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Legislative update: Dems’ pro-election fraud, anti-gun bills being heard Friday

On Thursday, Democrats passed their radical $8.5 billion budget funding things like increased salaries for politicians, funding for New Mexico’s Green New Deal, and funding for an anti-gun activist to push policies to cripple our Second Amendment. A full write-up will be subsequently done on this vote. Republican Reps. Gail Armstrong (Magdalena), Brian Baca (Valencia), Rachel Black (Alamogordo), Jack Chatfield (Tucumcari), Kelly Fajardo (Tome-Adelino), Joshua Hernandez (Rio Rancho), T. Ryan Lane (Aztec), Bill Rehm (Albuquerque), Luis Terrazas (Bayard), and Jane Powdrell-Culbert (Corrales) joined the Radical Democrats in approving the bloated $8.5 billion budget. 

Following the vote, the fiscally conservative Rio Grande Foundation wrote that it is “Sad for ANY @NMHouseGOP member to vote for this wasteful budget.”

In the Senate, the far-left Democrats rammed through Sen. Mimi Stewart’s (D-Bernalillo) S.B. 14, which will enact a “clean fuel standard,” raising not only the cost of gasoline at least 20 to 35+ cents per gallon, but since transportation costs will go up, the cost of food, goods, and mostly everything that is transported will go up. This will harm the poorest New Mexicans. 

The vote came out to a party-line vote of 25-16. In the Senate Finance Committee, no opportunity for public comment was heard.

Bills to watch out for on Friday:

URGENT — BILL HEARING FRIDAY MORNING : S.B. 8, VOTERS’ RIGHTS PROVISIONS, by Sen. Peter Wirth (D-Santa Fe)


This extremist bill will be heard on Friday at 9:00 a.m., and it is unclear if the Committee will allow public comment, much like in other Senate Committees. Please show up to testify against this bill.

It will allow 16-year-olds to vote in municipal elections, create an automatic absentee ballot system for New Mexicans to get a ballot automatically at every election, increase ballot harvesting, allow ballot drop-off seven days AFTER an election, and other pro-election fraud measures that will take even more security out of New Mexico’s already fraud-ridden elections. The Zoom details for the meeting are below. Read more about the bill here

For public participation click the following link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86412647187  to join the Webinar or via telephone 1-253-215-8782 Webinar ID: 864 1264 7187

URGENT — BILL HEARING FRIDAY AFTERNOON: Anti-gun H.B. 9 by Rep. Pamelya Herndon (D-Bernalillo)

On Friday at 1:30 p.m., the House Judiciary Committee will be considering H.B. 9, by Democrat ballot harvester and Rep. Pamelya Herndon (D-Bernalillo), a radical anti-gun bill that would mandate citizens to lock up their guns. 

“It is unlawful for a person who keeps or stores a firearm to do so in such manner that the firearm is accessed by a minor without the authorization of the minor’s parent or guardian or when used in the commission of a crime,” the bill reads.

It continues, “When a firearm is accessed by a minor and used in the commission of a crime, the person who keeps or stores the firearm commits unlawful access to a firearm by a minor and is guilty of a misdemeanor.” 

Please show up to testify against this radical anti-gun bill. The meeting details are below:

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85381395136 Or One tap mobile : US: +16699009128,,85381395136# or +12532158782,,85381395136# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 853 8139 5136

S.B. 43, “PROHIBITING LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE FOR A CHILD,” by Sen. Antoinette Sedillo-Lopez (D-Bernalillo)

This bill would allow youths who are sentenced for violent crimes, including murder, to be released in 15 years despite being given life sentences. The bill was referred to the Senate Health and Public Affairs Committee and then the Senate Judiciary Committee.

This extreme bill will be heard on Friday at 1:30 on Friday in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Zoom details are below: 

For public participation, click on the following link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83347538157 to join the Webinar or via telephone 1-669-900-9128 Webinar ID: 833 4753 8157

S.B. 202, Compensation for Certain Public Officials by Sen. Pete Campos (D-Las Vegas).

This bill would increase the governor’s and all state-level positions’ salaires by a massive amount. The governor would be paid $150,000 — an increase of 36.36% while all state-level officials, including state auditor, treasurer, and secretary of state would receive a 35.29% increase in salary. The attorney general would receive a 31.57% increase in salary and the commissioner of public lands would receive a 38.88% increase. This fiscally irresponsible bill will pay politicians — who already are of little to no use to New Mexico — even more money. The pay increases far exceed inflation, which is currently at 7%. 

