New criminal offenses and increasing criminal penalties hurt New Mexicans and New Mexico –and here’s why!
Talking points for us to use when contacting our NM Legislators!
Legislative Session, January 18 – February 17, 2022
“Tough on Crime” – In this legislative session, January 18 through 17, the legislative agenda is restricted to bills related to money – i.e., taxation and appropriation – plus any other bills the governor sets before the legislature. If history is a guide, Governor Lujan Grisham will send a number of bills to the legislature that either create new criminal offenses or increase penalties for existing offenses, or both.
These are “bad bills” – Most of the Democrats in the legislature know that these bills are ill-advised. Nonetheless, most will vote for the bills if and when they are called upon to vote. In many cases, enough Democrats will join the Republicans to pass these bad bills.
Goal: share a personal account of my experience in Glasgow and leave you with a simple take away message.
Quick COP26 Background:
COP26 follows a long line of international climate meetings going back as far as 1979 in Geneva. The scientists have been issuing their international climate reports since 1988. (First IPCC was in 1988). The COP meeting in 2015 in Paris was considered a major breakthrough because they pledged to reduce carbon emissions, and to review the pledges every 5 years to further ratchet down CO2 emissions. Didn’t meet in 2020 but the scientists issued their startling report in August 2021 and didn’t mince words. The situation is dire and we’re on a course today with irreversible impacts that will be catastrophic if we don’t take immediate steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The goal is to keep the temperature increase to no greater than 1.5 C above pre-industrial levels. The Emissions Gap Report released in December 2020 shows we’re headed to a warming in excess of 3.0 C this century.
Continue reading COP26 Presentation to 350NM.org on December 4th from Edinburgh by Lora Lucero
Keep Up The Pressure On Senators Heinrich and Lujan To Repeal Fossil Fuel Subsidies
Thanks to all of our efforts, Senator Heinrich sent out a letter to environmental groups stating, “You asked for my support forending fossil fuel subsidies. You have it.” – September 23, 2021.We want to see the senators vocally support repealing the fossilfuel subsidies within the reconciliation package, both in the media and with their colleagues.
READ THE LETTER TO NM SENATORS
READ THE LETTER FROM SENATOR HEINRICH
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Demand President Biden Cut the
Nuclear Weapons Budget
President Biden says nuclear weapons should never be used, and a nuclear war should never be fought. However, the proposed annual National Defense Authorization bill includes a massive increase for nuclear weapons development, totaling $27.7 billion.
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