The Climate Emergency and Direct Action
Presentation by Dr. Bernadette Rodgers
Sunday, May 14, 2023, 6:00 p. m. MDT on Zoom
The climate crisis is a global emergency. Government action is beginning to turn things around, and yet the pace is still much too slow. Tonight Dr. Bernadette Rodgers will talk about the current state of the climate crisis, and what we can do. She’ll tell us about her own path to activism, the many ways to engage, what activists call the “Ladder of Engagement”, the rise of Scientist Rebellion (among others), and the surprising personal rewards of direct action. We are living in an all-hands-on-deck moment, so please join us on May 14th.
Bernadette Rodgers is a PhD Astronomer who spent 12 years working at an International observatory in Chile before moving to Portland, Oregon and changing career paths to commit more time to climate activism. She currently teaches astronomy and natural science at Willamette University and Portland Community College, and volunteers with Scientist Rebellion and the Portland chapters of 350, Extinction Rebellion and Climate Reality, and serves on the board of the national youth organization SustainUS.
The 2023 GPNM Annual Convention and Meeting is Saturday, April 29, 2:00 p. m., in the Pick Room of the Main Library in Santa Fe at 145 Washington Avenue. Officer elections, call for candidates, and an important discussion about ballot access. Phone and video options available. Please contact us if you want to be an at-large (voting) delegate. Spread the word!
Please contact members of the HGEIAC (Government, Elections, and Indian Affairs) right away and ask them to support HB 347. This bill states the petition signature requirements for candidates without regard to party affiliation. The numbers are fair and reasonable, e.g., 1000 for statewide office, 500 for congressional district, etc. Avote is expected Monday, February 20th. Please ask the legislators to VOTE FOR HB 347 to advance the bill. Thank you. Contact information is below.
Representative D. Wonda Johnson — firstname.lastname@example.org 505-986-4433
Representative Natalie Figueroa — email@example.com 505-986-4255
Representative Martin R. Zamora — firstname.lastname@example.org 505-986-4211
Representative Janelle Anyanonu — Janelle.Anyanonu@nmlegis.gov 505-986-4464
Representative John Block — John.Block@nmlegis.gov 505-986-4220
Representative Gail Chasey — email@example.com 505-986-4777
Representative Dayan Hochman-Vigil — firstname.lastname@example.org 505-986-4327
Representative Charlotte Little — Charlotte.Little@nmlegis.gov 505-986-4254
Representative William “Bill” R. Rehm — email@example.com 505-986-4214
Please note that a separate post will contain recommendations on other bills.
Join the Albuquerque chapter of Veterans for Peace for a presentation from David Barsamian followed by a Q & A session on Monday, February 13, 2023, 5:30 p. m. on Zoom. Mr. Barsamian is a well-known and award winning host of Alternative Radio.
Join Greens and others for this important discussion about the origins of gun violence in the United States. Moderator will be Ajamu Baraka, the 2016 GPUS Vice-Presidential candidate. Thanks to the Gateway Green Alliance for putting it together! Wednesday, February 1, 6:30 p. m. MST, on Zoom. Must register.
Regular Local Elections take place statewide in 2023. These are non-partisan elections like municipal council, school board, and conservancy district. Please contact us if you wish to run for office in a local election in 2023. Thank you.