The bill will be heard at 1:30 in the Senate Health and Public Affairs Committee. Here are the Zoom details:

For public participation, click the following link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87967039414 to join the Webinar or via telephone 1-669-900-9128 Webinar ID: 879 6703 9414

Bills for Saturday:

H.J.R. 2, the “Environmental Rights” amendment by Reps. Joanne Ferrary (D-Doña Ana) and Tara Lujan (D-Santa Fe)

This radical bill would enshrine “environmental rights” in the New Mexico Constitution, which would, in effect, put the final nail in the energy industry’s coffin — the fund which provides for most state funds for hospitals and schools, not to mention jobs. This bill was proposed last legislative session and the Piñon Post helped it die before it could reach final passage. 

This bill will be heard in the HOUSE ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 9:00 am – Room 317 – Zoom: 

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88679832287 Or One tap mobile : US: +13462487799,,88679832287# or +16699009128,,88679832287# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 Webinar ID: 886 7983 2287

Legislative Update: Many extreme bills to be heard in committee Monday, Tuesday

As we enter the third week of the 2022 Legislative session, there are many hot-button bills that require the public’s attention on Monday and Tuesday, including recall bills and multiple anti-gun bills. Below, please find the latest information for you to take action on these pieces of legislation:

New Mexico House Bills:

HAPPENING TUESDAY: H.B. 156 by Far-left state Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero (D-Bernalillo)

This bill would make felons of gun owners who own firearms with “a magazine, box, drum, tube, feed strip or other container that is capable of holding more than fifteen rounds of ammunition to be fed continuously and directly into a semi-automatic firearm.” The bill reads, “A person who violates this section is guilty of a fourth degree felony” and the legislation includes no grandfather clause.

It will be heard on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the House Consumer, and Public Affairs Committee. The meeting details are below: 

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82353539692 Or One tap mobile : US: +16699009128,,82353539692# or +12532158782,,82353539692# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 823 5353 9692

URGENT — BILL HEARING MONDAY MORNING: H.J.R. 12 RECALL OF ELECTED OFFICIALS, CA by Rep. Stefani Lord (R-Sandia Park) 

State Rep. Stefani Lord (R-Sandia Park) dropped the bill last Wednesday to allow the recall of all elected leaders in New Mexico. It is unclear if Democrats will allow it to get to a committee, much less pass a single chamber. If passed and signed, it would go to the voters for final approval at the next election. Testimony is urgently requested at the 9:30 a.m. Monday hearing in the House Government, Elections, and Indian Affairs Committee:

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88201222358 Or One tap mobile : US: +13462487799,,88201222358# or +16699009128,,88201222358# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 Webinar ID: 882 0122 2358

URGENT — BILL HEARING MONDAY AFTERNOON: Anti-gun H.B. 9 by Rep. Pamelya Herndon (D-Bernalillo)

On Monday at 1:30 p.m., the House Judiciary Committee will be considering H.B. 9, by Democrat ballot harvester and Rep. Pamelya Herndon (D-Bernalillo), a radical anti-gun bill that would mandate citizens to lock up their guns. 

“It is unlawful for a person who keeps or stores a firearm to do so in such manner that the firearm is accessed by a minor without the authorization of the minor’s parent or guardian or when used in the commission of a crime,” the bill reads.

It continues, “When a firearm is accessed by a minor and used in the commission of a crime, the person who keeps or stores the firearm commits unlawful access to a firearm by a minor and is guilty of a misdemeanor.” 

Please show up to testify against this radical anti-gun bill. The meeting details are below:

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85381395136 Or One tap mobile : US: +16699009128,,85381395136# or +12532158782,,85381395136# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 853 8139 5136

H.B. 126, STATE PERSONNEL DIVERSITY ACT by Reps. Pamelya Herndon (D-Bernalillo) and Tara Lujan (D-Santa Fe).

This bill would implement Critical Race Theory into state agencies, which mandates the “Chief Diversity Officer” of the state to “lead the development and implementation of proactive diversity, equality, equity and inclusion initiatives in support of the state’s strategic plan to create a culture of diversity, equality, equity and inclusion pursuant to Section 6 of the Diversity Act.”

