ICE in Santa Fe, ACA & EPA Being Dismantled & NM Dems Defecting in the Roundhouse

On all fronts, we find Trump’s assaults increasing, and at the Roundhouse, Democrats are stalling key bills in committee. Retake has been meeting with community leaders, building alliances, developing training, and planning serious outreach. It is abundantly clear: what we are doing isn’t enough. This blog provides actions you can take today and in the…

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.

International Day of Inspiration

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.

What We Can Do: Models of Effective Local Initiatives

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.

If Trump Dissolves Obamacare, NM Needs a Healthcare Plan

Trump is threatening the ACA which covers tens of thousands of New Mexicans. The Health Security Act provides a NM remedy. Also included today:  Saturday Action at the Roundhouse to lobby for gun control and recreational marijuana; our act of solidarity with our Muslim neighbors today; updated thoughts on Santa Fe’s early childhood proposal, a moving…