GPNM Annual Meeting/Convention

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

Matt Dodson Campaign

Matt is collecting signatures to run for governor. It is a tall order. Please check out his web site and social media to learn more and help however you can.

Matt Dodson for New Mexico

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Draft Restoration Plan for the Gold King Mine Release

Public comment on the draft restoration plan closes March 2, 5:00 p. m. Read the draft plan here. Comments can be emailed to nm.onrt@state.nm.us 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

Inspiration, twice over.

  1. The video below powerfully presents the Four Pillars playing out around the world.
  2. 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
“Move On” by Mistahi Corkill

GPNM Updates

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.

Toward a Greener New Deal

GPNM adopted the following resolution on June 12, 2021, at the Annual Meeting/Convention

Whereas, energy sources that are not fossil fuels themselves require fossil fuels in their extraction, production, and delivery;

Whereas, industrial solar and wind power, hydropower, geothermal power, and nuclear power all carry a range of negative effects on the environments and communities surrounding sites of extraction and production that may or may not be offset to some degree by the benefit of energy production;

Whereas, resource extraction is often linked to loss of land, resources, rights, culture, and life of indigenous or impoverished communities around the world;

Whereas, energy consumption and production can be reduced through decreased demand;

The Green Party of New Mexico resolves the following:

A. To stand in solidarity with global communities negatively affected by energy resource extraction and production and to demand that these communities be given the power of informed consent, adequate compensation, and on-going reparation and management of resulting environmental, cultural, and health degradation resulting from extraction.

B. To support implementation of public and private policies that a) reduce the standard work week without forcing increased production from individual workers, b) strengthen and enforce efficiency and emission standards in transportation and construction, and c) promote and provide accessible public transportation and human-powered transportation opportunities without displacing historically and culturally under-represented communities.

C. To support amendments or additions to the Platform of the Green Party of the United States that meaningfully address the concerns and conditions listed above.

Hawkins/Walker 2020: Debates & Interviews

DEBATES (Free & Equal, Hawkins)

Debate #1

Debate #2

Debate #3

INTERVIEWS

Hawkins on Washington Journal (C-SPAN)

Hawkins on Morning Joe (MSNBC)

Walker on Amped Up with Ryan Knight

Walker on I Mix What I Like