Here are some definitions, as written in the Critical Race Theory bill: 

D. “diversity” means the practice of including or involving people from a range of different racial or ethnic backgrounds and may also include persons of every background, gender, race, sexual orientation, age and disability; 

E. “equality” means the equivalent treatment of and opportunity for members of different groups within society regardless of individual distinctions of race, ethnicity, gender, age, social class, sexual orientation or other characteristics or circumstances; 

F. “equity” means the consistent and systematic fair, just and impartial treatment of all people, including people who belong to underserved communities; 

G. “gender identity” means the gender-related identity, appearance, mannerisms or other gender-related characteristics of a person, regardless of the person’s designated sex at birth; 

H. “inclusion” means the process of creating a working culture and environment that recognizes, appreciates and effectively utilizes the talents, skills and perspectives of every state employee; uses state employee skills to achieve a state agency’s objectives and mission; connects each state employee to the organization; and encourages collaboration, flexibility and fairness in the workplace; 

I. “inequities” means disparities in physical health, mental health, economic opportunities, education or social factors; 

J. “institutional racism” means actions that result in differential access to the goods, services and opportunities of society due to the existence of institutional programs, policies and practices that intentionally or unintentionally place certain racial and ethnic groups at a disadvantage in relation to other groups; 

The bill will be heard Tuesday, February 1, 2022 – 1:30 p.m. or 15 minutes after floor session in the House Labor, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee. The meeting details are below:

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89015442467
Or One tap mobile :
US: +13462487799,,89015442467# or +16699009128,,89015442467#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
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Webinar ID: 890 1544 2467

New Mexico Senate Bills: 

URGENT — BILL HEARING MONDAY AFTERNOON: S.B. 159, LEGISLATIVE RETIREMENT CHANGES by Sens. Stuart Ingle (R-Portales), Peter Wirth (D-Santa Fe)

This bill would further enrich legislators with increased retirement benefits, with a pension increase of 27 percent for legislators who retire at the age of 65 or older, according to the bill’s fiscal impact report.

This bill will be heard at 1:30 p.m. on Monday in the Senate Health and Public Affairs Committee. The Zoom details are below: 

For public participation, click the following link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87967039414 to join the Webinar or via telephone 1-669-900-9128 Webinar ID: 879 6703 9414

URGENT — BILL HEARING MONDAY AFTERNOON: S.J.R. 8 “SALARIES FOR PUBLIC OFFICIALS” by Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto (D-Bernalillo)

This bill would attempt to change the New Mexico Constitution to give authority to the Democrat-controlled State Ethics Commission to “review and establish the salaries of all elected state officers every two years.”

This legislation could open the door to sweeping increases in raises for elected officials in New Mexico, as well as bestow even more authority to the Democrat-controlled Supreme Court: 

“When necessary, the chief justice of the supreme court may designate any justice of the supreme court, or any district judge of the state, to act as a judge of the court of appeals, and the chief justice may designate any judge of the court of appeals to hold court in any district, or to act as a justice of the supreme court.”

According to the fiscal impact report on the bill, it conflicts with H.J.R. 10 being proposed by socialist Rep. Angelica Rubio (D-Doña Ana) and Rep. Javier Martinez (D-Bernalillo), which would attempt to change the Constitution to give a salary to legislators — despite legislators making per diem and a pension. New Mexico’s legislature is supposed to be a “citizen legislature” not made up by career politicians.

This bill will be heard on Monday at 1:30 in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Zoom details are below: 

For public participation, click on the following link
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83347538157 to join the Webinar or
via telephone 1-669-900-9128 Webinar ID: 833 4753 8157

URGENT — BILL HEARING MONDAY AFTERNOON: S.B. 144, INTIMIDATION OF ELECTION WORKERS by Sen. Katie Duhigg (D-Bernalillo)

According to the bill’s fiscal impact report, “Senate Bill 144 amends the Election Code relating to the crime of intimidation to include acts against employees and agents of the Secretary of State, county clerks, and municipal clerks’ offices. The bill maintains that intimidation against the aforementioned parties constitutes a fourth degree felony. There is no effective date of this bill. It is assumed that the effective date is 90 days following adjournment of the Legislature..”

This bill will be heard on Monday at 1:30 in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Zoom details are below: 

For public participation, click on the following link
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83347538157 to join the Webinar or
via telephone 1-669-900-9128 Webinar ID: 833 4753 8157

Legislative update: Anti-gun measure clears first hurdle, Saturday hearings set for key bills

On Thursday, the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee passed a radical anti-gun bill, H.B. 9 by Democrat ballot harvester and Rep. Pamelya Herndon (D-Bernalillo), a radical anti-gun bill that would mandate citizens to lock up their guns. 

