This Week Events & Opportunities

There are policies that can address economic injustice and the lack of equity on national, state and local levels. But there are also personal actions each of us can take to rebalance the disequilibrium between those that have much and those that have little. Retake Our Democracy is significantly expanding our commitment to facilitating our volunteers taking personal action to achieve equity in Santa Fe. 

 

cropped-roundhouse-photo2.jpgRoundhouse Activism Team. Tuesday, Aug 7, 6pm-8pm. DeVargas Mall Community Room. In November, the Democrats retook the Roundhouse, but in the 2017 legislative session a great many bills failed to even get to either the House or Senate floor for a vote.  Why?  Much progress made at the last meeting identifying specific committees and specific Democrats who impeded passage of key bills. Click here to review our strategy, although at this meeting we may adjust it with input from you!!.  Click hereto RSVP on Facebook or email us at volunteer4retake@gmail.com.

 

 

researchActivist Research Team.Thursday, Aug 3 and Aug 17, 6pm-7:30pm. Center for Progress & Justice, 1420 Cerrillos.Our second meeting led to participants dividing up responsibility for creating one-page summaries incorporating information about how other jurisdictions have implemented specific policies identified in the Chainbreaker Collective’s People’s Platform. Others are taking a deep dive into how local development decisions are made. More folks needed to expand the research and great conversations emerging from the work.  Click here to review the Report. Click here to review the People’s Platform. Click here to RSVP on Facebook or simply write to volunteer4retake@gmail.com. We encourage you to bring friends and if you want to select one or more of the planks from the 10-point People’s Platform and do a bit of digging, we want to identify effective programs, policies and initiatives that have been implemented in other communities that relate to the platform.

 

Retakeksfr Our Democracy on KSFR every Saturday at 11am.  On July 23, my guest was Javier Benavidez, former Director of Southwest Organizing Project and candidate for ABQ City Council. We spoke on the topic: Who REALLY Runs New Mexico, a fascinating exploration of what goes on behind closed doors.  On July 30, I am interviewing Cathy Garcia and Ken Baumann, co-founders of the New Mexico chapter of Democratic Socialists of America. It is time to begin exploring some other options, my friends. If you miss any of the shows, they are 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.