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BLM-20 Governors Black and Minority
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!  They’re lying and cheating, over and over.  They want attention - fight back constructively with gusto IN THIS SECTION BLM20 Governors: Black, Minority as well as Leftist or BLM enablers/supporters Comments Links     Articles     Governors General:  China-alleged or real complicity List of governor minorities  A Few Governors Highlighted:  Select few by State based on major 2020 BLM riots and possible conspiracy connections   Colorado     Polis - Democrat governor is gay -could be part of the LGBT/Leftist/Minority-BLM conspiracy against the USA? (Colorado Attorney General is Democrat Philip J. Weiser) Michigan     Whitmer - Democrat governor - Kidnapping attempt apparently thwarted Minnesota  Walz - Democrat governor; Peggy Flanaga n- Lt. Governor-Native American-pay attention to her leftist/minority    leanings and possible influence of the governor; (Add governor team to Black Police Chief in Minneapolis + Attorney General Ellis = surround sound?) New Mexico   Grisham - Democrat governor - Hispanic, one of three Hispanic governors in a row in the 2000s; Governor  Grisham+ NM Attorney General Hector Balderas Minority Power Movement signs = surround sound? Oregon:  Brown - Democrat governor - Portland officials l0w cooperation w/Trump/feds-to Burr & Wolf/from Rogers letter Governor released inmates from prisons      Bisexual Governor could be part of the LGBT/leftist.Minority-BLM? See also: BLM1-23 List of Topics (scroll down if links are not active) Notes Notes - Personal - Black Lives Matter   Black Lives Matter input from bulk of #1 News/#2 Personal Notes --------------------------------------------------------------------- COMMENTS: Dark Truths: The ugly, dangerous and treasonous facts behind various governors in our country The governors during BLM Riots 2020 are significant: pay attention to the players and what they have been doing.  Their responses to the riots and Black Lives Matter tell you who they are and what they are about.  Watch for calling cards, including the usage of certain kinds of words and lingo.   Some like Kate Brown have helped to block federal operations against the rioters in Portland.    There are some indications several governors, if not simply minority driven, could be leftists.  Pompeo and others have suggested a Chinese connection among some.   It is likely full investigations would reveal tyranny of levels worthy of removing the governors from office as well as more extensive legal responses. Others like Michelle Lujan Grisham, along with Attorney General Hector Balderas, have both shown a narrow minority bias in New Mexico which does not serve the greater American public in that state or the country as a whole.  New Mexico has become the bottom-of-the-barrel place for minority money grabs through lawsuits.  It is one minority-based Lawsuit after another by Navajos, Hispanics or other minorities in New Mexico.  [Minorities continue to pile it on across the nation, New Mexico among those hit the hardest-it’s one high ticket, big bucks lawsuit after another - they are collectively making billions].   Grisham’s attempt at dismissal of one of these lawsuits started during her predecessor’s term was denied, one over education:  https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/new-mexico/articles/2020-06-29/new-mexico-judge-hears- landmark-education-lawsuit Excerpt:  he lawsuit filed by Hispanic and Navajo plaintiffs successfully argued that the state failed most schoolchildren, especially English-language learners and Indigenous and low-income children. It was filed in 2017 when Republican Susana Martinez was governor. Grisham shows her true colors for a minority-centered position - she is not working for the broader American public inside or beyond New Mexico): NPR dot org [New Mexico] 2020/08/18  New Mexico governor on DNC Latinx voters and the coronavirus https://www.npr.org/2020/08/18/903616322/new-mexico-governor-on-dnc-latinx-voters-and-the-coronavirus Being gay or bisexual does not instantly make you anti-American, of course. Some of our absolutely most astute and loyal Americans are gay.  Some have been whistleblowers.  Some have come away from Middle Eastern and other battle zones wounded and politically awake, determined to help make the American system stronger and better. However, if a political tendency hooks up with a sexual proclivity, and if that political tendency is something like the old Vietnam Era Civil Rights/Leftist anti-American one, well then.  