Just a quick announcement and a reminder. There is a statewide meeting in ABQ to strategize together to finally get the Health Security Act passed and a reminder: Wednesday, May 24, 11-1pm Rally at the Round House and WEAR YELLOW. Tomorrow’s post: a comprehensive look at the genocide in Yemen, our role, and the historic roots to the conflict. No More War!
May 24. 11am-1pm. Roundhouse, Santa Fe. Special Session Opens. EVERYONE WEAR YELLOW. A special should out to anyone wearing yellow pants. A host of organizations (partial list below) are collaborating in organizing a massive protest to let the GOP and some Democrats know that we are mad as hell — we are not amused that our universities and colleges are being held hostage by a vengeful Governor and a GOP that refuses to stand up to her. We are also not happy that the Health Security Act, meaningful predatory lending reform, investments in early childhood, hemp research, renewable energy targets, and a host of other important bills have not been passed.
IATSE is providing a stage and the schedule is as follows: 11-11:45 speakers from the Roundhouse. 11:45-12:30 March around the Roundhouse (still to be determined if we march to the Governor’s office and back). 12:30 Open Mike, an opportunity for the people to speak. We’re marching to restore higher education funding and give our state a bright future and much more. The list of groups involved in organizing this include (very partial list):
- Democratic Party of New Mexico (and many county party organizations, including Santa Fe and Bernalillo),
- Young Progressive Democrats of America,
- Progressive Democrats of American, Central New Mexico,
- Democratic Socialists of America,
- Retake Our Democracy,
- Nasty Women;
- Working Families;
- Southwest Organizing Project.