Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Support Coss for Santa Fe Mayor

From Committee to Elect David Coss for Mayor of Santa Fe:
Our campaign for mayor of Santa Fe is heating up, and I am writing again to request your financial support for our campaign.

I am very excited about how our campaign has taken off since the New Year began. We have truly built an organization that reflects our city. We have over 500 community members who have publicly endorsed our campaign, representing a wide spectrum of your friends, neighbors, and family. We have over 450 dedicated volunteers whom you may have already seen knocking on doors and making phone calls every day until the election just 8 weeks from now.

There are very important issues at stake with candidates who have real differences on how the city should be run.

My campaign is about creating a city that works for all of us.

For Santa Fe, we must restore the Santa Fe River and watershed, do much more on conserving water and protecting our environment, pool our health care costs and other City expenses with the County and State to hold the line on City spending, and take serious steps to eliminate domestic violence. We also have to work with and nuture our local businesses so that we can achieve the goals of our economic plan to make Santa Fe the alternative energy and arts and culture capitol of the country.

In order to achieve our goals, we also have to know how to get things done. Recently, I helped resolve the Civic Center issue, working with Pueblo leaders, local merchants and civic leaders. In that spirit, by working together, we can and will make Santa Fe a city that works for all of us.

We need funds to get our message out to voters. Please give what you can, either online or by mailing a check payable to the Committee to Elect David Coss for Mayor, P. O. Box 6078, Santa Fe, NM 87502.

Thank you so much,

P.S. The election is just 55 days away! Please contribute today!

Editor's Note: The Democracy for America Santa Fe Meetup group has endorsed David Coss for Mayor.

January 11, 2006 at 09:20 AM in Candidates & Races, DFNM - Santa Fe | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, January 06, 2006

Celebrate Opening of New Campaign HQ for David Coss

From David Coss for Mayor (Santa Fe):
Coss1Join me tomorrow (Saturday 1/6) from noon to 3 PM for the celebration of the opening of our new Campaign Headquarters, in the Silver Saddle Motel, 2810 Cerrillos Road, next to Jackalope. We will have a chance to talk and get ready for the weeks ahead. You can pick up bumper stickers, sign up for yard signs, and see what other ways you can help.

I am very excited about the campaign. Next week we will be issuing the platform that many of you have helped develop over these last months. Please take time to read it, discuss it with your friends, and tell others about it.

Finally, I want to thank so many of you who have signed up as endorsers. During this last week we have added 100 endorsers. Take a look at our on-line list by clicking here. You will recognize friends, family, and neighbors.

Come by tomorrow and help us make Santa Fe a City that works for all of us - un lugar para todos.

2810 Cerrillos Road, next to Jackalope
P.O. Box 6078, Santa Fe 87502

Editor's Note: The DFA Meetup in Santa Fe has endorsed the candidacy of David Coss.

January 6, 2006 at 12:17 PM in Candidates & Races, DFNM - Santa Fe, Events | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Update: Coss for Mayor of Santa Fe

Editor's Note: The Santa Fe DFA Meetup group has endorsed David Coss for Mayor of Santa Fe.

From David Coss for Mayor:

Help Us with the Campaign Kickoff December 10th,  1:00 - 3:00 PM: We will be celebrating our hard work thus far, thanking our volunteers (in particular the Coffee with Coss hosts, who are opening their homes to us), marking the kickoff of the next phase of the campaign and talking about how David will make Santa Fe a city that works for all of us. Please join us at David and Carol Rose’s home, 2014 Otowi Road, just off Osage (the extension of St. Michaels Drive) in Casa Alegre.

Neighborhood Blitz,  Saturday and Sunday, December 3rd and 4th: In preparation for the Campaign Kickoff, we will walking in David's neighborhood on Saturday, Dec. 3rd from 9 AM - 1 PM and again on Sunday, Dec. 4th from 11:30 am - 3:30 PM.  We will be inviting his neighbors to the campaign kick-off and talking with them about his campaign. In addition, a small group will canvass independently during the afternoon and evening of the following Monday, December 5th. We will need lots of canvassers out on both Saturday and Sunday in order to meet our goal. Please join us!  Call or email Becky Lo Dolce at 820-0037 or if you can help.

