VOTE ON HIGHER EDUCATION
There will be two Bond Issues on the November ballot, Bond B and Bond C. General Obligation Bond B will provide needed funding with NO TAX increase for Academic, Public, School, and Tribal libraries in New Mexico. Since 2002, New Mexico voters have passed statewide bond issues, helping libraries meet increasing demands for materials upgrades and internet services. NMSU-A’s Townsend Library has used these funds in the past to: replace aging VHS resources with DVDs, add nursing and history books, computers, bar code scanners, desktop document scanners for interlibrary loan services, CDs to support the Fine Arts program, and replace audiocassette books with books on CD. To learn details on how Bond B will aid New Mexico libraries, go to: bondsforlibraries.org .
Higher Education Bond C is a bond issue on the 2012 general election ballot that allocates money to improve the aging facilities of New Mexico colleges and universities, again with NO TAX increase. Many of our institutions of higher learning are in desperate need of repairs and renovations to continue to provide a higher standard of education. Many aging structures need to replace rapidly degrading roofs, heating and cooling systems, weak and worn electrical systems…the list goes on. Investing in our institutions of higher learning keeps our brightest students in New Mexico, creates a better workforce, and attracts better paying jobs, all of which positively affect our economy. Simply put, better education affects every single New Mexican. If Education Bond C passes, NMSU Alamogordo will receive $1,000,000 for sorely needed repairs and renovations. If Education Bond C passes, we dramatically improve the quality of life in New Mexico. For more information about this Bond issue, go to: educationbondc.com.
You don’t have to be in school or enrolled in a college or university to care about education. We all have a stake in these issues because New Mexico needs quality institutions and resources that provide education and training in up-to-date facilities. In turn, this attracts and keeps quality businesses and employees which offer high-paying jobs and careers to our residents. Everybody wins!
OCTOBER 9-NOVEMBER 2, 2012
OCTOBER 20-NOVEMBER 3, 2012
IN-PERSON (ELECTION DAY)
NOVEMBER 6, 7 A.M.-7 P.M