Thursday, August 5, 2010

Working for Peace

This evening, Bob Walsh attended the commemoration of the 65th anniversary of Hiroshima at Peace Day in Santa Fe, where he photographed the annual ceremonial blessing of the Peace Tree at the Roundhouse.

"I support everyone who is working for a world without nuclear weapons," says Bob.  "Peace -- like the protection of our environment -- should not be a partisan issue."

(photo by Bob Walsh)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

New Mexican Article

Rick Lass' endorsement of Bob's Campaign for Good Government is on the front page of the New Mexican this morning.

CLICK HERE to read the article. 

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Rick Lass Endorses Bob Walsh

We're proud to announce today that former Green Party PRC candidate Rick Lass has officially endorsed Bob Walsh's Campaign for Good Government.  As many of you know, Rick Lass is a leader in progressive and green politics in Santa Fe and a strong voice for honest government.

Read the full text of Rick's endorsement below:

I am proud to announce my endorsement of Bob Walsh for State Representative (District 48- Santa Fe).

Many of you know that I ran for PRC as a Green Party candidate in 2008 and received over 60% of the vote in Santa Fe.  I believe this vote total is an indication that the voters of Santa Fe have lost faith in traditional Democratic Party politics, and are looking for an alternative.

Bob Walsh is that alternative.

As a social progressive, Bob Walsh supports fair elections, domestic partnerships, a woman’s right to choose, and the protection of our environment. I worked alongside Bob during the 2004 Presidential recount effort, and know that he has been a leader in election and ballot reform in New Mexico – and was instrumental in establishing the state laws requiring paper ballots and voting machine audits.

I believe he will be a strong, progressive voice for change, and I urge everyone to support Bob’s campaign. With enthusiastic volunteers, a little money and great word-of-mouth, we can bring progressive change and good government to Santa Fe!

Rick Lass

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Supporting Local Artists!

This weekend, State Representative candidate Bob Walsh visited with local artists exhibiting at the 59th Annual Spanish Market on the plaza in Santa Fe, where he listened to concerns about the challenges of living and working as an artist in Santa Fe.

Most of all realize that that Santa Fe is a special place in large part because of the diverse group of artists, writers and other creative people who call the City Different home.  But the economy, the mismanagement of our state budget and the local business climate is making it increasingly difficult for artists to live here -- and that makes Santa Fe less livable, less prosperous and less "different" for all of us.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Supporting our firefighters

State Representative candidate Bob Walsh talks with a member of the Santa Fe Fire Department at Family Fun Day.

Like many working people all over the state, the firefighters expressed concerns about the raising of the retirement age for PERA workers, as well as the difficulties in getting much-needed grant money to purchase equipment and fund firefighting efforts.

With regard to raising the retirement age, we must find ways of balancing the budget that honor our existing contracts.  "Changing the retirement age for existing workers isn't fair to people," Bob points out. "It's changing the rules in the middle of the game, and that's not something we should be doing."

Friday, July 9, 2010

Bob Walsh at the Legislature

In addition to attending community events and listening to voters' concerns about state government, State Representative candidate Bob Walsh also regularly attends New Mexico House of Representatives committee meetings as part of his role as a citizen activist and future legislator.

A long-time leader in state election reform (Bob was a leader in making paper ballots mandatory), Bob attends meetings of the Voters & Elections Committee.  Concerned about how our tax dollars are spent (or misspent), he also attends meetings of the Revenue Stabilization & Tax Policy Committee, the Investments Oversight Committee and Government Restructuring Task Force.

"Most of these committee meetings are open to the public, both in person and on the web," Bob points out.  "I encourage all of us to attend the ones on issues we care about and to become active in shaping policy -- change happens most dramatically at the state and local levels!"

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Pancakes on the Fourth!

Bob Walsh celebrated the Fourth of July at Pancakes on the Plaza, our annual celebration of community and, of course, pancakes.

July 4th is a day to celebrate the founding of the great experiment we call America.  And while we have come far and have far to go to realize the vision of our Founding Fathers,  the diversity and celebration of our differences that Santa Fe strives for is a model for what our state and our country can be -- a place where all people, regardless of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation, can live and prosper without fear of persecution or government intrusion into their private lives.

So today, while we enjoy fireworks and BBQ, let's celebrate the City Different, the promise of America, and our ongoing national quest for a more perfect union!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Standing up for GBLT Rights

State Representative candidate Bob Walsh kicked off his weekend with a visit to the Santa Fe Gay Pride Festival at Railyard Park.

Bob Walsh's Campaign for Good Government focuses on the protection of civil liberties and rights for all people, regardless of their race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.  "We have to expand our definition of 'family values," Bob says.  "I will introduce or support any legislation that creates a broader definition of  'family' and supports full and equal rights for domestic partners."

Friday, June 25, 2010

Welcome to our Campaign for Good Government!

Welcome to the blog for Bob Walsh's Campaign for Good Government!

On this blog, you can follow along as Bob Walsh visits with members of our Santa Fe community, listening to their concerns and standing up for the three priorities of good government:  protecting human rights & the environment, abolishing corruption and spending our tax money wisely.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Here We Go!

The primary's over and the nominations are in.  Here's to the start of the general election season and the opportunity to elect leaders who stand for good government, civil rights, environmental protection and responsible spending!

"I encourage everyone to get involved in supporting the candidate of their choice," says Bob.  "Especially at the state and local level, where most of the policies that really affect our daily lives happens."