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Government’s Roles: A Thought Experiment

By Lance Chilton I began this series to counter Ronald Reagan’s statement that “Government is not the solution to the problem.  It is the problem.” Here’s a thought experiment: Imagine you’re flying into a small airport, say in a conservative western state with two beautiful national parks you’d like to visit. This...

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Jordan Plans to Change Rio Rancho. For the better.

By Jennie Lusk One of the most prominent members of the African American community in Sandoval County is running for Rio Rancho mayor and, even though Bernalillo Democrats can’t vote for her, she needs and deserves all the support she can muster. Barbara Jordan, a retired combat veteran, is running...

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Good Trouble: Moving from a Democracy for the Wealthy to a Rich Democracy

“It requires imagination and creativity. It requires organization. And it requires courage and discipline.” Erica Chenoweth It takes a good number of us. In fact, a significant 3.5% of our population needs to be on board for us to achieve lasting political change (Chenoweth, 2013). In Bernalillo County that translates...

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Jordan Plans to Change Rio Rancho. For the Better.

By Jennie Lusk One of the most prominent members of the African American community in Sandoval County is running for Rio Rancho mayor and, even though Bernalillo Democrats can’t vote for her, she needs and deserves all the other forms of support we can offer. Barbara Jordan, a retired combat...

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Vaccinations v. COVID: Stats and History

By Lance Chilton Our home-town newspaper, the Albuquerque Journal, reports almost daily on the toll of the coronavirus in New Mexico, often accompanying the raw statistics with information about the vaccination status of those who test positive for COVID-19. I am probably preaching to the choir about this, as Democrats...

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Redistricting Information for You

The Secretary of State’s Office has created a freely accessible centralized repository of voting district information that can be used by legislators, public bodies, and the public at large for the special legislative session that began Monday. New resources have been added to the Secretary of State’s website that allow users to...

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Immigrant and Refugee Village Needs

Democratic Party of Bernalillo County (DPBC) has adopted the Immigrant and Refugee Resource Village of Albuquerque (IRRVA) for December donations and encourages financial contributions as well as household goods and children’s clothing. IRRVA, a 501(c)(3) organization, seeks through its Women’s Global Pathways program to empower the most marginalized populations of New...

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Roe v. Wade v. the Reactionaries

Over the next weeks, The Blue Review will focus on the right to choose and the lives of women before that right was recognized. We’ll hear from people in New Mexico recalling the difficult times before Roe v. Wade, as well as from those who can evaluate the prospects of an anti-choice...

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Choice Corner

Over the next weeks, The Blue Review will focus on the right to choose and the lives of women before the right was recognized. We’ll hear from people in New Mexico with recollections about the “bad old days” before Roe v. Wade as well as from those who can evaluate the prospects...

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Redistricting: Support the Process

The consequences of the decennial census are far-reaching, as we’ll see beginning Monday when the state legislature convenes to redistrict U.S. Congressional districts, all state Senate and House districts, and Public Education Commission (PEC) districts.  Following passage of the State’s first Redistricting Act and appointment of the nonpartisan Citizen Redistricting...

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