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Support Governor Martinez on the "Haze" Issue




The Albuquerque Tea Party sees much abuse of the Constitution by the Obama administration when it enacts regulatory changes without the consent of Congress and which, in their affect, become new laws that dramatically exceed that scope of laws approved by Congress. Many of these regulatory issues are hurting Americans and damaging the United States. One need only look to the northwestern section of New Mexico to see the potential damage from this usurpation of power.


The Four Corners Power Plant, which is jointly owned by power companies in New Mexico and Arizona, has spent millions of dollars providing scrubbers that have dramatically reduced emissions from it coal-fired generators. Now, The Obama Administration wants these companies to spend hundreds of millions of dollars more to further reduce emissions to eliminate "haze"- an issue not mentioned in the Clean Air Act.


Under past-Governor Richardson, and in support of Obama's clean energy agenda, New Mexico committed to a regional pact to reduce emissions even further. Following the recommendation of Governor Martinez, an Environmental Improvement Board meeting will be held December 7th in Santa Fe Hall to consider whether or not this pact places an undue hardship on the citizens of New Mexico (who will end up paying for the additional scrubbers).


Environmental Improvement Board Meeting (links to .pdf)


December 5th at 9:00 AM


  Apodaca Hall, PERA Building, 

1120 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87505


New Mexicans understand that this interstate pact is not addressing a pollution issue. Just like the $535 million loan to bankrupt solar panel manufacturer Solyndra, it is an effort by the Progressive Movement to further Obama's green energy initiative by promoting a dramatic increase in the cost of coal-fired electrical generation.


Citizens of New Mexico are encouraged to attend the meeting mentioned above and support the rollback of these oppressive regulations.



Albuquerque Tea Party Media Contact:
Rick Harbaugh
1709 Indiana NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110


FreedomWorks Coming to New Mexico


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Join FreedomWorks staff and local tea party groups for two exciting events in New Mexico. These two events will give you the opportunity to meet local activists, learn about the issues, and develop your grassroots organizing skills. 

Our first event, a strategy lunch with FreedomWorks staff, will take place on Tuesday, December 6th at the  Vernon's Hidden Valley Steakhouse (6855 4th St NW Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM 87107from 1 to 4 PM. Treat yourself to a good meal while listening and learning some of the strategies and techniques of grassroots organizing. This lunch will also give you the opportunity to meet other tea party groups and leaders which will certainly be pivotal in helping you expand your group.

Our second event, a training session with FreedomWorks staff, will take place onWednesday, December 7th at the Albuquerque Marriott (2101 Louisiana Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87110from 6-9 PM. Join FreedomWorks campaign team as we discuss some of the following topics: Campaigns 101, building and maintaining your group, organizing for 2012, and new media and FreedomConnector 101. This event will be a great opportunity to meet other activists and learn some new techniques that will help as we approach the 2012 season. 

With countless issues facing New Mexico and the 2012 elections just around the corner we look forward to seeing you at these two great events. 
Please RSVP to David Spielman by email at or by phone at 202-942-7607.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you at these two events!

For Freedom

David Spielman
Campaigns Coordinator, FreedomWorks

Event Details:
What: Lunch with FreedomWorks and local tea party groups
When: Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Where: Vernon's Hidden Valley Steakhouse (6855 4th St NW Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM 87107)
Time: 1:00-4:00PM

What: Grassroots Training with FreedomWorks staff
When: Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Where: Albuquerque Marriott (2101 Louisiana Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87110)
Time: 6:00-9:00PM  


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We hope that you can play a big part in helping us realize our goals:


·Recruit and Educate New Candidates for 2012

·Elect a majority of Fiscal Conservatives in 2012 into the NM Legislature

·Influence the NM legislative process to result in Limited Government Spending and encourage Transparency in that Legislative Process

·Elect another Fiscally Conservative US Congressman and Senator

·Influence APS and Albuquerque City Council Policy

·Hold Elections with Integrity

·Sponsor Park Parties for Community Relations and Recruiting Volunteers

·Continue to Host our Signature April 15th Event


We made some in-roads in the 2010 election by electing 8 new members to the NM House of Representatives. However, we must continue our fight against progressives and elect even more fiscal conservatives in 2012. We are asking for your support in the way of funding and volunteer work, to completely turn the tide in our state and help our new governor 


"Take Back New Mexico!"


The Albuquerque Tea Party is planning and building for 2012 and we have to start now!


We cannot afford to sit back on our heels in an off-election year and have the forward momentum of 2010 be reduced to inaction!   


We have many goals for the upcoming year and into 2012.

Giveaway Bills for 2011
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Support Governor Martinez on the "Haze" Issue
FreedomWorks is Coming to New Mexico
The Local Exposure
We The People Rally III
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