Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Joseph Gallegos

GALLEGOS -- Joseph "Joey" Jeremy Gallegos, 20, resident of Albuquerque, passed away Saturday, November 14, 2009. He is survived by his father, Joe Gallegos and wife, Elena; mother, Jodelle Willoughby; step-father, Tracy Willoughby; siblings, Jazmine and Tyler Willoughby, and Angus and Stevie Ray Gallegos; girlfriend, Jasmine; grandparents, Leo Maestas, Sally Maestas, Richard and Arsenia Gallegos, and Jim and Cookie Willoughby; great-grandmother, Frances Gallegos; aunts, Tamara Pacheco, Anita Large, Tami Miller, and Lorraine Willoughby; uncles, Anthony Gallegos, Gabriel Large, Tom Pacheco, Glenn Willoughby, and Darren Miller; and several other extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Mayumi Willougby; and great-grandparents, Gilbert and Rose Gutierrez, and Herman Gallegos, Alfredo and Casianita Gonzales. Joey loved everyone he knew. He was passionate about life and his music. He was a Dallas Cowboy fan and loved his dogs. Joey was strong willed and good hearted. His family and friends will love him for ever and ever.

Rosary will be recited Thursday, November 19, 2009, 9:30 a.m. at St. Jude Thaddeus Church, 5712 Paradise Blvd. NW. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Monday, November 16, 2009

D.E.P. Joey

This young brother participated in La Raza Unida Youth, May Day, and Peace demonstrations. Joey will be missed.

This is one of the many reasons that I personally engage with La Raza Unida. Because I'm tired of so many people dying young and earlier than necessary.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Lou Dobbs out of CNN

After some pressure from various groups including Raza groups - Lou Dobbs leaves CNN!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day Reality

There are a lot of statistics about how veterans have more problems than the general population. Homelessness, substance abuse, domestic violence, PTSD, and so much more. If we really care and support vets then why did 2,266 veterans die last year because of lack of health insurance?

Read the abstract from the research.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Training This Weekend

Dear Raza Unida Familia:

I attended one of these trainings and greatly appreciated the flexibility of their philosophy and model. I am planning on attending and encourage all Raza Unida members to attend.

We could share notes. I plan on attending this for the organizer track, and in future trainings participating in the elected official track. Contact Ariel, email is in the CC of this message, if you are interested. Also let me know so we can plan to drive together if possible.

Amor y Rebeldia,

Enrique Cardiel

Camp Wellstone:
“The Movement Building Project is aimed at empowering change-oriented nonprofits with the skills they need to move a progressive issue agenda and integrate their policy work w ith electoral engagement and grassroots base-building on an ongoing basis.” -- description of Camp Wellstone, Issue Campaign Track

This training will be held in Albuquerque, Nov. 13-15 – event details will be forthcoming. AVNM is currently recruiting for the Camp Wellstone and keeping track of registrations. The Wellstone website does not have a registration key set up yet, but once it does, you will be asked to go there and register as well. You will be able to pay the registration fee online at that time, or you will be able to pay on the first day of the event. The registration fee for Wellstone is set at $50 so that it is affordable. However, there are some scholarship opportunities available for those might otherwise not be able to attend. Wellstone’s philosophy is that no one should be turned away due to finances. Also, for those of you who have membership or staff in other parts of the state who will commit to the entire training, there will be some limited assistance with accommodations. Most meals will be included, as well as a Wellstone book and handouts.

I recommend that you pay a visit to the Wellstone Action website at www.wellstone. org to get a better idea about their programming and mission!

Please contact me personally to save yourself and/or your team members a spot!

Ariel Bickel
Political Director
America Votes New Mexico
Direct: 505-247-0615 Cell: 505-366-8588 Fax: 505-242-4667
625 Silver Ave. SW, Suite 120 Albuquerque, NM 87102
www.americavotes. org