Legislative Strategy Huddle Zoom, Weds, January 19, 6-7pm. We’ll be joined by Sen. Bill Soules, discussing how the Senate will operate during the session and the bills he will be advancing. Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero will talk about the Public Banking Act, Small Loan Rate Cap, and other bills she is sponsoring. Former Rep. Abbas Akhil will offer insight into the proposed Hydrogen Hub bill and a few other bills of interest. And Bill Jordan from NM Voices for Children will discuss the Social Security and GRT tax cut bills. Guests will answer questions from attendees as time allows. With all these great guests, we may run a bit over! Legislative Huddles are every Weds., 6-7 p.m. Please join us. Click here to register. You must register to participate.
Join us in Walking 4 the Climate, a special event Monday, January 17th on Martin Luther King Day when the community will walk from Four Directions (see the meet up locations below) and converge outside the Roundhouse at Noon to encourage New Mexico to take brave action to combat the climate crisis.
Click here to sign up: Walking 4 the Climate @ www.takeresponsibility.us.
Click here to:spread the word by social media and one by one.
Together let’s build a mass movement against fossil fuels for climate justice.
Walkers will depart in groups at 11:30am from the most convenient of the following four meet up locations:
North: Fort Marcy Park main parking lot at 490 Bishops Lodge Rd;
South: Parking lot of St John’s United Methodist Church at 1200 Old Pecos Trail;
East: Patrick Smith Park at 1010-1098 E Alameda St.;
West: Behind Site Santa Fe at 1606 Paseo de Perralta in the parking lot for the Railyard Park.
Everyone will depart at 11:30 from these locations and convene outside the Roundhouse (east entrance) at noon to rally for bold climate leadership on the day before the legislature starts. The rally will conclude before 1pm.
We thank our many partners including the Santa Fe branch of the NAACP, 350 New Mexico, Green Amendment for the Generations, Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Santa Fe, and many others. We invite you and your organization to join with us in this collaborative endeavor.
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