The Green Party New Party Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, June 25, 2:00 p. m., in the Community Meeting Room of the La Farge Library, 1730 Llano Street, Santa Fe. We anticipate amending the Rules & Regulations and will consider candidates for public office in 2022. If you wish to run for public office in 2022, contact Secretary@greenpartyofnm.org by June 15. Thank you. The meeting is a statutory requirement to qualify for the ballot.
The deadline is today(!) to send in public comments regarding the Chaco Culture National Historical Park Area Withdrawal
The Bureau of Land Management proposes to withdraw ~350,000 acres surrounding the site from extractive activities for the next 20 years. This is an effort to protect this World Heritage Site and also may help steer the path forward regarding sustainable energy development.
The direct e-mail address for comments is: BLM_NM_FM_CCNHP_Area_Withdrawal_Comments@blm.gov
- New Party Meeting planned for Saturday, June 25, 2022. Time and venue to be determined. This is a requirement to regain ballot access.
- GPNM National Meeting, July 22-July 24, on line. Register at https://www.gp.org/2022_anm
- Reminder that GPAMA meets locally the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p. m.
Sunday, April 10, 2022, 2:00 p. m. MDT on FreeConferenceCall.com. Agenda includes officer elections, update on signature petitioning, consideration of candidates for public office, discussion of Rules & Regulations, and other business. See the 30-day notification for more information.
Call-in number: (412) 924-7145, Access code: 684826
Join meeting on line at freeconferencecall.com with meeting ID greenpartyofnm
On March 1, 2022, watch the GPUS rebuttal of the State of the Union Address delivered by U. S. Senate candidate Matthew Hoh. Simulcast of SOTU address at 7:00 p. m. MST.
Greens stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and Russia who oppose the invasionRead full statement.
Public comment on the draft restoration plan closes March 2, 5:00 p. m. Read the draft plan here. Comments can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “Draft Restoration Plan for the Gold King Mine Release” or mailed to Michelle Hunter, New Mexico Office of Natural Resources Trustee, 121 Tijeras Avenue NE, Suite 1000, Albuquerque, NM, 87102
- The video below powerfully presents the Four Pillars playing out around the world.
- Meet current Greens in public office from Maine, Illinois, and Minnesota during a live-stream on Tuesday, January 25, 7:00 p. m. https://www.gp.org/live
23 November 2021
Redistricting–GPNM is part of the coalition gathered by Fair Districts New Mexico to promote citizen involvement in the redistricting process at the state level. The Citizen Redistricting Committee (CRC) forwarded three maps each for redrawing districts for U. S. House of Representatives, the New Mexico House and Senate, and the Public Education Committee. At this point it is up to the state legislature to adopt maps from the CRC or create its own. We ask that you contact your legislators or write letters to the editor of your local news publications about this. Points to emphasize include adopting a CRC map that is strongly population balanced; avoids partisan and incumbent gerrymandering; protects historically oppressed and underrepresented communities; and respects tribal, county, and municipal boundaries to the extent possible. Please point out that the redistricting process should comply with the Open Meetings Act with proceedings open and accessible to the public–no backroom deals!
Gateway Greens Webinar–This has been a great series. Currently the focus is on agriculture. The next webinar is titled, “Healing a Broken Agricultural System” on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 6:00 p. m. MST on Zoom. Topics include moving from corporate-controlled, pesticide-based monoculture to regenerative and sustainable food systems and a discussion of decolonizing agriculture with urban farming. Register in advance at Zoom or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/603408037475032/?ref=newsfeed or https://www.facebook.com/groups/1392269120939428/permalink/2100597693439897/
Petitioning–We continue collecting signatures for a ballot line in 2022. Please reply if you can collect signatures for an hour or two in the parking lot of the Railyards Holiday Market, December 11-12, 10am to 4pm, at the Railyards in Albuquerque. We will not have a booth but will remain outside the event. Please let us know how your local efforts are going. Thanks. In other important ballot access news, one of the onerous requirements for new parties in Montana was declared unconstitutional by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Read more at gp.org/ninth_circuit_strikes_down.
Candidates–We call for candidates for the 2022 General Election with the caveat that the Green Party is still working to obtain a Green Party ballot line. Please contact us for the implications of that with regard to candidates’ signature requirements. Regular local elections across the state occurred early this month. Local elections are non-partisan in New Mexico and are an opportunity for Greens to get elected to public office. The next state-wide regular local elections will be in 2023. Please start thinking now about how you may serve your community on a school board, conservation board, improvement district, governing council, or as mayor. In 2021, approximately 40 Greens were elected to public office in the USA.
Holtec Update–Holtec was late responding to a Request for Additional Information (RAI) from the NRC. The schedule for the publication of the safety evaluation review (SER) will be delayed from the previously planned January 2022. The new schedule regarding the application for a nuclear waste storage facility in Lea County has yet to be determined.