Conference: Achieving a Fair Political System Building a Grassroots Coalition to Revive Our Democracy


Free, All-day Conference:
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Santa Fe Community College

Pre-registration strongly recommended as space is limited. 

Conference Mission: To convene a broad spectrum of organizations and individuals to explore how New Mexicans can work together to remove the corrupting influence of money in politics and achieve a fair political system that ensures our government equitably represents and serves all the people of our state.

Welcome by Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber
Keynote Speaker Doug Nickle, Development Director, Bridge Alliance

Speakers and Panelists include:

Miguel Angel Acosta, Lead Organizer, New Energy Economy; Co-Director, Earth Care
Rebecca Álvarez, Ph.D., NM Highlands University; NM for Money Out of Politics Board of Directors
Colin Baillio, Director of Policy and Communications, Health Action New Mexico
Graham Bartlett, President, Albuquerque TEA Party; Partner, Integrated Quality Group
Bruce Berlin, J.D., President, NM for Money Out of Politics; Author, Breaking Big Money’s Grip on America
Sheila Burns, New Mexico Wolf-PAC Organizer
Camilla Feibelman, Director, Rio Grande Chapter, Sierra Club
Paul Gibson, Director, Retake Our Democracy
Eric Griego, State Director, NM Working Families Party; Fellow, UNM Center for Health Policy
Viki Harrison, Executive Director, Common Cause New Mexico
Donna House, Navajo Consultant for Indigenous Peoples’ ecological and environmental policy
John House, J.D., Co-Chair, 28th Amendment Comm., NM for Money Out of Politics Board of Directors
Michele Korri, New Mexico Indivisible Congress Leadership Team
Rev. Gail Marriner, Minister, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Santa Fe
Maria Perez, Director, Fair Vote New Mexico
Bob Perls, Founder and President of the Board of Directors, NM Open Primaries
Kendra Pinto, Navajo Community Organizer, Dine Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment
Bianca Sopoci-Belknap, Director, Earth Care; Associate Director, New Energy Economy
Tom Taylor, Albuquerque TEA Party Board of Directors; President, Thermogenics, Inc.
Miranda Viscoli, Co-President, NM to Prevent Gun Violence
James Webster, M.D., former Executive Director, Chicago Institute of Medicine

Sponsored by
New Mexicans for Money Out of Politics,
The Max & Anna Levinson Foundation,
New Mexico Highlands University and 
The Santa Fe Community College 

2 thoughts on “Conference: Achieving a Fair Political System Building a Grassroots Coalition to Revive Our Democracy

  1. I am confused by the participation of two Albuquerque TEA Party Board Members, as its aims seem antithetical to a Progressive agenda. Please explain.

  2. It’s a very good question, Michael. Several people have been asking that question. Bruce Berlin who is the director of NM for Money out of Politics spoke at our PDACNM meeting Wed. night and explained that they want voices from left, right and center to join the movement. That led some of us in PDA to question why PDA was not asked to participate in this event. We don’t have an answer. Just wondering. Thanks for your question.

    Laura Stokes – State Co-Coordinator PDACNM

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