Tuesday, June 10, 2008

NARAL Pro-Choice Political Update Set for 6.12.08

NARAL New Mexico choicePAC
Invites you to a
Pro-Choice Political Update
with  Martha Burk &
NARAL Pro-Choice New Mexico
Thursday, June 12, 2008, 6 - 7:30 PM
Corrales, NM

Get an inside look at women, politics and our progress electing a pro-choice Senate in New Mexico! $75 suggested contribution. Please RSVP to Anathea Chino at 505-243-4443 or achino@prochoicenm.org.

Martha Burk is a political psychologist and in 2003 led the protest to open the doors to women at the Augusta National Golf Club, previously a male-only club. She is currently the Money Editor for Ms. Magazine and has recently released her latest book, Your Money And Your Life: The High Stakes for Women Voters in ’08 and Beyond (April 2008). 

http://www.prochoicenm.org/

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June 10, 2008 at 07:36 AM in Events, Local Politics, Women's Issues | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Free on Friday: Young Democrats Meet and Greet with Chelsea Clinton

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Chelsea Clinton will be in Albuquerque tomorrow, Friday, May 30th, 2008, at the Marriott Uptown at 2101 Louisiana Blvd. NE at 5 pm for a "Meet and Greet" with young Democrats. Click for map. This event is associated with the Democratic Women's Convention. Tickets are free at the door. For more information contact Antonio Sandoval of the New Mexico Young Democrats at ae_sandoval@msn.com.

Please note that the Young Democrats of New Mexico has not endorsed any candidates in the primary season. We encourage and promote young people to engage in the political process.

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May 29, 2008 at 05:55 PM in 2008 Presidential Primary, Democratic Party, Women's Issues, Youth | Permalink | Comments (3)

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

NM Dem Women Host National Convention in ABQ; Guests Include Chelsea Clinton, Valerie Plame

KickingdonkeyFrom DPBC e-News: The Democratic Women of New Mexico will host the National Federation of Democratic Women in Albuquerque on Wednesday, May 28th to Sunday, June 1st, 2008 at the Albuquerque Marriott Hotel.

The attendees will be touring Santa Fe and Acoma on Wednesday and Thursday.

On Thursday evening, May 29th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, there will be a "Wild West Welcome" party at the Albuquerque Marriott. Everyone is invited to attend. Tickets are $50.00 per person and available at the door. Nominated by Democratic Women of New Mexico and receiving the NFDW award for "Outstanding Elected Democratic Women Official" will be will be our own Lt. Governor Diane Denish.

On Friday, May 30th, the NFDW 37th Annual Convention begins with a welcome from Mayor Martin Chavez beginning at 9 AM at the Marriott Hotel. The luncheon's featured speaker is Valerie Plame Wilson. On Friday evening, Chelsea Clinton will also be on hand to "meet and greet" the attendees.

There will also be a special "meet and greet" Friday with the Young Democrats at the Marriott Hotel.  Tickets for the YD event are required and may be obtained by contacting Antonio Sandoval, NMYD President. The convention attendees will have their "meet and greet" Friday at the Balloon Fiesta Museum.

In addition to the featured speakers, there will be workshops by well-known New Mexico authors and experts to include: Sharon Niederman, Secretary of State Mary Herrera, Dr. Martha Burk and Cathy Napier, DNC Secretary Alice Germond and Sharon Grosfeld, DNC Executive Director for the Women's Leadership Forum, Expo New Mexico Director, Judith Espinosa and many others.

On Saturday, May 31st, 2008, Bernadette T. Vadurro, author of the award winning book, "Ameria's Conscience: Facing Threats to Democracy, the Middle Class and Our World," will be the luncheon keynote speaker. Young Democratic Woman, Monica Gomez of Dona Ana County, will be receiving an award for her contribution to the Democratic Party on Saturday. State Treasurer James Lewis and State Auditor Hector Balderas will be on hand Saturday night to address the group and participate in a live auction to include: Southwest Airlines TIckets, a George Bush Pinata, a one of it's kind commemorative donkey.

Registration for the convention is $180.00. Registration forms are available on line at:  www.nfdw.com. For more information:  kathymduffy@aol.com.

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May 28, 2008 at 06:22 AM in Democratic Party, Events, Women's Issues | Permalink | Comments (2)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

NARAL Pro-Choice NM Presents ...

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From NARAL Pro-Choice New Mexico: Join us for our First Annual Young Professionals Event:

Young Professionals
Thursday, May 29, 2008, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Los Equipales, 4500 Silver Ave. SE, ABQ
Suggested Contribution: $50

Featuring special musical guest - Chokecherry Ranch! We hope to see you there! For more information, please call: 505-243-4443.

Special thanks to our esteemed host committee: Representative Al Park, County Comissioner Deanna Achuleta, City Councilor Michael Cadigan, Claire Dudley, Morgan Honeycutt, Joaquin Guerra, Kim Zamarin, Brian Nichols, Antonio Sandoval, Celeste Boyd, Helen Maestas, Greg Webb.

