Category «Meeting Recap»

September 22, 2022

Free legal clinics coming to Hatch, La Union, and Chaparral Robert Lara participates in a series of legal and health clinics sponsored by Salud y Vida Con Amigos. The clinic will provide free legal advice (not representation*) answering questions on areas including consumer debt, family law, probate, public benefits, and more. Robert said the clinics …

August 25, 2022

Kudos and thanks Judith Baca, aka Judge Judy, announced that she won in the primary contest for probate judge and thanked all those who supported her. She’s looking forward to continued engagement in the community. For more information send email to Judith. Soon to be Judge Lara Robert Lara also won in the primary and …

June 23, 2022

A Safe and Sane, Common Sense Gun Safety Proposal Bob Diven shared the following proposal, but first he gave us a brief introduction to the rules for owning a fully automatic machine gun (which you can do in America!). A few of the many rules include being 21 or older, not a drug addict, not …

May 26, 2022

Featured Presentation Earl Nissen and Peter Goodman spoke of the need for a Citizens Police Oversight Committee (CPOC) in Las Cruces. Many cities are using CPOCs to improve communication, resolve complaints and disputes, and build trust between law-enforcement and the public it serves.  The City Council will soon consider either an ordinance creating an oversight …

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 …