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Susana Martinez

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Governor of New Mexico

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Petitioning New Mexico State House, Susana Martinez, Steve Pearce, Linda Lopez, New Mexico State Senate, Peter Wirth

Stop the catch and release of felons in New Mexico! Let's make our state safe again!

The new bail reform in New Mexico has become a revolving door for catching and releasing dangerous offenders. Murderers, child molesters, and rapists are continually being released on their own recognizance. This means there is NO ONE responsible for them when they fail to appear in court. The "Arnold Assessment Tool" is a complete failure. Criminals are literally being released "on their word" to appear in court. The vast majority of law enforcement agencies don't have dedicated warrant divisions. Budget, time, and manpower limitations don't allow agencies to track down the fugitives. Agencies are being inundated with thousands of failure to appear warrants.  With no one looking for them, the fugitives can avoid arrest rather easily. This in itself will begin to negatively impact prosecutions. The more time goes by, the more detrimental it has on a successful prosecution, as witnesses move, officers retire or change departments, evidence issues.... Let's get together and take our state back! Please sign and share!! 

Jim Smith
9,044 supporters
Petitioning President of the United States, Tim Scott, U.S. House of Representatives, Sheila Jackson Lee, Bernie Sanders, Greg Abbott, Barbara Lee, James Clyburn, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Nikki Haley, Jerry Bro...

Together we can help fight a disease impacting sickle cell trait carriers

My name is Cora Connor and I am writing you on behalf of the estimated 3.1 million Americans affected by Sickle Cell Trait, a common blood disorder, affecting more than three hundred million people worldwide. Individuals with this disorder only carry one defective gene and generally live normal lives. These individuals are at risk for kidney injury, as recently recognized by the NCAA, and other illness. Many people (Sickle Cell Trait carriers, family members, and even physicians) are unaware that there is a rare form of kidney cancer associated with sickle cell trait, called renal medullary carcinoma (RMC). Renal medullary carcinoma is a very aggressive form of kidney cancer and is almost exclusively seen in young African Americans, under the age of 30. The prognosis of these young patients is dismal. Typical survival is under 12 months. Renal medullary carcinoma was first discovered in 1995, but between 1995 and 2012, only 240 cases were reported to The North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR). There are a number of areas of concern with regard to this cancer: We need to determine the true prevalence of RMC. Because we lack national health policy that reinforces education about sickle cell trait, many patients do not know their status, or their risk. Without standard screening tests, early detection is almost impossible. There has never been research funding for RMC, so treatment options are limited. Furthermore, most physicians are not familiar with the disease and lack knowledge to deal with this cancer effectively. When patients are able to reach doctors that have RMC expertise, they are usually out of state and many insurance plans will not allow their patients to leave the state of residence, even if there are no local options. This is particularly true for Medicaid covered children and young adults. As a result, many people are denied the option to receive expert care. We have assembled a multidisciplinary focus group, initially through support from The William Guy Forbeck Research Foundation, with physicians, scientists, and lay participant advocates from across the United States, Europe and the Middle East. The goal of this focus group is to begin to raise awareness and to elevate the research for RMC. We are appealing to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to promote renal medullary carcinoma research, awareness and disease intervention initiatives across the United States. We need to educate the public, as well as health care providers, about sickle cell trait and renal medullary carcinoma. We also need to launch a screening program and create a registry for this disease in order for health care providers to work collaboratively, nationally and internationally, to treat this disease and bridge the gap that currently exists in meeting the health care needs of the individuals suffering from this disease. Thank you for your time and consideration. Respectfully, Cora Connor

R.M.C. Renal Medullary Carcinoma Inc.
6,839 supporters
Petitioning Susana Martinez, Elizabeth Stefanics, Matthew McQueen

Keep NM in the enhanced nursing compact

New Mexico is experiencing a huge nursing shortage which is about to get much worse. New Mexico relies heavily on traveler nurse to combate the nursing shortage. So far NM is not participating in the eNLC. This means that travelers that are wanting to practice in NM will have to go through the headache of getting a New Mexican license and renewing it. As a future nurse myself I would much rather go to a different state that doesn’t require an additional license such as those that participate in the eNLC. This means that we are going to see a reduction of traveling nurses in NM and an increase in the nursing shortage. This will also affect nurses whose jobs require them to care for patients across state lines such as flight nurses and telephone health. In essence this means that a flight nurse in NM can not take a patient across state lines because the nurse license is not valid in other states. This also will affect aspects of care such as our nurse hotline. I know as a mother there have been numerous times I have needed to get someone else’s opinion on my child’s health. A lot of the nurses that participate in those services are in other states. Please stand with me and ask our government to allow NM to participate in the eNLC.  By signing this you are asking the NM government to participate in eNLC. 

