Retake Takes to the Road. From May 21 through May 25, Retake Our Democracy is going on the road to Truth or Consequences, Silver City and Las Cruces. At each stop a Town Hall has been organized and will be hosted by local Retake volunteers. Throughout the 2019 Roundhouse Legislative Session, Retake our Democracy coordinated hundreds of volunteers, published a daily alert going to 1300 people throughout New Mexico and had volunteer advocates in most every committee hearing where one of Retake’s 30 MUST PASS or 20 Priority Bills were being heard. They took careful notes and recorded every vote and their findings are being published in a 2019 Legislative Report, to be published soon.  

At the Town Halls below, co-founders Roxanne Barber and Paul Gibson will share what Retake learned from the session, how good bills died, how specific committees served as ‘graveyards’ for bills that leadership did not want advanced, and who are the Dirty Dozen Plus One legislators most responsible for the demise of many, many good bills, particularly energy bills. The Town Halls will also serve as “listening sessions” so that Roxanne and Paul can hear from you about how the Alert Network worked for you, how it can be improved, and also, to hear about local political, legislative, and social justice priorities.  Finally, together Retake leadership and those attending will discuss next steps both related to the next 2020 Legislative Session and the June 2020 primaries. Dates, times and locations follow:

  • May 21, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Grapes Gallery, 407 Main St, Truth Or Consequences. Food provided
  • May 22, 6:30pm – 8:00 pm, The Commons, 501 East 13th St :: PO Box 416, Silver City. Snacks provided.
  • May 25, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm. Southwest Environmental Center, 275 N. Main, Las Cruces

In addition, on May 23, 7pm – 9pm, Roxanne and Paul will be the featured speakers at the Progressive Voters Alliance’s monthly meeting at Munson Center, 975 S Mesquite St, Las Cruces. They will present for five minutes, respond to questions for another ten minutes and then be available to meet individually with PVA members after the meeting.

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