Action Alert

ALERT: Attend upcoming NM Redistricting Committee hearings

There are still opportunities to weigh in on the New Mexico redistricting process, many of them coming up in the next few days. If citizens are interested in sharing input, there are multiple ways to contribute testimony online and in person. 

Here are some dates and times of upcoming meetings. Please mark your calendars. There are several meetings. You can track the details here and learn how to join in person or remotely. Meetings & Transparency – New Mexico Citizens Redistricting Committee (nmredistricting.org) If you click on the more information button on this page, you can find the Zoom link.

September 16, 2021, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., zoom meeting to discuss the issuance of initial map concepts to be published for public input

September 28, 2021, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Rio Rancho, County Commission Government Administration Building

September 29, 2021, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Crownpoint, Navajo Technical University

October 1, 2021, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Albuquerque, National Hispanic Cultural Center

October 2, 2021, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Las Vegas, New Mexico Highlands University

October 4, 2021, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. New Mexico State University, Corbett Student Union Building

October 4, 2021, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Satellite will be WNMU Silver City

October 5, 2021, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Roswell, NM Eastern New Mexico University

October 5, 2021, 3:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. Satellite will be ENMU Student Union

October 7, 2021, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Albuquerque, Indian Pueblo Council Center

October 8, 2021, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Farmington, San Juan College

October 8, 2021, 3:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. Satellite will be UNM-Gallup

October 15, 2021, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Zoom meeting to adopt maps to be recommended to the Legislature for its consideration

October 29, 2021, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Zoom meeting to adopt evaluations of maps to be recommended to the Legislature for its consideration

Stay tuned for a special legislative session by following postings at NMlegis.gov

Submit a Public Comment or Map – New Mexico Citizens Redistricting Committee (nmredistricting.org). You can also check out the gallery tab on this link to see other input that has been submitted.  If citizens have comments that go beyond the word limit or have used other drafting software, e-mail them to Lilly@communityconnectsconsulting.com and she will send them to all of the Citizen Redistricting Committee members, the team at Research and Polling, and the Ethics Commission team to get them posted.

Hundreds of LANL employees calling out from work due to forced COVID-19 vaccine mandate

The Los Alamos National Laboratory is now forcing all employees to take the COVID-19 inoculation, which is sparking extreme pushback from workers.

According to a press release from Sarah Smith at the New Mexico Freedoms Alliance, “hundreds of workers will be Calling Out on Tuesday, September 7th and will gather in a Freedom Assembly at Ashley Pond in Los Alamos from 11 am-1 pm. The Call Out is a demonstration of how many LANL workers could potentially leave the organization if the rule-makers do not rescind the vaccine mandate, and thereby force many workers off the job permanently.” 

Employees wrote the following in an open letter to management: 

“We believe in our inalienable Constitutional rights as Americans to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; our civil rights pursuant under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; and our basic human rights as accepted under Codes of Medical Ethics, including the Nuremberg Code and the Declaration of Helsinki. We believe that it is our God given and legal right to make our own health decision without fear of discrimination, harassment, bullying, or Coercion. 

“The existence of COVID-19 does not justify the numerous violations of fundamental individual, economic and religious liberties. These include the rights of personal autonomy and bodily integrity, and the right to accept or reject the various COVID vaccines based on religious belief or other grounds…

“WE have faced discrimination, harassment, bullying and coercion from YOUR management and other employees without any consideration for our rights…

“We ask you to stand by us the way we have stood by you in the hardest time we have seen in our careers. Support us in making the best choices for ourselves. Show us that we are valued as humans, not only as employees. Show us that we are appreciated as employees and for our dedication. We are asking you to uphold our rights to bodily autonomy, without forced vaccination. We will continue to accomplish our missions the same way we have for the last 20 months.”

“No government or institution can know what is best for any other human being’s medical choices. People have diverse healthcare needs, and one-size-fits-all medical solutions are not appropriate,” the group notes. 

