January 20, 2005

On Thursday, January 20 we met again at the Mesilla Community Center, as part of our effort to build off the energy of the 2004 Kerry campaign and to establish an ongoing progressive political force in Southern New Mexico. Several groups were formed around particular projects and areas of interest. Those groups, their chairs, and the chairs’ emails and phone numbers are listed below. If you would like to find out more about any group’s work, or if you want to be included in its next meeting, please contact the chair. The next meeting of the overall organization–designated for now as the Progressive Voter Alliance–will be:

Thursday, February 24, Mesilla Community Center, 7-9 pm

CURRENT WORKING GROUPS

Organization of Progressive Voters on the Precinct Level
Dallas Bash
524-1547
dallas_bash@zianet.com

State Issues
Beth Bardwell
522-5065
bethbardwell@zianet.com
If you are interested in participating in an email action alert on state legislation during this session (January 18-March 19) on health care, election reform, the environment, or civil rights, please email Beth and let her know which issue(s) you want to be notified about.

Local Environmental and Qualify of Life Issues
Janet Darrow
527-0385
JDarrowinM@aol.com
If you would like updates on environmental and other important issues in your own neighborhood, contact Janet.

Securing the Vote
Marc Robert
524-4545
mrrobert87@msn.com

Understanding Where Local Efforts Fit into the Global Picture
Chris Hines
541-5632
cmhbw99@hotmail.com

Organizing a March 19th Rally Against the Iraq War
Renee Murray
532-0858
reneemurray75@aol.com

Establishing an Alternative to Hate Radio in the Mesilla Valley
Rus Bradburd
527-2477
coachrus@hotmail.com

Establishing an Umbrella Organization for Progressive Voters
Don Kurtz
521-4832
donkurtz@nmsu.edu

Most of the work of the Progressive Voter Alliance will be done in these and (as they are formed) other groups. Please join as many of the above as you would like! Thanks, Don

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