Two Events: Oppose Increase in NM Women’s Prison Population! And Meet Piper Kerman: Author, Orange is the New Black

Oppose Increase in NM Women's Prison Population!

NEW MEXICO'S WOMEN'S PRISON POPULATION IS INCREASING MORE THAN ANY OTHER STATE! AND PRIVATE CORPORATIONS THAT OWN AND RUN THE PRISONS STAND TO GAIN FROM THE INCREASE. 

Please join Bette Fleishman (Exec. Director Women's Justice Project) and the New Mexico Women's Network for a critical audience-particpation and plan of action discussion.

DATE: Thursday, April 17, FREE EVENT, DONATIONS WELCOME
TIME: 6pm
PLACE: The Forum at Santa Fe University of Art & Design, 1600 St Michaels Drive, Santa Fe

Currently there is a request for proposal (RFP) out to increase the women’s prison by over 200 beds.  The RFP is due on April 30th – this is an URGENT action! This is occurring while the national prison population is decreasing.

New Mexico’s Women’s prison population is increasing…and projected to continue to increase.  We are opposed to such a significant increase in the women’s prison population. The reasons for the increase will be discussed and can all be remedied without building a larger prison. We look forward to sharing information about the current prison population – presenting an action plan to stop this expansion and discussion about strategies to reduce, not increase, the number of women incarcerated in New Mexico.

Please join us and spread the word!

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Orange is the New Black Author, Piper Kerman, Visits UNM for New Mexico Women’s Justice Project Fundraiser. 

Hosted by Bookworks in Partnership with UNM Women’s Resource Center 

DATE: Thursday, May 8

TIME: 7pm (doors open at 6pm)

PLACE: ALBUQUERQUE: Woodward Hall, University of New Mexico (UNM) Campus http://www.unmtickets.com/woodward-hall

Admission is a $5 minimum donation at the door for the New Mexico Women’s Justice Project. $20 priority seating and signing tickets are available in advance. More info: 505-344-8139 or events@bkwrks.com

About The New Mexico Women’s Justice Project:

NM Women's Justice Project is a non-profit organization that advocates for female prisoners around the state, including Grants, Santa Fe, Albuquerque and beyond. “We aim to achieve justice and fairness for New Mexico women, children, and their families impacted by the criminal justice delinquency, and abuse and neglect systems,” says Bette Fleishman, executive director of NMJP. “We pursue our mission by working in collaboration with other organizations—as we are with Bookworks and the Women’s Resource Center—to educate the public. Our audience is legislators, policy makers, and administers, and we provide program development, legal initiatives, technical assistance, and our participation in policy task forces, councils, committees, and other related forums. We are so happy to be partnering with these groups and with Ms. Kerman to get the word out about our work.”

About Piper Kerman:

Kerman herself knows first-hand about incarceration. When Piper Kerman was sent to prison for a ten-year-old crime, she barely resembled the reckless young woman she'd been when she committed the misdeeds that would eventually catch up with her. Happily ensconced in a New York City apartment, with a promising career and an attentive boyfriend, she was suddenly forced to reckon with the consequences of her very brief, very careless dalliance in the world of drug trafficking. Kerman spent thirteen months in prison, eleven of them at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, where she met a surprising and varied community of women living under exceptional circumstances. Her story offers a rare look into the lives of women in prison, and the best-selling paperback has become a popular TV series.

Kerman is now the vice president of a Washington, D.C.-based communications firm that works with foundations and nonprofits. A graduate of Smith College, she lives in Brooklyn. 

About UNM’s Women’s Resource Center:

The Women’s Resource Center advocates for women on campus and in the community in addressing issues of institutionalized sexism & racism, sexual harassment, and all other forms of discrimination in the classroom, on campus, and beyond.

 

 

 

 

 

URGENT: Special Offer $19.66, Online Only until Wed, Feb 12 for National NOW Conference in June in Albuquerque

2014 National NOW Conference "Faces of Feminism: Strength in Diversity"
June 27-29
Albuquerque Hyatt Regency

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We are offering you the chance to register for the Conference for a super-low rate of $19.66 (the year NOW was founded). That's a triple-digit savings (regular registration for members is $125)!

Please Join Us at the NOW Conference!

This is an opportunity for us to gather and tackle the critical issues on NOW's agenda and shape the future of women's rights.

Women's rights are under attack in state after state and it is more important than ever that we focus on building a women's movement from the strength of diversity and inclusion.

At the conference you'll learn about NOW's priority issues as well as build the skills necessary to change the world and fight for women's equality.

Register Today!

See you in Albuquerque!

