ACTIONS: NEW MEXICO: LOCAL & ROUNDHOUSE
Right now: Protect our Legislators and the Roundhouse – contact your State Representative and Senator, plus leadership.
Find your NM legislators:
Call – the NM Legislative Council Service at 505 986-4600
Talking point suggestions: We are concerned for your safety and the safety of all the employees when in the Roundhouse for any required days. It is clear from the FBI notices about Trump extremists’ plans, and from white nationalist social media promising a civil war and “blood on the walls” – that state capitols are being targeted starting January 16th. With only 60 days to consider hundreds of bills, we need this Legislative session to continue with no delays for building evacuations, bomb detection, and more. We ask that you consider a full virtual session or change the in-person days to later in the session. Additionally, your leadership is critical – please speak out now about the full legitimacy of the Electoral College vote, and that any attempts to derail your work is an attack on our democracy.
Continue reading CALL TO ACTION: push back against extremism
Good morning friends – this week has been an emotional and mental cyclone. Seeing America – it’s centuries of white nationalism exposed – can be triggering and so familiar for those most oppressed, embarrassing-to-infuriating for white folks, and alarming for all. “Nothing can be changed until it is faced” said James Baldwin – and here we are. Our critical work is both personal and internal anti-racism/oppression work, coupled with an ongoing commitment to “good trouble, necessary trouble” in every sphere of our family and community lives.
Continue reading Truth. Consequences. Actions.
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.
Police Brutality and Racial Injustice in New Mexico: What Progressives Can & Must Do
We all watched in horror as the life went out of George Floyd under the impassive knee of the sadistic little man in blue on May 25th in Minneapolis. Since then, uprisings against police brutality and racial injustice have swept the country and the world. New Mexico is no exception. Nor should it be, given in particular the squalid record of killings and other rank abuses of power by a militarized police force in Albuquerque. Read more…..