“It is unlawful for a person who keeps or stores a firearm to do so in such manner that the firearm is accessed by a minor without the authorization of the minor’s parent or guardian or when used in the commission of a crime,” the bill reads.

It continues, “When a firearm is accessed by a minor and used in the commission of a crime, the person who keeps or stores the firearm commits unlawful access to a firearm by a minor and is guilty of a misdemeanor.”

It passed out of committee on a party-line vote. State Rep. Stefani Lord wrote, “There… seemed to be an issue with people waiting to speak and never got called upon” during the committee. “The people that did call in did a great job.  The bill passed the first committee along straight party lines. This bill makes you a felon if a minor uses your firearm in a nefarious way. You will be charged with a misdemeanor and fined $1,000 if the minor touches your firearm without permission.”

In the Senate, scandal-ridden alleged serial groper Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s proposed bill to reduce the gross receipts tax rate in New Mexico by a meager 0.25 percent hit a wall in the Senate Tax, Business, and Transportation Committee. Also, the House Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Committee voted 6-4 against the Governor’s hydrogen bill on Thursday.

Far-left Sen. Mimi Stewart (D-Bernalillo) had her radical gas tax on the poor, S.B. 14, pass committee on Thursday with a 6-4 vote. It would result in a 20-35 cent or more per gallon tax increase — harming the poorest New Mexicans already struggling with gas prices on the rise once again amid global conflict.

The bill’s extremist sponsor, who is double-dipping with per diem and charging her electric car at the Capitol, brushed off complaints of the increased cost of gas. “It’s been something like 19 cents over 10 years,” she erroneously claimed.

Although it might appear there are not too many hot-button issues being discussed in committee Friday, on Saturday, there will be multiple bad bills showing up. Here’s what you need to know:

H.J.R. 2, the “Environmental Rights” amendment by Reps. Joanne Ferrary (D-Doña Ana) and Tara Lujan (D-Santa Fe)

This radical bill would enshrine “environmental rights” in the New Mexico Constitution, which would, in effect, put the final nail in the energy industry’s coffin — the fund which provides for most state funds for hospitals and schools, not to mention jobs. This bill was proposed last legislative session and the Piñon Post helped it die before it could reach final passage. 

It’s back and it will have a House Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Committee hearing on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. The Zoom details are below:

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83031344397  Or One tap mobile : US: +12532158782,,83031344397# or +13462487799,,83031344397# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 Webinar ID: 830 3134 4397

H.B. 68 “CRIMINAL CODE CHANGES” by Rep. Meredith Dixon (D-Bernalillo)

This radical bill turns law-abiding gun owners into felons if they are carrying a gun within a school zone. According to state Rep. Stefani Lord (R-Sandia Park), “Exceptions are in the car if over age 19” and concealed carry. “However, open carry is LEGAL in NM, but you would now be arrested for a felony if you walked down the sidewalk within 1000 feet of a school zone. If you lived in a school zone, you are now a felon once you walk to your car on the street.”

Other issues with the bill include “school zone” being “defined to mean any public, private or parochial school or property used for school purposes and the area within 1,000 feet of the school property line, but it does not mean a post-secondary school. This bill is unnecessary, overbroad, confusing and sets up legal traps for law-abiding citizens. First, let’s acknowledge that criminals ignore gun-free zones. This bill will impact law-abiding gun owners,” Lord writes.

This bill was to be considered on Tuesday in the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee but was rescheduled for Saturday. The Zoom details are below:

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87885692969  Or One tap mobile : US: +13462487799,,87885692969# or +16699009128,,87885692969# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 Webinar ID: 878 8569 2969 

S.B. 43, “PROHIBITING LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE FOR A CHILD,” by Sen. Antoinette Sedillo-Lopez (D-Bernalillo)

This bill would allow youths who are sentenced for violent crimes, including murder, to be released in 15 years despite being given life sentences. The bill was referred to the Senate Health and Public Affairs Committee and then the Senate Judiciary Committee.

This bill will be considered on Friday in the Senate Health and Public Affairs Committee. The Zoom details are below:

For public participation, click on the following link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83347538157 to join the Webinar or via telephone 1-669-900-9128 Webinar ID: 833 4753 8157

ALERT: NM House Committee holding last-minute hearing on legislative maps TODAY at 3pm

After ramming through H.B. 8, a far-left New Mexico state House map, in the New Mexico House Government and Indian Affairs Committee on Wednesday, the Democrats in the House have announced that they will hold a last-minute hearing on the maps at 3:00 p.m, just a little over an hour after the news was broken on the House floor.

