Alibi V.21 No.32 • Aug 9-15, 2012 ››
Chasing the big-money phantoms in New Mexico
We got to wondering about the PACs in our state and country. Stay tuned for this series, which will be running in the news section over the coming weeks.
Gun Rhetoric Fires Blanks
Once again, we’re in the middle of two sad American cycles: senseless, lethal violence and the slew of specious arguments that inevitably follow, flying hither and yon like, well, bullets that never quite hit the mark.
All Tied Up
The Council kills a measure that would add four districts instead of diluting the minority voice in the city.
Top 10 National Super PACs
With the rise of the super PAC, so too have emerged watchdog groups that track spending, donors, leaders and beneficiaries. We found OpenSecrets enormously helpful in compiling this list of the big-money political groups today. But that ranking of who’s on top will shift dramatically in the coming weeks, so it’s best to keep a close eye on roster. ProPublica’s PAC track tool is also useful and easy to parse.
Annual Plant Sale
Browse various plants at reasonable prices. Proceeds support the educational efforts of the council of the Albuquerque Garden Center.
Epic Hide and Seek
A park-wide game of hide and seek, camouflage, deer and wolf and other outdoor games.
Town Hall on Immigration
Discuss policies and the realities of immigration in N.M. and learn about opportunities to volunteer to support immigrant families.
Cinco de Mayo
Performances from Ballet Folklorico Fiesta Mexicana and Mariachi Buenaventura with a presentation on the history of Cinco de May celebrations by Teresa Carpy from Consulado de Mexico en Albuquerque.
Over 50 destination booths, indoor and outdoor activities, live entertainment, food trucks, a beer garden and more.
Kids identify their skills while learning about themselves, how to approach different activities with an economic mindset and find hobbies that are inherently valuable.