Archive for February 2011
HB 577 VOTER IDENTIFICATION
Sponsor: Cathrynn N. Brown
Speaker Lujan has assigned HB 577 (the Voter ID bill) to three committees, meaning he doesn’t want this bill to get to the floor for a vote. We have much to overcome. Your participation during the committee hearings would be invaluable. Representative Cathrynn Brown Sponsor, HB 577
Please call and urge the following representatives to support HB577. Then, ask our family to call, then your friends, then your neighbors. We need to let our elected officials know that we want the protection of Voter ID in the polling booths. A majority of these Representatives live in Bernalillo County. If you live in the Albuquerque area, double and redouble your efforts to get these calls placed. With American Idol – “the calls get the results”. Let’s play ‘Voter ID Idol’, and win this issue through the sheer volume of calls supporting it.
Please call each Representative from the committees listed below to support HB577. The Republicans all support the bill, so we are targeting the Democrats on committee.
HB577 Current Location:
House Consumer & Public Affairs Committee
Reportedly going next to:
Voters and Elections Committee
Judicial CommitteeCONSUMER & PUBLIC AFFAIRS - Tuesdays & Thursdays – 1:30 p.m. – Room 315 Title Name Role Representative Gail Chasey Chair Representative Antonio “Moe” Maestas Vice Chair Representative Thomas A. Anderson Member Representative Dennis J. Kintigh Member Representative Bill B. O’Neill Member
VOTERS AND ELECTIONS -
Tuesdays & Thursdays – 8:30 a.m. – Room 305Title Name Role Representative Mary Helen Garcia Chair Representative Danice Picraux Vice Chair Representative Thomas A. Anderson Member Representative Nate Gentry Member Representative Conrad D. James Member Speaker Ben Lujan Member Representative James Roger Madalena Member Representative W. Ken Martinez Member Representative William “Bill” R. Rehm Member Representative Debbie A. Rodella Member Representative Edward C. Sandoval Member Representative James E. Smith Member Representative Shirley A. Tyler Member
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:30 PM Room 309Title Name Role Representative Al Park Chair Representative Joseph Cervantes Vice Chair Representative Eliseo Lee Alcon Member Representative Paul C. Bandy Member Representative Cathrynn N. Brown Member Representative Gail Chasey Member Representative David C. Chavez Member Representative Zachary J. Cook Member Representative David L. Doyle Member Representative Brian F. Egolf Member Representative Nate Gentry Member Representative Antonio “Moe” Maestas Member Representative Bill B. O’Neill Member Representative William “Bill” R. Rehm Member Representative Mimi Stewart Member
This is Jared Hamilton, Representative Dianne Hamilton’s daughter. . . . I hope this note . . . makes it easier for you—We are hopeful that people will call the members of the House Voters and Election Committee first—after all, there is no point in calling others if we can’t get the bill through this first committee.
If people are time constricted on Monday, then we ask they just call just the Democrats on the committee. If they have time, we hope they will call the Republicans too.
This gives the Republicans momentum and bolsters their spirits knowing that people all over the state support them. Also, it makes the Democrats take notice—when we ONLY call the Democrats, they write us off as right wing nuts. When all the legislators on the committee are called it begins to look like what it is—the majority of residents WANT PHOTO ID AT THE POLLS. We have also learned that being nasty is detrimental. Like most of us, legislators tune out negative messages.
This simplifies things enormously. So, first point: call the Democrats on the committee; Second point: then call the Republicans on the committee. List below.
Only 12 representatives are on the committee. Both Thomas Anderson and Conrad James have each contacted me and said they are voting for HB308. So, no need to call them. That leaves only 10 individuals to contact.
Title Name Role
Representative Mary Helen Garcia Chair (D) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 505-986-4341 575-526-2726
Representative Danice Picraux, Vice Chair (D) E-mail: email@example.com 505-986-4438 505-232-2977
Speaker Ben Lujan Member (D) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 505- 986-4782
Representative James Roger Madalena Member (D) E-mail: email@example.com 505-986-4417 575-834-7005
Representative W. Ken Martinez Member (D) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 505-986-4776 505-287-0716
Representative Debbie A. Rodella Member (D) E-mail: email@example.com 505-9864329 505-753-8247
Representative Edward C. Sandoval Member (D) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 505-986-4420 505-344-8449
To husband your time, please keep your message short and polite. We don’t have to go into a song and dance about what we will do if they don’t do what we want. I shouldn’t have laid out the plan as if it were what we say on the phone. Sorry.
Here’s what I’ve been saying and it seems to work okay.
“Hello. My name is Sylvia. I’m calling to ask you to support the voter i.d. bill, HB 308 and to encourage your colleagues to do the same. I would like to see the bill quickly approved in committee and go to the floor for a Do Pass House vote. Thank you.”
You may use this, adapt it, or compose your own. If you are unable to talk directly to the Committee member, please leave a message. Thank you for your help.
Luna County Commission Meeting Thursday February 10th 9am at the Chambers in the basement of the Luna County Courthouse, 700 S. Silver, Deming, New Mexico.
Tea Party Patriots of Luna County Meeting Thursday February 10th 6pm at La Fonda Restaurant. Members are encouraged to come at 5pm and purchase a meal to help offset the cost.
Confirmed sources on Capitol Hill report that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will “force an up-or-down vote” on the repeal of ObamaCare today (Wednesday).
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In recent days the media has reported some disturbing truths about ObamaCare including “smoke and mirrors accounting practices at the CBO” and waivers being given to food worker unions exempting them from ObamaCare giving many in the Senate an opportunity to reconsider their position.
So after scheduling your faxes, take a few extra moments to call your Senators — letting them know where you stand on ObamaCare.
Here is the contact information for New Mexico.
Sen. Udall 202-224-6621
Sen. Bingaman 202-224-5521
After making your calls this morning, please alert your friends and family urging them to take action with you!
As always thanks for your outstanding efforts.
P.S. Again, Sen. McConnell is moving rapidly to force an up or down vote in the Senate regarding ObamaCare leaving grassroots Americans precious little time to respond. Take quick action and schedule your faxes for immediate delivery by clicking below:
I want to thank all of you who came and showed numbers for the Tea Party Patriots. Groups from Deming, Silver City, Las Cruces and El Paso all came to show support for a secure border. Representative Steve Pearce brought three of his colleagues to the meeting and to tour the border. Representative Ed Royce, CA, Representative Dr. Gingrey, Georgia, and Representative Steve King, IA.
This meeting was all about the Representatives from Congress listening to us and finding out what we live with on a daily bases. They get briefings on what goes on down here, but they wanted to see it and hear it firsthand. Rep Pearce moderated questions from the audience and made it very informal and a more frank discussion. Rep King shed light on the effectiveness of the fence in San Diego and feels that a two layer fence with a road between the two fences is effective, but that a fence isn’t the only answer. He addressed the issue of employers hiring illegals and stated that the new everify, when used, is 99% efficient. One of the citizens made a comment that, “if you don’t throw corn out the hogs wont come.” All the Congressman agreed with that statement. Rep Gingrey and Rep King stated that the first day of this new Congress they submitted an anchor baby bill to stop the flow of babies becoming immediate citizens when they hit the ground. Rep Royce stated that there are 11 million illegal social security numbers in this country and stated a need for a system to verify social security numbers. It was very clear that all the Congressman were genuinely interested in hearing from us and admitted to learning about things they didn’t already know. I’m proud of the Citizens of New Mexico who showed up and stated their case in a clear, concise and civil manner. Remember it doesn’t end here. We will be watching and following up!