Predatory Lending: How Does It Work & Why Can’t We Restrict It?

Industry lobbyists assert that without Pay Day Lenders, New Mexicans suffering emergency cash needs would be without resources. But as this post reveals, the truth is they prey on the vulnerable, and our legislators haven’t had the will to turn away from unscrupulous lobbyists like Raymond Chavez. The blog also includes calls to action to contact both…

Immoral State Budget: An Assault on Women

Only days after Trump announced plans to gut the Violence Against Women Act, Gov. Martinez proposes to cut almost one-third of state funding for NM’s Rape Crisis Centers. This blog recommends actions on this and provides details on the obscene Rape Kit Backlog. In addition, an action alert for Friday as UNM hosts white supremacist…

Obama Staffer Warns: The Downside of Sunday’s Euphoria

In this post, an Obama staffer makes the same point I made yesterday about the need for Sunday turning into a sustained movement. Also video from the Santa Fe march; a link to It Can’t Happen Here, a scary comparison between today and 1930 Germany; questions about Internet security in this scary time; and book group,…