Wednesday, October 3, 2007

WE WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We got 49% of the vote, blowing all three other candidates out of the water, by over twice as many votes. Political pundints and jounalists who didn't think we could do it will have to seriously rethink their relevance and pulse of the community. We knew it all along, because we were out there talking to the community, something they should be doing more of.

We knew it already, but this huge victory proves that Republican's disguised as Democrats using dirty Karl Rove smear campaigns can't beat the People when we come together and say Ya Basta!

We are at a turning point in 'Burque. An era where people matter most, and profits the least has begun!

Check back for updates on what Rey and the community crew is up to now that we have taken a little bit of power back. There's no stopping us now.

Smile, We Won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

ELECTION DAY! Make Sure to Vote Today!

It's finally here! The polls will be opening in one hour, at 7am and will be open till 7pm. If you have questions about where your polling place is please call Campaign Manager Tomás Garduño at 301-6671

Smile, We Are Winning!

Monday, October 1, 2007

ABQ Tribune Endorses Rey!

Along with the Alibi and every progressive public official in New Mexico, the Tribune endorses Rey Garduño for City Council District 6.

9-29-07 Editorial: The Tribune recommends

The Tribune's endorsements in Tuesday's Albuquerque elections

The Tribune today is publishing all of its endorsements in Tuesday's Albuquerque municipal elections. We are endorsing in all City Council districts facing elections except District 8, where the candidate is unopposed.
City Council races

District 6 - Rey Garduño
In this race involving four good candidates, Garduño stands out as the one who most fiercely advocates for the expanses of District 6 that some consider disadvantaged. His positions in favor of smart growth and inner-city redevelopment will benefit other District 6 areas that are prospering more lately, such as Nob Hill - but he's clear about wanting to bring the kind of attention given to Nob Hill to other parts of the district.
Garduño has been living in and advocating for the district for 33 years. The longtime businessman, public information officer for Albuquerque Public Schools and recently retired University of New Mexico Hospital employee is unabashedly "progressive" - as is much of his district. His higher-profile work has included fighting for open and ethical elections, and a higher minimum wage in Albuquerque. But he has also been involved in community organizing around any number of issues in the Southeast Heights. He has received the blessing of by far the largest raft of progressive political figures.
Garduño's aggressiveness, compared with other candidates', on important issues such as restraining urban sprawl, is likely to cause some contention on the council and with the Mayor's Office. But there's no doubt Garduño cares deeply about his district and city.