Monday, September 16, 2013

Let's get together to support Representative Gail Chasey!


Friends,

It has been an eventful summer for progressive advocates and policy makers. We are beginning the fight now - raising money so that we can continue the work we've been doing in Santa Fe to defend against the devastating actions of this Republican administration.

Please join me for refreshments, conversation, and an update on the interim legislative committees and the many issues our state has faced over the summer, including the mental health contract issues, marriage equality, the effect of the Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act, and more!

Meet us at the home of Mike and Ellen Kivitz, at 4116 Ravenwood Place NW in Dietz Farms to kick off my 2014 campaign!

For any questions or to RSVP, please contact Brian Morris at MorrisStrategies@gmail.com.

In solidarity,

 Gail


Friday, April 5, 2013

Dear Friends and Neighbors


Town Hall Meeting - Sunday, April 7, 2013


TOWN HALL MEETING

Sunday, April 7, 2013

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Hotel Blue

At the corner of 8th Street and Central Avenue

Sponsored by your state legislators –

Senator Jerry Ortiz y Pino

Representative Gail Chasey

Representative Rick Miera

Representative Miguel Garcia

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

Representative Gail Chasey (D-Bernalillo-18) calling on Secretary of State Dianna Duran to stop the potentially illegal voter purge

Madame Secretary,

There is no evidence to support the 'voter fraud' myth in New Mexico.  Stop this voter purge now.  Not only is it very likely illegal, it is inaccurate.  The news that Diane Wood, a 40-year New Mexico resident and voter rights activist, received notice that her voting status has been changed to "inactive" is proof of its inaccuracy.


Your solemn duty to the people of New Mexico is to encourage them to exercise their constitutionally protected right to vote.  Instead, you have tried to eliminate legitimate voters from the voter file, thereby keeping them from exercising their rights. 


We have 300,000 people in New Mexico who are unregistered but eligible to vote.  Why are you not concentrating on getting them registered and involved in our democracy?


Every legislative hearing we have conducted on this issue fails to reveal any credible evidence of voter fraud.  If a dedicated voter like Diane Wood can receive one of your postcards, who else will be disenfranchised?


This is not what you were elected to do.  I had hoped that you, as a former County Clerk, would carry out your responsibilities in an even-handed manner.  I am very disappointed.


Sincerely,
Representative Gail Chasey 

Here's a link to the Albuquerque Journal Article:

Here is the press release:






Tuesday, July 17, 2012

SCOTUS ACA Decision

The following are some notes about the recent SCOTUS ACA decision and how it affects New Mexico:

New Mexico
  • 21,456 young adults gained health care coverage through their parents’ plan
  • 805 individuals with preexisting conditions now have health care coverage.
  • XX will be returned to consumers in New Mexico.
  • 18,755 seniors saved an average of $ 1,384 on prescription drugs in Medicare.
  • 285,000 received preventive services with no co-pays in their private insurance plan as a result of the ACA.
  • 70,923 seniors received preventive services without co-pays in Medicare as a result of the ACA.
  • Passed a contraceptive equity law requiring insurers to cover contraception on the same basis that they cover men’s reproductive health services.
  • Passed state-level laws to require coverage of emergency care and direct access to obstetrical and gynecological care.
  • Issued sub-regulatory guidance to enforce the prohibit lifetime dollar limits and annual dollar limits; require young adult coverage up to age 26; prohibit rescissions; require coverage of preventive services without co-pays; and require choice of pediatricians.
SCOTUS ACA Decision Notes

SCOTUS ACA 50 State Data on Impacts and State Laws

New Mexico Legislative Council Service: Supreme Court's Affordable Care Act Decision and its Effect on New Mexicans (July 12)