2014 Legislative Session

Volunteer – Santa Fe NOW has a strong presence in the Roundhouse during the session. If you would like to join us to make our voices heard at the Roundhouse during the Legislative Session, January 22-February 20, 2014, please forward an email with your name and phone number to infolink@bestweb.net to sign on. We gather in the committee rooms where proposed bills are being introduced. We always need a show of support at various places and times. You must be flextible! It's like being on call!

Roe v. Wade at 41 Celebration

When: Monday, January 27, 2013, 1:30-3pm
Where: Santa Fe State Capitol (Roundhouse) Lobby

Contact: Janet Gotkin, infolink@bestweb.net or Dana Middleton, newmexdana@hotmail.com

Santa Fe NOW will proudly host a celebration in honor of  the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark decision legalizing abortion, to take place in the Roundhouse lobby, Monday, January 27, 1:30pm. Dana Middleton, Santa Fe chapter president, will be the MC. Progressive legislators and numerous public figures will speak at the ceremony.

Following NOW at 3pm will be Dr Sylvia Ramos, champion of the ERA.

Join us, and invite your friends to join us, too! See you there.

respectABQwomen Campaign

We WON! We kept abortion safe and legal!20131119_214418
Thank you, NOW volunteers!

Thanks to the effort and the many hours of dedicated volunteers who called voters in Albuquerque, canvassed in Albuquerque, carried campaign signs in front of  the Albuquerque polls, and drove voters to the Albuquerque polls, we did it! The final tally was 55% in our favor to 45%. A very respectable (pun intended) margin!

The respectABQwomen campaign was a group of women, families, and allied organizations dedicated to protecting a woman’s ability to make private medical decisions with her family and doctor.

Supporting organizations:

  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynocologists
  • League of Women Voters of New Mexico
  • New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
  • New Mexico Women’s Agenda
  • National Organization for Women (Santa Fe Chapter)
  • Planned Parenthood of New Mexico
  • The Southwest Women’s Law Center
  • Southwestern Women’s Options
  • Strong Families
  • Young Women United
 

And a huge THANK YOU to these organizations who rallied volunteers to help the campaign: Organizing for Action, Catholics for Choice, and the Feminist Majority!
 
 

Connie Bell Obituary


Connie was our recently elected Santa Fe NOW Secretary. She will be deeply missed by all our NM NOW members.
CONNIE L. BELL 56 years old, resident of Santa Fe, died on October 9, 2013. Connie was born October 4, 1957, in Phoenix, Arizona. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Joseph E. Chato, beloved children Daniel J. Baker of New York City, and Jessica M. Baker of Flagstaff, AZ. Connie is also survived by her father Max E. Bell of Sun City, AZ, sister Carolyn B. Patterson of Canton, GA, Gene Baker, father of her children Gene Baker and his wife Kim and their children Matt and Kristin, and numerous other loved ones. Connie was preceded in death by her mother Jimmie M. Bell, and grandparents James and Alice Moss and Rex and Beulah Bell. Connie attended Thunderbird High School in Phoenix, AZ and Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ before moving to San Francisco, CA to work at Peat Marwick and Mitchell. She returned to Phoenix in 1983 where she raised her two beloved children. After residing in Albuquerque, NM, Connie later moved to Santa Fe 1997 where she held various positions with the State of New Mexico, ultimately landing in the Children, Youth, and Families Department. In Santa Fe, she met Joseph Chato and the two married in 2013. Connie lived life to its fullest, and was devoted to her many passions, interests, and especially her friends and family. She loved to ski, particularly with her children, and enjoyed getting lost in a good book. She was also an active member of the Santa Fe Chapter National Organization of Women, working to ensure equal rights for all. Celebration of Connie's life will be held on Sunday, October 13 at 4 p.m. at Santa Fe Country Club, 4360 Country Club Rd, Santa Fe, NM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Fe, 730 Alto Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505)984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from Oct. 12 to Oct. 14, 2013

  • "My deepest sympathies! I had the pleasure of working with…"
    - Amber Espinosa-Trujillo

 

 

 

 

 

CONNIE L. BELL 56 years old, resident of Santa Fe, died on October 9, 2013. Connie was born October 4, 1957, in Phoenix, Arizona. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Joseph E. Chato, beloved children Daniel J. Baker of New York City, and Jessica M. Baker of Flagstaff, AZ. Connie is also survived by her father Max E. Bell of Sun City, AZ, sister Carolyn B. Patterson of Canton, GA, Gene Baker, father of her children Gene Baker and his wife Kim and their children Matt and Kristin, and numerous other loved ones. Connie was preceded in death by her mother Jimmie M. Bell, and grandparents James and Alice Moss and Rex and Beulah Bell. Connie attended Thunderbird High School in Phoenix, AZ and Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ before moving to San Francisco, CA to work at Peat Marwick and Mitchell. She returned to Phoenix in 1983 where she raised her two beloved children. After residing in Albuquerque, NM, Connie later moved to Santa Fe 1997 where she held various positions with the State of New Mexico, ultimately landing in the Children, Youth, and Families Department. In Santa Fe, she met Joseph Chato and the two married in 2013. Connie lived life to its fullest, and was devoted to her many passions, interests, and especially her friends and family. She loved to ski, particularly with her children, and enjoyed getting lost in a good book. She was also an active member of the Santa Fe Chapter National Organization of Women, working to ensure equal rights for all. Celebration of Connie's life will be held on Sunday, October 13 at 4 p.m. at Santa Fe Country Club, 4360 Country Club Rd, Santa Fe, NM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Fe, 730 Alto Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505)984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com

Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from Oct. 12 to Oct. 14, 2013

 

 

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  • "My deepest sympathies! I had the pleasure of working with…"
    - Amber Espinosa-Trujillo

 

 

 

 

 

CONNIE L. BELL 56 years old, resident of Santa Fe, died on October 9, 2013. Connie was born October 4, 1957, in Phoenix, Arizona. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Joseph E. Chato, beloved children Daniel J. Baker of New York City, and Jessica M. Baker of Flagstaff, AZ. Connie is also survived by her father Max E. Bell of Sun City, AZ, sister Carolyn B. Patterson of Canton, GA, Gene Baker, father of her children Gene Baker and his wife Kim and their children Matt and Kristin, and numerous other loved ones. Connie was preceded in death by her mother Jimmie M. Bell, and grandparents James and Alice Moss and Rex and Beulah Bell. Connie attended Thunderbird High School in Phoenix, AZ and Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ before moving to San Francisco, CA to work at Peat Marwick and Mitchell. She returned to Phoenix in 1983 where she raised her two beloved children. After residing in Albuquerque, NM, Connie later moved to Santa Fe 1997 where she held various positions with the State of New Mexico, ultimately landing in the Children, Youth, and Families Department. In Santa Fe, she met Joseph Chato and the two married in 2013. Connie lived life to its fullest, and was devoted to her many passions, interests, and especially her friends and family. She loved to ski, particularly with her children, and enjoyed getting lost in a good book. She was also an active member of the Santa Fe Chapter National Organization of Women, working to ensure equal rights for all. Celebration of Connie's life will be held on Sunday, October 13 at 4 p.m. at Santa Fe Country Club, 4360 Country Club Rd, Santa Fe, NM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Fe, 730 Alto Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505)984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com

Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from Oct. 12 to Oct. 14, 2013

 

 

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  • "My deepest sympathies! I had the pleasure of working with…"
    - Amber Espinosa-Trujillo

 

 

 

 

 

CONNIE L. BELL 56 years old, resident of Santa Fe, died on October 9, 2013. Connie was born October 4, 1957, in Phoenix, Arizona. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Joseph E. Chato, beloved children Daniel J. Baker of New York City, and Jessica M. Baker of Flagstaff, AZ. Connie is also survived by her father Max E. Bell of Sun City, AZ, sister Carolyn B. Patterson of Canton, GA, Gene Baker, father of her children Gene Baker and his wife Kim and their children Matt and Kristin, and numerous other loved ones. Connie was preceded in death by her mother Jimmie M. Bell, and grandparents James and Alice Moss and Rex and Beulah Bell. Connie attended Thunderbird High School in Phoenix, AZ and Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ before moving to San Francisco, CA to work at Peat Marwick and Mitchell. She returned to Phoenix in 1983 where she raised her two beloved children. After residing in Albuquerque, NM, Connie later moved to Santa Fe 1997 where she held various positions with the State of New Mexico, ultimately landing in the Children, Youth, and Families Department. In Santa Fe, she met Joseph Chato and the two married in 2013. Connie lived life to its fullest, and was devoted to her many passions, interests, and especially her friends and family. She loved to ski, particularly with her children, and enjoyed getting lost in a good book. She was also an active member of the Santa Fe Chapter National Organization of Women, working to ensure equal rights for all. Celebration of Connie's life will be held on Sunday, October 13 at 4 p.m. at Santa Fe Country Club, 4360 Country Club Rd, Santa Fe, NM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Fe, 730 Alto Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505)984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com

Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from Oct. 12 to Oct. 14, 2013

 

 

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  • "My deepest sympathies! I had the pleasure of working with…"
    - Amber Espinosa-Trujillo

 

 

 

 

 

