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.
Viral Expansion of Airport Protests Spread Across America
It started with a handful in NYC and now has spread to over 25 airports throughout the nation. Sorry for the second post in a day, but we need good news. I am near tears, not out of fear of Trump (for… Read More ›
Conference Call with Reverend Barber
On Friday I was on a conference call with Rev Barber where he unveiled plans for a Week of Solidarity. This blog reports on: the Reverend’s plan for solidarity and civil disobedience; the UNM protest of Milo’s speech; and a… Read More ›
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Immoral State Budget: An Assault on Women
Only days after Trump announced plans to gut the Violence Against Women Act, Gov. Martinez proposes to cut almost one-third of state funding for NM’s Rape Crisis Centers. This blog recommends actions on this and provides details on the obscene… Read More ›
Obama Staffer Warns: The Downside of Sunday’s Euphoria
In this post, an Obama staffer makes the same point I made yesterday about the need for Sunday turning into a sustained movement. Also video from the Santa Fe march; a link to It Can’t Happen Here, a scary comparison between… Read More ›
Resist Trump-Reimagine New Mexico
I thought I was ready for what is to come, but in hearing of Trump’s first announcement as president: a promise to gut the Violence Against Women Act, I sit typing in tears, and realize what is called for: An Army… Read More ›