All who support the right to bodily autonomy are invited to join the Freedom Assembly in Los Alamos at Ashley Pond from 11 am-1 pm on September 7th. 

Citizens protesting Friday at Roundhouse against forced shots, in ABQ to support small business

This week, scandal-ridden alleged serial groper Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham mandated that healthcare workers must receive the shot by August 27th. The order required that “all workers in New Mexico hospitals and congregate care facilities are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with only limited exceptions.” She wrote these edicts in response to what she calls a deadly“Delta variant” of the virus.

In response, health care workers and New Mexicans from across the state are teaming up for a protest on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe to oppose the mandated inoculations with a peaceful protest. According to organizers, nurses, paramedics, and anyone affected by these unjust mandates will be there, with at least 40 medical workers confirmed to be in attendance.

The mandate will no doubt cause harm and likely termination for medical workers who for nearly a year were forced to work on the frontlines of the pandemic without the option of a shot because it was not developed for experimentation yet. Now, those same workers who risked their health by saving lives during the pandemic could be fired because they choose not to take the jab.  

According to a post from Legacy Church in Albuquerque, the organizers of the protest “are inviting all church members from everywhere to stand with them and attend.” 

Also, on Friday, August 20 there will be a peaceful protest at Backstreet Grill in Albuquerque at 11:00 a.m. on 1919 Old Town Rd NW #6, Albuquerque, NM 87104 to support local businesses.

Lujan Grisham’s administration killed 40% of small businesses in New Mexico.

Backstreet Grill is one of the small businesses that stood up to the Governor and won in court against her oppressive mandates.

TAKE ACTION: Contact NM school boards and urge them to pass ‘mask-choice’ resolutions

The group New Mexico Freedoms Alliance (NMFA) is asking New Mexicans to reach out to their school boards to take after Floyd Municipal School District and pass resolutions to make mask-wearing optional. 

Despite the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) trying to use Floyd as an example and “suspend” the five duly elected members of the board from service to the community that elected them, the Floyd School Board contends that the NMPED does not have the authority to do such a thing.

“This is State Government overriding the rights of parents to be represented by their local school board officials, who are closely familiar with the community, and elected by the parents,” NMFA contends

Here is a list provided by NMFA of people to contact to urge a “mask-choice” resolution:

Aztec

  • Kevin Summers, Superintendent – adsummke@aztecschools.com, 505-334-9474
  • Fran Dobey – BODOBEFR@aztec.k12.nm.us 
  • Jimmy Dusenbery – boduseji@aztec.k12.nm.us 
  • Laci Phillips – bophilla@aztec.k12.nm.us 
  • Paul Bandy – paul@bandyranch.com 
  • Amanda Miller – bomillam@aztec.k12.nm.us 

Carlsbad 

  • Dr. Gerry Washburn, Superintendent – 575-234-3300
  • Ron Singleton – Ron.Singleton@carlsbadschools.net 
  • David Shoup – David.Shoup@carlsbadschools.net 
  • Simon Rubio – Simon.Rubio@carlsbadschools.net 
  • Robbie Chacon – Robbie.Chacon@carlsbadschools.net 

Clayton

  • Ray Maestas, Superintendent – maestas.ray@claytonschools.us, 575-374-9611
  • Kim Leal – leal.kim@claytonschools.us 
  • Rick Baker – baker.rick@claytonschools.us 
  • Owida Franz – franz.owida@claytonschools.us 
  • Levi Irwin – levi.irwin@claytonschools.us 
  • John Trujillo – trujillo.john@claytonschools.us 

Cloudcroft

  • Tana Daugherty – tana.daugherty@cmsbears.org, 575-601-4416 ext. 177
  • Gerold Green – geroldgreen@gmail.com 
  • Kody Adams – k.adams@cmsbears.org 
  • Lance Wright – lance.wright@cmsbears.org 
  • Dan Hughes – daniel.hughes@cmsbears.org 
  • Danny Ward – dwarden1957@yahoo.com 

