Category «Unified Action»

Unified Action: September 2019

Be Involved in the 2019 Local ElectionSponsored by the PVA Executive Committee, www.pva-nm.org The Issue The November 2019 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 Asking volunteer time for a …

Unified Action: August 2019

Stand up to Protect the Affordable Care ActSponsored by Protect the Promise, www.protectthepromise.org THE ISSUE The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been a lifeline for millions of Americans while lowering costs and improving quality of care. It has strengthened Medicare and Medicaid by expanding access while also containing costs and reducing waste, fraud, and abuse of …

Unified Action: July 2019

Encourage the Doña Ana County Commission to Stay with the Contract they Passed re: Wildlife Services Sponsored by Southwest Environmental Center, www.wildmesquite.org The Issue Doña Ana County took a big step last week towards coexisting with wildlife by making changes to an annual contract with Wildlife Services, a federal agency contracted by counties to deal with “nuisance” …

Unified Action – January 2006

Doña Ana County Land Conservation and Development Act Sponsors: Steve Fischmann stephen.fischmann@gmail.com and Jeff Steinborn polidub@aol.com The issue Large out of state developers are looking at the Las Cruces area as the next sun belt boom town.  They have difficulty finding a toehold because private land is not available in large enough parcels to fit their typical development model.  …

Unified Action – January 2007

(Special Emergency Unified Action)Las Cruces El Paso Electric Franchise Agreement Sponsored by Southwest Energy AllianceContact person: Stephen Fischmann The Issue Providing lower cost and cleaner electricity to Las Cruces residents:The city of Las Cruces is negotiating with El Paso Electric (EPE) for a new long-term franchise agreement that would eliminate options for bringing in lower cost …

Unified Action – January 2009

Urge Passage of the New Mexico Health Security Act Vicki Simons presented this month’s Unified Action, which calls for continued support of New Mexico’s exemplary Health Security Act. The action is simple—call Governor Richardson’s office at 505-476-2200 and urge passage of the Health Security Act. The Health Security Web site offers detailed information about the act, which …

Unified Action – January 2012

Tell US Fish and Wildlife Service: Release Mexican wolves into New Mexico before it’s too late Sponsored by the Southwest Environmental Center, jason@wildmesquite.org The Issue There are only about 50 Mexican gray wolves (“lobos”) in the wilds of New Mexico and Arizona–not enough to ensure their survival. More than 300 lobos are in captivity, waiting …

Unified Action – January 2013

Sponsored by the PVA Executive Committee, pva@pva-nm.org The Issue The Legislative Response Team weighs in on critical issues under consideration during the legislative session in Santa Fe. Team members call or email legislators (usually their own) and make their positions known. Past issues have included minimum wage, the environment, energy policy, and the SunCal TIDD, foreclosure …

Unified Action – January 2014

Support the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument Sponsored by the PVA Executive Committee. The issue Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell is coming to Las Cruces Friday, January 24, for a public meeting on the proposed Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. For over a decade, diverse groups have come together to protect this special area near Las …

Unified Action – January 2015

Participate in the Legislative Response Team Sponsored by the PVA Executive Committee, pva@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 (usually their own) and make their positions known. Past issues have included minimum wage, early childhood education, the …