Good Afternoon, New Mexico Activists:
We have a couple of events to tell you about, one tonight at 6:30 p.m., one next week.
- If you’ve been following Retake’s blog posts, you know that the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Office of Environmental Management (EM) will hold a town hall tonight, April 4, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in person or via Zoom. NNSA and EM will give a short introduction to “the DOE’s national security and environmental clean-up priorities, then move into a question and answer period,” according to the EM website. The townhall will be held at the Santa Fe Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy St. in downtown Santa Fe. No registration is required to attend in person. But if you want to attend via Zoom, you must register at this link.
This town hall feels a bit gratuitous because it appears that decisions have already been made regarding increased plutonium pit production at Los Alamos National Labs. But we can make the best of this opportunity to speak up and tell the NNSA that we will not allow New Mexico to continue to be the nation’s nuclear sacrifice zone, whether for nuclear weapons proliferation or nuclear waste. We’ve heard that 2-min. public comment will be allowed in person or on Zoom. You can learn more and find talking points in Paul’s blog from yesterday, April 3, at this link.
- We hope you’ll join us for our last Legislative Huddle of the season, Weds., April 12, 6-7 p.m. We’ll wrap-up our discussion of the 2023 Session, continue our discussion about climate change action, and talk about where we go from here. Register to attend at this link. NOTE: We moved this Huddle from Weds., April 5 to April 12. If you registered for April 5, you should have received a notice about the date change. We hope you can still attend!
Thanks again to everyone who was active during this year’s Session. We hope our work made it easier for you to do your work.
In Gratitude & Solidarity,
Roxanne and Paul