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.
Does APS think money grows on trees?
NMBC supports improved pay for teachers, well maintained schools & proper security for our kids. But here's a question:
Does APS think money grows on trees? It doesn't and their harvest of our tax dollars needs to be carefully scrutinized. APS wants to deny the truth, but when publicly questioned, they find it hard to evade the facts:
APS tax increase: Bailout or Ballot?
Tuesday, 1/8/19, is the last day to update voter information or get registered to vote before ballots mail for the APS special election. Make sure your mailing address is correct HERE.
APS claims they desperately need more of your money or they won’t finish projects under construction or repair leaking roofs.
- Mandated wages, tax increases?NMBC is working with others on a voter education effort to oppose the proposed 19% mill levy increase that Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) is seeking. The decision has already passed the school board and will go to voters via a mail-in election in early 2019. The proposed 4.7% property tax increase would occur annually in addition to the 3% property value increase that causes property taxes to go up every year.Read more...
- Have you been paying attention to the riots in Paris?
Mainstream media hasn't been covering it much, but it could come down to this locally if we aren't careful. New Mexico political officials who plan to raise fees, taxes and increase 'climate change' mandates on energy products, which will be passed on to the public one way or the other, should take note. We don't want this to happen here, but when enough people get tired of things changing in a negative way, it's always possible. Check out more on what's going on in France HERE.
- Where do we go from here?Congratulations to all those who took an active part in this election. Thank you to those who were candidates and worked day and night for a seat, those who stood by them every step of the way, and those who voted for the first time in many years because they cared.Read more...
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We're sure many of you have voted by now, but we also know that things come up and many have not. You can find early voting locations HERE. Tomorrow will be the last day for in-person voting and locations will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Here's some new information that just came out from OpenTheBooks.com. This scorecard has ratings for Congressional transparency. Above, you will see the scores for Representatives Michelle Lujan Grisham and Ben Lujan who both received an "F", and Representative Steve Pearce who received a "B".
NMBC was pleased to see that the scorecard from OpenTheBooks is non-partisan and uses objective standards to determine scores, much like we do. Here is a link to the full scorecard. For those skeptics out there, it is noteworthy that Representative Paul Ryan, Republican Speaker of the House, received the worst grade of any Congressman with an "F" with 22%.
- Mandated wages, tax increases?