Paul Gibson and his wife, Roxanne Barber came to Santa Fe in 2012. Since arriving in Santa Fe they have been involved in the development of the Academy of Sustainability Education at Santa Fe High, as volunteers with Master Gardeners, New Energy Economy, and other local efforts. Most recently they coordinated the SantaFe4Bernie campaign, an effort that took advice from Bernie and focused locally, morphing into Retake the Roundhouse. Retake the Roundhouse worked with other advocacy groups around the state to support nine important races, winning seven of them and contributing to NM being the only state legislature in the country that turned blue in the last election. They now are exiting from partisan election processes and have created Retake Our Democracy, a 501-c-4 non-profit organization that tried to make daily activism easier by providing a wide range of resources, information and tools that empower and activate supporters.
So much of what contributes to the quality of our daily lives happens at the State and local levels. This blog presents a number of examples of effective strategies that can advance equity and justice, despite Trump. Also #DeFundDaPL Direct… Read More ›
Posted in Jan 2017, maintained on home page as it summarizes a three prong strategy: local, state and national. Over 350 progressives convened in Albuquerque for the Progressive Action Summit yesterday. Alan Webber and Paul Gibson presented to a packed room… Read More ›
The PNM bill was passed by the House Judicial Committee, but due to intense lobbying by many skeptical of PNM, the bill was revised significantly and likely will be revised more. Plus, some important relationships are forming due to our… Read More ›
If Congress has its way, BLM restrictions on methane emissions will be obliterated and that 4-Corners circled methane plume will blossom. Details on: the mosque solidarity event; citizen activism at the Roundhouse 10 today to lobby for legalized marijuana and backgrounds checks on… Read More ›