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.
A poem by Margaret Atwood, a graphic on our waste of food, and commentary on how they are related. Roxanne deserves full-credit for sending me both the poem and the graphics that follow. I think I did a great job… Read More ›
Democracy in Peril with Existential Deadlines in Play: How Do We Accelerate Change? A Look at Races in NM CD1 & Nina Turner in Ohio CD 11. Also, Trump May be Going Down
After a very brief reflection on the potential impact of the Trump organization’s finally facing criminal charges, we turn to two Congressional races and the efforts of Democratic centrists to influence those races. What is undemocratic? And with the existential… Read More ›
Sizzling Northwest Battles Heat & Drought & Faces Tough Agricultural Choices with 2/3 of US Fruits & Nuts Imperiled.
The Climate Catastrophe is advancing rapidly. Perhaps it will dawn on policymakers that as California dries up, cities truck in water, farms lie fallow, farmers compete with fisheries for scarce water….perhaps, just maybe it is time to act. And NM… Read More ›
Could the Nation’s Skyrocketing Murder Rate Lead to a Successful GOP Led, Fear-Based Election Campaign in 2022. It Did in the 80s
Today we update you on how Rethink is working with stakeholder teams to prepare for the Interim Committee Hearings and how you can plug in: public banking, worker cooperatives, predatory lending, K-12 education, public safety, public power, Green Amendment all… Read More ›
Does NM Deserve an “F” for Failing to Invest in Badly Underfunded K-12 Despite Huge Reserve Gains? This is a must read!
NM has $60B in reserves, including a 20% increase just last year. So why are we choosing to invest in legal fees defending K-12 underfunding and underperformance instead of addressing these shortfalls? We remain 49th in the nation in child… Read More ›