So we talk about that in this section on governors.  How many governors who are gay males, lesbian females or bisexual are also serving the leftist/minority anti-American position?  How many white LGBT are failing the broader American system because they are hooked up with pro-Minority Power groups bent on taking out the USA?  Governors have shown their teeth and true colors during BLM 2020, so do pay attention to who they are and from which states they “govern” (should we say rule like lords and ladies of the manor?) A watch for antics note has been applied to the Michigan section in which a white terrorist attack on the governor  occurred recently, because switching names and groups has been known to happen.  This does not in any way deny white supremacy tendencies; it is possible the group is who we are told it is and that they did what we are told they did.  But in the current political climate, we not only have a right to ask, we must ask, is the story as we are told, or is something else going on?  The governor could be under some kind of pressure to put out a false story and to use rhetoric against Trump’s rhetoric. Perhaps the governor is under the thumb of a still-ongoing abduction that is being made to look like a post-kidnapping message to the public.  Who knows? At first glance, Minnesota’s Governor Tim Walz looks white and “of the people and land” with what might possibly seem like mostly a rural farm and agriculture connection - like the old Midwest white conservative thing.  As you start reading the articles on him more carefully, this original idea quickly sluffs off to be replaced by “One Minnesota” and a tribal assistant governor who claims to have studied in “organizing” and even “trained Tim Walz.”  In other words, it is more of the leftist and Minority Power thing - and this is the background to the black police chief run operation during the whole Black Lives Matter related spur and riots.  Minnesota was ripe for a BLM-fed event.  This is yet another reason we can question the data and information we have been fed around Derek Chauvin and the black man George Floyd we are told he killed unfairly through a vice grip around his neck.  This is without question a potential or likely “surround sound” situation for white police officers in the state of Minnesota.  “One Minnesota” sounds like it might be a totalitarian utopian approach - that is, a communist or socialist state concept - not just an attempt to seek unity across diversity - red flags should be waved.  It also sounds very minority driven. LINKS (See more details in ARTICLES below) [Minnesota] https //www ag state mn us/Office/Communications/2019/12/04_JUUL.asp https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/09/politics/pompeo-clinton-emails/index.html [Oregon] https://theconversation.com/oregon-leads-the-way-with-nations-first-openly-bisexual-governor-37911 [General: China infiltration] https//www foxnews com/politics/pompeo-warns-governors-of-china-infiltration [Colorado] https://gazette.com/news/colorado-secretary-of-state-dismisses-complaint-over-jared-polis- investment/article_89adca78-d3e5-11e8-b14a-df94940271d5.html [General: 10 govs shaping] https //thehill com/homenews/state-watch/374776-10-governors-shaping-the-future-of- politics [General] https // www huffpost com/entry/every-us-governor-from-mo_b_7896858 [New Mexico] https //www krwg org/post/republican-party-new-mexico-announces-legal-action-against-governor [Minnesota] https://kstp.com/news/trump-one-on-one-president-says-denial-of-federal-aid-to-minnesota-might- be-punishment-for-minneapolis-/5830939/ [Minnesota] https://www.minnpost.com/state-government/2020/05/walz-mayors-blame-looting-violence-on- outsiders-urge-twin-cities-residents-to-observe-saturday-night-curfew/ [Minnesota]   https://mn.gov/governor/about/peggyflanagan/ https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/pompeo-being-investigated-for-potentially-breaking-the-law-with-rnc- speech/ar-BB1apq2b?ocid=uxbndlbing [Oregon] https://www.newsbreak.com/news/1547767830614/state-said-up-to-6000-oregon-inmates-would-face- release-to-allow-social-distancing-gov-kate-brown-said-no [New Mexico] https://www.npr.org/2020/08/18/903616322/new-mexico-governor-on-dnc-latinx-voters-and-the- coronavirus [Oregon] https://www.oregonlive.com/politics/2019/07/kate-brown-is-one-of-the-most-unpopular-governors-in- country-thanks-to-republicans-morning-consult-survey.html [Oregon] https://www.oregonlive.com/politics/2020/08/gov-kate-brown-to-consider-estimated-400-prisoners-for- early-release-due-to-coronavirus.html [Minnesota] https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/09/minnesota-nice-turns-nasty-410354 [General: China infiltration] https //pjmedia com/news-and-politics/megan-fox/2020/02/09/busted-mike-pompeo- says-he-has-list-of-american-governors-compromised-by-communist-china-n381385 [New Mexico] https //www santafenewmexican com/news/coronavirus/albuquerque-tea-party-president-sues- lujan-grisham-over-coronavirus-lockdown/article_9ee22126-6eaa-11ea-a75d- cbdefda582d7.html#:~:text=The%20president%20of%20the%20Albuquerque%20Tea%20Party%20filed,emergency% 20orders%20to%20prevent%20the%20spread%20of%20COVID-19. [Minnesota] https //www.twincities.com/2019/01/09/gov-tim-walz-one-minnesota-council-diversity-inclusion-equity/ [New Mexico] https //www usatoday com/story/news/politics/2018/02/14/transgender-woman-accuses-rep-michelle- lujan-grishmans-office-discrimination-after-she-fired-interns/338148002/ [New Mexico] https //www usnews.com/news/best-states/new-mexico/articles/2020-06-29/new-mexico-judge- hears-landmark-education-lawsuit [Oregon] https://www.wweek.com/news/state/2020/09/30/gov-kate-brown-joins-coalition-of-governors-demanding- president-trump-commit-to-peaceful-transfer-of-power/ https://en wikipedia org/wiki/List_of_minority_governors_and_lieutenant_governors_in_the_United_States ARTICLES Ag State Minnesota dot us https //www ag state mn us/Office/Communications/2019/12/04_JUUL.asp Ballotpedia 2020/08/12 https //news ballotpedia org/2020/08/12/new-mexico-supreme-court-rules-governor-lujan-grisham-may-fine- businesses-for-violating-public-health-orders/ Current Argus 2020/08/07 https://www.currentargus.com/story/news/local/2020/08/07/new-mexico-businesses-sue-state-over-covid-19- health-orders/3292114001/ The Conversation https //theconversation com/oregon-leads-the-way-with-nations-first-openly-bisexual-governor-37911 Fox News 2020/02/08   Pompeo warns governors of Chinese infiltration into US: 'It's happening in your state'.  By Nick Givas. https //www foxnews com/politics/pompeo-warns-governors-of-china-infiltration Gazette 2018/10/19 (updated 2020/06/17)   Colorado Secretary of State dismisses complaint over Jared Polis' investment.  By Joey Bunch https //gazette com/news/colorado-secretary-of-state-dismisses-complaint-over-jared-polis- investment/article_89adca78-d3e5-11e8-b14a-df94940271d5.html KRWG 2020/05/15   Republican Party of New Mexico Announces Legal Action Against The Governor [over COVID-19 restrictions on businesses] https //www krwg.org/post/republican-party-new-mexico-announces-legal-action-against-governor The Hill list of ten as of 2018 2018/02/21 10 governors shaping the future of politics.  Reid Wilson. https //thehill com/homenews/state-watch/374776-10-governors-shaping-the-future-of-politics Huffington Post List as of 2015 [General] 2015/07/29  Every U.S. Governor From Most Liberal to Most Conservative https://www huffpost com/entry/every-us-governor-from-mo_b_7896858 NPR dot org [New Mexico] 2020/08/18  New Mexico governor on DNC Latinx voters and the coronavirus https://www.npr.org/2020/08/18/903616322/new-mexico-governor-on-dnc-latinx-voters-and-the-coronavirus PJ Media 2020/02/09   BUSTED: Mike Pompeo Says He Has List of American Governors Named as 'Friendly' by Communist China.  By Megan Fox https //pjmedia com/news-and-politics/megan-fox/2020/02/09/busted-mike-pompeo-says-he-has-list-of-american- governors-compromised-by-communist-china-n381385 Twin Cities dot com 2019/01/09 https // wwwtwincities com/2019/01/09/gov-tim-walz-one-minnesota-council-diversity-inclusion-equity/ USA Today [New Mexico] 2018/02/14 https //www usatoday com/story/news/politics/2018/02/14/transgender-woman-accuses-rep-michelle-lujan- grishmans-office-discrimination-after-she-fired-interns/338148002/ US News 2020/06/29 https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/new-mexico/articles/2020-06-29/new-mexico-judge-hears-landmark- education-lawsuit Wikipedia List List of minority governors and lieutenant governors in the United States https //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_minority_governors_and_lieutenant_governors_in_the_United_States Willamette Week 2020/09/30 Gov. Kate Brown Joins Coalition of Governors Demanding President Trump Commit to Peaceful Transfer of Power. By Ariel McGee https://www.wweek.com/news/state/2020/09/30/gov-kate-brown-joins-coalition-of-governors-demanding- president-trump-commit-to-peaceful-transfer-of-power/ The governors adamantly dismissed rumors ignited last night by President Trump regarding mail-in voting. The coalition of 11 governors includes Brown, Jay Inslee (WA), Gavin Newsom (CA), Phil Murphy (NJ), Gretchen Whitmer (MI), Tony Evers (WI), Tim Walz (MN), Ralph Northam (VA), John Carney (DE), Steve Sisolak (NV) and Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM), who have responded to fears associated with vote-by-mail ballots. All are Democrats.  