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.
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.
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…
The BLM plans to auction off more land near Chaco Canyon. This post includes info on how to resist these auctions, more information on how millions of Americans will be impacted by the GOP’s hellbent effort to repeal the ACA, and video of Retake volunteers testifying at the Santa Fe City Council on Weds.
To free the City of ties to Wells Fargo we must act now. I spoke with Mayor Gonzales last night and he endorses our efforts. Wells Fargo is NOT on the City Council agenda; it is on the People’s Agenda, and we will use our rights to speak during the 7pm Open Comment. If we…
At Our Town Hall this Saturday, we will meet in groups to have deep conversations about the variety of strategies we can best utilize to stop Trump. We will also discuss developing a strong base in Santa Fe to advance a progressive agenda locally. This blog also includes good news on the impact of our advocacy…
Cracks are developing, serious cracks, so do not despair DeVos being approved. This post includes mounting evidence that our resistance is working and one action you can take right now that could be huge. Also included, another Olbermann video & info on International Last Stand NoDAPL TODAY.
This blog focuses on how race has been used to divide us and how effective activism should be informed by both race and class. Links are provided to essays by Ian Haney-López, Robert Reich, and Bill Ayers and a model for how a City can stand against the looming threats to democracy.
It was an incredible showcase of talent Rocked for Standing Rock at the Skylight last night…a gig that will be repeated in February as a benefit for Retake Our Democracy. And wishes for a bit of time away from the political fray to recharge the batteries.
DAPL is not over. Much to do. Join us December 11th to become engaged and active.