Thursday, September 10, 2009
Albuquerque Interfaith Election Assembly Set for 9/13
From Albuquerque Interfaith: City elections are upon us. Join AI in "Standing for Families."
Albuquerque Interfaith will hold its elections assembly, “Standing for Families” with Albuquerque City Council and mayoral candidates on Sunday, September 13th, from 3:00 to 4:30 PM at Holy Rosary, 5415 Fortuna Rd. NW, which intersects S. Coors near West Mesa HS between Coors and Atrisco, south of I-40 (map). For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
There are three key issues that we will ask all candidates to address.
- Workforce Training Strategy – AI is working toward a strategy that connects real, good-paying jobs, to people with the training and support they need to succeed.
- The ¼ cent for Public Safety - AI worked successfully to pass the tax and broaden the definition of public safety, from just police and fire protection, to include before and after school programs, and addiction intervention and prevention programs. The monies have not been used as intended.
- City Transit Workers – Bus drivers are being treated unjustly, due to internal departmental politics, resulting in costly suspensions and a high turnover of drivers that undermine public safety.