GOVERNORS GENERAL China complicity - alleged or real NOTE: Pompeo is under investigation 2020/10/26  MSN Pompeo being investigated for potentially breaking the law with RNC speech By Nicole Gaouette and Kylie Atwood, https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/pompeo-being-investigated-for-potentially-breaking-the-law-with-rnc- speech/ar-BB1apq2b?ocid=uxbndlbing PJ Media 2020/02/09   BUSTED: Mike Pompeo Says He Has List of American Governors Named as 'Friendly' by Communist China.  By Megan Fox https //pjmedia com/news-and-politics/megan-fox/2020/02/09/busted-mike-pompeo-says-he-has-list-of-american- governors-compromised-by-communist-china-n381385 Excerpt: In a shocking speech in front of the National Governors Association, Secretary Mike Pompeo revealed that he is in possession of a list of American governors who have been listed as “friendly” by Chinese Communist infiltrators…and then he dropped a huge bomb on the crowd. “These aren’t hypotheticals,” he continued. “Last year a Chinese government-backed think tank in Beijing produced a report that assessed all fifty of America’s governors on their attitudes toward China. They labeled each of you friendly, hardline, or ambiguous.” Pompeo continued, “I’ll let you decide where you think you belong, someone in China already has. Many of you, indeed, in that report, are referenced by name.”  Blog: Seems to be from blog for this article/website: “I don’t know about you, but I’d sure like to see that list. A quick perusal of the CPAFFC website identifies Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, a Republican, as a friendly governor to the association with photographs of her and the association’s  president.” https //pjmedia com/news-and-politics/megan-fox/2020/02/09/busted-mike-pompeo-says-he-has-list-of-american- governors-compromised-by-communist-china-n381385 More on Pompeo CNN 2020/10/9  Pompeo says he will release Clinton emails following Trump criticism Jennifer Hansler https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/09/politics/pompeo-clinton-emails/index.html LIST OF GOVERNORS-MINORITIES (Wikipedia) NOT COMPREHENSIVE With the exception of Douglas Wilder (1990s), the governors extracted from the broader list had terms ending in the 2000s. Virginia Douglas Wilder term ended 1994 (born 1931) African American     Democratic     Virginia      January 13, 1990     January 15, 1994 Hawaii Ben Cayetano governor term ended 2002 (born 1939) Filipino American     Democratic     Hawaii     December 2, 1994     December 2, 2002 Washington Gary Locke term ended 2005 Retired (born 1950) Chinese American      Democratic     Washington     January 15, 1997     January 12, 2005     Retired New Mexico Bill Richardson term ended 2011 (born 1947) Mexican American     Democratic     New Mexico      January 1, 2003      January 1, 2011 Massachusetts Deval Patrick term ended 2015 (born 1956) African American Democratic Massachusetts January 4, 2007 January 8, 2015 Retired Louisiana Bobby Jindal term ended 2016 (born 1971) Indian American Republican Louisiana January 14, 2008 January 11, 2016 New York David Paterson term ended 2010 (born 1954) African American Democratic New York March 17, 2008 December 31, 2010 Elevated to office from lieutenant governor. Retired New Mexico Susana Martinez term ended 2019 (born 1959) Mexican American     Republican     New Mexico     January 1, 2011 January 1, 2019 Nevada Brian Sandoval term ended 2019 (born 1963) Mexican American     Republican     Nevada     January 3, 2011      January 7, 2019 Term limited South Carolina Nikki Haley    2011 - 2017 (born 1972) Indian American      Republican      South Carolina January 12, 2011 January 24, 2017 Resigned to become to United States Ambassador to the United Nations Hawaii David Ige  2014-present [as of 2020/10] (born 1957) Okinawan American     Democratic     Hawaii     December 1, 2014     present New Hampshire Chris Sununu  2017-present [as of 2020/10] (born 1974) Salvadoran American     Republican     New Hampshire      January 5, 2017      present New Mexico (present as of 2020/10/24 internet extraction of list) Michelle Lujan Grisham 2019 - present (born 1959) Mexican American     Democratic     New Mexico     January 1, 2019     present Oklahoma Kevin Stitt  2019-present [as of 2020/10] (born 1972) Native American (Cherokee)      Republican       Oklahoma     January 14, 2019     present A FEW GOVERNORS HIGHLIGHTED Colorado Jared Schutz Polis Democrat Colorado governor during BLM Riots COVID-19 in 2020, in since 2019. Polis’ ObamaCare and Health insurance connection [Note from PF:  This should be a red flag to anyone who has noticed that Obama was trying to put medically related material into the hands of minorities (and LGBT supporters);  The health care connection should be thoroughly investigated among all the Minority Power/LGBT groups, as it is hooked up with the overall sinister system designed for takeover.  