Petition Tag - new mexico

1. NO to the Otero Borehole!

We support the community living in rural Southeast Otero County New Mexico, the community impacted by the proposed borehole project. This area includes the Otero Mesa, an area of wild and beautiful grassland. Adjacent to the East is the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. The land south of Pinon, NM is wild and beautiful. Many residents can trace their family's history in the area back to the 1800s. They work hard to make a living and pay taxes.
The Department of Energy (DOE) plans to drill multiple deep boreholes, three miles into the earths crust in this community. DOE claims these boreholes will test their suitability for deep borehole nuclear waste disposal. They further claim that no radioactive waste will be dumped in the these test holes. They DO NOT promise that similar holes nearby won't be drilled and used for nuclear waste if that first hole looks good. That is clearly their intention. To quote the DOE:
“The Department is particularly interested in evaluating whether deep boreholes might offer a safe and practical alternative to mined geologic repositories for smaller forms of nuclear waste.”
DOE proposes to spend $30,000,000 for two holes. These will be to test out the concept of nuclear waste disposal and will show if the rock is suitable for nuclear waste. Once things are found okay we are supposed to believe that DOE will then go elsewhere and drill another $30,000,000 "test" hole to see if the rock is good there and then dump radioactive waste there?

Really? Does that seem reasonable?

Here is what actually is going on. DOE will drill and test. If things are good they will buy or take nearby land (eminent domain if necessary) and drill a field of boreholes for a nuclear waste dump. One Sandia Lab plan shows about 950 boreholes are likely.

This saves DOE a cool $30,000,000 and more important it saves them many years time. A new borehole elsewhere will take years to permit and bring in, and then it might turn out to be bad rock!

2. Say NO to the borehole!

We stand together in protest of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Plan for a Defense Waste Repository.

Nara Visa, NM, a small tight knit agricultural community is the location of a proposed site for borehole testing. DOE contractor, ENERCON, has been deceptive in gaining entrance into this community; claiming community buy-in when there is overwhelming proof to the contrary. In fact, the opposition is strong against their proposal.

After reading the DOE’s draft plan, and assessing our community’s situation, it is clear to us that the ‘consent-based siting process’ regarded by the DOE as a ‘critical element’ (DWR 2016, p.v) in siting potential host communities has been completely disregarded.

The deception by DOE contractors, coupled with the highly probable long-term implications of these test boreholes leave no doubt in our minds. We are unequivocally opposed to the test borehole project sited for Quay County, NM.

3. Give pay raises to NM Public School Support Staff in the 2016 Budget

NM Governor Martinez has presented a budget for the 2016 Legislature that provides absolutely no raise for NM Public School Support Staff, the other people who help New Mexico Public School students to be prepared for a day of learning every day.

School bus drivers, School Secretaries, Education Assistants, Custodians, Maintenance, mechanics and others will receive NO pay raise at all unless the 2016 NM Legislature revises that budget.

4. Help Pay for Education


On Sunday, September 24, 2010, a New Mexican student's question was featured on a KOAT debate between candidates for Congress in Northern New Mexico, Democrat Ben Ray Lujan and Republican Tom Mullins.

This person asked what the candidates would do to support students working to afford college. In the clip below you can see Tom Mullins argue AGAINST financial aid!

5. Support Secession of the state of New Mexico

If the Federal Government continues to ignore the will of the people and overreach into our lives, we will be better off leaving the United States of America. We can succeed with a pioneering spirit!

6. Stop Government abuse of our money

We the undersigned state that the Federal Congress has not been responsible with our money, and that in order to have a more perfect union all bills passed must apply to all of us equally.

No one in congress can be exempted from it.

7. The legal removal of the metal cage and proper burial of Brianna Mariah Lopez

Baby Brianna Lopez was 5 months old when she died as a result of prolonged abuse and sexual assault at the hands of her father, uncle and mother. Brianna Lopez's family were sentenced to prison for their crime. No one laid claim to this baby's body after she had died so the community of Las Cruces came forward to lay claim to Brianna and honour her at her funeral whilst the Dona Ana county donated the funds for her burial site.

