Posich to receive Patty Jennings and Polly Arango Citizen Advocacy Award

March 30, 2016

CONTACT: Sharon Kayne, Communications Director, NM Voices for Children, 505-244-9505 

ALBUQUERQUE—Kim Posich, the executive director of the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty, will be honored with the Patty Jennings and Polly Arango Citizen Advocacy Award on Friday, April 1 during a comedy benefit.

“Kim has been a lifelong advocate and extraordinary ally,” said Veronica C. García, Ed.D., executive director of New Mexico Voices for Children, which is hosting both the award and the benefit. “Kim really built the Center into the force it is today.”

Kim’s advocacy CV is lengthy. Prior to joining the Center on Law and Poverty in 2002, Kim served as managing director and acting executive director for the Center for A New American Dream, and as managing director of RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund. He has served on several boards, including Equal Access to Justice and Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, as well as worked on various organizing campaigns.

The Patty Jennings and Polly Arango Citizen Advocacy Award is bestowed on New Mexicans with a proven record of exceptional advocacy, community, and civic engagement. It is named for Patty Jennings, late wife of former state Senator Tim Jennings, and her ally in advocacy, Polly Arango. Both women advocated on behalf of children with special needs and their families. Past honorees include Angie Vachio, Tara Ford, Anna Nelson, Liz Thomson, Frank Sanchez, Olivia Rivera, and Lance Chilton, MD, among others.

The award ceremony will take place during Stand Up for Kids, an annual comedy benefit. The event is Friday, April 1, 7pm, at the African American Performing Arts Center Theater at 310 San Pedro NE, in Albuquerque. Admission is by donation. All proceeds benefit NM Voices for Children. 


New Mexico Voices for Children is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization advocating for policies to improve the health and well-being of New Mexico’s children, families and communities.
625 Silver Ave. SW, Suite 195, Albuquerque, NM 87102; 505-244-9505 (p); www.nmvoices.org