Category «Meeting Recap»

February 25, 2021 – Virtual PVA

PVA’s February Unified Action It’s not too late to join the Legislative Response Team. After all, the legislative home stretch is coming up! The Legislative Response Team weighs in on critical issues under consideration during the legislative session in Santa Fe. Team members call or email legislators and make their positions known. Past issues have …

January 28, 2021 – Virtual PVA

January Unified Action The Legislative Response Team weighs in on critical issues under consideration during the legislative session in Santa Fe. Team members call or email legislators and make their positions known. Past issues have included minimum wage, early childhood education, the environment, energy policy, voting rights, foreclosure procedures, and DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act). …

Benefits of legalizing recreational cannabis

William Corbett noted that criminal organizations currently control the recreational black market in New Mexico, including the profits from this trade; in addition, there is no quality control or regulation as the cannabis provided to recreational users. As is generally known, violence is part and parcel of this illegal trade.  He gives several excellent reasons …

November 12, 2020 – Virtual PVA

Listen to KTAL Community Radio KTAL LP Community Radio Program Manager, Linda Hall, tells us, “With the election finally over, we all needed a diversion and so KTAL Community Radio aired a real treat – a special production of War Of The Worlds, one of the most famous radio broadcasts in history. First aired by …

October 22, 2020 – Virtual PVA

Speak up for elderly victims under corrupt “guardianship” Charlotte Lipson recommends a “do not retain” vote against Judge Manuel Arrieta who keeps awarding “guardianship” of the elderly to Advocate Services which, for example, is preventing a son from caring for his mother while they decimate her assets, as in the case of Dorris Hamilton.  Charlotte …

September 24, 2020 – Virtual PVA

September 2020 Unified Action Be Involved in the 2020 General Election Sponsored by the PVA Executive Committee, www.pva-nm.org The Issue The upcoming election is crucial to determining the kind of state and country we will live in for at least the next 2 years. Our personal involvement with political campaigns can make a big difference …

August 27, 2020 – Virtual PVA

Public schools serve as community hubs Teacher and NEA-Las Cruces Board member, Cheryl Carreon, reminded us that the pandemic has closed school buildings. These public schools serve as community hubs while providing a myriad of resources and services to families. As our state works to reopen buildings, teachers are working diligently to create the online …

June 25, 2020 – Virtual PVA

Court of Appeals Nomination Process With Judge Linda Vanzi’s sudden retirement from the New Mexico Court of Appeals, Las Crucen Karl Rysted was one of 11 applicants vying to be the Democratic nominee who will appear on the ballot for that position in the November election. He did not receive the nomination and would like …

May 28, 2020 – Virtual PVA

A health professional speaks out In a letter to the editor in the Sunday, May 9 edition of the Sun-News Catharine Walkinshaw wrote the following open letter to county commissioners and the county manager: “As a county resident I am appalled at the way the meeting was conducted without any adherence to our state’s requirements …

April 23, 2020 – Virtual PVA

The April Unified Action is to: Ask NM State Leaders to Call a Special Session and Authorize Direct Vote-by-Mail for the 2020 General Election Click here for more details. Mountain View Co-op Has Curbside Delivery (yes, they have toilet paper!) Stew Oberman wanted to pass along an easy way to get your groceries without having …