CONNIE L. BELL 56 years old, resident of Santa Fe, died on October 9, 2013. Connie was born October 4, 1957, in Phoenix, Arizona. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Joseph E. Chato, beloved children Daniel J. Baker of New York City, and Jessica M. Baker of Flagstaff, AZ. Connie is also survived by her father Max E. Bell of Sun City, AZ, sister Carolyn B. Patterson of Canton, GA, Gene Baker, father of her children Gene Baker and his wife Kim and their children Matt and Kristin, and numerous other loved ones. Connie was preceded in death by her mother Jimmie M. Bell, and grandparents James and Alice Moss and Rex and Beulah Bell. Connie attended Thunderbird High School in Phoenix, AZ and Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ before moving to San Francisco, CA to work at Peat Marwick and Mitchell. She returned to Phoenix in 1983 where she raised her two beloved children. After residing in Albuquerque, NM, Connie later moved to Santa Fe 1997 where she held various positions with the State of New Mexico, ultimately landing in the Children, Youth, and Families Department. In Santa Fe, she met Joseph Chato and the two married in 2013. Connie lived life to its fullest, and was devoted to her many passions, interests, and especially her friends and family. She loved to ski, particularly with her children, and enjoyed getting lost in a good book. She was also an active member of the Santa Fe Chapter National Organization of Women, working to ensure equal rights for all. Celebration of Connie's life will be held on Sunday, October 13 at 4 p.m. at Santa Fe Country Club, 4360 Country Club Rd, Santa Fe, NM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Fe, 730 Alto Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505)984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com

Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from Oct. 12 to Oct. 14, 2013

 

 

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  • "My deepest sympathies! I had the pleasure of working with…"
    - Amber Espinosa-Trujillo

 

 

 

 

 

CONNIE L. BELL 56 years old, resident of Santa Fe, died on October 9, 2013. Connie was born October 4, 1957, in Phoenix, Arizona. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Joseph E. Chato, beloved children Daniel J. Baker of New York City, and Jessica M. Baker of Flagstaff, AZ. Connie is also survived by her father Max E. Bell of Sun City, AZ, sister Carolyn B. Patterson of Canton, GA, Gene Baker, father of her children Gene Baker and his wife Kim and their children Matt and Kristin, and numerous other loved ones. Connie was preceded in death by her mother Jimmie M. Bell, and grandparents James and Alice Moss and Rex and Beulah Bell. Connie attended Thunderbird High School in Phoenix, AZ and Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ before moving to San Francisco, CA to work at Peat Marwick and Mitchell. She returned to Phoenix in 1983 where she raised her two beloved children. After residing in Albuquerque, NM, Connie later moved to Santa Fe 1997 where she held various positions with the State of New Mexico, ultimately landing in the Children, Youth, and Families Department. In Santa Fe, she met Joseph Chato and the two married in 2013. Connie lived life to its fullest, and was devoted to her many passions, interests, and especially her friends and family. She loved to ski, particularly with her children, and enjoyed getting lost in a good book. She was also an active member of the Santa Fe Chapter National Organization of Women, working to ensure equal rights for all. Celebration of Connie's life will be held on Sunday, October 13 at 4 p.m. at Santa Fe Country Club, 4360 Country Club Rd, Santa Fe, NM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Fe, 730 Alto Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505)984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com

Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from Oct. 12 to Oct. 14, 2013

 

 

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  • "My deepest sympathies! I had the pleasure of working with…"
    - Amber Espinosa-Trujillo

 

 

 

 

 

CONNIE L. BELL 56 years old, resident of Santa Fe, died on October 9, 2013. Connie was born October 4, 1957, in Phoenix, Arizona. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Joseph E. Chato, beloved children Daniel J. Baker of New York City, and Jessica M. Baker of Flagstaff, AZ. Connie is also survived by her father Max E. Bell of Sun City, AZ, sister Carolyn B. Patterson of Canton, GA, Gene Baker, father of her children Gene Baker and his wife Kim and their children Matt and Kristin, and numerous other loved ones. Connie was preceded in death by her mother Jimmie M. Bell, and grandparents James and Alice Moss and Rex and Beulah Bell. Connie attended Thunderbird High School in Phoenix, AZ and Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ before moving to San Francisco, CA to work at Peat Marwick and Mitchell. She returned to Phoenix in 1983 where she raised her two beloved children. After residing in Albuquerque, NM, Connie later moved to Santa Fe 1997 where she held various positions with the State of New Mexico, ultimately landing in the Children, Youth, and Families Department. In Santa Fe, she met Joseph Chato and the two married in 2013. Connie lived life to its fullest, and was devoted to her many passions, interests, and especially her friends and family. She loved to ski, particularly with her children, and enjoyed getting lost in a good book. She was also an active member of the Santa Fe Chapter National Organization of Women, working to ensure equal rights for all. Celebration of Connie's life will be held on Sunday, October 13 at 4 p.m. at Santa Fe Country Club, 4360 Country Club Rd, Santa Fe, NM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Fe, 730 Alto Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505)984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com

Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from Oct. 12 to Oct. 14, 2013

 

 

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  • "My deepest sympathies! I had the pleasure of working with…"
    - Amber Espinosa-Trujillo

