Greetings New Mexico Activists:
We’ve been laying low this fall and doing our best not to add to your inbox full of campaign funding requests! We do hope you’ll join us this Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for an informational Webinar on how a State Public Bank can be a game-changer for New Mexico. Please learn more and register below. You may also want to participate in the Revenue Stabilization & Tax Policy Committee interim meeting, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to hear about the economic costs of climate change and economic benefits of climate action. Keep reading to learn about both events.
Public Bank Webinar, Oct. 26, 6-7:30 p.m.
Join Alliance for Local Prosperity (AFLEP) Executive Director Angela Merkert and AFLEP’s Public Bank Campaign Director and retired banker, Harold Dixon, to learn how a state public bank would collaborate, not compete, with community banks. Joining them will be State Sen. Carrie Hamblen, Rep. Christine Trujillo, Helga Garcia, Chair of the NM Food & Agriculture Policy Council, and a rural business owner who will describe how lack of access to capital impedes business development and how a state public bank could change that. Wall Street bankers have already begun their disinformation campaign, sowing seeds of fear among legislators and the public. We must be fully informed and ready to counter their disinformation. Join us to find out more about how a public bank would benefit New Mexicans and what you can do to support the effort.
Click here to register, you must register to attend.
Revenue Stabilization & Tax Policy Committee, Weds., Nov. 2, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Room 322, Roundhouse, Santa Fe. Bob Keefe, Executive Director of E2, an economic/environmental organization will speak on Climatenomics: The Economic Costs of Climate Change and the Economic Benefits of Climate Action in New Mexico at 9 a.m. You can learn more about E2 at this link. And you can find the full agenda at this link. Public comment is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. We encourage you to attend in person if you can, or email your written comment in advance to Pam Stokes at Pam.Stokes@nmlegis.gov.
It’s still unclear if the meeting will be available via Zoom, but you can check the committee website at this link on the morning of the meeting to see if a Zoom link has been posted.
That’s all for today. Thank you!
In Hope & Solidarity,
Roxanne and Paul