Aside from a litany of Trump’s broken campaign promises, this post includes a feature on Public Banking: what it is, why it is needed, and how to find out more. You will not believe how badly we are being ripped off by the banking industry and how easy it would be to fix this.
Industry lobbyists assert that without Pay Day Lenders, New Mexicans suffering emergency cash needs would be without resources. But as this post reveals, the truth is they prey on the vulnerable, and our legislators haven’t had the will to turn away from unscrupulous lobbyists like Raymond Chavez. The blog also includes calls to action to contact both…
You’ll be inspired by Rev. Barber’s 14-point Fusion Politics Strategy, a model we will consider here. Another inspiration: a 4-minute video of Nina Turner speaking at an MLK Jr Rally in DC on Saturday. And a link to the full I Have a Dream speech, just to get you pumped.
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.
Originally published the day after the Women’s March. A march is not a movement, and while yesterday was exactly the inspiration we needed after Trump’s first day, our inspiration must translate into sustained action if marches are to have enduring meaning. This post includes things you can do this week at a national, state, and local level.
This post was originally published on Jan 1, but is reposted as it is relevant to all we do in understanding Trump and his voters.
So much of what contributes to the quality of our daily lives happens at the State and local levels. This blog presents a number of examples of effective strategies that can advance equity and justice, despite Trump. Also #DeFundDaPL Direct Actions planned for Santa Fe and Albuquerque City Council meetings and Bernalillo County Commission.
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.
Today’s post includes a report and video from Moral Monday, an upcoming workshop on Solidarity Training (2/26), a report on the shameless death of the pay day lending bill, a note that Mayor Gonzales will be this Saturday’s Retake radio show guest on KSFR, and a request that you contribute to KSFR this week.
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 today and 1930 Germany; questions about Internet security in this scary time; and book group,…