Antoinette Reyes

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Antoinette Reyes is a New Mexico activist.

Southern New Mexico New Progressives

Southern New Mexico New Progressives May 18 2019·

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Left to right: John Gilkison, from Electric Vehicle Organization of Southern New Mexico; Antoinette Reyes, Southern New Mexico New Progressives co-chair; Tim Curtin, secretary for the Green Party of New Mexico; Abraham Sanchez, organizer for CAFé; Jerry Morris, representing the Adelante Progressive Caucus; Mark Wood, representing Democratic Socialists of America; and Viann Beadle, representing Indivisible LAS CRUCES.

DSA personnel

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Dona Ana County Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), Public Facebook Group, accessed June 7, 2018;[1]

Admins and Moderators

New Admins had been added by September 7, 2018:

County commission run

A Doña Ana County educator, caretaker, student and mother with the "heart of an activist" is running for county commission.

Antoinette Reyes, who lives in San Miguel, announced her candidacy for the District 1 seat, currently held by Billy Garrett. Garrett is unable to seek a third consecutive term due to term limitations. He is running for lieutenant governor.

Reyes becomes the third Democrat to run for the seat, joining former County Clerk Lynn Ellins and community activist Orlando-Antonio Carrillo-Jimenez.

In her news release announcing her candidacy, Reyes said she is the eldest in a low-income family and has two children of her own. She said she understand the needs of families living paycheck-to-paycheck and is committed to improving the well-being of residents.

Reyes is a direct support care provider for individuals with developmental disabilities, and teaches kindergarten through college as a substitute teacher and as a private tutor. She received her bachelor's degree in anthropology with a supplementary major in sustainable development from New Mexico State University. She's working toward her master's in applied economics with a focus on the environment and natural resources.

Reyes said she's a former City of Las Cruces employee and helped garner a $10 million bond for energy-related projects, such as green retrofits, xeriscaping and solar installations.

Some of her proposals include getting the mobile library running again, improving the county’s energy efficiency, emphasizing the need for bilingual materials, addressing poverty and food insecurity, encouraging the county to buy local, and to diversify its banking choices. She said she's committed to improving roads, streetlights, rain drainage systems, expanding transit, and adding pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly public spaces. She also said she wants to introduce a Homeless Bill of Rights and add Wi-Fi, public computers and a printer to all county community centers.

On her website, she describes herself as having the "heart of an activist" who "always has and always will continue to to fight for a better tomorrow."[2]

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