Category: Community Outreach

AAJ Teams Up with Other Groups to Prevent Distracted Driving


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American Association for Justice

An experienced civil attorney based in New Mexico, Kathleen “Kathy” Love serves as partner with McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, PA. In conjunction with her work as an attorney, Kathy Love is a member of the American Association for Justice.

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) recently partnered with other like-minded organizations to sponsor a nationwide awareness campaign called, “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Distracted.” Along with Students Against Drunk Driving and End Distracted Driving, AAJ invited teenagers across the country to submit videos and memes that highlight the dangers of distracted driving.

The campaign featured several categories for submission. Videos and memes could target the role of friends in preventing distracted driving, the negative social stigmas associated with the practice, the selfish nature of distracted driving, and the role that parents and siblings play. Several celebrities took part in the effort to judge entries and determine which ones were the best. Notable judges included Philadelphia Eagles tight end Brent Celek and ESPN personality Nikky Williams, among others.


2017 SF Men for Choice (And the Women Who Love Them) Happy Hour


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NARAL Pro-Choice America

Attorney at law Kathleen “Kathy” Love serves McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, PA, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as a partner. Attorney Kathy Love maintains affiliation with organizations such as NARAL Pro-Choice America. Among NARAL Pro-Choice America’s fundraising events for 2017 is the SF Men for Choice (And the Women Who Love Them) Happy Hour.

Designed to unite men and women against threats to women’s rights and reproductive freedom, the happy hour event brings together NARAL supporters and donors for an evening of cocktails and good company. The event enables men to show their support for reproductive freedom and remain involved in the ongoing battle against pro-choice legislation. Furthermore, women who attend are encouraged to bring the men in their lives who stand with them.

The 2017 SF Men for Choice (And the Women Who Love Them) Happy Hour will take place on May 18 at Tank 18, a winery located in San Francisco

Save the Otero Messa Grasslands – New Mexico Wilderness Alliance

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Save the Otero Messa Grasslands

Albuquerque-based attorney Kathleen Love of McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love has been practicing law since 1995. Since her early days as a public defender, Kathy Love has put her skill as an attorney to work helping Albuquerque’s most vulnerable communities. Outside of her obligations as an attorney, Kathy Love protects the wilderness surrounding Albuquerque through the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, which she helped to create.

The state of New Mexico owes much of its culture, resources, and success to the natural beauty it houses. The New Mexican wilderness is vast, and home to iconic species that thrive in few other places. Unfortunately, many parts of the state are at risk due to human activity. The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance is a nonprofit dedicated to protecting and restoring these lands so that they can be enjoyed by humans and animals for generations to come.

The organization is currently running several campaigns to protect the most at-risk areas in New Mexico. One of these campaigns centers on the Otero Mesa Grasslands, a diverse area within the Chihuahuan Desert. Home to 200 species of songbirds, many eagles, and all manner of mammalian and reptilian life, these grasslands also house the strongest herd of pronghorn antelope in the region.

Unfortunately, mining and drilling jeopardize this once pristine region. The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance is working against dangerous mining and exploratory drilling practices in the area, hoping to curb these activities before they destroy a state treasure.

NARAL Pro-Choice America Fights Back Against Regressive Policy

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NARAL Pro-Choice America

Albuquerque-based attorney Kathleen Love practices with the law office of McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love. Like the other attorneys at her practice, Kathy Love focuses on protecting vulnerable people in the Albuquerque community. Alongside her duties as an attorney, Kathy Love supports women in Albuquerque and New Mexico at large through her local support of NARAL Pro-Choice America.

NARAL Pro-Choice America is a national organization of men and women who have come together to protect a woman’s right to make choices about her own reproductive care. Members work tirelessly to protect and expand reproductive freedom through the political process.

NARAL organizes state-by-state, working collaboratively to lobby Congress, elect lawmakers who share pro-choice values, and fight against those who would attempt to take freedoms away from American women.

One of the organization’s current efforts involves fighting back against some of Planned Parenthood’s most recent attackers, such as Representative Marsha Blackburn. The Republican from Tennessee recently issued subpoenas that prevent fetal tissue research. These policies hinder scientific progress and jeopardize the careers and lives of American scientists engaged in legal research.

To support this cause or learn about the other ways NARAL Pro-Choice America fights for reproductive freedom, visit

The Mexican Gray Wolves: Share the Land Campaign

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Mexican Gray Wolves

Kathy Love, an attorney practicing in Albuquerque, New Mexico, earned her juris doctor from the DePaul University College of Law in 1995. A peer-nominated Best Lawyer and Super Lawyer, attorney Kathleen “Kathy” Love was a founding member of the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, which is fighting to conserve the Mexican gray wolf.

Though the Mexican gray wolf is symbolic of the Wild West, its numbers are precariously low. Estimates suggest that only 50 are left roaming the wild.

The Mexican Gray Wolves: Share the Land campaign is an effort by the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance to educate citizens on the importance of a complete ecosystem in which wolves, just like all other animals, are safeguarded, while advocating for increased release sites for the animals.

One of the ways Share the Land raises awareness around the plight of the wolves is through the Mexican Wolf Conservation Stamp. This full-color stamp measures 4.5 by 5.5 inches and is a collectible sold exclusively by the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance.The proceeds from the stamp sales help fund the fight for additional release sites for the wolves and to educate the citizens on the benefits of a balanced ecosystem.

New Mexico Wilderness Alliance Showcases Film Event

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New Mexico Wilderness Alliance

Employed as an attorney and partner at Albuquerque, New Mexico’s McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, LLC, Kathy Love represents people who are taken advantage of by profit-driven businesses. Dedicated to helping others in and outside of the practice, attorney Kathleen “Kathy” Love is a founding member and belonged on the board of directors for the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance.

Established in 1997, the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance seeks to protect and restore the wild lands and wilderness found in New Mexico. The nonprofit does this by offering federal wilderness designations. With members that include scientists, tribal and religious leaders, ranchers, and individuals who live in the state, the organization raises public awareness on numerous issues.

To keep its members up-to-date on important issues pertaining to New Mexico, the organization hosts special events throughout the year. A recent event was the showing of the documentary Mountainfilm on Tour. The educational and inspirational event highlighted themes connected to exploring cultures, promoting adventure, and preserving environments, particularly the four-day Telluride Mountainfilm festival that takes place each Memorial Day weekend.

Training for Women with Emerge New Mexico

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Emerge New Mexico

An accomplished attorney based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Kathy Love currently represents criminal and civil clients as a partner in the firm of McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, PA. In addition to her work as an attorney, Kathy Love is active in charitable organizations such as Emerge New Mexico, which encourages and supports women in running for public office.

Dedicated to helping more Democrat women win elections, Emerge New Mexico operates a comprehensive training program for women across diverse communities and age ranges. The program’s unique curriculum touches on topics such as public speaking, campaign strategy, and fundraising, as well as technology and media.

The seven-month training is open to any registered, female Democrat who has demonstrated a commitment to responsible political leadership. Selection criteria include the ability to inspire and unite diverse groups in pursuit of a common goal and a proven record of community or workplace involvement. Up to 25 women are selected for the annual program.