Stephanie Neufeld
6,304 supporters
Petitioning Susana Martinez, navajo water project, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Martin Heinrich, Tom Udall, John McCain, Jeff Flake, Martha McSally, Ruben Gallego, Kyrsten Sinema, Trent Franks, Raul Grijalva, David...

Improve quality of life for the Navajo Tribe.

The Navajo tribe, like countless other Native American tribes have been treated beyond unfairly. Their reservation is large, and there are only a small amount of hospitals, grocery stores, and there isn't any electricity or running water. I am making this petition so that this tribe gets the human rights they've deserved from the start.  Girls are also getting raped and kidnapped, there is no paved roads, or even any medical assistance when the tribe needs it. This is a serious issue and something that definitely shouldn't be happening.    I was made aware of these issues by @lilnativeboy on twitter, and I wanted to do everything I could.  here is a link to the thread that they made:

Anna Kiser
4,332 supporters
Petitioning Jerry Brown, Andrew Cuomo, Dannell P. Malloy, Charlie Baker, Charles Schumer, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Chris Murphy, Richard Blumenthal, Edward Markey, Kamala Harris, Dianne Feinstein,...

Tell blue states to form an interstate single-payer healthcare system for their residents

We call on Governors Jerry Brown of California, Andrew Cuomo of New York, Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, Dannel Malloy of Connecticut, and governors of other Democratic states to explore the possibility of forming an interstate, single-payer healthcare system for their residents.  Ideally, this system would provide ALL residents of these states equal, quality health coverage which would be accepted in any of these states. It would be funded by the collective healthcare budgets of these states, as well as reallocated federal funding for programs such as Medicaid.  According to a Gallup poll published on May 16, 2016, 58% of Americans say that they would prefer to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with a federally funded healthcare system that provides insurance for all Americans. However, Congress has been in a deadlock on this issue for decades. Switching from the current system -- a hodgepodge of employer-based and subsidized care for the most needy -- to single-payer has for many seemed too drastic a change for Congress to successfully implement nationally. A few states, including CA, MA, VT, and CO have discussed or tried to establish single-payer systems confined to their own states. But such systems have been bombarded with budget concerns and do not create a clear path to single-payer on the national level.  In light of this, we propose that by first forming an interstate single-payer system among a few powerful blue states, the country can gradually and steadily replace the current system with an efficient, potentially national, single-payer system as more and more states, including red states, will want to join in years to come if they see it is working well.  Call it AmeriCare?  Furthermore, we believe it would be in the interest of our states to be part of initiating this project. If acted upon, it would uniquely provide all the benefits of single-payer to residents and businesses, and show that our states are leading the way in reform on this important issue.  FAQ: Why CA, NY, MA, and CT? I want my state in too.  The author of this petition has lived in the four states mentioned, hence why they were selected, but governors of other states are on this petition's list of recipients. And residents of all states are welcome to sign and encourage their states to join too!  Is this constitutional? It appears so. This would likely be an interstate compact, which Congress has the power to allow. See:

C.V. LaPointe
2,721 supporters
Petitioning Ken Miyagishima, Mark D’Antonio, Susana Martinez, Steve Pearce, Bill McCamley, Donald Trump

Stop Removal of Burial Site Memorials

St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Las Cruces has failed to up keep the cemetery and failed to enforce rules and regulations. It has decided that rules be amended back in 2009 and failed to inform the public and now 8 years later is taking down menorials of families who have kept up with thier plots rather then fixing the problems with abandoned plots or cemetery drainage issues. This needs to be stopped and why punish those who keep up with the plots they purchased. Allow us to honor those who have passed and not stop us from honoring them.

