RESISTance Calendar

August 10, 2019

Saturday, August 10, 2019

     March for a United America and rally is being sponsored by LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) to “stand up to President Trump’s white supremacist rhetoric and policies.”  Meet at 8:30am at Armijo Park, 710 E. 7th Ave., El Paso.  The march will end at the County Courthouse (500 E. San Antonio).  You are encouraged to wear the color white to symbolize peace.

     “Health Security Bill Workshop & Messaging Training” will be held at Mountain View Market Co-op, 1300 El Paseo Rd, from 12:00-4:00pm.  Do you have questions about the Health Security Plan for New Mexico?  Download the Health Security Act and bring your laptop to this workshop and training.  Printed copies of the bill will be available for a donation of $5 to cover printing costs and snacks will be provided.  Limited space, so RSVP to hsnmc.contact@gmail.com.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

     “Health Security Fiscal Analysis Workshop” will be held at Mountain View Market Co-op, 1300 El Paseo Rd, from 12:00-4:00pm.  Learn how experts will cost out this universal health care plan for New Mexico?  What does “cost” mean?  Please RSVP to hsnmc.contact@gmail.com.

     Pax Christi Film Series presents “Threads” at 3:00pm at the St. Joseph School Auditorium, 1315 Travis St, El Paso.  Admission is free; donations accepted.  “Threads” is a shattering speculative tale of the onset of World War III, and the horrors of the post-apocalyptic society that struggles for survival.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

     County Commission Meeting at which the contract with Wildlife Services will again be considered.  Last month, a compromise contract was passed that required Wildlife Services to attempt non-lethal control of wildlife two times before using poisons or traps.  Wildlife Services was not happy with the resolution and has asked that the deal be reconsidered.  The meeting begins at 9:00am in the Commission chambers at 845 N. Motel Blvd.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

     Community Memorial Service sponsored by the City of El Paso to honor victims and offer the community a place of healing will start at 7:00pm at Southwest University Park, located at Franklin Ave and Santa Fe Street in downtown El Paso.  It will be simulcast live at three satellite locations – the Convention Center and Cleveland Square Park in downtown E.P., and at Ponder Park at 7500 WH Burges Drive.  Metered parking will be free and several surface and multi-storied parking lots will also be free for the occasion.  More info at elpasotexas.gov.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

     AARP Rally on the Plaza to end prescription greed from 9:00am – noon will feature local city, state and U.S. officials.  In addition to speakers, a mariachi band will provide entertainment and a Bill of Rights to Affordable Prescription Drugs will be available to sign.  The event is free and open to everyone.

     NAACP Monthly Meeting will be held at First Christian Church, 1809 El Paseo Rd, at 10:00am.  All are welcome.

     “Iron Jawed Angels” screening at the Fountain Theater, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, Mesilla at 1:30pm.  This special showing to celebrate the signing of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote is free.  “Fiery American suffragette Alice Paul lights a fire under the older women’s leaders in Washington DC. President Wilson refuses to give all women the vote, but Paul is prepared to go to prison for her cause.”

     Party on the Plaza is part of the celebration of A Day for Equality sponsored by the Las Cruces Coalition for Reproductive Justice (LCCRJ).  This FREE party begins at 7:00pm with music by the band, The Beaux Peep Show, starting at 8:00.  There will be music, dancing, food trucks, vendors, activism, community and fun.  Donations to La Casa Women’s Domestic Violence Shelter (shampoo/conditioner; plastic plates, cups and bowls; utensils; razors; deodorant; women’s sanitation products) are most welcome.  See attached flyer and circulate it widely.

Please consider a contribution to the funds supporting the affected.  Thank you for the amazing generosity you have shown over the past few days.

·  El Paso Shooting Victims’ Fund

·  El Paso Victim’s Relief Fund

           Four of the five Doña Ana County districts represented by the Board of County Commissioners were recently affected by a legislatively-mandated, one-time realignment following the passage of House Bill 407. As a result, constituents may see a new district number associated with the commissioner representing that district, but the alignment did not change any district boundaries from which candidates are elected. 
            The newly assigned districts are: 
 

FORMER DISTRICT NUMBER NEW DISTRICT NUMBER
Dist. 1, Lynn Ellins Dist. 1, Ramon Gonzalez
Dist. 2, Ramon Gonzalez Dist. 2, Lynn Ellins
Dist. 3, Shannon Reynolds Dist. 3, Isabella Solis
Dist. 4, Isabella Solis Dist. 4, Shannon Reynolds

            Dist. 5, represented by Commissioner Manuel Sanchez, was not affected in the realignment. 
            The bill aligned all odd- and even-numbered districts with the corresponding ballot on which those offices are elected. All odd-numbered districts will now appear on the presidential election ballot and all even-numbered districts will appear on the gubernatorial election ballot.
            The public process took place on July 22 in Santa Fe under the supervision of New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver. Some elected office terms were extended as a result of the realignment, but none of those offices affected were in Doña Ana County. 
            The updated district numbers take effect immediately.  

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