Testimony is urgently requested against these maps, which are a rendition of the far-left dark money George Soros-funded group, Center for Civic Policy’s maps.

Background on the maps, as we previously reported:

The Center for Civic Policy (CCP), a dark money group funded heavily by out-of-state billionaire financier George Soros, who destabilized the British Pound at the Bank of England, and millionaire Rob McKay, whose foundation had its non-profit status revoked in 2018, is trying to partisanly gerrymander the map to favor one side. 

The CCP’s state legislative map (Concept G) does much of the same, achieving an extreme partisan gerrymander while also erasing rural representation. It would chop communities like Clovis into thirds while not taking into account the needs of energy-producing, farming, ranching, and other communities that are the backbone of the state’s economy. The map also takes into account at least 8 Native American-majority districts to ensure fair representation. The CCP’s map does not have this many Tribal districts.

Members of the public are urgently requested to call into the meeting to voice opposition, although it is unclear if the Democrat-led commission will even allow public comment. The committee announcement on the bill can be found here.

The Zoom details are below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83307954358

Or One tap mobile: +13462487799
Or Telephone Dial: +1 346 248 7799
Webinar ID: 841 0738 5314

EMAIL JUDICIARY MEMBERS BY CLICKING ON THEIR NAMES BELOW:

TitleNameDistrictPartyRole
RepresentativeGail Chasey18DChair
RepresentativeMicaela Lara Cadena33DVice Chair
RepresentativeEliseo Lee Alcon6DMember
RepresentativeZachary J. Cook56RMember
RepresentativeBrian Egolf47DMember
RepresentativeDaymon Ely23DMember
RepresentativeGeorgene Louis26DMember
RepresentativeMatthew McQueen50DMember
RepresentativeGreg Nibert59RMember
RepresentativeWilliam “Bill” R. Rehm31RMember
RepresentativeJames G. Townsend54RMember

Talking points:

Use the far-left Democrats’ words against them. This is what we previously reported regarding New Mexico Citizens Redistricting Committee members’ comments on redrawing maps. Members Curtis and Rhatigan broke their word. Will NM House members?

Board Member Curtis said, “It seems like a radical change to any of the districts — since we’re not an elected body — … the public would have to say ‘we want a radical change.’” Member Curtis said, “there would have to be overwhelming support for a radical change from the current districts” and “We are imposing something on people if we’re doing radical change without the public jumping up and saying ‘this is what we want.’” 

Board Member Rhatigan added, “…unless there’s overwhelming public consensus to change the general composition of our three congressional districts, I’m inclined to draw districts that we have one [representative] in Albuquerque and we have one northern district and a southern district.”

This map has clear gerrymandering, with strange, snake-like districts that are shameless partisan redrawing for political gain:

Students, staff holding Thursday protest against NMSU’s jab mandate

On Thursday, the New Mexico Freedoms Alliance (NMFA) is holding a protest to New Mexico State University’s (NMSU) jab mandate on-campus, which is forces all students and staff to get the jab by December 8. The Thursday protest comes after NMSU Students and Staff Against the Mandate has written an Open Letter to the NMSU Administration that asks the University to reconsider the enforcement of the mandate.

“The Administration of NMSU is actively disrupting the educational process by means of threats and intimidation to staff, faculty, and students with the enforcement of this health mandate. Furthermore, NMSU Administration is using intimidation and discrimination to coerce employees and students to accept an experimental treatment which has not undergone long-term safety testing and for which the clinical trials are ongoing until 2023.”

“If we are going to be forced to choose between an experimental vaccine and our jobs and/or education, we demand that our concerns be heard.

“NMSU has an ethical obligation to acknowledge the fact that:

  1. Use of these vaccines does not stop people from contracting the COVID-19 Virus.
  2. Use of these vaccines does not prevent the fully vaccinated from spreading the COVID-19 Virus.
  3. Many in our NMSU community who oppose this mandate have experienced previous COVID-19 infection, and now carry robust natural immunity which provides the same, if not more powerful, protection against COVID-19 than a vaccination would.
  4. The use of these emergency vaccinations has led to a great number of adverse reactions. Where there is a risk, there must be a choice.
    “Is NMSU prepared to take full financial responsibility for any adverse reactions experienced by staff, faculty, and students that may potentially come from the enforcement of this mandate?

