Category «Unified Action»

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 – February 2007

Tell the Governor to Support the Health Security Act Sponsored by:Vicki Simons, vrsimons@comcast.netCathilia Flores, cathilia@gmail.com The Issue The federal government has not solved our increasing health care crisis. Congress is currently looking to states to develop innovative solutions. The Health Security for New Mexicans Campaign has worked to develop a simple, bottom-up solution. Let’s set up …

Unified Action – April 2007

East Mesa Annexation Needs Citizen Input Sponsored by Quality Growth AllianceContact person: Stephen Fischmann The Issue Providing true citizen participation in the master plan for the annexation of 10 square miles of the East Mesa (Vistas at Presidio) The City of Las Cruces, with virtually no public awareness, is in the process of annexing almost 10 square …

Unified Action – March 2007

Ask Senator Bingaman to sponsor a moratorium for Otero Mesa Sponsored by Southwest Environmental CenterContact person: Cathilia Flores The Issue Located north of the Texas border, between the Hueco and Guadalupe Mountains, Otero Mesa is a prime example of the biological richness of Chihuahuan Desert grassland. Its diverse plant life, including vast areas of rare black …

Unified Action – May 2007

Deny East Mesa Annexation Plan Sponsored by Quality Growth AllianceContact person: Stephen Fischmann The Issue Las Cruces City Council is scheduled to consider the Vistas at Presidio annexation and zoning at their meeting on Monday, May 21. The annexation involves 9 square miles of land in the shadow of the Organ Mountains. The plan could triple the …

Unified Action – June 2007

Ask Secretary Ron Curry to Rule Against a Landfill in Chaparral Sponsored by Vecinos Unidos de Chaparral and Colonias Development Council (CDC) Contact person: Cruz Hernandez, albertico60@yahoo.com.mx The Issue High Desert Solid Waste Facility (a subsidiary of Waste Connections, Inc.) has been in the process of applying to open and operate a new landfill in Chaparral. The …

Unified Action – August 2007

Continue Supporting Wilderness – Support the Wilderness and National Conservation Area Sponsored by the Doña Ana County Wilderness Coalition Contact person: Nathan Small The Issue The Citizens’ Wilderness and National Conservation Area Proposal stands alone, working to protect Doña Ana County’s rich natural heritage. Passage of the proposal would mean permanent protection for the county’s natural crown jewels, …

Unified Action – September 2007

Be Involved in the November 6 Municipal Election Sponsored by the PVA Executive Committee For more information send email to Judy Zimmerman or call her at 522-6444 The issue The Las Cruces city elections on Tuesday, November 6, are crucial to determining the kind of city Las Cruces will become. Our personal involvement can make the difference in the …

Unified Action – October 2007

Talk to 5 Friends about the November 6 Election Sponsored by the PVA Executive Committee For more information send email to Ann Gutierrez or call her at 521-4832 The issue It’s important that we vote, but it is also important that we advocate for candidates we believe in. This kind of advocacy is at the heart of the democratic …

Unified Action – February 2008

Stop violence against our neighbors to the south Sponsored by Steve Fischmann and Charlotte LipsonFor more information email Steve or Charlotte. The Issue The Mexican settlement of Lomas del Poleo, which sits directly on the border between Mexico and the US, just south of Sunland Park, has housed as many as 300 families since its establishment in the …