Eunice 

  • Dwain Haynes, Superintendent – 575-394-2524
  • Rosendo Caballero – rcaballero@eunice.org 
  • Matt Coy – mcoy@eunice.org 
  • Ashley Davis – adavis@eunice.org 
  • David Gallegos – dgallegos@eunice.org 
  • Kenneth Reed – kreed@eunice.org 

Hobbs

  • TJ Parks, Superintendent – parkstj@hobbsschools.net, 575-433-0100
  • Gary Eidson – gary@jwsc.biz 
  • Peggy Appleton – appleton@gmail.com 
  • Patricia Jones – pdj62nov@gmail.com 
  • Joe Calderon – calderon@valornet.com 
  • Terry O’Brain – terry.obrain@gmail.com 

Lovington 

  • LeAnne Gandy, Superintendent – leannegandy@lovingtonschools.net, 575-739-2200
  • Dymorie Maker – dymoriemaker@lovingtonschools.net 
  • Mara Salcido – marasalcido@lovingtonschools.net 
  • Greg Maxie – gregmaxie@lovingtonschools.net 
  • Pattiann Ancell – pattiannancell@lovingtonschools.net 
  • Dale Dunlap – daledunlap@lovingtonschools.net 

Reserve 

  • Jeff Gephart, Superintendent – jgephart@reserveschools.com, 575-533-6242 ext. 1023
  • Sharon Armijo – sarmijo@reserveschools.com 
  • Sam Nicolds – snicolds@reserveschools.com 
  • Bobby Ricks – bricks@reserveschools.com 
  • Linda Cooke – lcooke@reserveschools.com 
  • Jaqueline Fryar – jfryar@reserveschools.com 

Roswell

  • Brian Luck, Superintendent – bluck@risd.k12.nm.us, 575-627-2500
  • Milburn Dolen – mdolen@risd.k12.nm.us (575) 420-9018
  • James Edwards – jedwards@risd.k12.nm.us (575) 420-0559
  • Mona Kirk – mkirk@risd.k12.nm.us (575) 626-4049
  • Hope Morales – hmorales@risd.k12.nm.us (575) 626-3437
  • Hilda Sanchez – hsanchez@risd.k12.nm.us (575) 317-3469

Taos

  • James Sanborn – james.sanborn@taosschools.org
  • Mark Flores – mark.flores@taosschools.org
  • Whitney Goler – whitney.goler@taosschools.org
  • Susan Trujillo – susan.trujillo@taosschools.org
  • Pascualito Maestas –  pascual.maestas@taosschools.org

Tatum

  • Rusty Henard – rhenard@tatumschools.org 
  • Travis Glenn – tglenn@tatumschools.org 
  • Daniel Palacios – dpalacios@tatumschools.org 
  • Dan Partin – dpartin@tatumschools.org

Suggested talking points provided by the group are below:

  • Stand up for our children.  Vote to make masks and social distancing optional in our school district.
  • Local school districts need to be able to represent the families in their districts. We need to take back local control of our schools.
  • My children are suffering XYZ (PUT YOUR PERSONAL EXPERIENCE HERE) from wearing masks in school. Please vote to make masks optional in our school district. 
  • NM children are suffering from the mask mandates. Although some children have no problems wearing masks, there are others who are suffering from blackouts, nosebleeds, headaches, dizziness, and vomiting due to masks. You can see some NM children telling their experiences with masks here: https://odysee.com/@SarahSmith:f/unMask-NM-Children-NOW:d
  • My child cannot learn properly while wearing a mask.  (ADD PERSONAL EXPERIENCE HERE)
  • Masks make it very difficult for children to learn reading and spelling.  They cannot hear the letter sounds properly when voices are muffled due to masks.
  • A German study of 25,930 school children found that 68% had negative health impacts from wearing masks, including headaches (53%), dizziness (27%), shortness of breath (30%), fainting (2%), vomiting (2%) and impaired learning (38%). https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33642617/
  • A recent analysis by a University of Florida lab, which tested facemasks worn by schoolchildren, identified 11 dangerous pathogens on the coverings, including bacteria that cause diphtheria, pneumonia and meningitis. https://rationalground.com/dangerous-pathogens-found-on-childrens-face-masks/
  • School districts around the world and in USA states such as Florida, Texas, South Dakota, and Idaho have demonstrated that mask mandates are not required for safe operation of schools or athletics.
  • Nationally, children have a 99.997% survival rate from COVID-19.  
  • In New Mexico, only 0.7% of child COVID-19 cases have resulted in hospitalization. https://cv.nmhealth.org/epidemiology-reports/
  • All students must be allowed to unmask, regardless of their immunization status.
  • Organizations, schools, school boards, school nurses, and government officials who impose mask mandates can be held personally liable for any injuries or damages that occur as a result of these policies.

