Category «Meeting Recap»

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 …

March 26, 2020 – Virtual PVA

Casa de Peregrinos seeks donations Eric Walkinshaw reported that Casa de Peregrinos, the food pantry serving all of Doña Ana County, remains operational, serving clients at the main pantry in Las Cruces, senior centers, and several rural pantries. Please go to Casa de Peregrinos’ website or Facebook page to learn what CdP is doing during this …

February 27, 2020

Legislators Report on Many Exciting Accomplishments (and a Few Disappointments) in Santa Fe We were honored to again this year hear reports from our excellent local legislators about the recent session in Santa Fe.  In attendance were Senators Mary Kay Papen, Bill Soules and Jeff Steinborn, and Representatives Joseph Cervantes, Joanne Ferrary, Doreen Gallegos, and …

January 23, 2020

Elevate Las Cruces Planning enthusiast Sharon (Sherry) Thomas spoke about the Las Cruces Comprehensive Plan. She explained that in 1999 Las Cruces had a plan but no implementation of the plan. Elevate Las Cruces, the city’s new comprehensive plan, instead looks at implementation and has a vision for the next 20-30 years. The plan is …

November 7, 2019

PVA had a special post-election meeting. Many candidates who were on the ballot came to express their appreciation for their campaign teams and the voters. Other announcements were made (events are listed on our calendar) and 2020 candidates asked for support as their campaigns are being launched. There is no recap for this meeting – …