Food Tax in NM Being Resurrected and WOW on Response to Call Senators About the Wall

Yesterday’s Action Alert demonstrated the critical importance of immediate, actionable information and of you sharing. Today, we return to the food tax, something Senator Wirth surprisingly described as not being “off the table.”  Retake considers a Food Tax off the table.  Also video of Ocasio-Cortez, Pelosi & Schumer responding to Trump. What a contrast.

Udall Claims Calls to His Office Are 3-1 IN FAVOR OF THE WALL. Let’s Reverse That Ratio NOW. SHARE THIS POST

Just got an alert that Udall and presumably Heinrich are getting many more calls in favor of the wall than opposing it, something I’ve confirmed.  Maybe we’ve become complacent and assumed that without raising our voice, our Senators would do the right thing?  I’ve provided a few speaking points and phone #s in a blog…

Trump Lies and Dissembles. Two Minute CNN Fact Check Video Rebuts It All. Truthout Declares: “Trump is Our National Emergency!”

The post also includes good news, the impact of new leadership in New Mexico. Our votes did matter. We still need to be vigilant, but the PARCC standardized testing is gone with the stroke of the pen and the Oil Conservation Commission reversed its fracking decision.  Progress is possible and we meet today to advance…

Trump On Verge of Using National Emergency Powers. Prime Time Speech Tonight. This is VERY Scary.

Two weeks ago, citing a Brennan Justice Center report, Retake blogged about how Trump could use emergency powers to do all kinds of undemocratic, borderline fascist actions.  Well. Trump is  now floating the idea of bypassing Congress, declaring a national emergency and using military funding to build the wall. This could well also be a…

A Look Back at An Eventful Week with the Launch of Retake’s Response Network: What is at Stake & What You Can Do

Today we update you on our Roundhouse Advocacy and crucial meeting this Thursday where we finalize plans for advocacy. For those who’ve been engaged in travel, guests and holiday festivities, today also provides a summary of the opportunity we have in NM to lead the Nation, to demonstrate what can happen when we all pull…

Retake Launches Statewide Roundhouse Rapid Response Network: JOIN & SHARE

The post includes a report on Thursday’s packed Roundhouse meeting and the launch of our Response Network. Joining the Network is your opportunity to be part of something extraordinary. No more 50th. With a Statewide Network advocating at the Roundhouse minimum wage increase, funding increase for early childhood, health security and more is possible:  IF…

New Mexicans Stream Home from Holidays, the Governor Sets Her Agenda. And We Set Ours

The Governor set the tone yesterday. Times are very different and we have an obligation to take advantage of this opportunity. Today’s post is designed to share with others who may be knew to Retake and our legislative strategy and to offer you something new: an opportunity that was almost unimaginable two years ago. Let’s…