The Bi-County Fair is happening again soon! The fair takes place every year over Labor Day weekend in Prewitt, NM. It support 4-H youth in both McKinley and Cibola counties, as well as, community members interested in exhibiting quilts, arts & crafts, vegetables, baking and flowers – just to name a few. The McKinley County Democrats will be there too with a booth and we are looking for some volunteers. If you are interested in helping out we are looking for people for the following shifts:
Retake Our Democracy is a grassroots organization, co-founded by Roxanne Barber and Paul Gibson of Santa Fe, which is attempting to Engage, Educate, and Activate the 99%. Paul and Roxanne will be in Gallup on Friday August 24 at 1:00pm (until about 2:30). We will be meeting at Camille’s to discuss Strategies for the 2018 Election, 2019 Legislative Priorities and the formation of a Legislative Response Team. I know this is late notice and many of you are working at that time, but please come and join our conversation for all or part of the time if you can.
Regardless of whether or not you can make it on Friday, you can learn more about Retake on their website at Retake Our Democracy . Also, if you haven’t done so already, please go the site and click on Speak Up New Mexico! TAKE THE LEGISLATIVE SURVEY! I originally sent out the link to the survey in May and I know some of you have already completed it–Thank you! For those of you who haven’t, this is your opportunity to make your voice heard as to what you deem are the most important issues for the 2019 New Mexico Legislative Session. In addition, if you choose, you can sign up to participate on the Legislative Response Team (learn more about this at the end of the survey).
Ceremonial Parade Walkers meet at the Aztec Theater@ 915 West Aztec Ave. Gallup, NM. Look for Michelle Lujan Grisham banner.
Note:You can wear traditional Native American attire, rodeo attire or uniform.
Saturday, August 11, 2018 @ 8:00 a.m.
Gallup Flea Market need 2 volunteers for 8:00 am to 11:00 am Shift and 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Shift. Volunteers will be getting “Commit to Vote Democrat in 2018” cards filled out by Democratic supporters.
For more information contact:
Navajo Nation Field Organizer
Democratic Party of New Mexico
Phone: (505) 357-7561
to forgo their pensions, he continues to collect a hefty congressional salary, use generous benefits, and will receive his own pension worth over $40k each year after retirement. At the same time, Pearce continues to hide his assets and income from the public by refusing to release his tax returns even as he promised to months ago.
“Multimillionaire Steve Pearce is demanding our citizen legislators give up modest benefits while he continues to rake in his Congressional salary, receive taxpayer-subsidized health care, and rack up a big fat pension? What a hypocrite.” said Marg Elliston, Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. “If he really believes what he says, Pearce should lead the way: Release his tax returns like he said he would and give back the millions in salary, benefits, and travel expenses he’s received as a member of Congress to help start paying for the GOP’s $1.9 trillion tax cut.”
As a member of Congress, Pearce has also received benefits like tens of thousands of dollars in travel, and paid his own companies over $17,000 in federal reimbursements.
Pearce paid his own companies to shuttle him around in private aircraft.
2010: the Albuquerque Journal reported that Pearce spent $17,483.07 in taxpayer dollars paying two of his own companies, Gree Ltd. and Trinity Industries Inc.. “Pearce, who held the 2nd Congressional District seat from 2003 through 2008, pocketed $17,483.07 in federal reimbursements for air travel with two Pearce companies.” [Albuquerque Journal, 10/21/2010]