The blog includes evidence of the Democratic Party polling even worse than Trump, Pence, or the GOP. Clearly, the same-old isn’t working. Something better change soon, as an interview with a Yale historian finds more signs of escalating fascism. Retake announces three new events, research planning, interfaith panel, and methane-plume action
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…
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.
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.
Seattle City Council voted unanimously to withdraw all its funds from Wells Fargo. If they can do it, so can you. This post includes a great video on Seattle’s vote, which then goes on to point to how cities and states need to be hubs of progressive resistance. Also included is another Rattle the GOP tool, a…
The GOP is reeling under relentless calls, emails, cards, and hostile Town Hall crowds. We can make them buckle and bend and perhaps slow Trump’s most hateful initiatives. Rattle the GOP Campaign begins today with compelling evidence that the Rattle can work. Also an update on our Town Hall, and national strike & tax resistance strategies.
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.
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.
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…