I have to think that Sen. Dede Feldman is my favorite state legislator:
This week Iâ€™m asking everyone to contact the Governorâ€™s office by mail (Office of the Governor, 490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Room 400, Santa Fe, NM 87501) orÂ phone (505-476-2200) or via fax (ask for the number)Â with a request that he sign the bills that I was able to pass during the regular session, especially:
- SB 165 & 448: The Credit Security Freeze sponsored by Sen. Sharer and Sen. Feldman to allow consumers to protect themselves vs. identity theft
- SB 407:Â Mandate HPV Vaccine Insurance Coverage
- SB 428:Â Small Employer Health Coverage Wait PeriodÂ to allow small non-profits to join a state insurance program without a period of no insurance
- SB 486: Conservancy District Liability Immunity to enable Ditches with Trails and other trail projects along conservancy ditches
There are some great progressive bills in there. I wish the Credit Security Freeze were a bit toothier, but we need all the help we can get on that front, so, call and ask for a signature.
The HPV vaccine is another no brainer, if for no other reason:
Approximately 20 million people are currently infected with HPV. At least 50 percent of sexually active men and women acquire genital HPV infection at some point in their lives. By age 50, at least 80 percent of women will have acquired genital HPV infection. About 6.2 million Americans get a new genital HPV infection each year.
Anyway, you get the point. Sen. Feldman always does good work, and you should give Richardson a call and ask that he sign her bills.