The complaint by the Republicans was dismissed shortly before Polis won the vote for governor in Colorado because they did not have enough ducks lined in a row, apparently.  However, this does not mean we need to ignore or forget what they were complaining about.  Not only Colorado should follow up with this; all astute and awake Americans should take this seriously. Gazette 2018/10/19 (updated 2020/06/17)   Colorado Secretary of State dismisses complaint over Jared Polis' investment.  By Joey Bunch https://gazette.com/news/colorado-secretary-of-state-dismisses-complaint-over-jared-polis- investment/article_89adca78-d3e5-11e8-b14a-df94940271d5.html Michigan Gretchen Whitmer Democrat governor kidnap thwarted by Feds Watch for Antics:  Switching has been known in other events in which Islamic or Minority Power Movement  extremists have attacked, but a conspiracy keeps the truth from getting out, and the surround sound of the groups “switches” the people, so as to make it look like so-called “white extremists” the guilty party - see for example Pamela Geller on this website in Alternative News. What looks like a white supremacy group - they are being referred to as terrorists - tried to kidnap Democrat governor in Michigan.  Trump blamed for not speaking out clearly enough against far right groups and for using rhetoric that incites groups like this https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/10/08/feds-thwart-militia-plot-kidnap- michigan-gov-gretchen-whitmer/5922301002/ Minnesota Tim Walz Democrat Governor, see article Willamette Week-2020/09/30 under Portland about list of governors Peggy Flanagan - Lt. Governor - pay attention to possible or likely leftist/Minority Power Movement leanings and any influence of Tim Walz - she looks like an “organizer” https //mn gov/governor/about/peggyflanagan/ Excerpt: She went on to work at Wellstone Action, the organization founded to carry on the work of the late Senator Paul Wellstone, for nearly a decade. As one of the original trainers of Wellstone Action’s signature program Camp Wellstone, she trained thousands of progressive activists, community organizers, elected  officials, and candidates – including Governor Walz. https //mn gov/governor/about/peggyflanagan/ Calling Card Lawsuits by Minnesota Governor Team and Minnesota Attorney General Ellis Style of Minority Power Movement Lawsuits Targeting Companies in the name of minorities being targeted - the Lawsuits make money for the MPM; New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas also has this same Calling Card Lawsuits in his portfolio - one against Walgreens, there have been others.  The lawsuits try to make it look like minorities are victims. Ag dot state State sues JUUL for deceptive marketing targeting youth AG Ellison announces lawsuit with Gov. Walz as Minnesota loses 10 years of progress in fighting youth tobacco use:  JUUL addicts youth by deceiving them about nicotine content, following Big Tobacco marketing playbook. https://www.ag.state.mn.us/Office/Communications/2019/12/04_JUUL.asp Governor alleges White supremacists indicated behind fostering unrest Minn Post dot com Walz, mayors blame looting, violence on ‘outsiders’; urge Twin Cities residents to observe Saturday night curfew.  Walz said he now believes that much of the violence is being fanned by well-organized groups trained in urban warfare, while his public safety commissioner says there’s evidence that right-wing extremists and white supremacists have organized efforts to foster unrest.  By Peter Callaghan and Walker  Orenstein https://www.minnpost.com/state-government/2020/05/walz-mayors-blame-looting-violence-on-outsiders- urge-twin-cities-residents-to-observe-saturday-night-curfew/ Trump declines aid to Minnesota KSTP 2020/08/24   Trump one-on-one: President says denial of federal aid to state might be 'punishment' for Minneapolis.  