4-6-21 Alert: Bills Still in Danger of Dying on the Governor’s Desk

Good Morning New Mexico Activists:

There are several important bills still languishing on the Governor’s desk. She must sign the bills by the end of this week or they will die! The bills are identified below. Please contact the Governor today to urge her to sign them into law. Call (505) 476-2200 or leave a comment online at: https://www.governor.state.nm.us/contact-the-governor/.

Before we get to the list of bills that need your help, a couple of quick announcements:

Retake Zoominar With Joe Monahan Tomorrow

Wednesday, April 7, 6 pmWhat Really Just Happened in the Roundhouse, a Conversation with Joe Monahan and Paul Gibson, moderated by Roxanne Barber. Throughout the legislative session, Joe Monahan has been an important source of insights that dig beneath the votes. He wrote several times about bills Retake supported and we thought a conversation with him now, while the session is still fresh in our minds, is a good way to achieve a better understanding of the forces that are in play at the Roundhouse. 

Click here to register for this important discussion.

“Retake” Is Expanding to Include “Rethink” Our Democracy

We are developing a new non-profit 501c3: Rethink Our Democracy. If you’re interested in the direction Rethink will take, you can learn more at this link to Monday’s blog. (You’ll need to scroll down a couple pages to find the info on Rethink.) Please send us your thoughts by commenting at the end of the blog or by emailing us at retakeresponse@gmail.com.

Bills the Governor Needs to Sign

Please contact the Governor and ask her to sign the bills below into law.  If you can, send a separate request for each bill. Even if you contacted her last week, please do so again ASAP.  (You can find a list of bills that HAVE been signed by the Governor at this link.)

  • SB 8 Local Government Air Quality Control Act
  • SB 15 Voting District Geographic Boundaries (Redistricting)
  • SB 112 Sustainable Economy Task Force
  • HB 4 NM Civil Rights Act
  • HB 15 Sustainable Building Tax Credit
  • HB 20 Healthy Workplace Act (AKA Paid Sick Leave)
  • HB 47 Elizabeth Whitefield End-of-Life Options
  • HB 51a Environmental Data Base

Please call the Governor at (505) 476-2200. Or comment online at: https://www.governor.state.nm.us/contact-the-governor/

This week is our last chance to put some pressure on the Governor to get these bills signed into law. Let’s make sure she knows we’re paying attention!

In Solidarity and Gratitude,

Roxanne and Paul

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