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.
Saddle Up, We have Work to Do As Piles of Campaign Money Pave Path for Gas, Oil, Hydrogen Avangrid
This past week, Searchlight New Mexico published two revealing pieces on NM Oil & Gas’s unchecked operations , with more reports promised soon. Today we examine their report on NM’s failure to regulate the G&O industry, despite purportedly having some… Read More ›
PRC Nominees: One withdraws, Guv Appoints A Hydrogen Devotee. Our Work is to Talk with Our Senators
This is important: the new candidate needs to be researched and vetted thoroughly and quickly to explore his role in researching hydrogen hubs at Sandia. Another candidate needs to be supported, but Patrick O’Connell must be vigorously opposed as his… Read More ›
NM Rural Hospitals Reeling, Drug Prices Continue to Climb, How Could There Be ANY Opposition to Health Security Plan Design Process?
Does any of this sound familiar? Soaring pharmaceutical prices; failing rural hospitals, confusing healthcare plan options with too many misleading and confusing marketing pitches to sign up for competing coverages; Long waits for appointments, often months, even for time-critical conditions;… Read More ›
Governor’s PRC Commissioner Choices Make it Clear: The Fix is in at the PRC
We hoped that with elections over for the Gov, she might turn her back on her corporate donors and appoint a slate of PRC commissioners who might hold utilities in check. Her choices have been announced, and our review can… Read More ›
What People Can Do When Freed of Capitalist Thinking: Two Inspiring Tales
On the eve of a new year, Retake wants to reset and rethink how we view the world. We do not have to live a zero sum game where for one to win or to succeed, others must suffer. There… Read More ›
A People’s Assembly on Climate in NM? & A Call to Action!
We have less than five weeks until the start of the session and to be fully ready, we have much to discuss and to resolve. We’ve got a packed Huddle agenda with guest speakers on hydrogen, criminal justice, public health… Read More ›