2023 GPUS Annual Meeting & Special Fundraiser

The 2023 GPUS Annual National Meeting will be virtual from August 3 through August 6.  Register here.

Here is the agenda.

Join the on-line fundraiser with comedian LEE CAMP on August 5, 7pm MDT.  There is a special Meet & Greet at 6pm MDT.  Get your tickets here

The Climate Emergency and Direct Action

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.

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88083342274
Meeting ID: 880 8334 2274
+1 669 900 9128 US

Vietnam to Ukraine: Lessons for the US Peace Movement

Register on Zoom for Webinar. Join these knowledgeable people at 6:00 p. m. MDT

May 4th is the anniversary of the Kent State shootings. The National Guard murdered four young people protesting the war in Việt Nam.

2023 Annual Convention

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!

Legislation Alert! Support HB 347 now.

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. A vote 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 — dwonda.johnson@nmlegis.gov 505-986-4433
Representative Natalie Figueroa — natalie.figueroa@nmlegis.gov 505-986-4255
Representative Martin R. Zamora — martin.zamora@nmlegis.gov 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 — gail@gailchasey.com 505-986-4777
Representative Dayan Hochman-Vigil — dayan.hochman-vigil@nmlegis.gov 505-986-4327
Representative Charlotte Little — Charlotte.Little@nmlegis.gov 505-986-4254
Representative William “Bill” R. Rehm — bill.rehm@nmlegis.gov 505-986-4214

 

Please note that a separate post will contain recommendations on other bills.

 

Join Q & A with David Barsamian

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.

Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89321421597

Call-in number: +1 312 626 6799, Meeting ID: 893 2142 1597

Gun Violence webinar

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.