Below are current Events and Actions as well as Volunteer Opportunities that will be updated regularly.
We will begin coverage of the proposed special session as soon as dates are announced. Please check the daily Roundhouse schedule here.
Upcoming Community Events
Retake Our Democracy on KSFR Saturdays at 11am
The focus this month is on money in politics, and Sat., March 25, at 11am, we will have a special one-hour, live, in-studio show as it will be pledge week. Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver will be our guest. Call in from 11-Noon on Sat., March 25 to make a contribution and indicate your support for KSFR and Retake Our Democracy.
Ward Activism in ABQ and Dona Ana
The state Democratic Party needs an infusion of progressive activism. If you have friends in ABQ or Las Cruces, please encourage their attendance at the upcoming ward elections. Be there and then vote to retake the party:
- Dona Ana County – Las Cruces – Ward/Precinct Elections – March 23. Click here for times and locations.
- Bernalillo County – Precinct and CCC election – March 25 – meetings are in the afternoon. Click here for a schedule of Ward Election times and locations.
THURS., March 30, 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Temple Beth Shalom. 205 E. Barcelona Rd. Santa Fe. Economic Justice in Santa Fe: An Interfaith & Civic Perspective on Public Banking. With Mayor Javier Gonzales & SF City Councilor Renee Villarreal plus Elaine Sullivan from Banking On New Mexico. Interfaith Dialogue with: Sensei Joshin Byrnes of Upaya Zen Center & Rabbi Neil Amswych of Temple Beth Shalom.
THURS., April 1, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Higher Education Building, 1950 Siringo Road, Santa Fe. New Mexicans for Money out of Politics is partnering with American Promise, a national group that organizes and advocates from across the country to provide a free, half-day training on advocating for a 28th constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court decision known as “Citizens United.” The training will provide information on how best to mobilize the political will necessary to ratify a constitutional amendment establishing once and for all that corporations are not persons and that money is not a form of speech. Click here for more on the American Promise. For more information or to RSVP, write to BreakingBigMoneysGrip@gmail.com.
Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear: An Interfaith Panel on Finding Common Moral Ground
Thurs. April 6, 7-9pm.Temple Beth Shalom, 205 East Barcelona Road Santa Fe. This event is FREE, but you must have a ticket to enter. Register and get tickets online at Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/2lXSmXA.
The rhetoric and actions of the current U.S. Administration have been disturbing on many levels: threats of banning entire religions from entering the country, mass deportation of others, an alarming rise in intolerance and violence against immigrants and communities of certain faiths, and an overall surge in narrow-mindedness and bigotry. Many of our friends and neighbors feel threatened, unsafe, and marginalized because of who they are or what they believe. Listen and participate in a discussion of how communities of faith can help us find common moral ground that unites us, protects us, and builds a powerful force for justice.
- Reverend Dr. Antonio Aja, Westminster Presbyterian Church
- Rabbi Neil Amswych, Temple Beth Shalom
- Imam Abdul Aziz Eddebbarh, Chairman, Ibn Asheer Islamic Institute
- Singh Sahib Krishna Singh Khalsa, Sikh Dharma Ministry
- Deacon Anthony Trujillo, San Isidro Roman Catholic Church
- Reverend Blaine Wimberly, Zia United Methodist Church
Moderator: Reverend Gail Marriner, Unitarian Universalist Church
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.