Category «Meeting Recap»

April 28, 2022

Unified Action: Support the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Mary Martinez White described the damage done by the atomic bomb test at the Trinity site on July 16, 1945. She explained that since 1990 the US Government has been compensating citizens who were exposed after WWII to radiation from the Nevada Test Site. New Mexicans were …

March 24, 2022

Welcome back! Ann Gutierrez welcomed everyone back with un gran abrazo. She noted that it’s been a very tough two years since PVA last met in-person in February 2020. Unified Action Beth Bardwell pointed out the need for affordable housing in Las Cruces and laid out the ways in which the whole community benefits from …

February 24, 2022 – Virtual PVA

Robert Lara is seeking a judgeship Robert Lara is running for the position created by Judge Marci Beyer’s recent retirement from the Third Judicial District Court. He has practiced law in New Mexico since 2009. His experience includes family law, election law, and civil law. Currently he is a staff attorney for the District Court. …

January 27, 2022 – Virtual PVA

Special Report on SB 8, the New Mexico Voting Rights Act Lydia Hammond, of America Votes, explained that SB8, which is now in the Rules Committee, would make New Mexico #1 in the nation in terms of enfranchising voters. Components of the bill include the following: Native American Voting Rights Act Rights restoration for formerly …

October 28, 2021 – Virtual PVA

Unified Action PVA’s traditional pre-election Unified Action is to reach out to your personal influence network–your friends and acquaintances–and tell them about the local election. Let them know who you support and why. Full details about this Unified Action are here. Becki Graham, candidate for City Council, District 3 Becki Graham, a first-time candidate, expressed …

September 23, 2021 – Virtual PVA

Unified Action: Be Involved in the 2021 Municipal Election Sponsored by the PVA Executive Committee www.pva-nm.org The Issue: The November 2021 consolidated election is crucial to determining the kind of community we will be in coming years.  Our personal involvement with local campaigns can make a big difference in the upcoming elections. What we are …