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.

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.

Resist Trump & Reimagine New Mexico: A report on the Progressive Action Summit

Posted in Jan 2017, maintained on home page as it summarizes a three prong strategy: local, state and national. Over 350 progressives convened in Albuquerque for the Progressive Action Summit yesterday. Alan Webber and Paul Gibson presented to a packed room on Resist Trump & Reimagine New Mexico. This blog summarizes our thoughts.

Immoral State Budget: An Assault on Women

Only days after Trump announced plans to gut the Violence Against Women Act, Gov. Martinez proposes to cut almost one-third of state funding for NM’s Rape Crisis Centers. This blog recommends actions on this and provides details on the obscene Rape Kit Backlog. In addition, an action alert for Friday as UNM hosts white supremacist…

Moral Monday People’s Rally: Critical to Bring Many Many Friends

At our Moral Monday-People’s Rally event Feb. 20, we will be in solidarity with one of the great moral movements of our time. So don’t just show up, invite 20 friends and create a committed group. That is how the Santa Fe Women’s March grew. Let’s do it. This post also includes Rev. Barber’s inspiring speech…