Brianna's remaining family held a small and quick burial in a private cemetery, excluding other family members. No headstone was placed at her grave, only a marker was placed on the site then the burial mound raked flat. People of the community came to honour this baby by laying flowers. As the family wanted her death to be quiet they ordered a metal cage be placed over the burial site to discourage people from honouring her. The cage has surrounded baby Briannas resting place for eight years. Unfortunately the family has maintained this as it is a legal right.

This petition will go towards supporting the District Attorney of Dona Ana county, Amy Orlando in achieving what baby Brianna Lopez is entitled to, the removal of the cage and a proper burial with a headstone.

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8. Sovereignty for New Mexico under the Tenth Amendment

A total of 32 states are already declaring sovereignty. This is because the federal govt has gone too far. Bills like H.R. 45 cannot be passed. The stimulus bill does not have to be accepted. A bankrupt government cannot save a bankrupt banking system. Accepting these funds will only put our country further in debt, and drastically increase taxes. Our constitutional rights are rapidly being taken away from us.

The Tenth Amendment provides that “powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

It is our belief that the federal government has consistently over-stepped its constitutional boundaries and usurped the powers reserved to the states, and therefore the people.

A New Mexico Sovereignty Resolution will remind the federal government of its proper role and place.

Our goal is to have a resolution adopted and passed by the New Mexico State Legislature.

The State Sovereignty movement arises from the fact that the balance of power has clearly been taken advantage of by the federal government and that it’s time to restore that power back to the individual states and the people.

Remember that this is not secession. The states are not leaving the union by declaring sovereignty.

So, would you please join us in support of a New Mexico Sovereignty Resolution by signing the petition?

Spread the word in group meetings, such as church, and school meetings. Signing it yourself is great, but getting friends and family involved is even better.

New Mexico has drawn up a resolution since the time this petition started. By signing this petition, you are continuing to support the New Mexico General Assembly to prepare and adopt a Sovereignty Resolution. This petition is to encourage our polititions to continue the process, knowing that we stand behind their efforts.

9. Citizens' Patrol for Meadowlake

Due to lack of response of the Sheriff and State Police we the residents are tired of the loud music, drug dealing, Atv's terrorizing our streets, and domestic violence.

10. Hollister store for Carlsbad New Mexico!

Since Carlsbad New Mexico is pretty much the smallest place on earth..I say we should make a Hollister here at our so called mall. The closest place that we can buy hollister clothes is lubbock texas which is over two hours away!

11. Deregulation of electricity and gas services in New Mexico

In deregulated markets like Texas and New York, customers have the right to choose their utility provider.
In New Mexico we do not have that right.

The right was voted on in 1997 and was set to go into effect in 2002 but before it was enacted it was repealed so that we could not take advantage of the law change. Now the local utility wants to raise our rates here in New Mexico. We have no recourse as citizens of the Great State of New Mexico.

Much like the telephone industry deregulation, we now have the right to choose who will provide our telephone service. We as citizens of New Mexico should have that same right when it comes to our utility providers. The incumbent provider should still handle all the billing, customer service and delivery just like they always have.

The only thing that should change is the charge for the energy supply. Knowledge is power only if you put it into action. Deregulation is happening all over the country. Customers are waking up to the idea they can switch their utility provider and save money! There is no time like the present to take advantage of this incredible opportunity! We should have the right to choose who provides our utility service.

We should have the right to choose for ourselves and not the State of New Mexico.

12. Rescuing Recess In New Mexico

CHICAGO Oct 9, 2006 (AP)— Here's some soothing medicine for stressed-out parents and overscheduled kids: The American Academy of Pediatrics says what children really need for healthy development is more good, old-fashioned playtime.

13. Change the minimum driving age in New Mexico

In the state of New Mexico, you can only get a permit to drive when your 15, 16, and 17. You can only get your actual driver license when you turn 18.

There are reasons to change this, people.