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.
A quick post with info on the Democratic Ward Elections–important to get folks active. Also a request for volunteers on Moral Monday, Feb. 20, to staff a table in the Rotunda, distribute flyers, and work the crowd.
Not to be dramatic, but our planet and our grandkids’ future is at stake. We can’t sit idly by and wait for someone else to resist. The bad new is, there is no quick fix, no brilliant idea to turn back the clock. We have to face this reality and challenge it.
Yes the room was crowded, yes it was hard to hear, but well over 150 folks got engaged, great ideas were turned into strategies to be developed, and smaller Team meetings will be held in the first two weeks of January, but tomorrow we stand with Somos Un Pueblo Unido.
Somos Un Pueblo Unido Rally to expand Santa Fe’s Sanctuary policies; a Statewide convening of progressives; Ward Activism Mtg 12-15, and there are still a few slots open for Community Conversations and Socilal/Mainstream Media Action Team Mtg today
We have reached a point in our history where reading blogs and alt-media sources and posting on Facebook are simply not enough. This blog includes specific suggestions for civil disobedience informed by those who blazed those trails. Time to get off our knees and Retake Our Democracy.
400 people packed the hall, 250 signed up to get active, 9 speakers explained what we do next. We have a plan of action emerging. Complete video of each speaker and details on the meeting…
Heinrich takes a stand with Standing Rock. Time to Pressure Udall, Lujan, & Lujan-Grisham. Solidarity with our immigrants…here’s how & a big organizing meeting announced for Dec 11.
Today’s blog includes analysis of how Spain has achieved local progressive populist successes despite ultra conservative national leadership…our challenge today. The blog also includes an update on Sunday’s protest and on Sen. Udall’s position on Standing Rock.