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Sun Sep 4, 2022, 07:44 AM

Duer duhneece with some good news-Success!


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 Sharonlee’s 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 we’ve 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.

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/Yw8kkQWzq_I

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 don’t 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 we’ve been able to connect with. I’ll try to post when I learn how to share that.
We’re fantasizing about billboards so one activist said she’d try a Tik Tok video.

We’re really close to being able to turn this long-time red county BLUE! Agonizingly close, closer than we’ve ever been. As a long-time member of our local Democratic Party, and for as hard and with so many varied approaches, we’re a mostly over-50 group…BUT WITH YOUR HELP, WE’RE 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 wasn’t 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.

https://www.koat.com/article/abortion-in-new-mexico-alamogordo/41059990#

Don't forget to help by donating to Stephanie DuBois: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dufordubois22

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Reply Duer duhneece with some good news-Success! (Original post)
duhneece Sep 2022 OP
SergeStorms Sep 2022 #1
duhneece Sep 2022 #2
Hermit-The-Prog Sep 2022 #3
duhneece Sep 2022 #5
Hermit-The-Prog Sep 2022 #8
duhneece Sep 2022 #9
Hermit-The-Prog Sep 2022 #16
Wild blueberry Sep 2022 #4
duhneece Sep 2022 #6
Timeflyer Sep 2022 #7
duhneece Sep 2022 #10
crickets Sep 2022 #11
Sky Jewels Sep 2022 #12
duhneece Sep 2022 #15
Hekate Sep 2022 #13
duhneece Sep 2022 #14
electric_blue68 Sep 2022 #17
duhneece Sep 2022 #18
electric_blue68 Sep 2022 #19

Response to duhneece (Original post)

Sun Sep 4, 2022, 08:08 AM

1. You've been fighting to turn Otero blue....

as long as I've known you, duhneece, and I know you won't stop until you do.

You have a particularly vile bunch of MAGAts down there who need to be taught a lesson: they don't represent everyone in Otero County, just their far right faction.

You can count on my support until your county is bright blue.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 4, 2022, 08:46 AM

2. With help from you and DU, we have connected with activists

…we have money for signs, banners and ‘literature’ for canvassing.

But most of all, the support helps me keep my chin up, puts starch in my backbone and the courage to keep speaking out. It really IS hard not to become idle with despair..it’s peculiar just how vile these particular MAGAs are and how much influence and funding they have… but then they’ve been successful taking their show on the road nationally- they have the money for multiple billboards and mailings. We’re getting there.

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Sun Sep 4, 2022, 10:14 AM

3. k&r & Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 4, 2022, 10:58 AM

5. We're connecting, organizing and winning

This petition drive seemed impossible- but we got it done.
Now to turn out our voters.

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Response to duhneece (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 4, 2022, 11:24 AM

8. Your work gives me hope for Kentucky.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 4, 2022, 12:40 PM

9. I feel like the little train, "I think I can, I think I can..."

I've spent so much time curled up in fetal position (like after Trump was elected), feeling hopeless but attending county commission meetings and speaking up anyway.

I did find folks who saw things like I did...but we were few and, honestly, old...I'm 71 now.

But with the R v W ruling, we are connecting with young activists...and folks of ALL ages, even some Republicans.

It's intoxicating feeling this hopeful

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Response to duhneece (Reply #9)

Sun Sep 4, 2022, 09:21 PM

16. I think you can, too!

Success breeds success. Your actions and updates have ripple effects that keep away despair.

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Sun Sep 4, 2022, 10:40 AM

4. Good work!

Thank you.

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Response to Wild blueberry (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 4, 2022, 10:59 AM

6. We're having fun connecting across ages..

We had a hoot making the Tik Tok, that I don’t know how to share.

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Sun Sep 4, 2022, 11:05 AM

7. Manatee FL county commissioner tried the same thing 2021

Bradenton FL had a guy pull some glory-hog (male, of course) from Texas come and push for "Sanctuary" status for a town that had no clinic where abortions were performed. In response, a fearless group of women formed "Women's Voices for Southwest Florida" to fight the effort. They've been bravely raising hell, and not a moment too soon, because now Dobbs decision from the Supreme Ecumenical Catholic Court. So stay strong, keep fighting.

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Response to Timeflyer (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 4, 2022, 12:59 PM

10. That IS good news...

...It's been a long time since I felt so hopeful...maybe after President Obama was elected..

And we're all ready to put the time in to get it done (electing Democrats).

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Sun Sep 4, 2022, 02:17 PM

11. Oh, well done! Your hard work is paying off and it's a delight to see. 💙

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Sun Sep 4, 2022, 02:37 PM

12. This is how we take back the country from fascists, one county at a time!

Best of luck to you!

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Response to Sky Jewels (Reply #12)

Sun Sep 4, 2022, 06:29 PM

15. Exactly right

No County left behind.

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Sun Sep 4, 2022, 02:46 PM

13. You are inspirational!

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Response to Hekate (Reply #13)

Sun Sep 4, 2022, 06:28 PM

14. Sharing with my DU family has been something wonderful

You are sharing my experience and giving me energy to keep going.

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Sun Sep 4, 2022, 09:58 PM

17. Good luck to you, everyone's efforts, your city etc ...

NM is a beautiful 🧡 State. Long ago 2 different visits.

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Response to electric_blue68 (Reply #17)

Mon Sep 5, 2022, 04:26 AM

18. Thank you.

I feel so fortunate to live exactly where I live.

And I know not everyone can.

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Response to duhneece (Reply #18)

Tue Sep 6, 2022, 01:14 AM

19. Good to know, and be lucky. Born & bred nyc'r and love where I live

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