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UPCOMING ZOOMINARS & HUDDLES:
Zoominar: Thurs., Feb. 2, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Amendment: What it is & What it isn’t
Join Maya van Rossum and a panel of experts to discuss what the Green Amendment is, why NM needs it,and how it has been implemented in Pennsylvania and NY. There is a great deal of misinformation swirling around the legislature. This Zoominar will orient you to changes in this year’s legislation and help you better advocate with your legislators. Panelists:
- Maya van Rossum, founder of the Green Amendment for the Generations movement, an author of The Green Amendment, a book outlining the case for why we need constitutional protection of our right to clean, air, water and land. For over two years, Maya has been working with environmental activists to pass the Environmental Rights Act, AKA Green Amendment in NM.
- Mark L. Freed, Esq. of Pennsylvania is a partner at Curtin & Heefner LLP with a focus on Public Sector Law and Environmental Law and Litigation. Freed has worked on the responsible and strategic implementation of PA’s Green Amendment in a number of cases and assisted in promoting Green Amendment legislation across the country. He will speak about how the Green Amendment has been implemented in PA.
- Todd D. Ommen of New York is the Managing Attorney at the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, Inc. and a Professor of Law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law. He closely studied and advocated for the passage of NY’s Green Amendment, which passed in 2021. He now works with a team of environmental advocates and attorneys in NY to ensure the best implementation of NY’s Green Amendment and to educate members of the public and government officials on their new rights and obligations.
- A fourth panelist, from NM is being added.
Click here to register. You must register to participate.
Retake Legislative Huddles, Wednesdays, 6-7 pm via Zoom
New Mexico is still solidly blue, so let’s get some more transformational legislation passed! We will have updates on bills we are supporting and discuss 2023 advocacy strategy. We also want to hear from those of you who have been involved in interim hearings or have been working with allies to prepare for the session. We welcome your ideas about bills worth supporting and about how we can all be more successful advocates.
Weds., Jan. 25, 6-7 p.m. Click here to register.
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Retake Radio Conversations, Saturdays, 8:30 – 9 a.m. 101.1 FM, KSFR, or stream via ksfr.org, or view video recordings of the shows.
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Retake’s Zoominar Series
View recordings of past Zoominars and learn about upcoming Zoominars.
Constituent Zoom Conversations with Legislators
View recordings of Retake’s Senate Advocacy Team Zoom conversations with Senators across the state (from 2020-2021).
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