Notes from the April Monthly Gathering

Complied by Karen “KB” Bentrup

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change release a new report on April 4thhttps://www.ipcc.ch/report/sixth-assessment-report-working-group-3/

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April 2022 PDACNM Newsletter

Momentum is gaining in the fight to have the Equal Rights Amendment recognized as having been ratified.

Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney of the Congressional Oversight and Reform Committee just sent out a stunning historical Press Release on the 50th anniversary of Congress approving the ERA and sending it to the States for ratification. The Press Release includes new analyses from prominent legal scholars that conclude the ERA is ratified.

It is time for the Archivist to carry out his statutory duty to certify and publish the ERA as the 28th Amendment to the Constitution. Leading Constitutional Scholars agree that the ERA is ratified AND valid and the timeline in the preamble, which the states did not vote on, is advisory and not binding.

Read the complete Newsletter here….

Nuclear Annihilation Looms

Because of Putin and other threats. It’s time for our city government to join 66 other cities and states in endorsing the United Nations Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) and to date 145 nations ratified/support TPNW. If you live in Albuquerque’s city limits please email all the City Councilors to support the City Council Memorial for the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapon

District 1       Louie Sanchez          lesanchez@cabq.gov
District 2      Isaac Benton              ibenton@cabq.gov
District 3       Klarissa J. Peña         kpena@cabq.gov
District 4       Brook Bassan             bbassan@cabq.gov
District 5       Dan Lewis                  danlewis@cabq.gov
District 6       Pat Davis                    patdavis@cabq.gov
District 7       Tammy Fiebelkorn      tfiebelkorn@cabq.gov
District 8       Trudy Jones                trudyjones@cabq.gov
District 9       Renee Grout               rgrout@cabq.gov

Use this sample email or better is to modify it as your own.

Dear _________,

The current threat of nuclear war by Russia’s dictator Vladimir Putin reminds us that at any time we face nuclear annihilation either by conflict or accident. The United Nations Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons now is in force. This treaty makes it illegal to possess or transfer nuclear weapons. It has been approved by 145 nations. Its passage by the United States has now been urged by 66 US cities, counties and states. We need Albuquerque to join them! Please cosponsor and vote to approve a Memorial by the Albuquerque City Council in support of the Treaty.

Sincerely,
(Your Constituent)
or
(Albuquerque Citizen)

https://www.cabq.gov/council/find-your-councilor/albuquerque-city-councilors

This link accesses the text of the treaty and its status and history:
https://www.icanw.org/signature_and_ratification_status