 

 

 

 

 

CONNIE L. BELL 56 years old, resident of Santa Fe, died on October 9, 2013. Connie was born October 4, 1957, in Phoenix, Arizona. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Joseph E. Chato, beloved children Daniel J. Baker of New York City, and Jessica M. Baker of Flagstaff, AZ. Connie is also survived by her father Max E. Bell of Sun City, AZ, sister Carolyn B. Patterson of Canton, GA, Gene Baker, father of her children Gene Baker and his wife Kim and their children Matt and Kristin, and numerous other loved ones. Connie was preceded in death by her mother Jimmie M. Bell, and grandparents James and Alice Moss and Rex and Beulah Bell. Connie attended Thunderbird High School in Phoenix, AZ and Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ before moving to San Francisco, CA to work at Peat Marwick and Mitchell. She returned to Phoenix in 1983 where she raised her two beloved children. After residing in Albuquerque, NM, Connie later moved to Santa Fe 1997 where she held various positions with the State of New Mexico, ultimately landing in the Children, Youth, and Families Department. In Santa Fe, she met Joseph Chato and the two married in 2013. Connie lived life to its fullest, and was devoted to her many passions, interests, and especially her friends and family. She loved to ski, particularly with her children, and enjoyed getting lost in a good book. She was also an active member of the Santa Fe Chapter National Organization of Women, working to ensure equal rights for all. Celebration of Connie's life will be held on Sunday, October 13 at 4 p.m. at Santa Fe Country Club, 4360 Country Club Rd, Santa Fe, NM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Fe, 730 Alto Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505)984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com

Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from Oct. 12 to Oct. 14, 2013

 

 

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  • "My deepest sympathies! I had the pleasure of working with…"
    - Amber Espinosa-Trujillo

 

 

 

 

 

CONNIE L. BELL 56 years old, resident of Santa Fe, died on October 9, 2013. Connie was born October 4, 1957, in Phoenix, Arizona. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Joseph E. Chato, beloved children Daniel J. Baker of New York City, and Jessica M. Baker of Flagstaff, AZ. Connie is also survived by her father Max E. Bell of Sun City, AZ, sister Carolyn B. Patterson of Canton, GA, Gene Baker, father of her children Gene Baker and his wife Kim and their children Matt and Kristin, and numerous other loved ones. Connie was preceded in death by her mother Jimmie M. Bell, and grandparents James and Alice Moss and Rex and Beulah Bell. Connie attended Thunderbird High School in Phoenix, AZ and Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ before moving to San Francisco, CA to work at Peat Marwick and Mitchell. She returned to Phoenix in 1983 where she raised her two beloved children. After residing in Albuquerque, NM, Connie later moved to Santa Fe 1997 where she held various positions with the State of New Mexico, ultimately landing in the Children, Youth, and Families Department. In Santa Fe, she met Joseph Chato and the two married in 2013. Connie lived life to its fullest, and was devoted to her many passions, interests, and especially her friends and family. She loved to ski, particularly with her children, and enjoyed getting lost in a good book. She was also an active member of the Santa Fe Chapter National Organization of Women, working to ensure equal rights for all. Celebration of Connie's life will be held on Sunday, October 13 at 4 p.m. at Santa Fe Country Club, 4360 Country Club Rd, Santa Fe, NM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Fe, 730 Alto Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505)984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com

Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from Oct. 12 to Oct. 14, 2013

 

 

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  • "My deepest sympathies! I had the pleasure of working with…"
    - Amber Espinosa-Trujillo

 

 

 

 

 

CONNIE L. BELL 56 years old, resident of Santa Fe, died on October 9, 2013. Connie was born October 4, 1957, in Phoenix, Arizona. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Joseph E. Chato, beloved children Daniel J. Baker of New York City, and Jessica M. Baker of Flagstaff, AZ. Connie is also survived by her father Max E. Bell of Sun City, AZ, sister Carolyn B. Patterson of Canton, GA, Gene Baker, father of her children Gene Baker and his wife Kim and their children Matt and Kristin, and numerous other loved ones. Connie was preceded in death by her mother Jimmie M. Bell, and grandparents James and Alice Moss and Rex and Beulah Bell. Connie attended Thunderbird High School in Phoenix, AZ and Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ before moving to San Francisco, CA to work at Peat Marwick and Mitchell. She returned to Phoenix in 1983 where she raised her two beloved children. After residing in Albuquerque, NM, Connie later moved to Santa Fe 1997 where she held various positions with the State of New Mexico, ultimately landing in the Children, Youth, and Families Department. In Santa Fe, she met Joseph Chato and the two married in 2013. Connie lived life to its fullest, and was devoted to her many passions, interests, and especially her friends and family. She loved to ski, particularly with her children, and enjoyed getting lost in a good book. She was also an active member of the Santa Fe Chapter National Organization of Women, working to ensure equal rights for all. Celebration of Connie's life will be held on Sunday, October 13 at 4 p.m. at Santa Fe Country Club, 4360 Country Club Rd, Santa Fe, NM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Fe, 730 Alto Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505)984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com

Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from Oct. 12 to Oct. 14, 2013

 

 

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  • "My deepest sympathies! I had the pleasure of working with…"
    - Amber Espinosa-Trujillo

 

 

 

 

 

CONNIE L. BELL 56 years old, resident of Santa Fe, died on October 9, 2013. Connie was born October 4, 1957, in Phoenix, Arizona. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Joseph E. Chato, beloved children Daniel J. Baker of New York City, and Jessica M. Baker of Flagstaff, AZ. Connie is also survived by her father Max E. Bell of Sun City, AZ, sister Carolyn B. Patterson of Canton, GA, Gene Baker, father of her children Gene Baker and his wife Kim and their children Matt and Kristin, and numerous other loved ones. Connie was preceded in death by her mother Jimmie M. Bell, and grandparents James and Alice Moss and Rex and Beulah Bell. Connie attended Thunderbird High School in Phoenix, AZ and Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ before moving to San Francisco, CA to work at Peat Marwick and Mitchell. She returned to Phoenix in 1983 where she raised her two beloved children. After residing in Albuquerque, NM, Connie later moved to Santa Fe 1997 where she held various positions with the State of New Mexico, ultimately landing in the Children, Youth, and Families Department. In Santa Fe, she met Joseph Chato and the two married in 2013. Connie lived life to its fullest, and was devoted to her many passions, interests, and especially her friends and family. She loved to ski, particularly with her children, and enjoyed getting lost in a good book. She was also an active member of the Santa Fe Chapter National Organization of Women, working to ensure equal rights for all. Celebration of Connie's life will be held on Sunday, October 13 at 4 p.m. at Santa Fe Country Club, 4360 Country Club Rd, Santa Fe, NM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Fe, 730 Alto Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505)984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com

Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from Oct. 12 to Oct. 14, 2013

 

 

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  • "My deepest sympathies! I had the pleasure of working with…"
    - Amber Espinosa-Trujillo

 

 

 

 

 

CONNIE L. BELL 56 years old, resident of Santa Fe, died on October 9, 2013. Connie was born October 4, 1957, in Phoenix, Arizona. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Joseph E. Chato, beloved children Daniel J. Baker of New York City, and Jessica M. Baker of Flagstaff, AZ. Connie is also survived by her father Max E. Bell of Sun City, AZ, sister Carolyn B. Patterson of Canton, GA, Gene Baker, father of her children Gene Baker and his wife Kim and their children Matt and Kristin, and numerous other loved ones. Connie was preceded in death by her mother Jimmie M. Bell, and grandparents James and Alice Moss and Rex and Beulah Bell. Connie attended Thunderbird High School in Phoenix, AZ and Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ before moving to San Francisco, CA to work at Peat Marwick and Mitchell. She returned to Phoenix in 1983 where she raised her two beloved children. After residing in Albuquerque, NM, Connie later moved to Santa Fe 1997 where she held various positions with the State of New Mexico, ultimately landing in the Children, Youth, and Families Department. In Santa Fe, she met Joseph Chato and the two married in 2013. Connie lived life to its fullest, and was devoted to her many passions, interests, and especially her friends and family. She loved to ski, particularly with her children, and enjoyed getting lost in a good book. She was also an active member of the Santa Fe Chapter National Organization of Women, working to ensure equal rights for all. Celebration of Connie's life will be held on Sunday, October 13 at 4 p.m. at Santa Fe Country Club, 4360 Country Club Rd, Santa Fe, NM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Fe, 730 Alto Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505)984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com

Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from Oct. 12 to Oct. 14, 2013

 

 

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  • "My deepest sympathies! I had the pleasure of working with…"
    - Amber Espinosa-Trujillo

 

 

 

 

 