Adam Marrujo
2,000 supporters
Petitioning Susana Martinez, New Mexico Governor


With national statistics, data , and high numbers of deaths,illnesses attributed too drugs and as well our failing public schools, as direct links to the  "Drug Epidemic",  in Northern New Mexico,  we have been placed at the top of national graphs and state counties as one  of the worst places for drug overdose, suicide and illness in the country. Thus, we the undersigned concerned tax paying citizens are "Demanding a "State of Emergency" be declared in the county of Rio Arriba, in the state of New Mexico. For several decades we have been in a heavily oppressed, repressed and dire situation in regard too loosing large numbers of souls too include : Teens,  young and old adults as well as elderly citizens too the drug infestation, both legal ( narcotic/opiate, ect... ) and  illegal ( heroin/meth/pink/cocaine, ect..) drugs. As the Federal Government  and DEA cracks down on prescription drug dispensing, the adverse effects have increased the use of heroin and thus, increasing higher incidences of Hepatitis-c, AIDS, Crime, and Criminal Activity in all facets our livelihood. The age groups of addiction has scattered in both directions, currently it has trickled down too adolescence and gone up in some cases too great-grandparent ages. Its is no longer a "FAD" or a "TREND" in many circles it is becoming a "RITE of PASSAGE" and a way of life in others. WE are demanding that;   1) Assessment, treatment, triage, substance abuse teams be dispatched throughout the county communities. ; 2) That a temporary centrally located "medical" detox-facility and housing area be established too address our addicted citizens needs, with hopes that a permanent facility be established in the near future.       

Hermano Pedro Herrera
1,991 supporters
Petitioning Gov. Susana Martinez

Marching Band and JROTC Are PE Credits

According to New Mexico state law, Marching Band and JROTC, which have previously been accepted as PE credits respectively, now do not count as a PE credit. Many students, when applying for the classes, were told they were a PE credit (JROTC), or a PE half credit (Marching Band). Although the state has waived PE credits for 11th and 12th graders, 9th and 10th graders have to take PE in the next 1-3 years...of course after being told it was their credit or half credit. I encourage band members, JROTC Recruits and Parents to sign this petition and help overturn the rule. I myself, have been bullied before in PE, so this year I decided to make one of the best choices of my life: Join the V. Sue Cleveland High School Storm Regiment Marching Band as my 1/2 credit of PE. Thank you for your interest, and hopefully your signature!

Wilho MacNeil
1,535 supporters
Petitioning Tom Udall, Martin Heinrich, Susana Martinez, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Ben Lujan, Barack Obama, Colonel John W. Henderson

New Mexico, Tell Obama and the Army Corps of Engineers to Stop The Dakota access Pipeline!

 Because of our positive diplomatic relationship with Tribes here in New Mexico we are uniquely positioned to speak out on matters concerning the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Input from our state legislatures has a powerful impact on this issue. Please sign this petition and let the Legislatures of New Mexico know that you expect them to be a leader on the issues concerning Standing Rock Sioux Nation and to tell Barack Obama and the Army Corps of engineers not to let Dakota Access Pipeline to go under ANY water ways. The Dakota Access Pipeline is unfit to go under any water ways and must be stopped! A full Environmental Impact Statement must be completed and permits for the Dakota access pipeline must be denied at every water crossing. Don't let this dirty oil pollute our water. Water is life and financial profits should never trump our right to life! Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline now!  

Every Drop Counts!
1,013 supporters
Petitioning Susana Martinez

Establish a minimum water level at Elephant Butte lake reservoir

Residents of the State of New Mexico coming together to petition the State government establish a minimum water level at Elephant Butte lake -- a part of the New Mexico State Parks system . The lake was built as a reservoir for water holding, but developed into a recreational lake offering social and economic benefits to the surrounding area, including Truth or Consequences and establishing the City of Elephant Butte in recent years.  Many families have raised their kids on the waters of the Butte, being the only lake in the area to offer water skiing, boating, and award winning fishing!! Camping and exploring the area draws many visitors to the area and it has become the jewel of the desert . But because of an agreement made many many years ago, the lake is depleted annually to meet some of the needs of downstream farmers. A minimum water level needs to be establisted that will meet the needs of the many, not just the few. Join us in our work to have the Governor address the issues before there is no water left!!!  

EB5T Friends
870 supporters