Morning Friends – none of us have slept much and all of us are heart-broken yet unsurprised as white supremacy, white male privilege, and hatred once again terrorized our nation. One of our members sent me her grandchild’s assessment – these were Terrorists treated like Tourists. The clear differences from this policing of white terrorists vs. Movement for Black Lives protesters was stark and violent.
Thank yous to Sayrah and Zach for keeping us informed about SantaFe Trumpers’ actions, many of you sending me alerts, and for everyone who called/used social media to push our state and national elected officials. Your presence helped me feel less afraid, more substantial and able, and ready to continue our work.
Trump is not ceding power. Whether he is removed via the 25th amendment, impeached or not, his terrorist followers want their civil war. So we need to be vigilant! Stay informed and connected – together we mobilize to defend now and build the Radical Democracy that cares for all of us!
BELOW are national calls, our next zoom, and some very supportive thoughts.
Source: Count Every Vote New Mexico
Please join me this Thursday for a virtual Town Hall with Senate Majority Whip Mimi Stewart to preview the legislative session and discuss key priorities – January 7 from 6 – 7:15pm. Click here to register.
I’ll be hosting a second Town Hall on January 12 from 6 – 7:15pm with Representatives Daymon Ely and Derrick Lente. Click here to register.
Plans are underway for the Statewide 2021 Legislative Action Expo, set virtually from 9:30 to noon on Saturday, January 9, 2021.
The Legislative Expo matches activists and organizations sponsoring legislation for the 55th legislative session, which is set to begin January 19. The virtual meeting offers opportunities for issues-based organizations to connect with potential supporters for their bills as well as for New Mexico legislators to conduct town halls to establish foundations for the bills they will champion.
If your organization is championing bills that support real gains for New Mexicans and you haven’t received an invitation to participate as an organization – please complete this google form:
Karen Bentrup, event volunteer