NM Redistricting Committee holding Thursday hearing at Highlands University in Las Vegas

On Thursday, August 5, 2021, the New Mexico Citizens Redistricting Committee will be holding a hearing in Las Vegas, New Mexico to discuss redrawing state House, state Senate, congressional, and Public Education Commission maps.

This redistricting year is the first in the state’s history where citizens are allowed to submit their very own district maps along with written testimony fo free.

According to the committee staff, “Use the public input portal to submit a map or written testimony.  The link to do that is here. Submit a Public Comment or Map – New Mexico Citizens Redistricting Committee (nmredistricting.org) This is the first time that communities have had access to this kind of FREE mapping technology during redistricting to help policy makers better understand and respect what we want and need in terms of representation.”

In order to ensure fair districts are drawn, New Mexicans are encouraged to submit their maps to keep communities of interest together and to ensure the maps do not give any side a partisan advantage. The Committee will listen to concerns from voters and make determinations based upon the public’s input, which makes attending these meetings extremely important.

Tomorrow’s Las Vegas, New Mexico meeting information is below:

New Mexico Highlands University, Student Union Building, Governance Room SUB 320

The Citizen Redistricting Committee will hold a public meeting on Thursday, August 5, 2021 from 3pm to 7pm or until adjourned, to provide members of the public an opportunity to share public comment and testimony with the Committee before they begin the development of district maps for New Mexico’s offices to be redistricted.

To submit a public comment, district plan, or community of interest online, visit the CRC’s Public Redistricting Portal.

For in-person attendance at meetings:

Masks are required for those who have not been vaccinated and encouraged for those who have been vaccinated. You are also encouraged to practice social distancing.

To attend the meeting virtually, please see the details below:  

Agenda & Meeting Materials: Click here

NMHU COVID notice 

Join Zoom meeting through internet browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87454457724?pwd=K0Jka0hLL1dYREYyTUlYODhYWGJBdz09 

Meeting ID: 874 5445 7724

Dial-in Number: 1 (346) 248-7799 

Passcode: 247365

CRC Rules of Procedure 

The Redistricting Committee meetings begin this week. The first round of eight meetings can be accessed here: Meetings & Transparency – New Mexico Citizens Redistricting Committee (nmredistricting.org) There will be a second round of meetings in late September and early October. All meetings should be Zoom accessible if you cannot attend in-person. 

NM Redistricting Committee meeting Monday to consider congressional, state House, Senate plans

On Monday at 3:00 p.m., the New Mexico Redistricting Committee will meet at the Santa Fe Capitol to consider congressional, state House, state Senate, and Public Education Commission plans, among other items.

Redistricting has become contentious in the state, despite the “independent” commission, with far-left Democrat lawmakers having a lot to gain by gerrymandering seats to favor Democrats. However, the redistricting process will now have the ability to at least hear the citizens’ petitions and requests for redrawing district maps. 

Speaker of the House Brian Egolf already noted how he aims to draw out Republican Congresswoman Yvette Herrell from ever winning the Second District again.

