public pressure

Facing what news outlets described as “heavy criticism for his treatment of women and calls from top leaders in his own party to resign, Doña Ana County Commissioner John Vasquez stepped down on Thursday.” This comes less than a week after ProgressNow New Mexico issued a public petition calling for his resignation. Vasquez had faced direct actions from residents at the two most recent county commission meetings after he engaged in an “inappropriate” conversation with a local activist on Facebook wherein he made “your momma” jokes as well as using racist and misogynist language. Just hours after the most recent county commission meeting, news broke that Vasquez was being accused of “inappropriate sexual misconduct” by a woman within the Democratic Party of New Mexico. Vasquez denied the accusations but in his resignation letter admitted he needs to “focus on my marriage.”

[VIDEO] Pearce scampers away and hides behind closed-doors when he meets DREAMers

Last month we helped make news exposing Steve Pearce’s two-faced comments about Central America.  Even though it was too dangerous for him and his fellow Congressmen to leave their hotel, Pearce concluded that children should immediately be sent back to their home countries because they were perfectly safe. Even Steven Colbert got in on the act. Now Congressman Pearce has taken his animosity towards Latino immigrants to a whole new level. Before a Republican Party event last night in Downtown Albuquerque, several DREAMers and local immigration advocates attempted to talk to Steve Pearce about his votes.