ACTION EMAIL #29

Dear Fellow New Mexican,
 

THIS WEEK IN BRIEF

- This is an easy one!  Please click here to sign a petition to protect NM's ratepayers from PNM's $350 million dollar coal bailout.

- Attend a Women's March near you this weekend. Details for ABQ, Santa Fe, Taos, Las Cruces, and Fort Sumner marches below.


THIS WEEK IN DETAIL

From the Moveon.org petition:

"Public Service Company, PNM, a privately held electric monopoly, has made hundreds of millions of dollars off their aging polluting San Juan coal plant and now wants $350 more million to close the plant “early.” Even though PNM will literally produce no electricity from the plant, it claims it is still entitled to the profit it hoped to get from ratepayers. Senate Bill 47, PNM's "Energy Redevelopment Bonding Act” will force ratepayers to pay the $350 million to Wall St. bondholders (who have paid PNM up front) from a monthly increase on everyone's electric bill. It’s time to hold PNM accountable, to protect ratepayers from PNM’s greed, and deny PNM a bailout resulting from their utility management malpractice!"


CALL TO ACTION

Sign the petition here.  If you have time, please also call your state senator this week and ask him or her to vote NO on SB47.  You can look up the office number for your state senator here.

 

SAMPLE SCRIPT

"Hi I am calling to let my senator know that I do NOT support SB47.  PNM's shareholders do not deserve a bailout for their poor planning from their customers here in New Mexico.  Please vote NO on this bill."


EXTRA CREDIT

If you are able, please attend one of the many women's marches around the state that are happening this weekend.  See list below:

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20th:

TAOS - 12pm - 2pm
Taos Plaza to Kit Carson Park


SUNDAY JANUARY 21st:

ABQ - 11am - 3PM
Civic Plaza

SANTA FE - 12pm - 4pm
NM State Capitol to Santa Fe Plaza

LAS CRUCES - 1pm - 4pm
Plaza de Las Cruces

FORT SUMNER -  10:30am
Dallas Park


Thank you for all you are doing!

 

In solidarity,

Your friends at New Mexico is Watching

ACTION EMAIL #24

Dear Fellow New Mexican,
 

THIS WEEK IN BRIEF

In the wake of the tragic Aztec New Mexico High School Shooting, tell Steve Pearce what you think about his support for the tax bill and the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act making it easier to carry concealed weapons across state lines. To read more about this terrible piece of legislation Click Here

 

THIS WEEK IN DETAIL

Steve Pearce wants to run for Governor of New Mexico.  He is also one of the top ten most funded lawmakers by the National Rifle Association.  He cares more about the gun industry and their campaign contributions than he does about sensible gun laws that protect New Mexicans.

Here is a partial list of his votes that put firearms in the hands of bad people and helped to shield the gun industry from any responsibility:

 

  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)

  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)

  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)

  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)

  • source: ontheissues.org

This insanity has to stop!

 

CALL TO ACTION


Call Steve Pearce’s office and ask what he is actually doing to protect people from gun violence.

Rep Steve Pearce

D.C office: 202-225-2365

NM: 1- 855-4-PEARCE (73-2723)

 

SAMPLE SCRIPT

 

“Hi I am calling to let Congressman Pearce know that New Mexicans will be watching very closely to see how he votes on the tax bill and on any gun control legislation as he wraps up his final term in congress and prepares to run for Governor.  I am a strong supporter of gun control and believe the tax bill will further devastate working families.  Representative Pearce already has an abysmal record on gun control and he clearly cares more about the money he receives from the NRA than about New Mexicans affected by gun violence.”


Remember folks, while Steve Pearce is busy stocking his twitter feed with thoughts and prayers for victims of gun violence in this state and everywhere, he is being paid handsomely to resist any attempt for reasonable, responsible gun legislation.
 

Thank you for all you are doing!

 

In solidarity,

Your friends at New Mexico is Watching

ACTION EMAIL #23

Dear Fellow New Mexican,
 

THIS WEEK IN BRIEF

If you are a resident of the city of Santa Fe, please support Ranked Choice Voting (RCV).


THIS WEEK IN DETAIL

Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) was passed by democratic vote in 2008 in the city of Santa Fe. Click here to read more about how RCV works. At the time, the city did not have the resources or technology to implement the process, but this year a local judge ruled that the city now has access to the required technology and must implement it.  The city councilors are dragging their feet and need to hear from US!
 

PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE AND LET THEM KNOW YOU SUPPORT RCV

Mayor Javier Gonzales - (505) 955-6590, jmgonzales@santafenm.gov

Kelley Brennan, City Attorney - (505) 955-6512, kabrennan@santafenm.gov

City Councilors

   District 1

     Renee Villarreal, District 1 Councilor, (505) 955-2345, rdvillarreal@santafenm.gov

     Signe I. Lindell, District 1 Councilor, (505) 955-6812, silindell@santafenm.gov

   District 2

     Joseph Maestas, District 2 Councilor, (505) 955-6815, jmaestas@santafenm.gov

     Peter Ives, District 2 Councilor, (505) 955-6816, pnives@santafenm.gov

   District 3

     Carmichael Dominguez, District 3 Councilor, (505) 955-6814,                   
         
cadominguez@santafenm.gov

     Chris Rivera, District 3 Councilor, (505) 955-6818, cmrivera@santafenm.gov

   District 4

     Ron Trujillo, District 4 Councilor, (505) 955-6811, rstrujillo@santafenm.gov

     Michael Harris, District 4 Councilor, (505) 955-6817, maharris@santafenm.gov


ATTEND THE EMERGENCY RALLY TODAY (MONDAY) AT 2:30

There an emergency city council meeting today at 3:30, and so far tallies show that we are ONE VOTE SHORT of implementing RCV.  If you are able, please show your support at the 2:30 rally at City Hall at 200 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe.
 

In solidarity,

Your friends at New Mexico is Watching

WEEKLY ACTION EMAIL #22

Dear Fellow New Mexican,
 
THIS WEEK IN BRIEF:

- Send an email BY 5 PM, TUESDAY, JULY 11TH to sos.rules@state.nm.us (Kari Fresquez, State Elections Director) letting her know that you would like the Secretary of State (Maggie Toulouse Oliver)to clarify the reporting requirements in advance of the 2018 elections, and sign this petition.


THIS WEEK IN DETAIL:

SUPPORT ELECTION TRANSPARENCY

From our friends at Common Cause: 

The Secretary of State needs to act now to clarify reporting requirements in advance of 2018 elections. The 2017-2018 election cycle has already begun. Not only does the SoS bear the responsibility of running state elections, she is the principle enforcement agency (along with the AG) of campaign finance law.

Given that state law now conflicts with several court decisions, she ultimately must determine how much of the law has survived the court rulings and make rules stating precisely which statutory requirements will still be enforced and which will not.

A coordinated effort, undertaken by a Koch brothers affiliate, is now pressuring the SoS to reject these needed rules. But we need them now. With the veto of the bipartisan-backed Senate Bill 96 in March, confusion reigns as the 2018 election approaches.


HOW TO HELP:

Send an email BY 5 PM, TUESDAY, JULY 11TH to sos.rules@state.nm.us (Kari Fresquez, State Elections Director) letting her know that you would like the Secretary of State to clarify the reporting requirements in advance of the 2018 elections, and sign this petition.


EXTRA CREDIT:

If you are near any of the following cities and are able, please consider attending a hearing on this issue.  

Santa Fe - State Capitol Building, 491 Old Santa Fe Trail Room 321, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501, onThursday, July 13, 2017, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. 

Albuquerque – Joint County Commission/City Council Vincent E. Griego Chambers of the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government Center (Concourse Level 2), One Civic Plaza NW, Albuquerque, NM  87102, on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Las Cruces – Doña Ana County Government Center, 845 N. Motel Blvd, Las Cruces, NM 88007, on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.



Thank you for all you are doing!

In solidarity,
Amelia + Marisa

WEEKLY ACTION EMAIL #21

Dear Fellow New Mexican,
 
THIS WEEK IN BRIEF:

- Contact your representatives to STOP TRUMPCARE!!

THIS WEEK IN DETAIL:

STOP TRUMPCARE

This is an emergency push to "kill the bill" before it kills us!
If TrumpCare passes, New Mexicans will suffer and die as 250,000 are dumped off health insurance b/c of high risk pools, pre-existing conditions, high premium costs, PlannedParenthood closing, and Medicaid gone. Please make as many of these calls as you are able, as often as you are able!

1. CALL NEW MEXICO'S DEMOCRATIC SENATORS
"Thank you for voting NO to TrumpCare. Please also withhold consent on all Senate business and filibuster by adding amendments. Hundreds of thousands of lives are at stake. Is Senator ________ willing to take these measures to stop the AHCA?

