We need climate crisis ads that are as powerful as these 3 ads. Plus four spot-on Stephen Colbert monologues taking on Trump: Innocent People Don’t Do This, Hard to Defend & Off the Rails. Report on Climate Crisis panel.
Three quick notes & then video.
Video Preview. The three gun violence videos are short, to the point and powerfully portray precisely the emotional, psychological and political realities that define gun violence in our schools. And if you only have time for one of the four Colbert clips, the first one is inspiring just for the incredible audience response when he begins the video announcing the launching of the impeachment inquiry. But after the withering news we face daily, I include Colbert most every Sunday because we need relief.
Good News On The Gun Violence Prevention Front….Sort of. Colt 45 has decided to cease production of AR 15s for sales to the public. That is only partially good news as Colt 45 said they still support the Second Amendment and that the reason for their stopping production is that the private market is so flooded with AR 15s. Does that make you feel safe? Click here.
Tuesday, October 1, 6:30-8:30pm at 1420 Cerrillos the Center for Progress and Justice: A Panel Discussion on Democratizing Our Energy & a Just Transition. Come learn about the transformative benefits of Local Choice Energy and Community Solar and how they are essential to a just transition in New Mexico. This is an opportunity to become better informed about a just clean energy transition in New Mexico and to turn your knowledge into effective advocacy at the local and state level.
Please RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Facebook — click “Going” at this link. Confirmed panel members include:
- Mariel Nanasi, Executive Director, New Energy Economy;
- Rep. Abbas Akhil, D-Dist 20, a retired renewable energy scientist;
- Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero, D-District 13, sponsor of the Community Solar Act;
- Les Rubin, Finance Director, Pueblo of Picuris, where a 1 Megawatt solar array project was completed in 2018;
- Mario Atencio, Legislative District Assistant, Navajo Nation, and Adjunct Professor, UNM Native American Studies.
Atencio and Rubin will begin the panel by framing the discussion, with Atencio outlining how the extraction industry is destroying his Navajo community in the greater Chaco Canyon area. Click here if you missed Thursday’s very descriptive report on Roxanne’s and and our experience on an all day fracking tour of the greater Chaco Canyon area. Rubin will follow with a description of how the creation of a modest sized solar array has transformed the Picuris Pueblo community. A study in contrasts.
With this contrast as the context, panelists will discuss how Community Solar, Local Choice Energy and legislation for a study for how to make a just transition can together advance climate justice, followed by a Q & A session with the audience. Join us to find out more about the possibilities for achieving climate justice in NM and turning your knowledge into effective advocacy at the local and state level.
We will live-stream this event to Facebook and have the video available to watch at any time after and the new sound adapter we have purchased and received should noticeably improve the video/ streaming sound quality. To help us accommodate all who want to attend in person, PLEASE RSVP by clicking “Going” on this Facebook event page, or by emailing email@example.com by Mon., Sept. 30. Thank you!