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…

Retake Launches Statewide Roundhouse Rapid Response Network: JOIN & SHARE

The post includes a report on Thursday’s packed Roundhouse meeting and the launch of our Response Network. Joining the Network is your opportunity to be part of something extraordinary. No more 50th. With a Statewide Network advocating at the Roundhouse minimum wage increase, funding increase for early childhood, health security and more is possible:  IF…

New Mexicans Stream Home from Holidays, the Governor Sets Her Agenda. And We Set Ours

The Governor set the tone yesterday. Times are very different and we have an obligation to take advantage of this opportunity. Today’s post is designed to share with others who may be knew to Retake and our legislative strategy and to offer you something new: an opportunity that was almost unimaginable two years ago. Let’s…

Common Cause Call to Action, Town Hall with Ben Ray, and Links to 3 Great Nation Mag. Articles on the Midterms

Normally an off-day for Retake, but late breaking actions hit my in-box and I thought you should know, as they are happening today.  As a bonus, I include links to three tremendous The Nation articles on the midterms and their long-term impact. Very worthwhile reads. Plus stunning video of Pelosi, Schumer, and Trump discussing wall…

Health Security Act and Other Social Justice Bills for 2019 Roundhouse—We can get this done.

This post includes a report on the HSA, encouragement to attend the Santa Fe County Commission this afternoon as they consider Commissioner Anna Hansen’s Resolution on Climate Change which would commit $5M in County funds to renewable development and a report on Time Magazine’s selection as Person of the Year. Not Trump, that God.