USPS is Essential for Residents/Voters

ANN E. KEPLEY Bernalillo ABQ Journal, September 9, 2020 I AM responding to the Aug. 23 news article “House passes bill to reverse USPS changes.” The mission of the U.S. Postal Service is to provide the nation with reliable, affordable, universal mail service. Our founders felt it necessary to place this power in the Constitution …

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Requesting Evidence from NM Senator

From Rio Rancho Observer – Sunday, 8/31/2020 Editor: Having just read N.M. Sen. Craig (his editorial here). Brandt’s editorial (Aug. 23 “Gov. does not follow science…”), I have a question for the senator. Where is your scientific proof that it is safe to gather indoors in restaurants, churches, etc.? Cases spiked dramatically in Georgia when …

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Cindy Nava – Why I am a Democrat

Being a Democrat without being able to vote You might wonder why I would consider myself a Democrat if I can’t yet vote nor legally register as a member of a political party. To that I would tell you that my name is Cindy and as the daughter of Mexican immigrants, as a former DACA …

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Gary Tripp Candidate for NM House of Representatives District 44

Dear voters and supporters of my campaign, Over this campaign season, I hope you have gotten to know me better. To my family and close friends, I hope I have shown you an even closer glimpse of my dedication, and I thank you for joining me on this journey of public service. It is truly …

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Democrats Must Lead in Next Outbreak

William Bumgarner, Albuquerque Journal, Guest Column, August 19 … Most of us don’t want to think about the next pandemic. But we should. Climate change, industrial animal agriculture and deforestation increase our risk for new pandemic diseases, and these problems will not be controlled soon enough. Globalization and international travel allow localized diseases to blossom …

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We Must Work Together to Solve Our Problems

Gary Tripp, Albuquerque Journal, Guest Column, August 19 Amidst a global pandemic and economic catastrophe, we the people are coming to recognize our shared humanity, common values, and mutual interests. Rather than letting demagogues divide us, we are uniting, regardless of party affiliation and documentation status, in our fight for social and economic justice. We …

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Mailing Out Ballots is Safe for Voters

Friday, August 7th, 2020 As Election Day approaches I want to reach out to our independent voters in New Mexico, also known as declined-to-state (DTS) voters. I have been both a DTS voter and a Democrat. My take is that most DTS voters don’t want partisan posturing or rhetoric about turning the state blue or …

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Complaints About Editorial, Mental Health Care

Monday, August 10th The Observer editorial of Aug. 2, entitled “Injustices Served for RR” highlights the selective memory of the newspaper’s editorial staff and is the latest example of its bias in favor of Republican candidates and elected officials. In the editorial, the Observer righteously laments that would-be school shooter Joshua Owen was let off …

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Governor Got It Right

Published in the Rio Rancho Observer on August 2, 2020 Governor Lujan Grisham announced that her administration is directing New Mexico public schools to delay the start of in-person classes. This decision is the right move. The governor’s primary responsibility is to care for the people of New Mexico. The most critical criterion regarding school …

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Trump’s Authoritarian Tactic Must Be Stopped

Published in the Albuquerque Journal, July 28 With images of heavily militarized Homeland Security agents on the streets of Portland tear-gassing and grabbing peaceful protesters and trying to incite violence, we may be seeing democracy dissolving before our eyes. We must remind ourselves that we’re not viewing clashes between protesters and police in Hong Kong …

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