An Evening with David in Eldorado, Friday, Dec. 16th, 7 - 8:30 PM: If you live in Eldorado or know many people in Eldorado and would like to help with invitations to an evening with David at the Eldorado Community Center, please contact Diane Quarles at 466-2545 or  Thank you, Diane, for all your help!

Let us know how you would like to get involved! If you haven’t filled out a volunteer form at a Coffee or at another event, please go to our volunteer page and let us know what specific tasks you might like to help with. We welcome you to help as much as you are able!

December 1, 2005 at 09:47 AM in Candidates & Races, DFNM - Santa Fe | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, November 18, 2005

Coss for Santa Fe Mayor Campaign Meeting This Saturday

Editor's Note: David Coss is running for Mayor of Santa Fe. He was endorsed by the Democracy for America (DFA) Santa Fe Meetup group at their last meeting.



Come to the Campaign Meeting!!
This Saturday, November 19th at 4 PM,
CWA Hall, Casa Solano, 901 West Alameda, Suite 25B, Santa Fe

Please bring your completed nominating Petitions. We are trying to see where we are on the number of signatures on the Petitions. If you want to get a few more signatures before then, download and print this PDF Petition file

November 18, 2005 at 04:00 PM in Candidates & Races, DFNM - Santa Fe | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Mightier Than the Sword


Download a pdf of this.

July 6, 2005 at 10:29 AM in DFNM - Albq, DFNM - Santa Fe, Events | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, June 17, 2005

Support Santa Fe's Living Wage at Appeals Hearing

From the Santa Fe Living Wage Network:

*  Hear the Court of Appeals argument at 9:30 AM on June 22nd. A three judge panel of the New Mexico Court of Appeals will hear the appeal of the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce from Judge Daniel Sanchez's June, 2004 ruling that the Santa Fe Living Wage Ordinance is legally valid. The panel consists of Judges Lynn Pickard, Michael Bustamante, and Cynthia Fry. Come and show your support by listening to the argument. The Courts of Appeals is at 237 Don Gaspar in Santa Fe.

*  Celebrate Economic Justice at 6:00 PM. Join us at 6 PM on Wednesday, June 22nd at the National Education Association Building, 2007 Botulph Road, for a festive celebration of the first anniversary of the living wage in Santa Fe. The NEA Building is across St. Michaels Drive from St. Vincent Hospital.

The Program will show a sneak preview of the new film by Thunder Road Productions about the Santa Fe Living Wage campaign, funded by the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. We will also be awarding certificates of appreciation to all the volunteer lawyers who defended the Living Wage Ordinance in Court, including those arguing in the Court of Appeals the morning of June 22nd. There will also be music, door prizes, and food donated by Walter Burke Catering, Santa Fe Baking Co., Rt. 66 Sandwich Shop, El Tesoro Cafe, Tribes Coffee House, Aztec Cafe, and other dishes from more restaurants.

Tickets: You need to buy tickets in advance so that we know how many are coming. Tickets are $8.50 per person (tickets are free for children under 10). To get tickets contact Sheila at 983-9563 or If you can, get a book of 10 and help us sell tickets.

Sponsors: We would like people to sponsor the evening, so that we can keep down the expense of tickets and also raise funds for the work of the Network. Therefore, we invite you to be a supporter. In recognition of this support, you will be named in the event program book (including a short message for the "Visionary" and "Organizer" categories). We have four levels of sponsorship: Visionary,($1,000 and up); Organizer, ($500); Activist, ($250); and Believer, ($100). To become a sponsor make out your check to "Santa Fe Living Wage Network" and mail it to P.O. Box 23764, Santa Fe, NM 87502. Questions?  Contact

June 17, 2005 at 10:00 AM in DFNM - Santa Fe, Events, Local Politics | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Santa Fe Workshop on Lakoff: A Few Slots Left

Workshop: Lakoff - Thinking Like A Liberal

Reminder for June 18, 2005 in Santa Fe

Janet Resnick is taking this workshop to Santa Fe on Saturday, June 18th, from 2:00 to 4:30 PM at the ASFCME Office at 1408 Second Street.

