It’s time for a change in New Mexico’s House District 41

Debbie Rodella has been the representative for House District 41 since 1993. After all that time, she’s barely faced any opposition from members of her own party, last facing a primary challenge in 2006. But after a series of votes over the last few years, it has become clear to many that it’s time for a change in the district. Rodella has taken nearly $20,000 from the payday lending industry in the last decade and made sure that at least three times bills designed to protect New Mexicans died in the committee she chairs. As a whole, that industry has spent almost A MILLION DOLLARS in the last few years to oppose common-sense consumer protections. Such protections would ensure that predatory practices from these high-interest lenders would at least have some checks and balances, as well as legal protections for consumers.

[TAKE ACTION] Rep. Carl Trujillo needs to resign

We believe Laura Bonar. It is deeply courageous for a woman to speak publicly about being sexually harassed or assaulted. 
ProgressNow New Mexico is standing with Laura as we have stood with other women in the last year speaking out against their harassers. We are joining her and others in calling for Rep. Carl Trujillo’s resignation. 
Laura wants what all women want – for women to be safe in their workplace and for elected leaders to be ethical and to be held accountable. Instead, Trujillo responded the same way others have responded – as if he is the victim. We’ve seen this response before–the cowardice in Representative  Trujillo’s response.

As Albuquerque prepares for vote on being Immigrant Friendly City, some reminders from activists who protested AG Sessions last week

Tonight (Monday, April 16), Albuquerque city councilors are expected to vote on whether or not to reaffirm that the state’s largest city will remain an “Immigrant Friendly City.” Despite the verbose and hateful rhetoric from the Trump administration threatening cities and states with the moral aptitude to

Last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions brought his anti-immigrant, white supremacist views to Las Cruces where he spoke to a conference of sheriffs from counties in the borderland regions of the Southwest. He was met with more protestors outside than there were attendees of the event inside which made national and international headlines. Oh, and then there were the disruptors. Five folks from the community made their way into the hotel where Sessions was speaking and after being told they could not listen to what Sessions had to say, huddled up closely, locked arms, and began chanting: NO JUSTICE!

Vote – Just Go Vote… #WhoWeElectMatters

Consider your options, talk to your neighbors, attend one of the remaining forums, and then go vote. Municipal level elections are where change is influenced most immediately. As an outlet for information, keeping people aware, informed and engaged, is always our focus. We urge you to keep the focus as we head toward October 3rd and November 8th and push your friends and fellow community members to vote. We appreciate it and you.

Mayoral Candidate: Tim Keller

As part of our continued efforts to inform the voters of New Mexico about their choices when it comes to who they/we elect for public office, we are providing a comprehensive voter guide for the upcoming municipal election. See the full Voter Guide here. Tim Keller

 

 

 

 
Registered as a Democrat
Endorsements by community organizations:

AFSCME – American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Council 18
BCTWGM – Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers Local 351
CWA – Communication Workers of America Local 7076
IAFF – International Association of Firefighters Local 244
IATSE – International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 423
IATSE – International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 480
IBEW – International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 611
International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 492
IUPAT – International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Local 823
Iron Workers Local Union 495
LIUNA – Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 16
New Mexico Building and Construction Trades Council
Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 412
Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters
EQNM – Equality New Mexico
Ole New Mexico
NW ABQ Political Action Group
Planned Parenthood Votes New Mexico
Sierra Club
New Mexico Working Families Party

Occupation: Current State Auditor, Former State Senator  

Facebook: Tim Keller for Albuquerque 

Website: http://www.tk4abq.com 

Who pays for their campaign: view the finance report. *Publicly financed candidate
What they have to say about themselves: Tim Keller is a bold, progressive leader who will take urgent action to bring needed change to Albuquerque. Tim Keller is the only clean election candidate, running a publicly financed campaign powered by thousands of local people.

Mayoral Candidate: Brian Colón

As part of our continued efforts to inform the voters of New Mexico about their choices when it comes to who they/we elect for public office, we are providing a comprehensive voter guide for the upcoming municipal election. See the full Voter Guide here. Brian Colón

Registered as a Democrat

Endorsements by community organizations:

None listed on candidate’s public website. Endorsement lists can be sent to carlos[at]progressnownm.org

Occupation: Partner at Robles, Rael & Anaya, P.C., Former Chairman Democratic Party 
Facebook: Brian S. Colón 

Website: http://www.colonformayor.com 

Who pays for their campaign: view the finance report. What they say about themselves: Brian’s involvement in politics formally began when, in 2008, he was elected Chairman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico.

Mayoral Candidate: Gus Pedrotty

As part of our continued efforts to inform the voters of New Mexico about their choices when it comes to who they/we elect for public office, we are providing a comprehensive voter guide for the upcoming municipal election. See the full Voter Guide here. Gus Pedrotty

Registered as a Democrat
Endorsements by community organizations:

None listed on candidate’s public website. Endorsement lists can be sent to carlos[at]progressnownm.org. Occupation: Recent Graduate of University of New Mexico  
Facebook: Gus Pedrotty for Mayor 

Website: http://www.gusformayor.com 

Who pays for their campaign: view the finance report.

Mayoral Candidate: Dan Lewis

As part of our continued efforts to inform the voters of New Mexico about their choices when it comes to who they/we elect for public office, we are providing a comprehensive voter guide for the upcoming municipal election. See the full Voter Guide here. Dan Lewis

Registered as a Republican 
Endorsements by community organizations:

None listed on candidate’s public website. Endorsement lists can be sent to carlos[at]progressnownm.org

Occupation: Executive VP Desert Fuels, City Councilor Dist. 5 
Facebook: Dan Lewis 

Website: http://www.lewisabq.com 

Who pays for their campaign: view the finance report.