“In addition, we want it to be clear that while many of us have made an informed choice not to receive the vaccine, there are also many among our ranks who have individually chosen to receive the vaccine but firmly stand against this mandate. A health directive or mandate is not law, and should not be treated as such. We, the vaxxed and unvaxxed, are in agreement that the enforcement of this mandate is unlawful and violates our civil liberties.

“In closing, we come together from all fields and positions within the NMSU family asking you to reconsider your enforcement of this mandate in favor of personal freedom and bodily autonomy. At the very least, we are asking for reasonable accommodations that do not further strip us of our freedoms and dignity. Please don’t make us choose between an education or a job we love and our personal health and bodily autonomy.”

Details about the Thursday protest:

What: Demonstration Against NMSU Vaccine Mandate
When: Thursday November 18th from 11am-1pm
Where: Sun Dial on the NMSU Horseshoe, Main Campus

Wednesday legislative committee discussing MLG’s racist CRT social studies updates

On Friday, scandal-ridden alleged serial groper Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) heard hours of testimony from the public regarding the administration’s proposed updates to the social studies curriculum, which included the integration of the racist Critical Race Theory (CRT), among other radical changes.

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On Wednesday, the Legislative Education Study Committee will meet in the New Mexico state Senate chamber to discuss these updates, with NMPED’s Deputy Secretary of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Gwen Perea Warniment joining the panel. Along with Warniment, the Department’s Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Jacqueline Costales, will be in attendance.

The meeting on Wednesday will begin at 9:00 a.m., with the social studies updates being discussed third on the agenda, at approximately 10:30 a.m. 

The meeting details are below:

You can watch the discussion online on the www.nmlegis.gov website under WEBCAST

Direct link https://sg001-harmony.sliq.net/00293/harmony

For more info – https://www.nmlegis.gov/Agendas/ALESCageNov17.21.pdf

Learn more about the new proposals in the social studies curriculum here. According to an analysis of the comments submitted to NMPED regarding the social studies updates, there were 473 negative comments, 322 positive comments, 44 comments with no clear position, 185 comments asking for more financial training, and 17 comments from school districts asking for an extension of comments until July 1, 2022.

Some of the proposed standards, as previously reported include: 

Students are to “[a]ssess how social policies and economic forces offer privilege or systemic inequity in accessing social, political, and economic opportunity for identity groups in education, government, healthcare, industry, and law enforcement,” writes one of the proposed rules, a key tenet of the racist Critical Race Theory. The rules ask students to assess this and to “Identify and analyze cultural, differently abled, ethnic, gender, national, political, racial, and religious identities and related perceptions and behaviors by society of these identities.” 

CRT is blatant in the rules, especially where the students are to learn how America is supposedly racist in its very framework. Students are to “[d]escribe how inequity in the United States laid the foundation for conflict that continues today.” 

The standards include alarming new benchmarks, specifically targeting Spanish settlers in the United States, writing regarding historical thinking that students should “Compare the patterns of exploration, destruction and occupation of the Americas by Spaniards.”

The proposed draft notes that it wants to “Demonstrate how diversity includes the impact of unequal power relations on the development of group identities and cultures” Regarding the territorial period of New Mexico, the rules aim to “Determine the role of race and racism in the acts of land redistribution during the territorial period.”

Activists holding Tuesday protest against NMSU’s jab mandate

On Tuesday, the New Mexico Freedoms Alliance (NMFA) is holding a protest to New Mexico State University’s (NMSU) jab mandate on-campus, which is forces all students and staff to get the jab by December 8. 

“This mandate violates the fundamental right of bodily autonomy and prevents Informed Consent,” the group claims.

“In response to the mandate, NMSU staff and students will be having a peaceful demonstration to show that they do not agree with this mandate. Vaccinated and unvaccinated alike will stand … together in solidarity for the human right of being able to choose one’s own medical treatments. The demonstration will be on Tuesday, November 9th from 1-3 pm at the sundial on the horseshoe,” a press release reads. More logistics about the event:

What: Demonstration Against NMSU Vaccine Mandate

When: Tuesday November 9th from 1-3pm

Where: Sundial on the NMSU Horseshoe, Main Campus

“These mandates are not only going to cripple the workforce at NMSU but will affect the many families that rely on this job to feed their families. How many are going to become homeless due to this mandate? This is not a  choice, this is coercion by our government,” said Karen Montoya, an administrative assistant on NMSU’s main campus.