By Tom Hauser https://kstp.com/news/trump-one-on-one-president-says-denial-of-federal-aid-to-minnesota-might-be- punishment-for-minneapolis-/5830939/ Politico dot com 2020/09/09 Minnesota’s myth-making met stark reality. Where does Gov. Tim Walz go from here? Gov. Tim Walz on leading the state where George Floyd’s killing set off a national reckoning on race and systemic inequity. John F. Harris https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/09/minnesota-nice-turns-nasty-410354 Twin Cities dot com 2019/01/09 Gov. Tim Walz's first official action: creating a 'Diversity ...www.twincities.com › 2019/01/09 › gov-tim-walz-one-... https //www twincities com/2019/01/09/gov-tim-walz-one-minnesota-council-diversity-inclusion-equity/ New Mexico Michelle Lujan Grisham Democrat Governor “Others like Michelle Lujan Grisham, along with Attorney General Hector Balderas, have both shown a narrow minority bias in New Mexico which does not serve the greater American public in that state or the country as a whole.” --from Comments above Democrat Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.  Notice that Grisham was one of the coalition of governors (See Willamette Week in Portland Governors) causing Trump a problem; one of the issues is that Republicans very strongly do not trust the mail-in voting process. Notice that New Mexico has only had Hispanic governors Bill Richardson, Susana Martinez and Michelle Lujan Grisham  in the 2000s.  Governors New Mexico: 2003-2011 Bill Richardson (born 1947) Mexican American     Democratic     New Mexico      January 1, 2003      January 1, 2011 2011 - 2019 Susana Martinez term ended 2019 (born 1959) Mexican American     Republican     New Mexico     January 1, 2011 January 1, 2019 2019 - present [as of 2020/10] Michelle Lujan Grisham (born 1959) Mexican American     Democratic     New Mexico     January 1, 2019     present Articles COVID-19: Business Fines, Lawsuits Albuq. Jrnl Apodaca: Lujan Grisham should be investigated over alleged discrimination https //www abqjournal com/1108324/apodaca-lujan-grisham-should-be-investigated-over-alleged- discrimination.html Current Argus 2020/08/07  9 businesses suing the State of New Mexico for compensation amid COVID-19 health orders. By Adrian Hennen https://www.currentargus.com/story/news/local/2020/08/07/new-mexico-businesses-sue-state-over-covid-19- health-orders/3292114001/ News Ballotpedia 2020/08/12 https://news.ballotpedia.org/2020/08/12/new-mexico-supreme-court-rules-governor-lujan-grisham-may-fine- businesses-for-violating-public-health-orders/ KRWG 2020/05/15   Republican Party of New Mexico Announces Legal Action Against The Governor [over COVID-19 restrictions on businesses] https //www krwg.org/post/republican-party-new-mexico-announces-legal-action-against-governor Excerpt: Today RPNM announced that a team of attorneys has been assembled in preparation to file a lawsuit against Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. The specifics of this legal action will be made once the suit is filed. “We have heard from jobless workers and businesses across the state, and they are all saying the same thing –‘Without immediate relief, our livelihood will be lost for good’.'" said House Republican Leader Jim Townsend. “The outpouring of support to fund this legal effort has been overwhelming. The Governor’s orders have put our state in such a position that our only recourse now is legal action. Hundreds of  businesses across the state have already gone out of business. 210 restaurants have closed their doors for good - that represents over 4,500 employees who have lost their jobs." NPR dot org [New Mexico - Grisham shows her true colors for a minority-centered position - she is not working for the broader American public inside or beyond New Mexico] 2020/08/18  New Mexico governor on DNC Latinx voters and the coronavirus https://www.npr.org/2020/08/18/903616322/new-mexico-governor-on-dnc-latinx-voters-and-the-coronavirus NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham about her upcoming speech at the Democratic National Convention, the pitch to Latinx voters and the coronavirus in her state. I really appreciate this question because we've got active voter suppression that's now being led at the federal level in addition to, you know, generations - right? - of efforts to gerrymander and prevent communities of color and Hispanic and Latino communities from voting. So here's what we need. I think that the Biden/Harris campaign and the DNC - and I was pleased yesterday - need to do the following things. You have to remind people what's at stake. They're doing that. But they also have to motivate us about why we can make a difference.  