Previously on a Zoom call with a left-wing group, Retake Our Democracy, Egolf blasted the idea of an independent redistricting commission, saying, “I think that it puts at unacceptable peril a woman’s right to choose, environmental protection, fairness in taxation.” He added, “It puts at tremendous peril all of the progressive causes that we care about.”

During House floor consideration of the bill, the measure passed 64-2 with Rep. Eliseo Alcon (D-Cibola & McKinley) and now-disgraced former Majority Leader Sheryl Williams Stapleton (D-Bernalillo) voting against it. 

Fair districts are important for New Mexicans, especially to keep partisan extremists from influencing the process. To keep these political bad actors out of the process, the Committee must hear from everyday New Mexicans that want fair districts drawn to reflect the cultural, economic, and geographical communities of interest that our state deserves — not to meet partisan ends by far-left groups.

In order to join, you can either attend in-person or via Zoom. 

All the information you will need to attend is below, including the agenda, Zoom link, and rules of the committee: 

The Citizen Redistricting Committee will hold a public meeting on Monday, August 2, 2021 from 3pm to 7pm or until adjourned, to provide members of the public an opportunity to share public comment and testimony with the Committee before they begin the development of district maps for New Mexico’s offices to be redistricted.

For in-person attendance at meetings:

Masks are required for those who have not been vaccinated and encouraged for those who have been vaccinated. You are also encouraged to practice social distancing.

To attend the meeting virtually, please see the details below:  

Agenda & Meeting Materials: View or Download Here

Join Zoom meeting through internet browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85822574375?pwd=dDk5QTFGLy9WcGltajQxMkxjREYyZz09

Meeting ID: 858 2257 4375

Dial-in Number: 1 (346) 248-7799

Passcode: 247365

CRC Rules of Procedure 

Citizens are also encouraged to draw their own district maps and submit public comments via the New Mexico redistricting portal, which can be found here.

UPDATED: New Mexicans holding July 31 statewide school mask protest

While a majority of states in the country have no school mask mandate, New Mexico’s schoolchildren are still being forced to wear masks, even when playing outdoor sports in 100+ degree heat, according to the group New Mexico Freedoms Alliance.

“It’s not healthy for children to breathe through masks because the reduced oxygen and increased carbon dioxide is dangerous,” the group contends, adding that Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s “recent change to allow vaccinated athletes to be unmasked is not enough; ALL students must be allowed to unmask, regardless of their vaccination status.”

So, on Saturday, July 31, citizens are organizing protests against school mask policies statewide, from Albuquerque to Carlsbad. So far, seven cities are participating, but the list of areas joining in the effort is expected to grow.

  • ALAMOGORDO – 2pm – Corner of 10th Street and White Sands Blvd – Contact Ben at 575-921-5650 or contact@1name1banner.com
  • ALBUQUERQUE – 10am – 1005 Osuna, Vista del Norte Park – Contact Erin at Erinmg23@gmail.com or Karen at naturallyhealthykaren@fastmail.com
  • ARTESIA – 10am – Corner of Main & 7th – Contact Stacey at 575-343-1234• BELEN – 10am – Corner of Main and Reinken – Contact Regina at 505-550-0918• CARLSBAD – 1pm – Eddy County Courthouse Lawn – Contact Christy Bryant at 575-361-7779
  • CLOVIS – TUESDAY AUG 3 at 11:30am – Clovis Municipal School Central Office, 1009 N Main St – Contact unmaskclovis@gmail.com
  • DEMING – 10am – Deming Public Schools Emmett Shockley Building, 400 Cody Road
  • EDGEWOOD – 10am – Corner of Rout 66 and 344 – Contact Karisa at karicia55@hotmail.com
  • FARMINGTON – 10am – Main Street, Grassy Area in Front of Applebee’s, Near the Mall– Contact Lorna at 480-589-3856
  • LAS CRUCES – 10am – Albert Johnson Park on corner of Main and Picacho – Contact Daniel at freepeopleofthesouthwest@gmail.com
  • LOGAN – 10am – Cowboy Chuckwagon Parking Lot, 122 HWY 154 – Contact Tonya at 970-396-2222
  • LOS LUNAS – 10am – Corner of Los Cerritos and Main Street, in front of Applebee’s – Contact Valerie at 505-261-2209
  • MORIARTY – 10am – Crossly Park, at corner of Route 66 and HWY 41
  • PORTALES – 10am – Courthouse on the square – Contact Nicole at ntivis226@hotmail.com
  • RIO RANCHO – 10am – Corner of Southern and 528
  • ROSWELL – 10am – 912 N Main St, in front of Roswell Convention Center – Contact Daniel at 575-937-8476 or danieldictson@yahoo.com
  • RUIDOSO – 10am – School House Park, 501 Sudderth Drive – Contact Shane at 575-937-4948 or holdershane08@yahoo.com
  • SANTA FE – 10:30am – Salvador Perez Train Park at 601 Alta Vista – Contact Kristi at 505-204-8261 or kristi7issues@gmail.com
  • SILVER CITY – 10am – Gough Park, Corner of 12th St and Pope St
  • TUCUMCARI – 10am – Corner of First and Route 66 Blvd, next to the old Hardee’s – Contact Fran at 575-403-5758 or frantollett@yahoo.com

