11.28.22 Alert

Good Morning, New Mexico Activists:

New Mexico is still solidly blue, so let’s get some more transformational legislation passed in 2023! Please join us this Wednesday evening, Nov. 30, 6 to 7 p.m., for our first Legislative Huddle via Zoom. We will discuss the bills we plan to support and how our Alert system will help ensure informed public comment on those bills. Get a preview of some of the bills we’re expecting at this link. We also want to hear from those of you who have been involved in the interim hearings or have been working with allies to prepare for the session.

If you’ve never participated in a Huddle, they are an excellent way to learn the Roundhouse ropes and how to effectively raise your voice in support of bills that are important to you. You’ll also meet some dedicated folks who have been huddling for the last several Sessions. We will Huddle again Dec. 14, Jan. 4, and Jan. 11 before beginning our weekly huddles throughout the session, which opens on Jan. 17. Click here to register. You must register to participate.

We also invite you to join us next Weds., Dec. 7, 6 – 7:30 p.m. for a Zoominar on Public Power and Local Choice Energy. Learn about the concept of public power and the exciting possibilities that result when a state passes Local Choice Energy legislation: lower local electricity rates, greater reliability, swift transition to 100% renewables, and increased local revenues and jobs. Local Choice Energy has been tested in dozens of communities across the nation. Learn from a panel of state and national experts, including:

  • Senator Carrie Hamblen, who is sponsoring our legislation.
  • Local Energy Aggregation Network Executive Director Alison Elliott, who will share with us how Local Choice Energy has been successfully implemented in over a dozen other states.
  • Local Clean Energy Alliance Energy Democracy Organizer Jessica Guadalupe Tovar, who will build on Alison’s comments and detail the organizational hurdles to successful adoption and implementation of Local Choice Energy.
  • Public Power New Mexico Campaign Director Alysha Shaw, who will outline what Public Power NM is and how we are advancing legislation to create Local Choice Energy.

Click to register here. You must register to attend.          

Interim Legislative Committee Meetings continue through December. For information on upcoming meetings, go to this link, scroll down the page, and select the committee link that interests you.

We look forward to seeing you in the Huddle this Wednesday and at our Public Power Zoominar next week. It’s time to gear up for the 2023 Session! As always, feel free to contact us at retakeresponse@gmail.com.

In Solidarity and Hope,
Roxanne and Paul

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