Spent last summer in ABQ hearing about how far Gavin Clarkson has fallen. It’s really sad.
Here is “Congressional candidate says bankruptcy is irrelevant” from the Santa Fe New Mexican from May 2018.
Here is “New Mexico candidate’s role in loan questioned” from the Santa Fe New Mexican from October 2018.
None of this is new, I suppose. We posted about much of it before. Clarkson was involved in a loan deal involving the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe that led to an OIG investigation and a Human Rights Watch report, details here. Here is the WaPo report on Clarkson’s resignation from Interior caused by his interference with the Lower Brule loan guarantee debacle. Another report from Indianz.
Quick update: Gavin’s name came up on my news feeds because he is suing New Mexico State for race discrimination, contract breach, etc. Here are the materials in Clarkson v. New Mexico Board of Regents (D.N.M.), which is still pending:
GOP precinct committeeman in Kansas says that “radical socialist kick boxing lesbian Indian will be sent packing back to the reservation”
The Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Bill has been introduced today in the House by Representative Sheila Jackson Lee.
Full text of bill available Final–VAWA 2018 copy
Press Release from Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee here
In addition, the National Indigenous Woman’s Resource Center (NIWRC) is leading a social media campaign to promote support for the reauthorization. Below is a sampling of the information from NIWRC.
NIWRC has developed a social media campaign. All of the insta/twitter/posters you need are attached to this email!!! Please post and tag @NIWRC
Additionally, there are some social media hashtags for today and going forward that you can use from the National movement: #VAWA4ALL and #VAWA2018. If you tag NIWRC, we will retweet/reinstagram/repost! Because this bill includes needed protections for Native women, NIWRC will also be using #TribalVAWA and #VAWA4Natives.
Sample TWEETS for Introduction of Bill:
A Braid of Safety for All! Protect Native Survivors…Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act @NIWRC @jacksonleeTX18 #VAWA4ALL #VAWA4Natives #TRIBALVAWA #VAWA18
Native Survivor’s Can’t Wait…Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act @RepHandle @NIWRC #VAWA4Natives #TRIBALVAWA #VAWA4ALL
We’re with @JacksonLeeTX18 to pass #VAWA4ALL because native survivors deserve justice! Please co-sponsor @RepHandle
Violence doesn’t discriminate and neither should our laws! Support #VAWA18 and ensure Native survivors of gender-based violence have access to justice on tribal lands! #VAWA4ALL
@RepHandle, violence against women happens in our community, too. Reauthorize #VAWA and support prevention and education programs that keep our jurisdiction safe!
The Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act of 2018, introduced by @JacksonLeeTX18 today, includes key enhancements for all survivors of domestic and sexual violence. @HouseDemocrats and @HouseGOP, let’s get this bill across the finish line! #VAWA18 #VAWA4ALL
The Violence Against Women Act has always been bipartisan. @Rephandle can we count on you to co-sponsor @JacksonLeeTX18 ‘Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act of 2018’ for a #VAWA4All survivors? #VAWA18
We’re with @JacksonLeeTX18 to pass #VAWA4ALL because communities need access to sexual assault prevention! @RepHandle, please co-sponsor #VAWA18
We’re with @JacksonLeeTX18 to pass #VAWA4ALL because survivors need housing protections! @RepHandle, please co-sponsor the “Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act of 2018’
Violence doesn’t discriminate and neither should our laws! Support #VAWA18 and ensure incarcerated survivors of gender-based violence have access to trauma-informed care! #VAWA4ALL
Support #VAWA18 and ensure survivors of domestic abuse access to safe housing! #VAWA4ALL
Reducing access to firearms saves women’s lives! Support #VAWA18 and help prevent firearm-involved intimate partner homicides #VAWA4ALL
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