When we talk about racial injustice, we have to make sure that you're talking about all communities of color. You want to talk about racial injustice, talk about - to the Hispanic communities in New Mexico and immigrant communities and Native American communities. So they've got to reach in to those voters and motivate them that this really is the only way we start tackling those as a nation - is if we get Biden and Harris into the White House….This makes a difference in my state for sure. You're going to fix the procurement code so that you highlight and make sure that communities of color and Hispanic small- owned businesses are going to get their fair share of federal contracts. That is a game-changer in a state that needs - and frankly, we have a lot of federal dollars flowing through here. But are they getting to women- owned in particular, Hispanic women-owned businesses? No, they're not. And if they're going to dedicate their efforts to doing that across federal government, that can make the difference between real equity in a business. And businesses with that kind of equity could have survived in COVID. https://www.npr.org/2020/08/18/903616322/new-mexico-governor-on-dnc-latinx-voters-and-the-coronavirus Santa Fe New Mexican https //www santafenewmexican com/news/coronavirus/albuquerque-tea-party-president-sues-lujan- grisham-over-coronavirus-lockdown/article_9ee22126-6eaa-11ea-a75d- cbdefda582d7.html#:~:text=The%20president%20of%20the%20Albuquerque%20Tea%20Party%20filed,emerg ency%20orders%20to%20prevent%20the%20spread%20of%20COVID-19. USA Today 2018/02/14  Transgender woman fired from internship accuses Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham's office of discrimination Michael Collins https //www usatoday com/story/news/politics/2018/02/14/transgender-woman-accuses-rep-michelle-lujan- grishmans-office-discrimination-after-she-fired-interns/338148002/ Oregon Kate Brown Democrat Governor - Why Portland is important:  Some of the most intense and long-winded riots happened there in connection with the George Floyd event in Minnesota.  Several months of ongoing riots.  Much damage to buildings, including particularly excessive graffiti.  Problems have often happened at night and around government buildings.  The governor has been particularly oppositional with Trump and attempts at federal assistance.  Here are some things to know about this governor: Republicans really dislike her - very low approval ratings; they tried to oust her in 2019-see Oregon Live-2019/07/15, mostly over climate change legislation-some Republican attorneys tried to sue her.  She is bisexual. Bisexual Governor Brown The Conversation 2015/03/02   Oregon leads the way with nations first openly bisexual governor https://theconversation.com/oregon-leads-the-way-with-nations-first-openly-bisexual-governor-37911 Releasing Prisoners in Oregon Newsbreak https://www.newsbreak.com/news/1547767830614/state-said-up-to-6000-oregon-inmates-would-face- release-to-allow-social-distancing-gov-kate-brown-said-no https://www.oregonlive.com/politics/2020/08/gov-kate-brown-to-consider-estimated-400-prisoners-for-early- release-due-to-coronavirus.html Portland Officials Lack of Cooperation Barr/Wolf Letter Republicans Homeland House dot gov dated 08/06/2020 https://republicans-homeland.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/mdr-t-wolf-barr-re-riots-8.6.20- signed1268.pdf Dear Attorney General Barr and Acting Secretary Wolf: For the past two months Portland, Oregon has experienced nightly violence from rioters who are targeting law enforcement and federal buildings, including the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse. As much of the violence occurred in the vicinity of the federal courthouse and damage to the facility was mounting, the Department of Homeland Security deployed additional personnel to bolster security to the courthouse and other federal buildings in the vicinity, which is consistent with the Department’s authority under 40 U.S.C. § 1315 and responsibilities prescribed by Congress. Rioters directly targeted law enforcement with violence, including improvised explosives, rocks, glass bottles, a sledgehammer, ball bearings and marbles launched from slingshots, and used lasers to temporarily, and potentially permanently, blind the eyes of officers. I support peaceful protests, but this is not that. It is my understanding that over 245 law enforcement officers have been injured, including several who have sustained serious injuries. Just as all use of force cases by federal officers are and should be reviewed, cases of violent attacks on law enforcement must also be investigated, and the perpetrators must be brought to justice. As former Vice President Joe Biden said, the “arsonists and anarchists should be prosecuted.” The United States has a long history of law enforcement agencies supporting each other. This is particularly true in the post 9/11 environment. Acting Secretary Wolf has been clear that prior to surging federal resources to Portland, DHS requested assistance and coordination with state and local officials and law enforcement to address the violent rioters. Those requests were denied.  