The Progressive Voter Alliance is a clearinghouse and point of contact for advocates of a wide range of progressive issues. We do not endorse specific candidates or causes. For an idea of the issues that have been addressed at PVA meetings, check out the Meeting Recaps. For current issues, come to the next meeting, almost always held on the fourth Thursday of the month.
The May Unified Action was to speak up about the El Paso Electric rate case that will result in a 9% increase in electric bills for all of southern New Mexico. Please see the Unified Action page for everything you need to know about the rate case. It’s not too late to make your voice heard.
The PVA executive committee will determine the next Unified Action at their August 13 meeting. Suggestions for a Unified Action can be communicated to Cheryl Frank or any member of the Executive Committee. All Unified Actions are indexed here.
The June meeting covered a lot of territory. We heard from city and county elected officials, Representative Jeff Steinborn, and State Auditor Tim Keller. We learned about the Electric Light Parade, a life changing movie (“Salt of the Earth”), Bernie Sanders for President, a farmworker victory in the courts, the El Paso Electric rate hike, mental health services for southern New Mexico, transportation, comprehensive plans, and more.
After the meeting we hightailed it to the St. Clair Winery and Bistro to celebrate another successful year of making a positive difference in Doña Ana County. We filled up the back room and spilled into the outdoor space. We enjoyed the great food and drink and, best of all, the camaraderie.
Events announced at the meeting are posted in the sidebar calendar. The complete meeting recap will be posted asap.
PVA takes a break in July. The next meeting of the PVA will be Thursday, August 27, 2015, at Munson Center. Map.