If your location is not on the list, the organization asks citizens to volunteer to lead a protest in their underrepresented area. “Select a high-visibility location, and then we will help spread the word, make a flyer for you to use, help with press/media outreach, etc. Please email Sarah at concernedfornm@gmail.com to get involved,” writes the Alliance.

The group has organized anti-forced school masking rallies previously across the state, with much success. But as the school year comes right around the corner, the added pressure on the governor is critical in stopping these mandates from continuing.

Sec. of State to hold hearing on stripping mail-in ballot verification protections, opening door to fraud

On Thursday, the Secretary of State’s Office will hold a hearing at the Roundhouse on proposed election rule changes to 1.10.15 NMAC regarding voting administration and mail-in ballot verification processes and 1.10.19 NMAC, a “new Secured Containers Rule.” 

These changes would directly impact the security of elections in New Mexico, especially with the proposed rule, written to take effect on August 24, 2021, which would flatly strip out section 1.10.15.8, which gives requirements for ballot verification with the last four digits of a social security number, signature matching, and notifications sent to voters of their ballots being rejected, giving the voter the opportunity to “cure” their ballot at their local city clerk’s office. 

Some of the portions proposed to be stricken by Secretary Maggie Toulouse Oliver  include:

A. Upon receipt of a mailed ballot, the county clerk shall remove the privacy flap to verify that the voter signed the official mailing envelope and to confirm that the last four digits of the social security number provided by the voter matches the information on the voter’s certificate of registration. 

B. If either the voter’s signature is missing or the last four digits of the voter’s social security number are not provided or do not match, the county clerk shall reject the mailed ballot and make the appropriate notation in the absentee ballot register and shall transfer the ballot to the special deputy for mailed ballots for delivery to the absent voter election board. Mailed ballots that are rejected must be secured and kept separate from the accepted mailed ballots.

C. If the mailed ballot is rejected, the county clerk shall within one working day send the voter a notice of rejection, in the voter’s preferred language, along with information regarding how the voter may cure the reason for the rejection.

In the 1.10.19 NMAC rule change, Toulouse Oliver  proposes the institution of “ballot drop box[es],” which would further weaken New Mexico election regulations by forcing New Mexico’s county clerks, unless granted a waiver, to install “a secured container to return official mailing envelopes” based on “a voting population-based formula determined by the secretary of state.”

Although the rule claims to be “secure” with the addition of “video recordings” at the drop-off locations, it would be unclear who is dropping off what ballot, opening up the process to voter fraud through ballot harvesting (taking other peoples’ ballots to the drop-off location for them, which could be altered or otherwise tampered with). Poll challengers tell the Piñon Post that at least in Bernalillo and Sandoval Counties during the 2020 election, the rule adding video recordings was in place, however, no precincts that they witnessed adhered to the video surveillance mandate.

