Wonder Why Many of Our Bills Aren’t Getting Through? Research Shows the Views of the Majority Don’t Matter

We include news on a nationwide student strike for climate change on Friday, including here in Santa Fe with Santa Fe strikers speaking at Collected Works at 11am today. Critical election reform bills being heard today in Senate Rules and a NY Times Op-Ed and two very compelling video depicting why we don’t get what…

No Word from Sponsors On SB 489 Amendments; Call Senate Conservation Members Tomorrow

Senate Conservation hearing on SB 489 is set for Saturday at 10 a.m. Despite receiving recommendations on Tuesday that they sought last Friday, bill sponsors and bill supporters who were at the Friday meeting have been silent. Despite an Open Letter to the Governor calling for such a meeting, no meeting has been called. Instead,…

A Look Back at a Momentous Week & Forward to Rough Waters

A look back at three of the better posts, we’ve done during the Legislative Session with one focused on concerns with SB 489, one of this session’s most important bills, reflections on Parkland and Rio Rancho shootings, and how three Dems flipped and tabled an important gas & oil royalties bill, a lesson for the…

Experts Testify at PRC, calling for serious amendments to SB 489 Energy Transition Act

Retake has been slow to offer comment on SB 489 Energy Transition Act, a bill we feel could be the single most important in the Roundhouse this session. It is immensely complex, took months to develop, and has enjoyed the support of an Alliance of environmental organizations, but there are things about the bill that…

Local Strategies for Implementing a Green New Deal & Roundhouse Update. All MUST BILLS Advancing.

The focus is on the Roundhouse because we have 60 days to change the social, economic and climate justice landscape in NM. But in Portland, we find a local model for advancing progressive economic and climate justice goals. We are also seeing evidence Retake and our Response Network building credibility and influence in the Roundhouse.…

Roundhouse Opens Today with NM Voices for Children Youth Day 9-2 and Opening of Session at Noon

We’ve been planning for many months for the legislative session and it begins today .As NM Voices for Children has declared: “It is time to go bold, or go home.” We couldn’t agree more. Today we focus on NM Voices and the Governor’s plans for K-12 education, a bad sign for recreational marijuana, and other…

A Look Back at An Eventful Week with the Launch of Retake’s Response Network: What is at Stake & What You Can Do

Today we update you on our Roundhouse Advocacy and crucial meeting this Thursday where we finalize plans for advocacy. For those who’ve been engaged in travel, guests and holiday festivities, today also provides a summary of the opportunity we have in NM to lead the Nation, to demonstrate what can happen when we all pull…