CONNIE L. BELL 56 years old, resident of Santa Fe, died on October 9, 2013. Connie was born October 4, 1957, in Phoenix, Arizona. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Joseph E. Chato, beloved children Daniel J. Baker of New York City, and Jessica M. Baker of Flagstaff, AZ. Connie is also survived by her father Max E. Bell of Sun City, AZ, sister Carolyn B. Patterson of Canton, GA, Gene Baker, father of her children Gene Baker and his wife Kim and their children Matt and Kristin, and numerous other loved ones. Connie was preceded in death by her mother Jimmie M. Bell, and grandparents James and Alice Moss and Rex and Beulah Bell. Connie attended Thunderbird High School in Phoenix, AZ and Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ before moving to San Francisco, CA to work at Peat Marwick and Mitchell. She returned to Phoenix in 1983 where she raised her two beloved children. After residing in Albuquerque, NM, Connie later moved to Santa Fe 1997 where she held various positions with the State of New Mexico, ultimately landing in the Children, Youth, and Families Department. In Santa Fe, she met Joseph Chato and the two married in 2013. Connie lived life to its fullest, and was devoted to her many passions, interests, and especially her friends and family. She loved to ski, particularly with her children, and enjoyed getting lost in a good book. She was also an active member of the Santa Fe Chapter National Organization of Women, working to ensure equal rights for all. Celebration of Connie's life will be held on Sunday, October 13 at 4 p.m. at Santa Fe Country Club, 4360 Country Club Rd, Santa Fe, NM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Fe, 730 Alto Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505)984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com

Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from Oct. 12 to Oct. 14, 2013

 

 

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  • "My deepest sympathies! I had the pleasure of working with…"
    - Amber Espinosa-Trujillo

 

 

 

 

 

CONNIE L. BELL 56 years old, resident of Santa Fe, died on October 9, 2013. Connie was born October 4, 1957, in Phoenix, Arizona. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Joseph E. Chato, beloved children Daniel J. Baker of New York City, and Jessica M. Baker of Flagstaff, AZ. Connie is also survived by her father Max E. Bell of Sun City, AZ, sister Carolyn B. Patterson of Canton, GA, Gene Baker, father of her children Gene Baker and his wife Kim and their children Matt and Kristin, and numerous other loved ones. Connie was preceded in death by her mother Jimmie M. Bell, and grandparents James and Alice Moss and Rex and Beulah Bell. Connie attended Thunderbird High School in Phoenix, AZ and Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ before moving to San Francisco, CA to work at Peat Marwick and Mitchell. She returned to Phoenix in 1983 where she raised her two beloved children. After residing in Albuquerque, NM, Connie later moved to Santa Fe 1997 where she held various positions with the State of New Mexico, ultimately landing in the Children, Youth, and Families Department. In Santa Fe, she met Joseph Chato and the two married in 2013. Connie lived life to its fullest, and was devoted to her many passions, interests, and especially her friends and family. She loved to ski, particularly with her children, and enjoyed getting lost in a good book. She was also an active member of the Santa Fe Chapter National Organization of Women, working to ensure equal rights for all. Celebration of Connie's life will be held on Sunday, October 13 at 4 p.m. at Santa Fe Country Club, 4360 Country Club Rd, Santa Fe, NM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Fe, 730 Alto Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505)984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com

Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from Oct. 12 to Oct. 14, 2013

 

 

- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/santafenewmexican/obituary.aspx?n=connie-l-bell&pid=167490681&fhid=7148#sthash.Y1h2KlhH.dpuf

  • "My deepest sympathies! I had the pleasure of working with…"
    - Amber Espinosa-Trujillo

 

 

 

 

 

CONNIE L. BELL 56 years old, resident of Santa Fe, died on October 9, 2013. Connie was born October 4, 1957, in Phoenix, Arizona. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Joseph E. Chato, beloved children Daniel J. Baker of New York City, and Jessica M. Baker of Flagstaff, AZ. Connie is also survived by her father Max E. Bell of Sun City, AZ, sister Carolyn B. Patterson of Canton, GA, Gene Baker, father of her children Gene Baker and his wife Kim and their children Matt and Kristin, and numerous other loved ones. Connie was preceded in death by her mother Jimmie M. Bell, and grandparents James and Alice Moss and Rex and Beulah Bell. Connie attended Thunderbird High School in Phoenix, AZ and Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ before moving to San Francisco, CA to work at Peat Marwick and Mitchell. She returned to Phoenix in 1983 where she raised her two beloved children. After residing in Albuquerque, NM, Connie later moved to Santa Fe 1997 where she held various positions with the State of New Mexico, ultimately landing in the Children, Youth, and Families Department. In Santa Fe, she met Joseph Chato and the two married in 2013. Connie lived life to its fullest, and was devoted to her many passions, interests, and especially her friends and family. She loved to ski, particularly with her children, and enjoyed getting lost in a good book. She was also an active member of the Santa Fe Chapter National Organization of Women, working to ensure equal rights for all. Celebration of Connie's life will be held on Sunday, October 13 at 4 p.m. at Santa Fe Country Club, 4360 Country Club Rd, Santa Fe, NM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Fe, 730 Alto Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505)984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com

Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from Oct. 12 to Oct. 14, 2013

 

 

- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/santafenewmexican/obituary.aspx?n=connie-l-bell&pid=167490681&fhid=7148#sthash.Y1h2KlhH.dpuf

 

  • "My deepest sympathies! I had the pleasure of working with…"
    - Amber Espinosa-Trujillo