“We have many custodians, admin assistants, instructors, professors, and students who demand the right to choose. Coercion is not a choice. Our individual rights are undeniable, and NMSU will lose many talented,  dependable and essential people if it continues down this path.” 

Robin Korody, an adjunct instructor at NMSU said, “This mandate violates my rights, and it does not even make sense. I work remotely and have no contact with students or other staff. I also have natural immunity to the virus. I will not agree to take a shot I do not need, nor to be tested weekly. I do not consent.”  

“I should not have to choose between my livelihood and being forced to receive a medical treatment. How can people sit by and watch this level of discrimination and unequal treatment? Just like everyone else, I deserve the right to weigh my own healthcare decisions and discuss them with my doctor, without any threats or coercion,” said Kass Sammons, an administrative assistant in the Cooperative Extension Service. 

NMFA continued, “NMSU’s vaccine mandate is coming at a time when the effectiveness of all COVID-19 vaccines at preventing spread is being called into question. The CDC has acknowledged that vaccinated people can easily spread the illness to others.  Requirements to test only unvaccinated students and staff do not make sense in light of these facts”

“Furthermore, no government or institution can know what is best for everyone’s health decisions. People have diverse healthcare needs, and one-size-fits-all medical solutions are not appropriate. All NMSU students and staff deserve the right to choose what happens to their own body. The people who want to get vaccinated should do so. Those who don’t  want to do so have the fundamental human right to say NO!”

ACTION ALERT: Submit comments against MLG’s racist PED social studies proposals, attend Friday meeting

As reported on extensively by the Piñon Post, scandal-ridden alleged sexual predator Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s new New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) social studies standards are chock-full of the racist Critical Race Theory, anti-Hispanic hate, the “LGBTQI+” agenda, among other frightening curricula. 

Some of the proposed standards, as previously reported include: 

Students are to “[a]ssess how social policies and economic forces offer privilege or systemic inequity in accessing social, political, and economic opportunity for identity groups in education, government, healthcare, industry, and law enforcement,” writes one of the proposed rules, a key tenet of the racist Critical Race Theory. The rules ask students to assess this and to “Identify and analyze cultural, differently abled, ethnic, gender, national, political, racial, and religious identities and related perceptions and behaviors by society of these identities.” 

CRT is blatant in the rules, especially where the students are to learn how America is supposedly racist in its very framework. Students are to “[d]escribe how inequity in the United States laid the foundation for conflict that continues today.” 

The standards include alarming new benchmarks, specifically targeting Spanish settlers in the United States, writing regarding historical thinking that students should “Compare the patterns of exploration, destruction and occupation of the Americas by Spaniards.”

The proposed draft notes that it wants to “Demonstrate how diversity includes the impact of unequal power relations on the development of group identities and cultures” Regarding the territorial period of New Mexico, the rules aim to “Determine the role of race and racism in the acts of land redistribution during the territorial period.”

These are just the tip of the iceberg, as the full set of rules weave in socialism, racism toward non-minority groups, extreme environmentalism, and globalism. These benchmarks have students “develop pride in his/her/their identity, history, culture, region by incorporating a community based approach while preparing students to be a part of a global environment.” 

While these new changes are angering parents over the proposed racist standards from NMPED, elitists like the Santa Fe New Mexican editorial board claim these concerned parents have “fake outrage.”

Parents and concerned citizens who do not want these racist and divisive standards taught in New Mexico schools are encouraged to read more about what is in them here:

Once citizens read what is in these racist new standards, they are encouraged to act by contacting the NMPED in the following ways:

Comments are to be taken electronically by email to rule.feedback@state.nm.us,  by fax to 505-827-6520, or by regular mail addressed to John Sena, Policy Division, New Mexico Public Education Department, 300 Don Gaspar Ave., Room 121, Santa Fe, NM, 87501.

Then most importantly, parents are encouraged to attend an open “virtual” meeting held by the NMPED this Friday, November 12 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Even though the Department canceled the in-person meeting in fear of hearing what New Mexicans have to say, citizens are encouraged to attend via the Zoom information below: 

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Updates for meeting times and other information can be found on the NMPED website.

ACTION ALERT: Attend Friday NM redistricting meeting to support fair maps

On Friday, the New Mexico Citizens Redistricting Committee is set to meet in Farmington 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 for free.