There are a few slots left. Call Charlotte Roybal at 930-0563 or email at

June 12, 2005 at 04:05 PM in DFNM - Santa Fe, Events | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Santa Fe Events Feature 'Confessions of a Hit Man' Author John Perkins


COMING MONDAY, JUNE 13TH! - New York Times Best-selling author John Perkins,  Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, in a benefit appearance for Santa Fe Public Radio. It's June 13th, at 7PM, at the Lensic. Tickets available at $20 ($10 students) by calling the box office at 505-988-1234.

AND... You're also invited to join John Perkins at a special reception before the event at the Museum of Fine Arts, hosted by KSFR. A donation of $125 per person includes wine and hors d'oeuvres, a personally signed copy of his book, and preferred reserved seating at the evening's event. Tickets for the reception also available from the box office at 505-988-1234.

John Perkins will also be appearing as part of the Face to Face Conversation Series on TUESDAY, JUNE 14, from 3-5PM at WAREHOUSE 21 at 1614 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe. FREE for under 21 and $10 for adults. Those under 21 will have priority of seats first. This will be an open discussion of ideas and issues that affect all of us as Americans, led by a now world famous conversationalist. Mr. Perkins especially seeks discussion with young people and young adults and he specifically requested that we arrange this forum. Presented in conjunction with KSFR, 90.7 FM - Santa Fe's Public Radio. Call 505-989-4423 for more information or visit

Click to hear or read the transcript of an interview with John Perkins conducted by Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! or visit the author's website at

June 9, 2005 at 10:03 AM in DFNM - Santa Fe, Events | Permalink | Comments (0)

Robert Kennedy Jr. at Lensic This Sunday


Robert F. Kennedy Jr., best selling author of Crimes Against Nature: How George W. Bush and His Corporate Pals Are Plundering the Country and Hijacking Our Democracy, will be speaking in Santa Fe this Sunday:

Date:   Sunday, June 12, 2005

Time:   06:30 PM

Presented by:   The Center for Contemporary Arts and Earth Works Institute

Location:   Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe

Address:   211 West San Francisco Street

Description:  Our Environmental Destiny. Robert F. Kennedy Jr's reputation as a resolute defender of the environment stems from a litany of successful legal actions. Mr. Kennedy was named one of "Time" magazine's "Heroes for the Planet" for his success helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. The group's achievement helped spawn more than 125 Waterkeeper organizations across the globe.

Contact:   Lensic Box Office Ticket Phone, 505-988-1234

Tickets: $10

Websites: or

June 9, 2005 at 10:02 AM in DFNM - Santa Fe, Events | Permalink | Comments (1)

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

DFA Meetups Today and Tomorrow

Dfameetup_5DFA - Democracy for New Mexico Meetups will be held in Santa Fe and Las Cruces tonight, and in Albuquerque Thursday night. Click on links in the Coming Events section of the right-hand sidebar on this page for event details or to RSVP.

Our Albuquerque Meetup will feature visits from Mayor Martin Chavez and District 7 City Council candidate Marianne Dickinson, as well as our honoring of citizen activists and NM legislators who were involved in the passage of the election reform bill, including Sen. Cisco McSorley, Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino, Rep. Danice Picraux and Rep. Ken Martinez. (Although Sen. Linda Lopez was invited, she'll be unable to attend because she's celebrating her mom's birthday.)

We'll also be hearing from Matt Henderson of ACORN about how we can help with their Living Wage project. State Democratic Party Resolutions Chair Mel O'Reilly will be reporting on events at the State Central Committee and Resolutins meetings this month and his views on where the Party should go from here. And of course we'll be hearing a number of announcements, including info on upcoming election reform fundraisers featuring investigative journalist Greg Palast. Come on down!

May 4, 2005 at 09:40 AM in DFA, DFNM - Albq, DFNM - Santa Fe, Events | Permalink | Comments (0)