Events & Opportunities

pre-kUniversal Pre-K election is Tuesday, but while you may have already voted, the campaign still needs your help.This election is going to be very close and every vote will count.

The title in the New Mexican editorial says it all, “Soda tax is a win-win.”  At the end, the editorial says, “It raises money by taxing a nonessential good — sodas and other sugary drinks. Those dollars fund pre-K.” The editorial concludes, “Vote yes on the soda tax, either early or on May 2. Big Soda must not win in Santa Fe.” Here’s a link to the campaign’s new TV ad: https://youtu.be/oQ3LdpnrjTU , and the terrific New Mexican endorsement.  And attached is the ad that ran in the New Mexican yesterday. Please feel free to share on Facebook.

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Retake Our Democracy on KSFR.  Every Saturday 11am.  On April 29, we will focus on climate change and the Climate March Symposium to be held later that day (see below). If you missed one of the previous shows, they are now available on the KSFR website by podcast, so you can go back and binge listen to Retake Our Democracy by clicking here.  It usually takes a few days for a new show to be posted, so be patient.

 

Climate MarchApril 29, 3:30pm-6pm, El Museo Cultural, 555 Camino de la Familia, Santa Fe. After the Climate March Climate Justice Forum: a community forum and work session on the Just & Renewable Energy Transition for NM with a panel of moral/thought leaders from the community who will make offerings & guide us in a conversation as to what our renewable & climate justice transition movement’s guiding principles might be. We will then break out into working groups, roll up our sleeves, and begin building the 100% renewables campaign. A good part of the discussion will revolve around how to envision and support a just economic, health, and environmental transition in the Four Corners. TOGETHER. Art, movement, spoken word will all be woven into the mix. See the agenda draft in the notes HERE. (The afternoon time was set in case folks want to go to Albuquerque for the Climate March first. Details HERE.)  RSVP for the post-march event in Santa Fe on Facebook HERE.  This is going to be a tremendous and very important event. 
May 5 – May 11 at the Jean Cocteau Cinema. THE WAR AT HOME. The theatrical opening of the Academy Award nominated documentary THE WAR AT HOME with an Introduction and Q & A following the film with director Glenn Silber. “THE WAR AT HOME: A Brilliant Documentary…in Many Respects the best American Film of the Year (1979)” –Boston Globe. “A turbulent decade superbly evoked!” –Los Angeles Times. “Extraordinary! The whole world was watching. Remember?” — Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.
THE WAR AT HOME is the first film in Jean Cocteau’s newest film series, “Films of Resistance.” The film will run from May 5 – May 11 with a special benefit screening for KSFR Sunday, May 7, at 2:00pm. THE WAR AT HOME vividly chronicles the anti-war protest movement of the 1960s and 70s. Through a powerful combination of rare archival footage and interviews with students, community leaders, Vietnam veterans, police officials, and participants from all points of view, THE WAR AT HOME shows how the anti-war movement grew into a genuine people’s revolt in response the escalation of war in Vietnam. The re-release of this film is offered in the spirit of the National & Santa Fe Women’s March — to show that resistance to oppressive, autocratic U.S. Presidents leads to change. To Buy Tickets Online go to: http://jeancocteaucinema.com/the-war-at-home

Opportunities for Volunteers

Outreach to Other Parts of the State. The Outreach & Organizing Action Team has organized a team focused on outreach to other communities. We have volunteers who have stepped up to reach out to about a half dozen communities, but we have many more cities where we want to organize hubs. This is a year-long project designed to give us a statewide power base with people on the ground in US Congressional District 2 and in Roundhouse Districts with more conservative representatives who need to be pressured and/or primaried. If you are interested in helping with this project, please reply to this email and let me know or write to me directly at paul@retakeourdemocracy.org.