Statement from Barack Obama:
We grieve for the Americans murdered in Pittsburgh. All of us have to fight the rise of anti-Semitism and hateful rhetoric against those who look, love, or pray differently. And we have to stop making it so easy for those who want to harm the innocent to get their hands on a gun.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 27, 2018
Please join MLG and Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard for a canvass kickoff today, Saturday, October 27th at 2:15pm at Santa Fe HQ, 2006 Botulph Road. Congresswoman Roybal-Allard and Michelle will share a little bit about what makes this election so important before we head out to knock doors!
WHAT: Canvass Kickoff w/ Michelle & Rep. Roybal-Allard
WHERE: Santa Fe HQ, 2006 Botulph Rd, 2nd floor
WHEN: Saturday, October 27th at 2:15pm
Please join us today, Wednesday, October 17, at 6 pm to look at solutions to the affordable housing shortage in Santa Fe. The forum will be held at the Center for Progress and Justice on 1420 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe.
The 2016 City of Santa Fe Affordable Housing Plan identifies as many as 5,300 residents who are extremely cost burdened, meaning they pay more than 50 percent of their [usually quite low] incomes for housing. The proportion of affordable rental units is significantly lower than the number of families who need them (28% of units compared to 47% of renters). Our panel will discuss what we must do to assure that our residents have affordable places to live, that they are accessible to jobs, groceries, and other necessities, and that transportation options are available and reasonably priced.
Panelists include Senator Nancy Rodriguez (District 24), Chair of the Mortgage Finance Authority Act Oversight Committee; Renee Villareal, City Councilor (District 1), chair of the Community Development Commission and member of numerous Council committees; Alexandra Ladd, Special Projects Manager for the City of Santa Fe’s Office of Affordable Housing; Carol Luna-Anderson, Executive Director of The Life Link, a Santa Fe nonprofit offering permanent supportive housing to formerly homeless people; Kim Shanahan, Executive Officer of the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association; and Tomás Rivera of Chainbreaker Collective, a Santa Fe-based nonprofit that works to expand access to affordable transportation and support economically and environmentally sustainable communities for low-income people in Northern New Mexico.
Voting has begun! Head to the County Clerk’s office at 102 Grant Avenue in Santa Fe for Absentee In-Person Voting. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM. It will also be open for voting on Saturday, November 3, 10 AM – 6 PM, but not on any other Saturdays.
Early voting at the early voting sites runs October 20 – November 3. We’ll post those sites closer to the date.
Today is the last day to register to vote in November’s midterm election. You can register or check your registration at NMvote.org or at the County Clerk’s office on 102 Grant Avenue, Santa Fe. Registration closes at 5 pm. Today is also the first day for absentee in-person voting, which extends through November 3, 8 am – 5 pm. This means you can go to the County Clerk’s office and fill out your ballot. You do not need to provide a reason to vote absentee in-person.
You can also vote absentee by mail. Submit your request as early as possible to ensure sufficient turnaround time. The last day the County Clerk can send out Absentee Ballots is Friday, November 2. Click here to request an Absentee Ballot Application online or call the County Clerk’s office at 505-986-6280 for an application.
Early voting at convenience centers around Santa Fe County will be October 20 – November 3, 12 noon – 8 pm Tuesday through Friday, and 10 am – 6 pm Saturday (no early voting on Mondays). Here are the early voting sites:
- Abedon Lopez Community Center – 155A Camino De Quintana, Santa Cruz
- Christian Life Church – 121 Siringo Road, Santa Fe
- Edgewood Elementary School – 285 Dinkle Road, Edgewood
- Max Coll Corridor Community Center – 16 Avenida Torreon, Eldorado
- Pojoaque County Satellite Office – 5 W. Gutierrez, Ste. 9, Pojoaque Pueblo Plaza
- Santa Fe County Fair Building – 3229 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe