Category «Unified Action»

Unified Action – May 2005

Keep Social Security Safe Sponsor: Ed Fulmer, Democracy for AmericaEmail: pbaerf@earthlink.netPhone: 523-5624 The issue Social Security is an efficiently run, financially solvent family insurance program which has lifted millions of citizens out of poverty, and continues as a safety net for all Americans. It has been a tremendous success, and best of all, we already own …

Unified Action – June 2005

Support NMSU Employees’ Right to Organize Sponsor: NMSU AFSCME Organizing CommitteeEmail: Cathilia Flores or Duncan Hayse The Issue NMSU staff members from all job classifications are forming a union that will allow them to speak in a united voice about the conditions of their employment with the university, including, but not limited to, the issues of contract, job …

Unified Action – August 2005

Global Warming Sponsor: Don Kurtz, Progressive Voter AllianceEmail: donkurtz@nmsu.edu, Phone: 521-4832 The Issue There is little doubt that the planet is warming. This warming could have catastrophic consequences on human and other life. Below are facts which support both these contentions. Global Warming Facts Over the last century the average temperature has climbed about 1 degree Fahrenheit …

Unified Action – September 2005

Raise the Minimum Wage in New Mexico Sponsor: Las Cruces Community RoundtableEmail: David Lyons ffdrlyons@excite.com The Issue Governor Bill Richardson has decided to put a minimum wage bill on the call list for the January session of the New Mexico legislature, which means that it will be considered at that time. What we are asking We …

Unified Action – October 2005

Legislative Roundtable Sponsor: State Issues CommitteeEmail: Beth Bardwell bethbardwell@zianet.com The issue The PVA will be holding a Legislative Roundtable on Thursday, November 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Munson Center, 975 S Mesquite. At this Roundtable, legislators from Doña Ana County will: talk for 3 minutes each about the January legislative session, especially in …

Unified Action – March 2006

Protect Otero Mesa Sponsor: Glenn Landers Email: glanders@wildmesquite.com Phone: 522-5552 The Issue Otero Mesa, the last, best piece of Chihuahuan Desert grassland is threatened by the prospect of oil and gas development. Drilling would fragment wildlife habitat, destroy the fragile topsoil that the grassland depends on, threaten the groundwater resources, and transform the area into an …

Unified Action – April 2006

Support Citywide Curbside Recycling Sponsors: Jeff Steinborn (phone: 635-5615), Bri Hines (phone: 541-5632) The issue Las Cruces has carried out two curbside recycling pilot programs in order to decide whether to initiate a curbside recycling program citywide. The first pilot program was less successful, having lacked any sustained education component, and convenience (being only a …

Unified Action – May 2006

Increase Fuel Efficiency Standards Sponsor: Tom Schuster, Email: nacirema2@yahoo.com,  Phone: 642-7156 The Issue America clearly has an oil addiction.  The U.S. holds just 3% of world oil reserves but consumes 25 % of the world’s oil.  Fifty-five percent of petroleum consumed in the U.S. is currently imported, and by 2025 this could increase to 70%.  We …

Unified Action – September 2006

Make a Difference in the November Election Sponsored by the PVA Executive Committee The issue We are fortunate in that there are some very important, winnable races in Doña Ana County this fall–races in which our help will be essential for progressive candidates and causes. There is no alternative to personal involvement if we care …

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 …