2. CALL "MIGHT VOTE NO"  REPUBLICAN SENATORS
We need at least 3 Senators to vote NO on TrumpCare. Call from the list below, and if you have friends in any of these states, urge them to make the call as well.
"I would like to ask Senator ________ to oppose the AHCA. This bill will affect every American, but has been composed in secrecy. I would like to ask that Senator ________ to urge Mitch McConnell to slow the process down and conduct open, transparent hearings so the Senate can create a bill that Americans actually support. 
More here:  https://www.trumpcareten.org/    

3. CALL GOVERNOR MARTINEZ 505-476-2200
TrumpCare will devastate New Mexico’s already fragile economy; 250,000 New Mexicans will lose healthcare; and 36,000 jobs will be lost. Speak out against this bill that will harm my family, friends, and neighbors.”

Thank you for all you are doing!

In solidarity,
Amelia + Marisa

A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Dear Fellow New Mexican,

As Marisa wrote last week, we are in the middle of our two-week hiatus from our Weekly Action Emails to you. We're both in the midst of some very bust times, but

our Action Emails will return next week!

I'd like to take this week's email to make a special announcement about a project I've been working very hard to bring together since January:

Noise for NOW, A benefit Concert for Santa Fe NOW Supporting Women's Health and Reproductive Rights in New Mexico and beyond.

Noise for NOW benefit concert will feature performances by Bon Iver, TV on the Radio, Tune-Yards, Lower Dens, and Heather Trost and will take place at the Santa Fe Opera on September 9th. Pre-sale will begin June 20th for AMP Concerts members with public on-sale beginning June 23rd at 10am.

More information and tickets can be found HERE.

Santa Fe NOW works to address reproductive rights, human trafficking, wage equality, domestic violence, sexual violence, and other matters crucial to women in New Mexico. 

We hope to see you there!

 

In solidarity,

Amelia

NoiseForNOW

BRIEF HIATUS AND FEEDBACK

Dear Fellow New Mexican,


When Amelia and I conceived of this project, we were looking for a way fit more engagement in local politics into our extremely busy schedules.  Like most progressives, we were horrified by the election of Trump and looking for a way to engage and resist here in our home state.  I have been involved in Shaun King's Injustice Boycott since it launched and loosely modeled this project after his.  The idea was to present simple actions in a weekly email that busy people (or people who were already involved in other campaigns and were looking for a way to be part of collective action) could fit into their weekly schedules.

We would like to thank all of you who have joined us and have participated in some or all of our first 20 actions.  We have both reached an especially busy time in our lives and have decided to take a two week hiatus to wrap up some projects and catch our breaths.

Amelia will be back next week with some exciting news about the project she has been working on and you can expect our next action email on Monday, June 26th.

In the meantime, please feel free to share any feedback you may have on what you like or dislike about this project.  Things you think are working or things you think we could improve.  We have heard from many of you already and are so grateful to have expanded our network of passionate progressives here in New Mexico.

 

Thank you for all you are doing!

In solidarity,
Marisa

WEEKLY ACTION EMAIL #20

Dear Fellow New Mexican,

THIS WEEK IN BRIEF:

- Please consider getting involved in one or both of the following campaigns:

Michelle Lujan Grisham's campaign for Governor of New Mexico
Campaign to fill Grisham's congressional seat in the 1st District


THIS WEEK IN DETAIL:

GET INVOLVED IN OUR UPCOMING LOCAL ELECTIONS

We know it's early but we are very excited about the prospect of New Mexico having a Democratic governor again once Susana Martinez's term ends next year.  Michelle Lujan Grisham, New Mexico's Democratic representative from the 1st District has announced that she will run for the seat, which will leave her seat open.  It is critical that we help another Democrat get elected to this seat.  You can start to familiarize yourself with possible candidates here.

And if you would like to donate or get involved in Grisham's campaign for governor, you can do so here.


In addition, Republican Representative Stevan Pearce from the 2nd District is considering a run for governor as well.  He famously believes that "the wife is to voluntarily submit" to her husband and he has voted with Donald Trump 97% of the time since Trump was inaugurated.  I know that most of us take for granted that New Mexico's 2nd District will always be Republican but last week we were contacted by a local Huddle Up group who are hosting a very promising candidate named Tony Martinez in Santa Fe next Wednesday. He hopes to unseat Pearce and flip our 2nd district from red to blue in 2017.  If you are interested in helping with this effort and hearing from Tony Martinez, here are event details:

Santa Fe’s Huddle Up group invites you to hear about New Mexico’s Congressional District 2, and what we can all do to flip that district from red to blue.
Wednesday, June 14th,  6:30pm – 8:30pm
The Center for Progress and Justice – 1420 Cerrillos Road.
Featured speaker, Tony Martinez.
FREE!!!

Thank you for all you are doing!

In solidarity,
Amelia + Marisa