We host weekly Legislative Huddles via Zoom on Wednesday evenings during the New Mexico Legislative Session. Our Huddles are a place where activists across the state can learn from one another and share what they know about upcoming legislation. We learn about essential issues and how we can all work together to support legislation we believe in and oppose legislation that we think would harm our state. By sharing information as bills advance through the legislature, we all become more successful advocates. When you join our Huddles and sign up for our Legislative Alerts, we provide you with well-researched talking points and counter arguments to false claims, contact info for legislators, hearing schedules of the bills we support, and regular updates on the status of those bills as they progress through the session. We make your activism easier! (Learn about bills we’ll support in the 2023 Session here.)
Register for upcoming Huddles:
- Weds., April 12, 6 – 7 p.m. Our last Huddle of the season. We’ll wrap-up our discussion of the 2023 Session, continue our discussion about climate change action, and talk about where we go from here. Join us to discuss options. Register at this link.
Watch recordings of previous Huddles:
- Weds., March 22, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Our 2023 Session Debrief. We spoke with Sen Antoinette Sedillo Lopez for the first hour, about the session completed, the lessons learned and strategies going forward. We discussed the urgency of passing climate bills and our utter lack of success in doing so. This is a huddle to watch, if you weren’t able to attend. Click here to view
- March 15, Paul was sick and Roxanne only somewhat well, so we skipped this week.
- March 8, 6-7pm. Click here to view. We reviewed progress on bills we have and analyzed our legislative paralysis in relation to climate.
- March 1, 6-7pm. Click here to view. With but 3 weeks to go, we talked strategy for the final 3 weeks.
- Feb 22, 2023. Click here to view. Deep discussion of HB12 and how supporters of hydrogen are disingenuously advancing their goals, without ever achieving legislative approval. We also offered updates on housing and rent control. A worthwhile, discussion, as even though we have killed HB12, we learned a good deal about their
- Feb 8, 2023. Click here to view. We discussed the Rules Committee hearing on the PRC commissioner nominees, the status of bills that were heard this week, and new bills that were introduced. We previewed a spreadsheet developed by volunteer Ed Santiago, which tracks progress, scheduling, and votes of all of our bills, updating them on an hourly basis. There are some kinks to work out before we post it for public access.
- Feb 1, 2023. Click here to view. We discussed the PRC nominations, Local Choice Energy and shared an update on newly introduced bills and on Public Bank initiative..
- Jan 25, 2023. Click here to watch. We took a deep dive into water with Norm Gaume, and also spent time on housing and rent control bills coming. We also had a discussion of tax bills that have been introduced those that are coming tax bills and how they all fit together in an effort to make our tax system mor equitable and sustainable. And, as always, we talked about engaging legislators well before a bill is slated for a hearing.
- Jan 18, 2023. Click here to watch. We received a detailed update from Mary Feldblum on the Health Security Act , and discussed the implications of Patty Lundstrom’s demise, the PRC nomination process, and more.
- Jan. 11, 20213. Click here to watch. We covered a great deal of ground in this huddle, including PRC nominations, affordable housing, criminal justice reform, hydrogen, plus a review of bills we are supporting, and some of the nuances of advocacy this year at the Roundhouse.
- Jan. 4, 2023, Click here to watch. The huddle includes a shared screen tour of how to use our website to locate info on bills and how to prepare letters to the editor and op-eds.Recording cover the entire 55 minute hufddle.
- Dec. 14, 2022: Click here to watch. Recording begins 3-4 minutes in (oops!) — in the middle of discussion of a Criminal Justice Reform bill.
- Nov 30, 2022: Click here to watch.