Transparency Times




1st  Quarter 2024

Published and Paid for by
Non-Profit & Faith Based



Transparency Times – Publication Dedicated to the Truth

Transparency Times is a monthly newsletter produced by the NMET-Network Chairman, John Veltri, to share with the citizens throughout New Mexico and surrounding states, some of the current events as they relate to elections process improvements, processes, procedures, and current commission news related to any county that may have activities underway at that time.

Transparency Times also features and promotes a couple local small businesses each month throughout the state of New Mexico to raise awareness and spread the good word for small business owners, free of charge.

Transparency Times is produced FREE via a digital format to reach as many citizens as possible, as well as some hard copies that are produced for placement throughout some of the local business establishments.


The New Mexico Election Transparency Network is a group of citizens in the great state of New Mexico who have come together to help promote secure and transparent elections. So, what does security and transparency mean? For something to be secure according to Merriam-Webster, it is free from danger; affording safety; TRUSTWORTHY, DEPENDABLE; free from risk of loss. Transparency, according to Black’s Law Dictionary, is defined as openness; clarity; unobstructed access, esp. to business and governmental records; lack of guile and of any attempt to hide damaging information. Our mission is to ensure each of these ideals is realized in the State of New Mexico.

In March 2024 we will celebrate our 1-year anniversary! When we started March 2022, we had only a handful of Patriots and since then we have grown to 1000’s across the Nation.

Remember, “we together can and will make a difference!”

“Quote” of the month from
John Sarafino (December 10th, 1930 – March 2nd, 2023



Empowering Democracy: Supporting the Referendum Project. 

In the Land of Enchantment, a movement has been occurring – one that seeks to empower citizens, uphold democratic principles, and ensure that the voice of the people is heard loud and clear. The Referendum Project in New Mexico is not just a campaign; it’s a beacon of hope for those who believe in the power of our democratic republic.

The Referendum Project serves as a check on governmental power. In a representative democracy like New Mexico, elected officials are entrusted with crafting legislation on behalf of their constituents. However, there are times when certain laws may not truly reflect the will or best interests of the people. In such instances, the referendum process provides a mechanism for citizens to challenge and potentially repeal those laws.

Supporting the Referendum Project is not just about rectifying specific laws; it’s about revitalizing faith in democracy itself. It’s about empowering individuals to actively participate in the democratic process, to exercise their right to self-governance, and to shape the future of their communities. Don’t sit on the sidelines, get involved!

Counties that Need Help

If you know anyone who loves our state, fights for children and our freedom in the following counties, please encourage them to join our fight: More signatures needed in: Catron, Cibola, Grant, Guadalupe, Hildalgo, Lea, Los Alamos, Luna, McKinley, Mora, Otero, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sierra, Socorro, Torrance, and Union  get involved and make a difference. 


Candidates Needed for Elected Offices.

  1. Have you asked yourself “How can I get involved and help my city, state or nation?”
  2. All of the seats in the New Mexico Legislature are up for election, many county commission seats, county clerks, county treasurer, district attorneys and the list goes on. Check it out and see where you are needed.
  3. If you are interested or know someone that is interested in serving their community, have them contact us and we will provide information to get them to the people that can help make things happen.


“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” 

President John F. Kennedy

“We together can and will make a difference.”




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