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Valencia County 1: Pigs 0



Pigs in the Belen area need to run for the hills.  The Matanza is back on!  A concerted effort by the Valencia County Hispano Chamber of Commerce was successful in convincing Alfred Almanza, Food Safety and Inspection Administrator in Washington, D.C., to grant a waiver for the Annual Valencia County event.  If waivers are now required, this puts a big question mark on future Matanza events in the State.  How does USDA plan to address similar future events throughout New Mexico?  By the way, if you would like to personally thank Alfred Almanza for bowing to public outrage, why not drop him a line:

Alfred V. Almanza, Administrator
(202) 720-7025
Fax: (202) 690-0550
Room: 331-E Jamie Whitten Building

So why would the government want to shut down this traditional Hispanic event?  Matanzas have been a part of our State's cultural heritage for hundreds of years.  The USDA would probably say it was because of food safety concerns.  However, the sponsors of the event in Valencia County report that since 2000, over 75,000 people have enjoyed their annual event with no reported food safety concerns.  If it is not a food safety issue, it sounds like an issue of federal control-the Progressivesʼ attempt to continually tighten their control over every aspect of our lives.

The day before the USDA debacle, conservative Glenn Beck reported President Obama's regime has introduced over 40,000 new regulation and rule changes in the past three years.  Each one of those changes further restricts our freedoms.  Where in the Constitution is the federal government given control of pig cooking in New Mexico?  The Constitution reserves to the States and to the people control of those areas not specifically given to the federal government.  The Constitution makes no mention of pigs!  Under State food inspectors, there have been neither food safety issues nor restrictions on the Valencia County Matanza event this past decade.  Maybe the State should re-assert its control over these events and tell the federal government to butt out.  The Albuquerque Tea Party congratulates the Valencia County Hispano Chamber of Commerce for its success in giving restored life to its annual event.  Once they find a new site, we hope they will let us know so be advertise the event for them.





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Roundhouse Rally Press Release



The Albuquerque Tea Party, the East Mountain Tea Party and the Patriot Support Team are jointly sponsoring a rally of conservatives on the west side of the Roundhouse in Santa Fe on January 17, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to kick off the opening day of the legislative session and the start of the 2012 election cycle.  Speakers from all over the state, including Representatives Jim Smith, Catherine Brown, and Andy Nuñez, as well as Marita Noon, Victor Contreras, Therese Cooper and Dr. Rick Morlen, will stand to voice their concerns for conservative principles to our legislators. The 22 independent New Mexico Tea Party groups, as well as all other conservative groups in the state, are invited to participate in this event.
Bring your concerns, your rally signs and your loud voice so that our legislators will know that we will be watching their actions during the legislative session.  




Rally Sign-Making Party 


In anticipation of the Roundhouse Rally scheduled for January 17th, 2012, the Albuquerque Tea Party is sponsoring a sign-making party:

Date: Saturday, January 14th
Time: 1:00PM - 4:00PM

For the location, call 505-227-8489 or e-mail



We request you bring your own sign-making materials. Foam-core poster board seems to work best, retains its shape and is inexpensive. Local craft stores should have a good selection.

For consistency's sake, themes for signs this year include:

Pass Voter ID


Drivers Licenses for Legal Citizens

Just Stop the Spending 

The Albuquerque Tea Party encourages all the other state-wide Tea Parties to also participate in sign making parties. If your sign-making party is scheduled at the same time as ours, please join us on Skype during your party and we'll party together!!  

We hope to see you at the Roundhouse Rally in Santa Fe from 10:00AM to 11:30AM on January 17th to make our voices be heard!


We The People Rally III


12 for 12 Club 



The Local Exposure


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 12 for 12 Club


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.

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Valencia County 1: Pigs 0
ATP Monthly Meeting
Roundhouse Rally Press Release
Roundhouse Rally Sign-Making Party
We The People Rally III
The Local Exposure
12 for 12 Club




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