I kept asking my husband who the Palestinian prisoners are, what their charges are as the exchange is being discussed because he watches more news than do.
Im sickened to learn that 3,000 of the 8,300 Palestinians in Israels prisons are held in what Israel calls administrative detention. This means they are held without knowing what the charges are against them and without any ongoing legal remedies, any legal process.
I can only imagine the frustration, fear, growing anger, rage at this Kafka-Esque situation.
Hes the judge who ruled Couy G cant hold office because of his participation in coup and the 14th Amendment Paragraph 3
Hes having a great day .
After offering to give the invocation before our County Committee meeting and using legal threats since theirs are all Lord Jesus blah blah Jesus God blah blah Jesus.. I finally got to yesterday. I included Pride..
My invocation was inclusive and I added the importance of Pride month.
And for the first time ever, they gave a second invocation. Bastards. Im calling them on it and recruiting folks to volunteer for giving the first or second invocation.
The two invocations are right at the beginning.
I dont have a link yet but Cowboys for Trump leader was just arrested
locals shared a video.
This election denier, Jan 6 convict cant run for office but cant stay out of trouble.
Fraud and human trafficking ( of a grown man) are being mentioned.
Graduated from HS in El Paso in 1969. Bobby Fuller and his folks lived a few houses down so we heard them practice in their garage. I attended dances. I loved Bobby Fuller.
Mr. duhneece listens to Morning Joe, who regularly plays clips of decent music. I told husband that we would be hearing I Fought the Law for sure. Within 5 minutes, we heard it.
Its a little premature but such fun.
Our Democratic candidates didn't win in our very red county but, again, we had a (mostly) full ticket. We know we can't win if we don't run.
I've made it my mission to run when I can, recruit and work for our candidates, up and down ballot.
I was electioneering yesterday and Cowboys for Trump Couy Griffin tried to block my car and give me (verbal) grief. I called for help. Help arrived and they left. I'll follow up with law enforcement within days. I've already requested a police report for an attack on one of our canvassers.
Omaha Steve is actually responsible for my running, recruiting others to run and supporting us all the way. Thank you, OS. I am so grateful to this DU hero, angel, brother.
We have met so many younger women and lgbtq folks in our community and we will regroup and improve our strategy for next election.
Thank you, DU
Edited to correct: Our Congressional candidate Gabe Vasquez is tied 50/50 with election denierr, ALEC star but hes ahead 925 votes
Stephanie is my County Commissioner, appointed by the Governor, since Cowboys for Trump Couy Griffin can never run for office in the US following his trial.
Im so doing a happy dance.
Gym Jordan was just here with ALEC star, right wing Yvette Herrell. Were kept busy here.
Back to work!
We bought signs and social media ads with DU fundraising so we stopped. We had enough and there are so many other national and local candidates that still need your help.
This is just a quick rant: Jim Jordan is in Alamogordo tonight with Congresswoman Yvette Herrell. We plan a protest/rally for Democratic candidate Gabe Vasquez. I want a sign that says, 'National Pedophile Protector appears with local Pedophile Protector.'
I wrote a rant that I'm considering handing out (the documents don't show here) but it may be a lack of sleep and rage at these people:
"I was fine when Amy Barela chose to run for County Commissioner. I had seen court records that her husband was a pedophile but I dont think a woman should be held guilty of a crime her husband committed it did, however, raise a small red flag of alertness and seemed inappropriate, normalizing pedophilia. Then, I got a phone call during the audit that a pedophile had come to the door of a woman too afraid to complain. I spoke at a County Commission meeting March 10, 2022 warning of pedophiles being volunteers....I went from being alert to being concerned when I saw that Amy was cited for animal cruelty after two visits.
A pedophile at the Republican booth at our county fair was reported, but protected by local Republicans.
That crossed a line. Now, a nationally known protector of pedophiles, Jim Jordan, appears with local pedophile protectors."
I'm scared of the concept of Republicans winning and pissed at my fear. Whew.
On Aug 2nd the city held a special meeting to discuss the passing of a resolution declaring it a Sanctuary for the Unborn. One of the people who came to speak in support is the opponent of our Democratic candidate, one of our Combined Campaign candidates, Sharonlee Cummins.
This Republican candidate was at the Jan 6 insurrection misogynist and traitor.
His partner is the city commissioner who put the city resolution forward, and this special meeting was just a free campaign rally (free for them, but at a cost to the taxpayer) for Sharonlees opponent. Sharonlee Cummins is OUR candidate and will stop the hateful rhetoric that can been seen in this video where he spoke in favor of the audit of the 2020 election, calling us fringe extremist leftists and telling us to move. This from a man who has only lived here a year and a half.
Despite majority opposition to the resolution, it passed 5-2, with two of the men voting for it not even being elected, but appointed, to their seats.