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May 21, 2008 at 09:23 AM in Events, Local Politics, Women's Issues | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, May 12, 2008

Guest Blog: Re-Elect Mary Jane Garcia for State Senate

MjgarciaThis is a guest blog by Stephanie L. DuBois of Tularosa.

Senator Mary Jane Garcia (right), a Democrat from Dona Ana, NM who serves as Majority Whip, is seeking re-election to her Senate District 36 seat. Known in her district and around the state as the "working senator," Senator Garcia has sponsored and passed some of the most significant legislation we've had in the areas of protecting children from abuse, as well as protecting women from domestic violence. She was also instrumental in the passage of legislation to make human trafficking a crime.

Senator Garcia has a tremendous work ethic and is always willing to help. She doesn't know how to say "no," and the people of New Mexico reap many benefits from her efforts. Senator Garcia has received many awards in recognition of her superior service, including  The 2007 Milagro Award titled, "The Mary Jane Garcia Champion for Animals Award," The Spirit Award 2007 for her advocacy against domestic violence and the Outstanding Woman of New Mexico Award, presented by Governor Richardson and sponsored by the Commission on the Status of Women 2007.

Recent endorsements of Senator Garcia's candidacy include those from the National Education Association, AFCSME and EMILY'S LIST. These are very important endorsements from prestigious organizations to a very deserving Senator.

I encourage Democrats in NM Senate District 36 to vote in the June 3rd primary to keep Senator Mary Jane Garcia as our State Senator. To learn more or to sign up to support her re-election, visit Senator Garcia's campaign website.

This is a guest blog by Stephanie L. DuBois of Tularosa, New Mexico. Guest blogs are an opportunity for our readers to express their opinions on matters relevant to the blog. If you'd like to submit a post for consideration as a guest blog, contact me by clicking on the Email Me link on the upper left-hand corner of the page.

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May 12, 2008 at 01:14 PM in 2008 NM State Legislature Races, Guest Blogger, Women's Issues | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Women's Voices Women Vote Behind Robocall Scam in NC

I wonder if the TV cable squawkers and the editorial board complainers will spend one one-hundredth of the time they've spent on the Wright "crisis" on this scandal. Turns out the Dem-leaning, non-profit group Women's Voices Women Vote has now admitted conducting an unethical and probably illegal anonymous robocall campaign in North Carolina that's clearly aimed at confusing potential primary voters who might be expected to support Obama. Note that former White House Chief of Staff for the Clinton administration, John Podesta, is on the group's board. Make of that what you will.

As the post states,

N.C. residents have reported receiving peculiar automated calls from someone claiming to be "Lamont Williams." The caller says that a "voter registration packet" is coming in the mail, and the recipient can sign it and mail it back to be registered to vote. No other information is provided.

The call is deceptive because the deadline has already passed for mail-in registrations for North Carolina's May 6 primary. Also, many who have received the calls -- like Kevin Farmer in Durham, who made a tape of the call that is available here -- are already registered. The call's suggestion that they're not registered has caused widespread confusion and drawn hundreds of complaints, including many from African-American voters who received the calls.

According to a story in the Raleigh News and Observer,

Bob Hall, executive director of Democracy North Carolina, said in a news release that the calls were being made to African American households. The good government watchdog posted audio of the call.

"This is another in a long line of deceptive practices used in North Carolina and elsewhere that particularly target African-American voters," Hall said. "In our view, this phone message plainly violates North Carolina law. We ask the Attorney General, State Bureau of Investigation, and the State Board of Elections to investigate, expose, and prosecute the sponsors of these calls."

The robocall scandal comes on the heels of accusations that the person who orchestrated Rev. Wright's appearance at the Washington Press Club was Clinton supporter Rev. Barbara Reynolds, a reporter and member of the Club. A post on Reynolds' blog praising the Clinton campaign was recently deleted, although its contents have been recovered via a cache version of the post. The president of the Press Club has denied that there were any political motives involved in the booking of Wright.

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April 30, 2008 at 01:38 PM in 2008 Presidential Primary, Crime, Minority Issues, Women's Issues | Permalink | Comments (2)

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Celebrate Emerge NM Class of '08 at Friday Reception

From Emerge NM:
We want to thank each and every one of you who helped to spread the word about Emerge NM during these past few months. With your help, we are proud to introduce our 2008 participants! Please celebrate with us this Friday nite at a reception in ABQ - and help us to welcome the women in emergeNM's 2008 class:

EMERGE NM 2008 RECEPTION
JOIN US AS WE PRESENT
The 2008 CLASS PARTICIPANTS
When: Friday, April 18, 2008
Where: 9103 Lynx Loop NE, Albuquerque
Time: 6:30 PM

The suggested $50 donation will be used to train Democratic women to run for public office and win! Emerge NM 2008 class includes:

Erika Anderson
Sara Attleson
Kelley Burns
Rosemary Cosgrove Aguilar
Nancy Denker
Miriam Diemer
Catherine Jabar
Julie Lucero
Helen Maestas
Lisa McNiven
Hazel Mella
Diana Montoya Boyer
Loretta Naranjo Lopez
Alejandra Nava
Yvette Ramirez Ammerman
Angela Reynolds
Stephanie Richard
Reena Szczepanski

Onward and forward,
Anathea Chino, President, Emerge New Mexico 

Directions to 9103 Lynx Loop from Paseo del Norte & Tramway

1.  Go South on Tramway to San Bernardino (1st traffic light).  Turn left/east.

2.  Follow San Bernardino to Tramway Lane (first stop sign). Turn Right.

3.  Follow Tramway Lane through the next stop sign (at Deer Road) and turn on Lynx Loop (second and third lefts after the stop sign).

