Election Notice for Dona Ana County: May 5, Dona Ana Cty Soil & Water Conservation District

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From our PAC, Better NM:

Election Notice for Dona Ana County


Quick Quiz: Which is a better use of taxpayer dollars by our elected officials?

A)   Passing resolutions opposing a UN takeover of the United States and black helicopter invasion.

B)   Conserving Doña Ana County’s land and water to provide for flood control, preserve wildlife, protect the tax base and promote the health, safety and general welfare of the people of Doña Ana County.


If you chose “B” then you need to vote.


That’s the mission of the Soil and Water Conservation District but Option A is what the district’s elected supervisors have spent the last few years doing – and they tried to raise our takes to give them more money and power to do it.


A few years ago, local Tea Party activists set their sight on taking over the elected SWCD board and a low turnout election helped them win. Since then, have made it their priority to push a right wing positions like opposing the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument Designation, increased wildlife recovery and supporting efforts to divert the Gila our states last free flowing river. [Read about the work Tea Party officials have done on the SWCD Board]


What’s worse is they tried to get you to foot the bill by asking for a tax hike to advance their out of touch positions.


You can hold them accountable for their anti-environment positions by voting for new leadership for this crucial board next Tuesday, May 5th when three positions on this board will be decided.


Most Dona Ana County voters are eligible.  Find your district here. (and if you are not in a district with an election on Tuesday, send this email to someone who is)


Print this email, or bookmark it on your smartphone before you go vote – then share online to be sure your friends know about next weeks special election day and how much their vote will matter.


Soil & Water Conservation District Election Voter Guide
Tuesday May 5, 2015 

Our friends at the Sierra Club have some great endorsed candidates that are ready to take the reigns back from special interests and work to protect out water, wildlife and public lands.

Voting for progressive champions is easy. Everyone gets to select two members: Roger Back as an at-large member, and a district supervisor Kurt Anderson & Sally Williams.

But don’t just take our word for it. The Sierra Club sierra club endorses all three candidates.


At Large: Roger Beck

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Zone 1: Kurt Anderson

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Zone 2: Sally Williams

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Our land and water are too important to leave in the hands of radical right wing politicians that have continuously put our valued resources on the back burner.

The stakes are high and this election is likely to come down to only a handful of votes.  Make a plan to vote next May 5Tuesday, May 5th at one of the locations below.

There are 3 polling locations open from 7 AM – 7 PM.


Click to view district maps and candidate lists

Polling locations:
1.  Anthony Community Center

865 South Anthony Drive, Anthony, NM  88021

2.   Doña Ana County Government Center

845 N Motel Blvd, Las Cruces, NM  88007

3.      Radium Springs Community Center

12060 LB Lindbeck Road, Las Cruces, NM  88007

Paid for Better New Mexico, a project of ProgressNow NM, P.Davis, Treas.