2024 Legislative Session Pt. 2

Please contact members of the Senate Rules Committee and ask for the following:

1) put SM 6 (Israel Ceasefire) on the agenda and pass it;
2) vote for SJR 7 (Independent Redistricting Committee, CA) (on schedule for Feb 7th).
katy.duhigg@nmlegis.gov, leo.jaramillo@nmlegis.gov, greg.nibert@nmlegis.gov,
greg.baca@nmlegis.gov, linda.lopez@nmlegis.gov, brenda.mckenna@nmlegis.gov,
mark.moores@nmlegis.gov, jortizyp@msn.com, cliff.pirtle@nmlegis.gov,
lstefanics@msn.com, mimi.stewart@nmlegis.gov

Please contact members of the House Judiciary Committee and ask for the following:

1) put HM 8 (Ceasefire in Israel and Palestine) on the agenda and pass it;
2) put HJR 10 (Independent Redistricting Committee, CA) on the agenda and pass it.
christine.chandler@nmlegis.gov, andrea@andrearomero.com, bill.rehm@nmlegis.gov, eliseo.alcon@nmlegis.gov, gail@gailchasey.com,
jared.hembree@nmlegis.gov, ryan@laneforliberty.com, javier.martinez@nmlegis.gov, matthew.mcqueen@nmlegis.gov,
Andrea.Reeb@nmlegis.gov, reena.szczepanski@nmlegis.gov

Please contact members of the HEENRC and ask them to put HJR 4 (Environmental Rights, CA) on the agenda and pass it.
matthew.mcqueen@nmlegis.gov, debbie.sarinana@nmlegis.gov,
larry.scott@nmlegis.gov, townsend@pvtn.net, Cynthia.Borrego@nmlegis.gov,
meredith.dixon@nmlegis.gov, miguel.garcia@nmlegis.gov,
jared.hembree@nmlegis.gov, roddmontoya@gmail.com,
angelica.rubio@nmlegis.gov, nathan.small@nmlegis.gov

2024 Legislative Session Pt. 1

Here are bills of interest we are following:

HJR 10/SJR 7 INDEPENDENT REDISTRICTING COMMISSION, CA.  Please contact your legislators to support putting the question of an Independent Redistricting Commission to the voters.

The House version passed its first committee and will be sent to the House Judiciary Committee.  Please contact legislators below and ask that they put  this resolution on their agenda and vote for it.

christine.chandler@nmlegis.gov,
andrea@andrearomero.com,
bill.rehm@nmlegis.gov,
eliseo.alcon@nmlegis.gov,
gail@gailchasey.com,
jared.hembree@nmlegis.gov,
RYAN@LANEFORLIBERTY.COM,
javier.martinez@nmlegis.gov,
matthew.mcqueen@nmlegis.gov,
Andrea.Reeb@nmlegis.gov,
reena.szczepanski@nmlegis.gov

The Senate version appears stuck in the Rules Committee.  Please contact legislators below and ask that they put  this resolution on their agenda and vote for it.

katy.duhigg@nmlegis.gov,
leo.jaramillo@nmlegis.gov,
greg.nibert@nmlegis.gov,
greg.baca@nmlegis.gov,
linda.lopez@nmlegis.gov,
brenda.mckenna@nmlegis.gov,
mark.moores@nmlegis.gov,
jortizyp@msn.com,
cliff.pirtle@nmlegis.gov,
lstefanics@msn.com,
mimi.stewart@nmlegis.gov

 

 

Free & Equal Elections Debate

The Free & Equal Elections Foundation wants to know whom you want to see in their Presidential Candidate Debate on February 29, 2024.  Several candidates for the Green Party nomination are included in the list of potential invitees found at https://freeandequal.org/.  You may rank up to six candidates using their block-chain technology app if you choose to participate.

Presidential Candidate Forum

January 23, 5:00 p. m. MST.  Livestream expected.  Zoom RSVP (form at bottom of page, use QR code also provided).  The event is hosted by the Green Party of Philadelphia.  Contact:  Belinda Davis at GreenBelinda123@gmail.com

 

 

2024 Presidential Nomination Process

Each state has its own election procedures.  In New Mexico, the Green Party is a minor party and nominates by convention.  We use the list of candidates published by the GPUS Presidential Candidate Support Committee (PCSC) for apportioning our delegates to the GPUS Presidential Nominating Convention.  There are six people seeking the Green Party nomination for President of the United States.  Some of them are not Greens but use the process that allows unaffiliated candidates or candidates with other parties to seek party lines in various states.  Links to the candidates’ web sites are listed below.  We plan to provide an opportunity to visit with candidates virtually later in the year.

GREENS:  Jorje Zavala*, Randy Toler*, Jill Stein*, Jasmine Sherman*

Non-GREENS:  Daví*, Robert Cooke

*Candidate or campaign has contacted GPNM.

Webinars for the New Year

Green Party Webinar, DEGROWTH:  Improving Global Quality of Life With Less Production–Join this fascinating Green Party webinar on reducing unnecessary production to address global warming on Wednesday, January 4, 6:30 p. m. MSTRegister on Zoom.

Effective Citizen Advocacy–The League of Women Voters provides a webinar with tips for the upcoming legislative session.  Webinar is Saturday, January 6, 10:00 a. m. to noon on Zoom.  Register here.

Thank you, Mato Ska

We are sad to report the passing of Martin Zehr, aka Mato Ska.  Mato Ska was a long-time Green and was serving on the GPUS National Committee and GPUS EcoAction Committee.  He was a voice for a just electoral system, including speaking on C-SPAN as recently as this summer as a caller.

He was particularly concerned about water use.  Part of his legacy is his work on the New Mexico State Water Plan.  We continue to seek transparency from the state regarding the 2023 State Water Plan.  In his own words,

The Green Party of New Mexico stands unalterably opposed to the exclusion of valued engagement and representation of the pueblos that have senior water rights dating back from “time immemorial.” The inclusion of the pueblos’ plans is significant and needs to be considered as a valued contribution in addressing the profound concerns of all New Mexicans.

Read the amazing tribute from one of his sons.