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Now we are officially the resistance

 

Today is a hard day for all of us who fight daily for progress and progressive values. As Donald Trump is sworn in as President I wanted to send a personal note to tell you that we will march on. We will continue the fight for progress as we have since ProgressNowNM was created to fight the conservative agenda in New Mexico 6 years ago – and together we will refuse to allow the progress we have achieved be undone. Whether you are marching tomorrow in Washington, D.C., Ft. Sumner, TorC, Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Silver City or somewhere else around the country, we are with you and we won’t stop fighting for the progress we all believe in.

Artists’ Town Hall Meeting #3 – What To Expect in 2017

The answer is: “yes.” What are we going to create: a place for people to connect, act, talk, feel safe? The answer to all of those questions is unequivocally, “yes.” The Artist Town Hall Series started in late 2016 and will continue with the first meeting of 2017 on January 30th, at Central Features Downtown. The minds behind the first of the event series were: Nancy Zastudil Owner of Central Features, Carlos Contreras local poet and activist, and Ebony Booth an all around performer and event planning professional.

Your guide to fact-checking Gov. Martinez’s State of the State 2017

When Gov. Martinez gives her next-to-last State of the State address just after noon on Tuesday, she’ll be defending six years of her policies and her plan to address the backlash, including a nearly half-billion dollar, multi-year state deficit.

In years past, Martinez has issued glowing reflections on the state of the state and pointed fingers at everyone but herself when it came to addressing challenges.

This year, you can fact-check her State of the State live on Facebook or Twitter using these handy social media-sized graphics.

Support this! “Cannabis Revenue and Freedom Act” just filed in NM

Last week Representatives Bill McCamley and Javier Martinez introduced House Bill 89, the Cannabis Revenue and Freedom Act, that would make marijuana available for recreational use in New Mexico. With the overwhelming evidence that states with legal pot can create new and lucrative revenue streams for public works, HB 89 is a win-win for New Mexico.

Five New Mexico Cities Host Women’s Marches This Saturday: What You Need to Know

What began as a Facebook event invite and a response to the now imminent inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump has quickly turned into a viral, global grassroots movement and an international day of resistance. The Women’s March on Washington launches in five days with a New Mexico delegation to represent the progressives marching here at home. New Mexico is doing its part and you can participate.

Pledge to stand with Sens. Udall, Heinrich against these Trump’s nominees

Donald Trump’s nominees are a who’s who of conflicts, billionaires and bigots and each one must be confirmed by the United States Senate.

Democrats have already given many a grilling and slowed the quick nomination processes Trump and Republican Senate leaders wanted. Our own US Senators have been front and center of those fights. Here are just a few whose appointment could mean big trouble for New Mexico.

Now we are officially the resistance

 

Today is a hard day for all of us who fight daily for progress and progressive values. As Donald Trump is sworn in as President I wanted to send a personal note to tell you that we will march on. We will continue the fight for progress as we have since ProgressNowNM was created to fight the conservative agenda in New Mexico 6 years ago – and together we will refuse to allow the progress we have achieved be undone. Whether you are marching tomorrow in Washington, D.C., Ft. Sumner, TorC, Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Silver City or somewhere else around the country, we are with you and we won’t stop fighting for the progress we all believe in.