Caitlin Pozernick

2012swingstates:

There was no question about young voter enthusiasm around the University of New Mexico campus on Tuesday.

Student voters flooded the UNM campus polling area trying to cast their ballots for the 2012 election season. The polling center boasted a two-hour wait time, nearly four times as long as other voting polls in the Albuquerque, N.M. area.  

Obama won New Mexico.

Voter ID laws negatively affect American Indian vote

2012swingstates:

CBS News reports that a recent study issued by the National Congress of American Indians declares that State Voter ID laws hurt the Native American voter turn out.

States including Alaska and Florida do not accept Tribal identification cards, making voting exteemely difficlult for rural American Indians living on the reservation.

The report cites lack of physical street addresses on the reservation as an obstacle for many Natives in their quest to obtain valid identification.

(Source: ncai.org)

"If you learn from an experience, that’s good - so nothing bad happened to you." 
-Russell Means

"If you learn from an experience, that’s good - so nothing bad happened to you." 

-Russell Means

Young people and Indian people need to know that we existed in the 20th Century. We need to know who our heroes are and to know what we have done and accomplished in this century other than what Olympic athletes Jim Thorpe and Billy Mills have done.

—Russell Means, the legendary American Indian activist lost his battle with throat cancer today at the age of 72, the New York Times reports

2012 New Mexico Voter Guide

2012swingstates:

The Albuquerque Journal has everything New Mexicans need to know about the 2012 elections. 

From key dates and locations to candidates to state issues, the 2012 NM Voter Guide makes this year’s election a little easier. 

N.M. governor to campaign in swing states

2012swingstates:

New Mexico governor Susana Martinez is expected to campaign in a few key swing states on behalf of the Republican party in support of Mitt Romney. 

As the nation’s first Latina Governor, Martinez is looking to plug Romney in Dallas during a fundraiser for Hispanic Republicans.

Martinez will campaign in Nevada and Texas. 

2012swingstates:

“It’s all about my right to be able to choose what I can and cannot do with my body. It’s important because I absolutely have the right to chose any option regarding my reproductive rights.” 
- Teejay Secatero, a nursing student at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M., on the most important issues of this election.
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2012swingstates:

“It’s all about my right to be able to choose what I can and cannot do with my body. It’s important because I absolutely have the right to chose any option regarding my reproductive rights.” 

- Teejay Secatero, a nursing student at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M., on the most important issues of this election.

What issue matters most to you in the upcoming election? Tell us here on The 12, or tweet your response using #VoterVoices

You can read about what candidates are saying on important issues and endorse their statements here on the Issue Engine.