Why Retake Our Democracy-The Need, The Response

Originally posted soon after the election, we keep this post on the home page as it outlines how Retake Our Democracy has been formed and how its Action Teams will engage, educate, and activate our communities.

War Has Consequences: A Refugee Panel Speaks

Rarely do we see the implications of our Nation’s actions face to face. But on Sunday nine refugees told their stories to an overflow crowd in Santa Fe. Their testimonials were a devastating call to action. This post provides opportunities to act in addition to details on a Town Hall on expanding early childhood education in Santa Fe.

Resist Trump & Reimagine New Mexico: A report on the Progressive Action Summit

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 on Resist Trump & Reimagine New Mexico. This blog summarizes our thoughts.

Congress Threatens to Roll Back Methane Emissions on Public Land: Cough

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 gun sales & Monday 8:30 to lobby for the Health Security Act & attend Immigration…

More on Heinrich & Canadian Prescription Drug Vote

Today’s post provides: follow up on Heinrich and Canadian reimportation (could a compromise be in the offing?); info about two critical Actions on Jan 25; update on Santa Fe Dem Party Ward election schedule; and a couple of great volunteer opportunities to help develop a Justice Report Card on our NM State Legislators.

Sen. Martin Heinrich: Progressive Senator or Shill for Pharma? You Decide.

Sometimes it’s black and white and sometimes it really isn’t. Increasingly in online journalism, there are no subtleties, just politicians who deserve sainthood and those who deserve to be pilloried in the public square. Until the day that we activists are perfect, perhaps black and white distinctions miss some critical nuances.Today’s blog highlights a case in…