The house is on the north side of the street.  We share an entrance to our driveway with our neighbors (9102). Our driveway is the long driveway on the right. The house is set back from the street. There is a second story balcony facing the street.

Emerge Alums Running for Office
Please contact each woman individually to find out more about her campaign and how you can get involved

Christina Argyres: Metro Court Judge
Committee to Elect Christina P. Argyres,
1200 Georgia NE, ABQ 87110
(505) 245-7063

Karen Giannini: State House District 30
(505) 480-9766

Roxanne Lara:
Eddy County Commission District 5
Lara for Commissioner, 310 N Canyon, Carlsbad 88220
(575) 628-8248 or (575) 706-3879, votelara@windstream.net

Janice Saxton: State House District 22
123 Juniper Road, Placitas 87043 jnjsaxton@msn.com

LaVerne Wyaco: State Senate District 4
Committee to Elect LaVerne Wyaco,
PO Box 1720, Gallup 87305, www.lavernewyaco.com

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April 17, 2008 at 11:20 AM in Candidates & Races, Events, Local Politics, Women's Issues | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

NARAL Pro-Choice New Mexico Seeks Summer Intern

From NARAL Pro-Choice New Mexico:

Young Woman of Color Pro-Choice Summer Scholarship
May 19- August 8, 2008

Seeking an enthusiastic young woman of color to intern at the NARAL Pro-Choice New Mexico Albuquerque office for the summer. Reach out, educate, and take action with people in the pro-choice community. Learn firsthand about non-profit political work. The summer intern will assist with recruiting, training, and staffing of volunteers. She or he will also help us to identify and recruit new pro-choice members, provide materials and information to the community, and help to develop programs.

Application deadline: May 7, 2008. Work load is 20 hours per week and compensation is $8 per hour.

Duties might include but are not limited to:

  • Organizing and recruiting volunteers for administrative tasks and tabling events
  • Organizing educational materials for and participate in tabling and community outreach events
  • Phone banking, data entry, and some canvassing
  • Assisting with administrative duties as needed
  • Working some evenings and weekends. Flexible schedule is a must

Intern Qualifications:

  • Commitment to the full range of reproductive choices - including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and access to legal abortion
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency at entering computer data and creating flyers
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and handle a variety of projects simultaneously
  • Young women of color will be given primary consideration

Contact:  Ambrosia Ortiz, Field Organizer, at 505-243-4443 or email her at aortiz@prochoicenm.org for an application.

Please forward this to your personal network!

The Mission of NARAL Pro-Choice New Mexico is to develop and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.

April 9, 2008 at 02:26 PM in Local Politics, Women's Issues | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Join Las Adelitas for Reception with Lt. Gov. Diane Denish: Blue State in '08

Nancy Denker of Focus Ink Invites You To

Please join Lt. Governor Diane Denish
Denishhead
for a candid conversation about
Blue State in '08: Women Taking Control
A Reception sponsored by:
LAS ADELITAS: WOMEN IN POLITICS
Lasadelitas
A fundraiser to help elect
Pro-choice Democratic Women to New Mexico State Offices
TUESDAY, APRIL 8TH, 5:30-7:30 PM

At the home of Ann Piper
715 Amherst Drive SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 (map)
Please RSVP to Toni Boersig at (505)-332-0740

We invite you to become a member of Las Adelitas: Annual Membership $50. Contributions Payable to Las Adelitas: Women in Politics (not tax deductible), 1410 Coal Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM  87104.

March 30, 2008 at 08:00 PM in Candidates & Races, Events, Local Politics, Women's Issues | Permalink | Comments (1)

Friday, March 14, 2008

Bilingual Production of 'The Vagina Monologues' to Benefit Enlace Comunitario

LAS MEGANENAS & FRIENDS PRESENT
A Bilingual Production of Eve Ensler's
The VAGINA MONOLOGUES
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
South Broadway Cultural Center
1025 Broadway SE, ABQ
Thursday, March 20, 2008 / 7:00 PM
Reception to follow

All Proceeds Benefit Enlace Comunitario / www.enlacenm.org
Tickets $15.00 thru Enlace Comunitario / 246-8972
Tickets purchased thru SBCC $1.00 surcharge / 848-1320
Co-Sponsored by UNM Women's Resource Center

March 14, 2008 at 07:00 AM in Events, Minority Issues, Women's Issues | Permalink | Comments (0)