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.
January 23, 2020 Meeting
Our first PVA meeting in 2020 was a spirited, informative, and fun meeting! Among the things we heard about were the Las Cruces Comprehensive Plan, how one person convinced the city to put solar panels on the new animal shelter, the Federation of Democratic Women of DAC board, a gofundme campaign for a LGBTQ Refugee House, the pre-primary meetings that start the process of forming the primary ballot; also, updates about the triage center, the PRC (which got hacked!), and EPE. Candidates’ campaigns were in attendance, complete with clipboards and petitions. And, candidates running for various positions, including county commission, DNC Committee Woman, and state senate, were there to ask for support!
You had to be there, but if you weren’t, all events announced at the meeting are posted in the sidebar calendar and the full recap is posted here.
PVA meets again on February 27, 2020, 7 p.m., at Munson Center. Map. See you there!
January 2020 UNIFIED ACTION
Sign up for the Legislative Response Team
Sponsored by the PVA Executive Committee, www.pva-nm.org
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).
The legislators notice and pay attention when they are hearing from their constituents.
Becoming a part of the Legislative Response Team means that you will receive an email when a bill is at a critical phase. The email will be simple: it will let you know the issue, which legislator to contact, the telephone number and email for that legislator, and whether you are recommending a Yes or No vote on that issue.
WHAT WE ARE ASKING
Add your voice to the Legislative Response Team by:
sending an email to legislativeactionNM@gmail.com
The PVA executive committee will determine the next Unified Action at their February 13, 2020 executive committee meeting. Suggestions for a Unified Action can be communicated to Cheryl Frank or any member of the Executive Committee.