Far-left extremist groups seeking to expand seats to fulfill their partisan advantage, such as the Center for Civic Policy, have proposed heavily gerrymandered maps that would cut communities of interest into sections and partition seats into strange shapes to meet a partisan advantage. One such map is Concept H, which is an extreme partisan gerrymander, making all three congressional districts in New Mexico solid blue by chopping up the South Valley of Albuquerque into the southern Second District and taking away the oil patch from the Second to add to the Third District, making it stretch all the way from Eddy and Lea Counties to Santa Fe and west to McKinley and San Juan Counties. 

Concepts A, B, C, or G should be advocated for at the meeting for their non-radical changes to the congressional plan. 

In the group’s state House and Senate maps, districts would be heavily gerrymandered to span across many counties. In the extremist dark money group’s state House plan, Clovis is chopped up into three districts while District 49 on the western side of the state would span four counties. District 67 would span five counties while many other districts have twisted shapes, indicating an extreme partisan gerrymander. 

Citizens are encouraged to attend this vital meeting (in-person or via Zoom) to oppose these extreme gerrymandered plans, which are proposed and funded by dark money groups to skew the maps politically — a grave violation of the Committee’s purpose: to create fair maps. State House maps to advocate for include Concept B or the Megan Richardson map proposed in the application “Districtr,” which would all create fair maps. Please show up to attend via in-person in Gallup or Farmington or via Zoom.

The meeting details are below:

The Citizen Redistricting Committee will hold a public meeting on Friday, October 8, 2021 from 3pm to 7pm or until adjourned, to provide members of the public an opportunity to share public comment and testimony to the Committee on the proposed concepts of district maps for New Mexico’s offices to be redistricted.

Satellite locations that will be broadcasting this meeting and providing opportunities for public comment are as follows: 

University of New Mexico Gallup Campus, Calvin Hall Auditorium, Room 248
425 N 7th St, Gallup, NM 87301
For more information, click here

To submit a public comment, or statewide district plan 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: https://www.nmredistricting.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Agenda-for-2021-10-08-CRC-Meeting-Farmington.pdf 

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The Gallup meeting on October 8 from 3-7 p.m. at the University of New Mexico Gallup Campus, Calvin Hall Auditorium, Room 248,  meeting is a satellite location happening simultaneously with the CRC meeting taking place in Farmington, NM meaning that the CRC members will not be physically present in Gallup. The CRC hosts satellite locations to provide community members the opportunity to make public comments or provide testimony on redistricting issues in person with other community members when they cannot make it to the CRC’s in-person meeting locations and or have limited internet access.

ACTION ALERT: Attend Thursday NM redistricting meeting to oppose extreme partisan maps

On Thursday, the New Mexico Citizens Redistricting Committee is set to meet in Albuquerque 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 for 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.

Far-left extremist groups seeking to expand seats to fulfill their partisan advantage, such as the Center for Civic Policy, have proposed heavily gerrymandered maps that would cut communities of interest into sections and partition seats into strange shapes to meet a partisan advantage. One such map is Concept H, which is an extreme partisan gerrymander, making all three congressional districts in New Mexico solid blue by chopping up the South Valley of Albuquerque into the southern Second District and taking away the oil patch from the Second to add to the Third District, making it stretch all the way from Eddy and Lea Counties to Santa Fe and west to McKinley and San Juan Counties.

In the group’s state House and Senate maps, districts would be heavily gerrymandered to span across many counties. In the extremist dark money group’s state House plan, Clovis is chopped up into three districts while District 49 on the western side of the state would span four counties. District 67 would span five counties while many other districts have twisted shapes, indicating an extreme partisan gerrymander. 

Citizens are encouraged to attend this vital meeting (in-person or via Zoom) to oppose these extreme gerrymandered plans, which are proposed and funded by dark money groups to skew the maps politically — a grave violation of the Committee’s purpose: to create fair maps.

Here are the meeting details:

The Citizen Redistricting Committee will hold a public meeting on Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 3pm to 7pm, to provide members of the public an opportunity to share public comment and testimony to the Committee on the proposed concepts of district maps for New Mexico’s offices to be redistricted.

Satellite locations that will be broadcasting this meeting and providing opportunities for public comment are as follows: TBA

To submit a public comment, or statewide district plan 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: https://www.nmredistricting.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Agenda-for-2021-10-07-CRC-Meeting-IPCC.pdf 

Please click this URL to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83550539072

Webinar ID: 835 5053 9072

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With it being offered in-person or virtually, there is NO reason you should not be in attendance. The future of our state relies on your action.

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