• Pre-Primary Ward Meetings to Elect Delegates

    By Flora Lucero, Chair Many thanks to all who participated in Saturday’s ward meetings to elect Delegates to the Pre-Primary Convention. The volunteers were tremendous! Special thanks goes out to all who helped with the training preparation, packet preparation, sign making, site setup, registration, clean up, and general help. And very special thanks goes out to the site and registration coordinators for organizing the helpers. And to the...
  • Firs and FIRs, or What I Did During My Winter Vacation

    by Lance Chilton A fir is a conifer, with evergreen foliage and upright cones. A FIR is a Fiscal Impact Report, a summary of a New Mexico House or Senate bill or memorial or resolution, with an estimate of, what else, its “fiscal impact.” How much will it cost state government. FIRs are written for every piece of legislation introduced into...
  • PED official: Solution to teacher shortage sitting in classroom

    PED official: Solution to teacher shortage sitting in classroom by Sylvia Ulloa, New Mexico In Depth, New Mexico In Depth February 10, 2020 There are more than 335,000 potential teacher recruits in New Mexico — every child in the state’s public schools.  That’s according to Gwen Perea Warniment, the deputy secretary in charge of teacher training and recruitment for the Public Education Department. She...
  • Using New Mexico’s Wonderful Legislative Website

    By Lance Chilton New Mexico may not be at the top of all lists, but it is very near the top in its excellent legislative website, nmlegis.gov. Here’s a little of what you’ll find there, and at the bottom of this list, you’ll find a link to more complete guidance as to how to use our great site. On the home...
  • An Interview with Marg Elliston

    by Lance Chilton Marg Elliston has been on the job as Democratic State Party Chairperson for 21 months; she filled out her predecessor’s unexpired term and then was elected to her own two-year term in office. Previously she was Sandoval County Democratic Chair; during a recent interview, she quipped that now she has to deal with 33 counties, not just one....
  • ‘Tis the Season

    “It is a fine thing to establish one's own religion in one's heart, not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing.”― D.H. Lawrence At this time of year, we act on traditions which have usually passed across communities and generations and indicate common faith and values. If...
  • In Indian Country, a Crisis of Missing Women. And a New One When They’re Found.

    Read the article in the New York Times.
  • Nobody is Above the Law

    Nobody is Above the Law! The night before the House of Representatives takes a somber vote to impeach Trump, we'll head to every congressional office and public square to declare that Nobody Is Above the Law as representatives finalize their positions and senators look on.  Events will be visible, family-friendly, public gatherings to demonstrate to our lawmakers that their constituents are behind...