This commission underestimated the anger of one constituent. Ashlie Myers is one of the younger folks weve connected with since before the R v W through rallies; she read the city charter and found out that a petition could be started forcing a special election to decide whether to keep or trash the resolution. She put the call out and a community came together to support her.
The far right here tried to sabotage the petition efforts via social media and official Republican party emails.
Here is the post the R City Commissioner made on his public Facebook page used for his commission seat.
Here is the email the Chairman of the Republican Party of Otero County, NM sent out officially to everyone on their mailing list.
Despite the county chair inciting his fellow republicans to commit fraud, Ashlie Myers and our team got enough signatures! This resolution is now in the hand of the people.
The county also recently passed a resolution that was exactly the same as the city's. Stephanie Dubois is running against a forced birth opponent to fill in the seat Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin is vacating.
We need to make sure that Republicans dont win. The combined campaign of Stephanie Dubois and Sharonlee Cummins will help us keep these far right nuts from taking over our town!
In the middle of all of this, we made a Tik Tok video with our Marine superstar State Rep candidate fun and it introduced her to many of these young activists weve been able to connect with. Ill try to post when I learn how to share that.
Were fantasizing about billboards so one activist said shed try a Tik Tok video.
Were really close to being able to turn this long-time red county BLUE! Agonizingly close, closer than weve ever been. As a long-time member of our local Democratic Party, and for as hard and with so many varied approaches, were a mostly over-50 group BUT WITH YOUR HELP, WERE CHANGING THAT. We elders are learning so much, turning over tasks/projects to folks who are showing us how to get it done with our help. Heady, intoxicating days here after some really hard time.
We made the state news DUer duhneece with my head down, calling or texting folks to come down:
Community members opposed to the resolution said their voice wasnt heard.
The message that it sends is divisiveness. The message that it sends is, 'we don't want you here if you are pro-choice.' And that's crazy. We all have differences. It's not a black-and-white issue. And this is not partisan to me at all," Myers said.
"Alamogordo City Council recently listened to the people of Alamogordo and took a stand on our God given right to life and passed a resolution declaring Alamogordo a 'sanctuary city for the unborn' which outraged a few residents," said the Republican Party of Otero County in an email.
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In the 2021 local election, I went with a friend to a local polling place to electioneer. New Mexico state law allows electioneering as long as you are not within 100 ft of the door the voters use. While exercising my right, the chair of the Republican party, Amy Barela, called the sheriff on me, and rallied others to do the same, saying I was harassing and intimidating voters. She filed a false report with the police, and they believed her even though she had not been to the polling place when she called the sheriff. Here is video of my encounter with them, and the police report where no illegal activity was observed. In fact, after measuring from the door we were allowed to be closer than we were before the complaint!
Amy Barela is DUer Stephanie DuBoiss opponent as they run to replace Cowboys for Trump Couy Griffin, our resident insurrectionist county commissioner. Amy attempted to use the sheriffs office to intimidate democrats with a false report that she was never held accountable for. She wasnt afraid to abuse her influence and power as chair of the Republican Part of Otero County and she isnt going to be afraid to abuse it if she wins the county commission seat. If you think Griffin is abusing his power by having constituents thrown out at meetings for exercising their rights, its going to be a whole lot worse if Amy gets in. She helped Couy sell our county the Griffins fake audit contract.
Earlier this year Amy was given a ticket for leaving a dog out in the freezing cold during the few days we had snow here. Magically, that ticket was changed over to her husbands name and then dropped completely by the city. More abuse of her power that will only be amplified when she controls the county commission from within. No woman should be shamed by her husbands crimes, but if you are interested in what the nmcourts.com says about Amys husband Jean Paul Barela, thats on you.
Amy is also an election denier. Here she is at the latest county meeting where known grifter & Pillow guys friend David and Erin Clements presented their findings from their audit of the 2020 election.
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About duhneeceI'm running for New Mexico State Senate District #33. I ran for NM State Representative 4 years ago and feel more of a need to run, to pick up votes up and down ballot for Democrats in my state and at the national level. My DU family provided much support 4 years ago (much with the help of our beloved Pinboy3niner) and I know I can count on support now. We're in this together. I have received the endorsements/support of Planned Parenthoood Votes New Mexico; AFSCME American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees; NEA National Education Association of New Mexico; AFT-NM American Federation of Teachers New Mexico; Sierra Club; and named a Gun Sense Candidate by Moms Demand Action. I was concerned in my interviews as I shared that I was running a Combined Campaign to elect Democrats up and down ballot, that I would not provide only my campaign information but always include information for (especially, because she is in a very tight race) US Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small, President Biden and all the local state senate, state representatives, county clerk, treasurer and commissioner. I worked hard to get a full ballot of Democrats, first time in over 25 years. https://secure.actblue.com/donate/committee-to-elect-denise-lang-browne-1
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