In the short time since I launched this Primary campaign, I've been heartened by the support I've received from a growing group of volunteers and folks in Senate District 13-and beyond. With the election only seven weeks away (June 3rd-don't forget) we are now rallying the troops to help walk some precincts, put up some signs and alert voters to the upcoming election. The first step, as always, is a PARTY. It's a MIX AND MINGLE OPEN HOUSE at my house Sunday April 20th from 2-5 at 1821 Meadowview NW. Stop by to pick up yard signs, literature, sign up for tasks, and enjoy the community a campaign creates. For directions and to RSVP, call 899-5715 or 459-5921. Kids are welcome.
If you can't come, I still need your help. Here's what you can do:
Volunteer (call Helen at 610-9009)
Help Dede Walk (call Janie at 345-7612)
Make a Donation at www.dedefeldman.com
Put up a Yard Sign if you live in Senate District 13 (www.dedefeldman.com has a map of the district)
Governor Still Wants Special Session on Health Care
Frustrated that Senators in a small working group appointed by President Pro Tempore Tim Jennings have not made much progress toward universal health care, Governor Richardson is upping the ante, threatening to call the session before June at the height of the Primary campaign season. Senate leaders have cautioned delay (of course) until after June revenue projections are out. The figures are bound to be bleak, giving opponents of reform another reason to do nothing. But it's not all a matter of money. There are plenty of insurance reforms we could be looking at, as well as efforts to address chronic diseases and find ways to save money through bulk purchasing of pharmaceuticals or better utilization of the programs we have in place. We'll be looking at some of those issues during interim hearings of the Health and Human Services Committee, which I chair, starting in July. Stay tuned. I'm still hoping we can break the coverage impasse-probably sometime this summer.
Good News: You Can Now Dispose of Electronic Waste Easily
Got an old computer, or cell phone cluttering your garage? The City now has instituted daily disposal of electronic waste (except TVs). Just bring your stuff to the Eagle Rock Transfer Station near Alameda and I- 25 Monday -Friday. It costs $3.50, but you don't have to wait for the semi annual events like the one held recently at the Baloon Fiesta Park, or earlier at Cottonwood Mall. Call 311 for more information.