 

 

 

 

 

CONNIE L. BELL 56 years old, resident of Santa Fe, died on October 9, 2013. Connie was born October 4, 1957, in Phoenix, Arizona. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Joseph E. Chato, beloved children Daniel J. Baker of New York City, and Jessica M. Baker of Flagstaff, AZ. Connie is also survived by her father Max E. Bell of Sun City, AZ, sister Carolyn B. Patterson of Canton, GA, Gene Baker, father of her children Gene Baker and his wife Kim and their children Matt and Kristin, and numerous other loved ones. Connie was preceded in death by her mother Jimmie M. Bell, and grandparents James and Alice Moss and Rex and Beulah Bell. Connie attended Thunderbird High School in Phoenix, AZ and Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ before moving to San Francisco, CA to work at Peat Marwick and Mitchell. She returned to Phoenix in 1983 where she raised her two beloved children. After residing in Albuquerque, NM, Connie later moved to Santa Fe 1997 where she held various positions with the State of New Mexico, ultimately landing in the Children, Youth, and Families Department. In Santa Fe, she met Joseph Chato and the two married in 2013. Connie lived life to its fullest, and was devoted to her many passions, interests, and especially her friends and family. She loved to ski, particularly with her children, and enjoyed getting lost in a good book. She was also an active member of the Santa Fe Chapter National Organization of Women, working to ensure equal rights for all. Celebration of Connie's life will be held on Sunday, October 13 at 4 p.m. at Santa Fe Country Club, 4360 Country Club Rd, Santa Fe, NM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Fe, 730 Alto Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505)984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com

Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from Oct. 12 to Oct. 14, 2013

 

 

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Women’s Equality Day Celebration & ERA Rally: ABQ, Sunday, Aug 25,1-3

Tiguex Park in Old Town, Mountain Road & 19th St NW, Albuquerque

 

Celebrate the day when women's right to vote was guaranteed by the 19th Amendment.

Rally in support of ratification of the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment).

Lots of Volunteers Needed, please contact:

 

Feminist Caucus New Mexico     505-401-0601

feministcaucushsnm@hotmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/NmWomensEqualityDay

Photo: Marijke’s ERA Buttons by: B J McGuire MD

NOW Regional Meeting: September 20-22

To All Members of NOW in New Mexico.
Save These Dates for NOW’s Regional Meeting:
September 20-22, 2013 in Albuquerque.

Friday evening, September 20th – Santa Fe NOW and New Mexico NOW bi-annual Business Meeting to elect new officers and approve updated bylaws.
September 21-22nd – Regional NOW meeting with representatives from New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, and Kansas.  Learn what other chapters are doing to further NOW’s mission and address critical issues for our state and region.  Meet activists from other states. 
Registration:  $25 in advance; $30 on site (includes box lunch on Saturday). To register now, please email us at nowsantafenm@gmail.com to let us know you’re coming and send a check made out to “Santa Fe NOW” to Janet Gotkin, 2600 W. Zia Road, E5, Santa Fe NM 87505. You will be able to register online through our website soon, but we’re still working out the glitches.
Place:  Hotel Blue in Albuquerque.  Reserve through the website for a low rate: $79 double room with two queen beds; $89 with king bed.  Includes full breakfast.  Hotel Blue: www.thehotelblue.com or 1-877-878-4868.  The Hotel offers a free shuttle from the Albuquerque airport.
A copy of the updated Santa Fe NOW and New Mexico NOW chapter bylaws, a list of candidates for Board positions, and an updated Agenda will follow in early September.

IMPORTANT

Please let us know if you’re planning to attend. RSVP to nowsantafenm@gmail.com and let us know your preference for lunch – chicken, tuna, or vegetarian.  Check out NOW’s website for updated information:  www.nowsanta.org Join Santa Fe NOW’s Facebook group for more information. See  you there!
 

Press Conference for “Respect ABQ Women” Campaign

As reported by KOB Channel 4

It was a full house today, August 1, for the kick-off press conference for the campaign, "Respect ABQ Women." Watch the video!

JOIN US THIS THURSDAY, AUG 1st TO KICK OFF OUR CAMPAIGN TO DEFEAT THE ABQ BALLOT INITIATIVE THAT BANS ACCESS TO ABORTION IN NEW MEXICO.

RESPECT ABQ WOMEN!
OPPOSE ANY BALLOT INITIATIVE THAT RESTRICTS A WOMAN'S ACCESS TO ABORTION!

Thursday, Aug 1, 2013, 11am
La Mesa Presbyterian Church
7401 Copper NE,  Albuquerque

11:00 PRESS CONFERENCE
11:30 to 1:00: Update audience on the Respect ABQ Women campaign to defeat the ballot initiative, including opportunities for people to volunteer in these efforts.