The NMBC is a true grassroots operation that will educate individual voters about the candidates and issues in their district and motivate them to take that knowledge to the polls and vote.
It is the voter who will affect the change we need because educated voters will elect the best candidates when they understand the issues. Reaching those voters is where the NMBC will make a distinct difference in political races.
- Good news and bad news. Which do you want first?
Good news: Someone besides NMBC is talking about the fact New Mexico needs to fund classroom programs and teacher salaries – not more college buildings. NMBC is pleased to see that former Governor and current Chancellor at New Mexico State University Garrey Carruthers is saying NM has too many college campuses. That point has been made to voters by NMBC repeatedly over the past six years, most recently in 2016 when CNM asked for a tax increase to put up more buildings even though they already have 9 campuses within 25 miles of each other. Read the Carruthers article from the Albuquerque Journal HERE.
- Everyone gets a trophy…NOT!
Know a Hero? See how to nominate them below.
2017 Heroes Banquet: The Annual NMBC Heroes Banquet will be on September 8, 2017, from 6pm – 9pm, at the Albuquerque Hyatt Regency. This uplifting banquet will honor fallen Heroes and their surviving family members as well as First Responders who devote their time, energy and talents to protect our families. We will also honor those from the community who work to expand free enterprise and improve the quality of life for all New Mexicans.
- A note on independence from Carla Sonntag
Independence Day celebrates the birthday of the United States of America. Founded July 4th 1776, with the signing of the Declaration of Independence, America is celebrating its 241st birthday this year. Many Americans begin the holiday celebration today, with the official festivities on July 4.
The American ideal “…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,” is as true today as it was when the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776.
- June 28: Energy Week, NMBC manufacturer awarded, and upcoming events
Energy Week: President Donald Trump plans to talk about surging U.S. exports of oil and natural gas during a week of events aimed at highlighting the country’s growing energy dominance. “The fact that we’re no longer in the age of energy scarcity -- that we’re in the age of energy abundance -- positions the United States in a totally different place,” said Dave Banks, a special assistant to the president for international energy. “This gives access to affordable, reliable energy in the United States, and gives the U.S. a major competitive advantage.” Read more from Bloomberg.com HERE.
- Courage, strength and action
It requires courage and strength to take bold action, and that’s exactly what New Mexico needs to change our path. NMBC is proud to see the recent action taken by two Sandoval County Commissioners, Jay Block and David Heil, who proposed a Right to Work ordinance on 6/15/17. A draft of the ordinance will be available at a later date.
- How many government employees does it take to…..
How many U.S. Forrest Service employees does it take to run a chipper? While in northern New Mexico near Taos recently, NMBC came across the above scenario. Apparently, it takes nine federal workers to handle feeding pine branches into a wood chipper. NMBC spends a lot of time talking about the need to reduce dependence on government programs in New Mexico. The other half of the equation is reducing government dependence on a bottomless pit of tax dollars that encourages waste and a ‘spend it so we can get more next year’ mentality.