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.
Review PRC Nominees & NM’s Energy Future
Nine nominees have been sent to the Gov, four of them very good candidates, but there are very bad choices on the list as well. Our ability to manage, control or regulate the Investor-Owned Utility (IOU) monopolies we now have… Read More ›
Time for Meaningful Environmental Legislation in NM: Local Choice Energy & Green Amendment. Supreme Court Rejects Petition to Invalidate PRC Amendment… Zoom problem solved!
What You May Have Missed
Retake used the Thanksgiving break to catch up in our readying for the 2023 session after taking 8 days off to visit the kids. We use today’s post to catch you up on what is coming, what we’ve written since… Read More ›
Guns & COVID Illustrate How Badly the U.S. is Broken
We discuss a NYTimes’ annotated partial list of 2022 mass shootings in the U.S. The list is knee buckling, but the accompanying analysis and research makes clear the root cause of the problem. What is far harder to explain is… Read More ›
Why the NM Supreme Court Should Rule as Unconstitutional, the Amendment Allowing Gov to Appoint PRC Commissioners
Today we revisit a 2020 Constitutional Amendment that a coalition of indigenous organizations is asking the NM Supreme Court to overturn. We outline why Retake and Indivisible ABQ supported the indigenous groups and what is at stake. Before we get… Read More ›
Ruminations on Air Travel, Thanksgiving and NM’s Future
We’ve escaped the election, largely unscathed on the national level. And in NM, our plate is set for a transformational legislative session. Thanksgiving can be a time of food, family and frolic, but with a four day weekend, it can… Read More ›