Letter to ABQ Journal – THE PRESS is to impel, steam roll and provoke issues and opinions

Albuquerque Journal – October 6, 2020 THE PRESS is to impel, steam roll and provoke issues and opinions of the people who have access to the bully pulpit. Currently the press is liken(ed) to a Nerf ball that has for 3½ years been tossed around like one would mollycoddle a youngster just learning to catch. …

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All Men are Created Equal, Right?

By Pat Stover September 15 I memorized the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence as a grade school student: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”    The …

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All Live Matter Should Mean Black Lives Too

By Deb Dapson September 15 I was an attendee at the Changes Rally in Rio Rancho on Saturday, September 12, 2020, and would like to express my rally thoughts. The Black New Mexico Movement organized this rally to begin a discussion concerning Black Lives Matter in the Rio Rancho community. When I arrived, I was …

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All Lives Matter

By Alexis Jimenez September 15, 2020 All lives Matter! I believe this. That’s why I joined my neighbors at what is being called the Black Lives Matter protest here in our city of Rio Rancho. Imagine my shock when I walked up to what was supposed to be a peaceful demonstration, only to be jeered …

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Politics Chips Away at Our 10-year Census

By Judith Gordon / Bernalillo Resident Published: Saturday, September 12th, 2020 at 12:02am Updated: Saturday, September 12th, 2020 at 10:06am In the Albuquerque Journal I am a retired federal senior executive who worked for 20 years for the inspector general of the Department of Commerce. Oversight of the decennial census was one of our most …

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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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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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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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