With the Secretary of State’s proposed striking of  1.10.15.8 NMCA ensuring verification of ballots for signatures and matching social security numbers, the addition of the ballot drop boxes would give free rein for bad actors to defraud New Mexico elections through ballot harvesting and the submission of illegal mail-in ballots.

New Mexicans are encouraged to attend the meeting and speak up against the rule change, which would make New Mexico’s elections even more susceptible to fraud with the lack of ballot verification and the addition of ballot drop boxes, leaving New Mexicans’ votes vulnerable.

Ballot harvesting is already happening in New Mexico, with even New Mexico’s newest member of the state House of Representatives, Pamelya Herndon, admitting to harvesting ballots from senior citizens.

Meeting details are below: 

A public hearing will be held on Thursday July 22, from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm, at the State Capitol Building located at 490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501 in Room 322.  Every effort will be made to ensure that this hearing will be live streamed on the Office’s website.  The public hearing allows members of the public an opportunity to submit data, testimony, and arguments in person on the proposed rule changes detailed below.  All comments will be recorded by a court reporter.

Before the public hearing, written comments may be sent to Kari Fresquez, Director of Legislative and Executive Affairs, via email at kari.fresquez@state.nm.us, fax (505) 827-8403, or by regular mail at Attn: Kari Fresquez – proposed rule, The Office of the New Mexico Secretary of State, 325 Don Gaspar, Suite 300, Santa Fe, NM 87501. The deadline to receive written comment is 9:00 am on July 22, 2021.  All written public comments will be posted on the website throughout the written comment period at: www.sos.state.nm.us.

[READ NEXT: Democrats just deny the existence of fraud, and poof it’s gone (in their minds)]

ALERT: NM Redistricting Committee holding first meeting Friday—public comment encouraged

NEVER FORGET Millionaire Santa Fe Attorney promised to rig CD-2 to favor Democrats!

On Friday, The New Mexico Citizen Redistricting Committee meets at 3:00 p.m. via virtual conference, and the public is invited to attend. “There will also be public comment near the beginning of the meeting on the online public mapping tool, dates and locations for CRC meetings, and rules of procedure,” according to the Committee.

The Committee has already embraced left-wing groups planning what they claim are “fair” redistricting maps. However, they erroneously claim an attack on “minority voting rights,” although New Mexico is a minority-majority state. Groups like the far-left “Common Cause New Mexico” claim to want “equitable district maps,” which is code for left-leaning.

Citizens are asked to specifically speak out against the proposed RULE 10, which would gag the public (including communities of interest) from having any conversations with the members of the committee. This would keep the people out of the process if they cannot attend one of the six set meetings. This is voter suppression. This is what the rule says:

10. EX PARTE COMMUNICATIONS:
A. A member of the committee may not engage in any private communication with
any individual other than committee members, committee staff, or committee contractors,
concerning any district plan or part of a district plan.
B. Committee staff and contractors, including any contract demographers, may not
engage in any private communication with any individual, other than committee members,
committee staff, or other committee contractors, concerning any district plan or part of a district
plan.

The NM Citizen Redistrict Committee has shared information from far-left groups on Twitter, such as liberal Princeton University’s “Gerrymandering Project” and the fringe group “NM Native Vote,” which spent many resources earlier this year to elect socialist U.S. Rep. Melanie Stansbury (D-Bernalillo). 

The Redistricting Committee is made up of the following members: 

HON. EDWARD L. CHÁVEZ, CHAIR – Retired Democrat Supreme Court Justice 

RYAN CANGIOLOSI, MEMBER – Appointed by Republican Leader Jim Townsend (R-Artesia)

LISA CURTIS, MEMBER – Appointed by Senate Pro-Tem Mimi Stewart (D-Bernalillo)

ROBERT RHATIGAN, MEMBER – Chosen by the Committee

JOAQUIN SANCHEZ, MEMBER – Chosen by the Committee

MICHAEL SANCHEZ, MEMBER – Appointed by Speaker Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe)

CHRISTOPHER SAUCEDO, MEMBER – Appointed by Republican Senate Leader Greg Baca (R-Valencia)

The meeting details for you to tune in are below:

Friday, July 2, 2021, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Virtually via Zoom

Agenda & Meeting Materials: View or Download Here.

