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

 

 

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

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!
 

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.

How Many More Buttons ’til Equality?

 

ERA: Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.

 

Women’s Equality Day Celebration & Rally for the Equal Rights Amendment

 

                   Sunday, August 25, 2013, 1-3 PM

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

 

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

 

Facebook.com/NmWomensEqualityDay       

Twitter: @NMWEday  

 feministcaucushsnm@hotmail.com

Carpool from Santa Fe: newmexdana@yahoo.com

 

 

 

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

 

WED Coalition: Feminist Caucus-Humanist Society of NM, Albuquerque Progressive Women, Progress Now NM, UNM Women’s Resource Center, Southwest Women’s Law Center, Freedom from Religion-Abq, Santa Fe NOW, Albuquerque NOW, League of Women Voters of Central NM, W.O.R.D., YWCA, NMRCRC and more.

International Human Rights Activists Meet with NOW Members

Saturday, May 18, 2013 — The Council on International Relations in Santa Fe arranged a meeting between Santa Fe NOW and a group of nine visiting Human Rights workers from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan. Dana, Janet and I (Janiece) only had one hour with these remarkable young people, but what an experience. Some, if not all, of these people live and work in dangerous conditions every day for the rights of women and all oppressed peoples in their country.

I spoke with Ms. Shazia Hina from Pakistan who said that she started her own agency, Pakistan Rural Development Program, but her family regularly asks her to quit as they fear for her life. Of her successes, she said she helped to get a school re-opened in a rural area where the building was being used as a barn for years by the landlord. As I understand it, the government stepped in to ensure the school opening. She said many things are changing for the better, albeit slowly.

I spoke with Jafrul Hasan Sharif from Bangladesh who works for the human rights of workers, such as those who were victims of the recent clothing factory building collapse. Most workers in the clothing factories are women who are often the sole support for their families, including parents, he told me.

For me, it was an emotional conversation with those around me, whose passion, kindness and compassion virtually radiated from their hearts. I feel both hopeful and hopeless after spending time with these remarkable people. But I am forever touched by the experience.

Take Action before May 9th for the ERA!

The Santa Fe NOW chapter endorses the ERA resolution to remove the ratification deadline.

We have started our campaign to get the 113th US Congress to agree to  endorse the 3-state strategy to ratify the ERA. Our first step is to ask our Delegation in Washington DC (Senators Udall and Heinrich and Representatives Lujan, Pearce and Lujan-Grisham)  to sign on as co-sponsors. Below is a simple and short script  with contact information  you may use to email, phone or fax them. This will take no more than 5 minutes. Please help us reach them before May 9 when the resolutions will be introduced in Congress. We'd like to have as many co-sponsors as possible sign on by that date.
___________________________________________________________
Take Action Now on the ERA 3-State Strategy
Sample script for telephone call/fax/email to your Congressional Delegation in Washington DC below. (Feel free to use your own words and personalize it by mentioning that you are a mother, working woman, student, etc. and/or member of the Santa Fe Chapter of the National Organization of Women. When you call, ask to speak with their Legislative Director. You may also leave the message on their voice mail.
 
US Representatives for NM:
Ben Ray Lujan (Andrew Jones, Legislative Director)  202-225-6190; fax 202-226-1528;  NM03BLIMA@mail.house.gov

Steve Pearce (Jessica Blake, Legislative Director)   202-225-2365; fax 202-225-9599; pearce.house.gov
Michelle Lujan-Grisham (Leticia Mederos, Legislative Director) 202-225-6316; fax 202-225-4975; lujangrisham.house.gov
 
This is (your name).  I live at (address or zip code) and am a constituent of Representative ____.
On May 9th, Representative Rob Andrews of New Jersey will introduce a resolution to remove the deadline for ratification of the ERA so that it will become part of our Constitution once 3 more states have ratified it. I'd like to urge the Congresswoman/man to sign on as a co-sponsor as soon as possible so that we can move forward to guarantee all women in this country equal protection under the law. Please convey this message to Representative_______. Thank you very much for your attention and support.
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US Senators for NM:
Tom Udall (Andrew Wallace,
Legislative Director) 202 224-6621; fax 202 228-3261; TomUdall@TomUdall.com
Martin Heinrich (Jude McCartin, Legislative Director) 202-224-5521; 202-228-2481; heinrich.senate.gov

This is (your name).  I live at (address or zip code) and am a constituent of Senator ____.
On May 9th, Senators Ben Cardin of Maryland and Mark Kirk of Illinois will introduce a bi-partisan resolution to remove the deadline for ratification of the ERA so that it will become part of our Constitution once 3 more states have ratified it. I'd like to urge the Congressman to sign on as a co-sponsor as soon as possible so that we can move forward to guarantee all women in this country equal protection under the law. Please convey this message to Senator_______. Thank you very much for your attention and support.

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Thank you for taking action!
For more information:
http://www.equalrightsamendment.org

Sylvia M. Ramos, M.D.
Chair, Feminist Caucus
Humanist Society of NM
ERA Action Network | Humanist Society of New Mexico   
505-401-0601

The Roe v. Wade Anniversary

The Roe v. Wade Anniversary was a success! Legislators from all over New Mexico lining up to speak, pledging that we will not go back to the dark days before Roe! Santa Fe's own Martha Burke, Mayor Coss, Coalition members. Men, women, and children — it was a sight to behold. Thank you everyone who participated and helped to plan this — Santa Fe NOW women (of course) and Coalition for Choice members. And, this wonderful event was followed by a Planned Parenthood-sponsored 40th birthday party for Roe v Wade.