Albuquerque Press Women to Hear About Impeachment and the Constitution

Peter Kierst

Albuquerque Press Women and Friends will host University of New Mexico Lecturer Peter Kierst on Monday, February 10 at 11:30 a.m. at Mimi’s Restaurant 4316 The 25 Way to discuss President Trump’s Impeachment Trial and the Constitution.

We are living in a complex time when it is hard to unravel just how the three branches of government are supposed to work with each other. President Donald Trump is on trial for abuse of power and obstruction of congress. Is this how the framers of the constitution pictured the process of impeachment?

Kierst has taught courses on the “Powers of the Presidency” at the UNM Department of Political Science and has researched how recent court rulings have affected the flow of money in American politics.

Please join us for an interesting conversation on constitutional politics and democracy. Anyone is welcome at meetings of APWF. We order from the menu at Mimi’s and non-members are charged an additional $5. Albuquerque Press Women and Friends consists of people working in the communications field.

Santa Fe New Mexican Reporter Steve Terrell Reflects on a Career

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Steve Terrell

Journalist Steve Terrell has just retired from forty years of reporting in Santa Fe, most of it at the Santa Fe New Mexican. He calls himself a full-fledged Rock ‘n’ Roll retiree and he will be speaking to Albuquerque Press Women and Friends as a kick-off to a new year. Join us at 11:30 a.m. on January 13 at Mimi’s Restaurant (4316 The 25 Way NE). During his long career Terrell covered Santa Fe City Hall, and the New Mexico Legislature, along with the local music scene. In this quote from a farewell interview with the New Mexican he said. “I loved getting involved in the stories,” he continued. “I loved covering City Hall, the crime beat, the political beat. I like seeing the sausage get made.”

Terrell is retired, but he still handles his Sunday night radio show on KSFR “Terrell’s Sound World.” He still does his monthly podcast “The Big Enchilada” a part of Radio Mutation Rock ‘n’ Roll Network And he still maintains his bigenchiladapodcast.com website.

APWF Press Women and Friends meet monthly on the second Monday of the month. Anyone is welcome at meetings, but non-members will be charged an additional $5. Attendees order individual meals directly from the menu. APWF focuses on a wide variety of communication opportunities and welcomes everyone working in the field.

NM Secretary of State to address Albuquerque Press Women and Friends

photo of Maggie Toulouse Oliver

Maggie Toulouse Oliver

New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver will speak to Albuquerque Press Women and Friends at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, December 9 at Mimi’s Restaurant (4316 The 25 Way). Toulouse Oliver will discuss current activities in her office and changes that are coming for the election process in New Mexico as a result of amendments made during the last legislative session to election statutes.

Toulouse Oliver was elected to the position of Secretary of State in 2016. She is focused on providing increased transparency in financial disclosure and campaign finance reporting, modernizing the online campaign finance system. Toulouse Oliver is working to modernize the online campaign finance system, and encouraging New Mexicans to get registered and vote. She advocates for good government and stronger ethics legislation.

Toulouse Oliver is a lifelong New Mexico resident and has served as the Bernalillo County Clerk from 2007 to 2016. She attended Albuquerque Public Schools and earned both we B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from the University of New Mexico. Currently living in Santa Fe, she is the proud mother of two sons.

APWF Press Women and Friends meet monthly on the second Monday of the month. Anyone is welcome at meetings, but non-members will be charged an additional $5. Attendees order individual meals directly from the menu. APWF focuses on a wide variety of communication opportunities and welcomes everyone working in the field.