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  • Karen Larre

MAY Statewide Advocacy and Events

Dear New Mexicans,

The New Mexico Freedoms Alliance has started a new monthly effort to help keep New Mexicans informed of freedom efforts around the state.As we all work together towards creating positive change in New Mexico, local community involvement is very important.

Often, we are able to facilitate change locally, but it is more difficult to achieve improvement at the statewide level. When more local communities advocate for change, that increases the pressure on the state to follow suit.

​Here is a summary of upcoming advocacy and activism efforts across New Mexico in May. This month's email includes announcements for both statewide and locally-focused activities, including events that take place in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and Santa Fe.

Please feel free to let us know about any future activities you would like to see included in these monthly newsletters by emailing Thank you!


Santa Fe Federated Republican Women

Anne Doherty, President:

Family Month Project, Mother's Day 5/12 to Father's Day 6/16

Did you know that, in the United States, there almost was a Family Month? That's right! As acknowledged by Congress in 1998, it’s the month between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. However, Family Month fell short of a full resolution.  

It’s the goal of the Family Month Project to change that and secure a state resolution for New Mexico and keep on going until there’s a national resolution. We want families to celebrate themselves because, love’em or hate’em, we all have one. Whether our personal family history is simple or complex, each of us is the product of a biological man and biological woman. It’s what we have in common, and acknowledging that would be unifying for families and the country. So, celebrate Mother’s Day and keep right on celebrating until Father’s Day. Want ideas for how? Go to

New Mexico Freedoms Alliance (NMFA)

NMFA Leaders Meeting, Once a month, Mondays, 5 pm

  • New Mexico Freedoms Alliance (NMFA) hosts monthly Zoom meetings for NM group leaders to coordinate statewide actions, learn about specific ways to support each other, etc.  

  • Zoom meetings are currently once-a-month on Mondays at 5pm. 

  • If you are a NM leader who is interested in joining these meetings, please contact Sarah Smith at 

NMFA Schools Meeting, Once a month, Mondays, 6 pm

  • NMFA hosts monthly Zoom meetings for NM teachers, school personnel, and parents to discuss concerns about and ways to improve education in New Mexico. 

  • Zoom meetings are currently once-a-month on Mondays at 6pm. 

  • Teachers, school personnel, parents, and school board members who are interested in joining these meetings can contact Sarah Smith at

The Rio Grande Foundation 

Interviews on topics vital to New Mexico

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New Mexico Family Action Foundation

2024 Bernalillo County Family Fun Festival, Saturday, May 18, 11am-3pm, Calvary Church Parking lot - 4001 Osuna Rd NE, ABQ, NM 87109

New Mexico Family Action Foundation (an arm of the New Mexico Family Action Movement, NMFAM) is showcasing hope in the community at our 2024 Bernalillo County Family Fun Festival! Come enjoy a fun family day out with carnival games, prizes, food and more! Connect with organizations around the community that exist to offer valuable resources to see families thrive in New Mexico! Get connected, get support, and enjoy cultivating community in Bernalillo County!  

The Library Guild 

Email Ramona Goolsby:

Education and Inspiration on Voting, May 18The Library Guild will have a tent set up to teach about voting at the 2024 Bernalillo Family Fun Festival, see details above.


Lunch & Learn on Crime and Crime Prevention, Wed, May 8, noon - 1 PMThere will be 4 panelists and lunch will be provided. 

The panelists are Laura Kuehn, MCPS, ICPS, Senior Crime Prevention Specialist, APD; Pete Gelabert, NW Crime Prevention Specialist, APD; Jodi Newton, Savvy Shooter Training Specialist; and Jonathan Gardner, Assistant DA, 1st Judicial District. Contact Ramona Goolsby for more information and to reserve,


Coalition of Conservatives in Action (CCIA) - Las Cruces

CCIA advocates for positive change in Las Cruces in the areas of crime, homelessness, public policy, education, and other key issues affecting the local community. Advocacy at City Council, School Board, and County Commission are an important part of this mission along with educating our community in areas of importance.

CCIA hosts public meetings every Thursday at 6pm. 


Guest speakers for the month of May include:

•    John Moscato from the Las Cruces Homebuilder's Association

•    District Attorney Gerald Byers

•    Candidates for the June primary election

•    Yvette Herrell, candidate for US House of Representatives

For more information, contact Sarah at  or see the CCIA events calendar:


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