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January 2009


Psa 20:7  Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.



NM Coalition


Unprecedented, miraculous growth is the best way to describe conservative participation in this year’s legislative session.  There are two resources available to make the Coalition even more effective.  While each group has committed to forwarding email alerts, we are expecting rapid progression of critical bills through committees and floor votes this year.  Two homosexual marriage bills are already prefiled for quick introduction during the opening day of the session on Jan 20th.




Jonathan WellsJonathan Wells - Tue, Jan 20th


He is a leading figure in the intelligent design movement, and is author or coauthor of "Icons of Evolution," "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design," and "The Design of Life." He will be speaking the evening of Jan 20th on a subject that directly addresses the potential limits of biological change - the relationship between genes, development, and form.  The title of his talk is  "DNA Does Not Control Embryo Development."  The meeting will be from 7-9 PM in the UNM Law School building, room 2401.,,



Sanctity of Life Awareness and Unity Day

and Roe vs. Wade Anniversary - Jan 21-22

Santa Fe
Jan 21

  7:00 – Evening teen Mass at St Anne’s Parish followed by teen praise & worship concert


Jan 22

12:00 – Mass at St Francis Cathedral (1500 attended last year so please arrive early)

12:00 – Evangelical Service and Praise Band at Inn @ Loretto, 211 Old Santa Fe Trl, Santa Fe, 988-5531

  1.15 – Joint procession to the Statehouse

  2:00 – Rally at the Statehouse

  3:00 – Receptions by legislators at the Statehouse



Luminaria Memorial – Sat, Jan 24


Albuquerque Right To Life will commemorate the 35th anniversary of the U. S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion with a luminaria memorial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Paseo del Norte & Wyoming NE. One thousand luminaria bags will be placed near a gravesite honoring this past year’s aborted, unborn children of New Mexico. Each bag will feature five names to remember the approximately 5,000 children that were conceived but not named.


A service will be held in the chapel at 5:30 pm after all the candles have been lit that will include presentations by students who gave their award winning speeches on the abortion issue at the Christian Heritage Speech Competition last Nov. Please join us to honor the 5,000 unborn New Mexico children who died last year due to abortion.

For questions, please call Charlene at 345-4423.



APS/CNM Election – Tue, Feb 3


Typically, low turnout is the name of the game for school board elections.  A smaller voting body means your vote is even more significant and most of those voting have a vested interest in the outcome – students, parents, teachers, administrators, and staff. 


Constitutional Amendment #4 on the Nov 2008 ballot passed by an overwhelming 75% to “allow school elections to be held at the same time as non-partisan elections.”  Combined elections typically get a higher turnout and a better representation of the community.

Candidates for the APS Board

·           District 3

o          Anna L. Armijo

o          Lorenzo L. Garcia

o          Agatha (Aggie) Lopez

o          Jeffrey C. Rich

·           District 5

o          Carolyne DeVore-Parks

o          Paula M. Maes

o          Renee Louise Rosales

·           District 6

o          Mary Lee Martin

o          David L. Robbins

·           District 7

o          Patrick J. Marron

o          David Eugene Peercy

Candidates for the CNM Governing Board

·           District 1

o          Robert Matteucci (incumbent)

·           District 3

o          Nick D. Brennan

o          Deborah “Debbi” Moore

o          RJeff Armijo (incumbent)

·           District 5

o          Blair Kaufman (incumbent)

·           District 7

o          Jerry Leonard Scott

o          Michael D. Dewitte

Candidate Debates & Forums





Jan 21, Wed 6pm

District 7

Arroyo del Oso Elementary School Library, 6504 Harper NE

PTA, Rebecca Bejcek 720-4872

Jan 22, Thu 6pm

All candidates

La Mesa Presbyterian, 7401 Copper NE:
"Racism in Education"

Highland HS Community Schools project

Jan 24, Sat 9:30am

District 6

Lomas/Tramway Library

Democratic Party of Bernalillo County, Ward 28B: Eddie King, Ward Chair or Nili Lange, Ward Vice Chair 292-7365,,



National Healthy Marriage Week, Feb 7-14, 2009


Marriage Week was started in 1996, in the U.K. - the brainchild of Richard Kane. In the U.K. it's called "National Marriage Week." Marriage week was launched in America, "Marriage Week USA"  in Feb 2002 by co-chairs, Brent Barlow and Diane Sollee.


101 Ideas for Celebrating Marriage Week in Your Community


NM Marriage Lifeline – Calendar of Events



Center for Traditional Family Values NM -

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