Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Signature Phase of Nominating Petitions

Well, all of the City Council races are in the Nominating Petition Phase of the election.
In District 4, I need to turn in 2% of the registered voters signatures.

That equates to approximately 700 signatures, these must be accurate.
If there is no middle initial on your voter registration card, then your signature will not count if you put your initial on the nominating petition signature page.
Likewise, if you have a middle initial on your voter registration card, and you do not put it on the nominating petition signature page, then it will not be valid either.
Please be aware of that while you are signing, we want all of your signatures to count.
I'm happy that so many of you are supporting this effort to place my name on the ballot.

It's been in the high 90's and even 100 degrees while we are out gathering these signatures and I want to thank all of those, who have been so kind to invite us inside, offer us food, and give us water to stay hydrated.
The residents of District 4 are generous, kind, compassionate, and caring people, and I look to serve you well in the near future.

We are very close to our goal right now, and it's because of your continued desire to support me as I fill the requirements of being on the ballot.
Thank you so much.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Death of a Hero all around us

We all are touched by the loss of someone we know, or someone that we know - who knows someone that lost a loved one in this War.
This week we will say goodbye to another soldier, James Akin, from Albuquerque.
The photo below is of my boys, myself, the driver (also older brother of one rider) and the 3 young men, Richard, Sean and James, that are riding bicycles across America to raise funds for the education of the children, of Special Op's, soldiers killed in Iraq.
I had the pleasure of meeting with these fine young men, twice this week in our City and they are indeed wonderful.
Strong and brave not unlike those that are at installations throughout the world. They are making a difference as they take this trip, they touch people along the way, and in the long run, will have created the ability for the children of those that served and died for us, to go to college. I am thankful for their initiative and I hope that those who read this blog, will take the time to go to theirs as well.
Thank you,
Paulette de'Pascal

Monday, June 4, 2007

Qualified Candidate

Thank you all for supporting the Qualifying Contribution Signature process that enabled me to become eligible for Public Financing.
YES!!! A first in the history of Albuquerque. That's wonderful. That's huge. That's what our District 4 Voters did. WE Qualified. We did it!!! WE.

We can now work as a team toward a more open and ethical election system in our city.
The Campaign is focused on Nominating Petition Signatures that must be collected before the end of July and we need 2% of the Registered Voters in District 4 to sign.
We can do this. It's not hard, it's actually the hightlight of my day, to knock on a door and get to meet, face to face, someone that lives in our District - that I didn't know before, that becomes a part of the big family that we are becoming. It takes a village...remember that?

Once this is done it will complete the requirement to be placed on the ballot.
It is a wonderful thing to be given the privilege to represent you as your Candidate.

For those of you who are wishing to volunteer, we will do our best to co-ordinate our time with your valuable time, and maximize both.
As a reminder, the door for donations closed as of May 31, 2007. I can not accept any donations of money, or in-kind, as a Publicly Financed Candidate. Please feel free to continue to call and write me with your thoughts, I do welcome them, and will look for ways to assist you.
Until then, be well,