Webcasting  link:  http://sg001-harmony.sliq.net/00293/harmony

Join Zoom meeting through internet browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85930726465?pwd=eGRlK2hzUnp3VnFZSnlmTEcyNloxdz09

Meeting ID: 859 3072 6465

Dial-in Number: (669) 900-9128

Passcode: 430850

New Mexicans holding statewide #UnMaskNMKids protests, ‘LiZARD’ protest at Capitol Saturday

On Saturday, New Mexicans will gather in cities across the state to protest embattled Gov. Lujan Grisham’s continued school mask mandate in schools, forcing young children to sit for hours in classrooms and at playgrounds while fully masked. 

According to a press release from the organizers, the New Mexico Freedoms Alliance, “Although over half the states in the USA have no school mask mandate, NM school children are still being forced to wear masks, even when playing outdoor sports in 100+ degree heat.” The group contends that unmasking athletes who have had the virus jab is not enough, and that “ALL students must be allowed to unmask, regardless of their vaccination status.” 

“Parents, it is up to us to free our kids from MLG’s sports and school mask mandates. Our Governor knows how damaging masks are to our kids but continues her own agenda vs. protecting them. No one is going to step in and save our kids. It’s up to us. This stops when we stop allowing it to happen. This protest is our chance to expose her abuse,” said Artesia organizer Stacey Turner of Concerned Citizens for Artesia.

Las Cruces organizer Piper Gibson said, “Wake up New Mexico! It’s time to unmask our kids and ourselves!! The rest of the US is open; people are mask-free and there is no social distancing. Here we are still forcing our kids to wear masks, even outdoors in 100-degree heat. Kids in NM are not at risk and according to studies most of us have antibodies from previous infections. It’s time to cut out the nonsense!”

Here’s a list of all the NM localities holding these anti-masking of children rallies. All protests begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 26, 2021, although the Raton rally will begin at 11:00 a.m.

  •     ARTESIA – @ corner of Main & 7th @ 10am
  •     LAS CRUCES – @ Albert Johnson Park on corner of main and Picacho
  •     CARLSBAD – @ Carlsbad Waterpark; area between Water park and gazebo
  •     ROSWELL @ Courthouse 4th and Main in Roswell
  •     FARMINGTON – Animas Valley Mall Lawn near Applebee’s
  •     ALBUQUERQUE – Target/Lowes on Paseo Del Norte and San Pedro
  •     SILVER CITY – @ Gough Park 1200 N Pope Street
  •     DEMING – @ DPS Emmett Shockley Building, 400 Cody Road
  •     RATON – @ Corner of 2nd and Tiger drive
  •     RIO RANCHO- @ Southern & 528

Another protest is happening on Saturday at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe, which is both a combination between an anti-masking of children protest and a protest against Gov. Lujan Grisham’s name-calling of New Mexicans as “QAnon lizard people.” 

A press release from Leanna Derrick of Call to Action New Mexico reads, “We are publicly assembling as LiZARD People to stand united against illegal monetary incentives, discrimination, and masking our kids in schools and sport activities. WE have a Constitutional Right to Peacefully Assemble without reprisal by the government.” 

New Mexicans are meeting for a caravan at 10:00 a.m. from the Bernalillo/Placitas Exit US and I-25 exit going to Santa Fe.

At 11:00 a.m., cars are set to meet at the Capitol for the pre-event at 11:30 a.m, and the gathering begins at 12:00 noon. At 1:00 p.m., there is set to be a prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, the singing of the National Anthem, and then the main protest event with speakers. 

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