Instead, Portland officials carried out a smear campaign against federal officials, dismissed calls to address the violence, and passed resolutions preventing local police from providing any assistance, coordination, or information with federal counterparts. This lack of cooperation made a difficult situation worse and may have further exposed federal personnel and facilities to violent attacks, putting politics over American lives. As of July 29, 2020, a joint security plan was reportedly finalized between DHS, the Department of Justice and the Oregon State Police, in which the state police agreed to deploy additional forces to Portland to assist with securing the area around the federal courthouse. Despite media reports that this action has ended the violent riots, it is my understanding that the violence has continued to occur around the federal courthouse, and federal officers have continued to be targeted with fireworks, lasers, and projectiles.  As your departments review the violent rioting that has occurred in Portland, I am requesting you conduct a joint investigation into the breakdown of cooperation, mutual assistance and information sharing by state and local law enforcement with their federal counterparts in Portland, Oregon between May 29, 2020 and July 29, 2020. Furthermore, I request that you provide to Congress a full assessment of the injuries to federal personnel caused by violent rioters while on duty in Portland during this same time period, as well as an accounting of the damage done to federal facilities. It is vital that a thorough investigation be conducted into the violent actors that have disrupted a peaceful protest movement, caused significant damage to a federal courthouse, and caused injury to hundreds of law enforcement officers. As part of this investigation, I urge you to ensure that all security footage be maintained and nightly reports on violent incidents and the use of force be collected. To the greatest extent possible, while not endangering law enforcement operations, it is important that information be shared with the public.  Thank you for your service and your continued commitment to carrying out the vital missions of your departments. I look forward to receiving a briefing on the results of your investigations into the violence in Portland and the problematic lack of state and local police support. Sincerely, Mike D. Rogers, Alabama Ranking Member From the point of view of someone not living in Oregon nor innately familiar with its politics and “players”, Willamette Weekly might have a bias toward the Democrat position; Oregon Live might either have a bias toward the conservative position, or is more objective in its reporting of both the Republican and Democrat issues. Oregon Live 2019/07/15  Oregon GOP launches effort to recall Democratic Gov. Kate Brown.  By Hillary Borrud https //www oregonlive com/news/2019/07/oregon-gop-launches-effort-to-recall-democratic-gov-kate- brown.html Excerpt:  The chairman of the Oregon Republican Party on Monday filed paperwork to launch a recall against Democratic Gov. Kate Brown, citing some of the laws Democrats passed in the 2019 legislative session. Willamette Week 2020/09/30 Gov. Kate Brown Joins Coalition of Governors Demanding President Trump Commit to Peaceful Transfer of Power. By Ariel McGee https://www.wweek.com/news/state/2020/09/30/gov-kate-brown-joins-coalition-of-governors- demanding-president-trump-commit-to-peaceful-transfer-of-power/ The governors adamantly dismissed rumors ignited last night by President Trump regarding mail-in voting. The coalition of 11 governors includes Brown, Jay Inslee (WA), Gavin Newsom (CA), Phil Murphy (NJ), Gretchen Whitmer (MI), Tony Evers (WI), Tim Walz (MN), Ralph Northam (VA), John Carney (DE), Steve Sisolak (NV) and Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM), who have responded to fears associated with vote-by- mail ballots. All are Democrats.  Updates 2020/10/26 more updates, Colorado governor added along with ObamaCare red flag; 2020/10/25 Select Governors section added; 2020/10/24 Page Started BLM20-Minority Governors, etc.
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