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.

Unified Action

Lenders who charge an annual percentage rate (APR) of 100 to 1800 percent are the primary source of loans to New Mexicans who live in poverty. The August Unified Action is a phone call to Governor Martinez, asking her to support legislation capping interest and fees on all New Mexico regulated loans at 36 percent or less. Details are here.

The PVA executive committee will determine the next Unified Action at their September 11 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.

August Meeting

The PVA met on August 28, 2014, after taking a break in the month of July. The meeting seemed especially diverse, with topics including the minimum wage campaign, immigration, candidates and fundraisers, getting out the vote, our transport district, an investment opportunity at Mountain View Co-op, and a restaurant for sale in San Pedro, Guatemala. All the events announced at the meeting are posted in the sidebar calendar. The recap, as always, will be posted ASAP.

The next meeting of the PVA will be Thursday, September 25, 2014, AND REMEMBER that Munson Center will be closed for renovations so PVA will meet at the Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center in Mesilla Park. The official address is 304 W. Bell Avenue.

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