Important School Bond Ballot Sneaks Into Holiday Junk Mail

Details:  Help spread the word to everyone you know in the Albuquerque Public School District that a very important Bond Issue ballot will be sent by mail in early January.  http://www.aps.edu/community/mail-in-election.  

 The bond asks voters to increase their property taxes for the first time since 2014 to help both traditional and charter schools with capital expenditures and security upgrades.

  1. Rebuild aging schools
  2. Repair buildings and grounds and improve safety and security
  3. Refresh technology and educational equipment

Make sure to spread the word – Look for the ballot in your mail starting January 5th and be sure to return it in time by February 5th.

New Mexico State Legislature - Interim Session

During regular legislative sessions in New Mexico, legislators are often busy and distracted.  This can make it difficult for activists to get a hearing with them. They are often in a rush and don’t have much time to have an in-depth conversation. This is especially true the final frantic weeks at the end of the session.
 
For this reason, successful advocacy requires us to start having conversations with legislators long before the session starts. The New Mexico legislature has what’s called an “interim period” that extends roughly from May to December every year. During the interim period, legislators have much more time to talk to their constituents. They tend to be more relaxed and more open to different perspectives. It’s during this period that you can have deeper, more intimate conversations with them about the issues that matter the most to you.

For this reason, successful advocacy requires us to start having conversations with legislators long before the session starts. The New Mexico legislature has what’s called an “interim period” that extends roughly from May to December every year. During the interim period, legislators have much more time to talk to their constituents. They tend to be more relaxed and more open to different perspectives. It’s during this period that you can have deeper, more intimate conversations with them about the issues that matter the most to you.

 

Learn more with the ACLU’s Between the Sessions Activist Guide

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