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CNM EMPLOYEES UNION
Advocates for a Professional WorkPlace

Committee On Political Education

 

Day at the Legislature 2007

Meet at 8:30 a.m. to discuss issues.

10:30 Head for the Roundhouse to meet with legislators

 

 

 

 

Add your voice. Click here to see how you can help by contacting your elected representative about current issues of importance to working families.

 

 

TVI Governing Board Election February 6, 2007

 

COPE endorses Max Cisneros, District 6

 

TVI Governing Board Election February 1st, 2005

All four members of the TVI Governing Board who were re-elected on Feb. 1, 2005 were endorsed by the TVI Employees Federation COPE.  They are:

bulletDistrict 1:  Robert Matteucci
bulletDistrict 3:  Jeff Armijo
bulletDistrict 5:  Blair Kaufman
bulletDistrict 7:  Richard Barr

The COPE surveyed all candidates via questionnaires, interviewed all candidates seeking our endorsement, decided on endorsements, provided funds for endorsed candidates who wanted financial support, and provided volunteers to walk door-to-door and to telephone for selected candidates. Over the last 10 years we have been successful in helping to elect pro-employee, pro-student, and pro-education members of the Governing Board. All of these board members support our tenure rights and our right to collectively bargain. We welcome them back and look forward to a continued prosperous working relationship.  

Mark Rudd and Steve Cormier, TVI Employees COPE Co-Chairs

 

See 2007 Legislative Agenda at New Mexico Federation of Educational Employees website


COPE $1 checkoff         Contact your Legislator    

   By law, unions have a right to engage in political activity, including lobbying and elections. Unions accomplish these goals through political action committees referred to as "Committees on Political Education" (COPE). 
   The TVI Employees Federation COPE works to keep members informed about TVI Governing Board decisions and pertinent legislative issues.

   Our COPE group joins with other New Mexico Federation of Educational Employee COPEs, the County and State Central Labor Councils, and the national AFT to endorse federal and state candidates who are dedicated to the improvement of education and the rights of working people. 

   Most importantly, our federation's COPE endorsed and supported successful candidates in the Governing Board elections of 1995, 1997, 1999 and 2001. Our efforts have proven crucial in winning collective bargaining and improved working conditions and salary. 

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TVI Faculty members Mark Rudd and
Alan Pope prepare to get out the vote in the 2001 Governing Board Election.

Your regular COPE contribution through payroll deduction ensures our union's success.

By law, funds for the support of political campaigns cannot come from member dues. These funds are provided by voluntary member donations. It's easy to make your contribution to COPE with a $1 per paycheck payroll deduction. Complete this form to have a payroll deduction authorization form sent to you:

  Send me the $1. COPE checkoff form to sign!
Name:
Mailing address: 
Mailing address2:
City, State, Zip:
Department:  Phone:
Email:   

Or, print a checkoff form and send it in: CHECKOFF.pdf          Get Acrobat Reader

TVI Governing Board Elections,
COPE Endorsed Candidates: 
The Board consists of seven members elected by district for four year terms on alternate two years (after 1995) - District 1, 3, 5, & 7 in 1997, 2001, 2005.  District 2, 4, 6 in 1999, 2003, 2007.

1995:
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Ruth Connery, elected

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Pat Chapman, elected

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Mark J. Chavez

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Blair L. Kaufman, elected

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David Cargo, elected

1997: 
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Christine Trujillo

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Pauline Garcia, elected

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Blair L. Kaufman, elected

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David Cargo

1999:
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Ruth Connery, elected

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Carmie Lyn Toulouse, elected

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Penny Holbrook, elected

2001:
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Robert Matteucci, elected

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Charles Haycox, elected

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Blair L. Kaufman, elected

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Dick Barr, elected

THE PRESENT GOVERNING BOARD (4 members elected in 2003): 
Asterisk (*) indicates members endorsed by the TVIEF COPE

bulletDistrict 1: Robert Matteucci*
bulletDistrict 2: Janet Saiers
bulletDistrict 3: Jeff Armijo*
bulletDistrict 4: Carmie Lyn Toulouse*
bulletDistrict 5: Blair Kaufman*
bulletDistrict 6: Penelope Holbrook*
bulletDistrict 7: Richard Barr*

 

THE NEXT ELECTION:

The next election will take place in February, 2007. Please join ATVIEF COPE in finding and supporting good candidates. For more information contact Mark Rudd , or Steve Cormier.

See the questionnaire we've asked each candidate to respond to.

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