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    Updates from the week, Friday Demonstration at NGA Conference

    Here are a few updates for the week! Courts, Corrections, and Justice Committee Hearing - Monday, July 16 Thank you to all who attended the CCJ Committee hearing on Monday and Rep. Antonio "Moe" Maestas! You all packed the Committee room and showed the Committees members aka our elected Representatives that we are concerned about New Mexico's role in the private for-profit prison industry and the need for more oversight on private correctional facilities in our state.  In over 1.5 hours of public comments, the majority of which from those previously held in NM's private prisons, not one person spoke in favor of New Mexico's private prisons.   No representative from Core Civic-Cibola County Correction Center or of Management & Training Corporation-Otero County Prison Facility or ICE officials showed up to answer questions.  Photo Credit: Andy Fertal (People's Progressive Media) Las Cruces Sun Article about the hearing - READ IT HERE ABQ Journal Article about the hearing - READ IT HERE NM Political Report Article about the hearing - READ IT HERE Santa Fe New Mexican Article about the hearing - READ IT HERE Watch the whole presentation on Divesting from Private Prisons from the Santa Fe Dreamers Project here. Thanks to PPM, here is a short clip of the hearing. A few weeks ago, we sent out an eblast with resources and opportunities to show up in solidarity. Check out the full list HERE. We will be updating it regularly.  THE MIDTOWN CAMPUS PROJECT aka SFUAD  During the initial stage of public engagement the City used an online survey to get a sense of what Santa Fe residents want to do with 64 acres of land in town. BUT the online survey results (2,234 in total) from Santa Fe residents made it clear that those who responded were primarily affluent, older, white community members.  The voices of our communities of color, families, youth, and working class communities must be engaged and represented in this HUGE investment of public lands & resources! For example, of the 2,229 English-survey takers: 81% of respondents do not have children in their household, 65% are over the age of 44. These responses do not reflect our town at all! View the English survey results HERE. View the Spanish survey results HERE (there were only 6 surveys collected!) In the final “Evaluation" phase of the Midtown Campus Project, residents saw "their ideas and suggestions come to life as concepts for the SFUAD campus" that designers put together based on the survey results. The participants of this process mirrored the survey results. A true community engagement campaign is needed in order to ensure that the planning phase of this enormous project includes families with children, youth, low-income folks, people of color, people experiencing or threatened by homelessness and displacement, residents of the nearby neighborhoods as well as the organizations with connections to these populations. A NEW resolution will authorize the planning stage of the "redevelopment process." These hasty steps forward make it clear that the lack of proper community engagement and outreach is a threat to adjacent communities and neighborhoods. Development plans MUST engage and respond to the needs of the surrounding neighborhoods and consider things like how the properties long-term use will effect housing affordability in the area, access to services, the nearby public schools, and ownership and connection for long-term residents and Santa Fe locals. SIGN THIS PETITION TO EXPRESS YOUR CONCERN ABOUT THE PROCESS TO DATE AND DEMAND THAT THE PROCESS MOVING FORWARD VALUES THE VOICES & ENGAGEMENT OF LOCAL YOUTH, FAMILIES, AND SANTAFECINOS    Join us at City Council on AUGUST 8 5:30 PM City Hall, 200 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM To call for investment in a meaningful community engagement campaign FRIDAY July 20, 2018 10 AM  at NM State Capitol Building 490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501 STEP UP or STEP DOWN! National Governors Association (NGA) Demo Bring your signs and banners to the NM State Capitol at 10 AM to rally and hear about pressing state issues from several local organizatons. Then we will march to the Santa Fe Convention Center at 11:15 AM, where the National Governors Association Conference is being held.  Rumor has it that Trump or Mike Pence will be making an appearance at some point during the conference. The conference is taking place THIS Thursday - Saturday. Join us and 30 other orgs who have something to say to governors who are elected by the people. View the NGA agenda here. We demand that our Governors step up to protect our human and civil rights, our air, water, environment, and the right to a decent life.  Please share and come with signs and banners and let the governors know in this time of crisis aggravated by policies of the Trump Administration we are saying STEP UP OR STEP DOWN. POLICIES FOR THE PEOPLE NOT THE 1%. Governors must support state policies and laws that: • Provide affordable healthcare as a right for all• Increase state funding for public education K – higher education• Expand environmental protection and 100% renewable energy• Ensure women’s access to reproductive health and right to choose• Stop inhumane ICE enforcement, protect due process for immigrants and asylum seekers, and keep families together• Guarantee unions the right to organize and collect dues.• Protect free speech rights to support Palestine through boycotts• Protect voting rights and end gerrymandering• Enforce stricter gun control laws, ban assault weapons and paraphernalia• End mass incarceration and private prisons• Protect indigenous lands and rights• No interstate transfer of nuclear waste RSVP HERE Thursday July 19, 2018  10:30 AM  at NM State Capitol Building 490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501 A People’s Convening: Rally for Clean Air Juntos: Our Air, Our Water will also be rallying and demanding more from Governors at the NGA conference. On Thursday, they'll be there to remind our state executives that more than 25 million children across the country deserve to breathe clean air as they ride buses to school. Join the Clean Buses for Healthy Niños coalition as we rally outside the NGA meeting calling on lawmakers to fully fund and implement plans to invest Volkswagen settlement money into zero-emission, electric school buses. Parents, students, activists, and supporters from across the country will be traveling to Santa Fe to share their stories and share with governors why they must act now to ensure our children have healthy futures. Join us at the rally and bring a sign!---Este verano, gobernadores de todo el país se reunirán en la reunión del verano de la Asociación Nacional de Gobernadores en Santa Fe, y nosotros también estaremos allí para recordarles a nuestros ejecutivos estatales que más de 25 millones de niños en todo el país merecen respirar aire limpio mientras usan autobuses a la escuela.Únase a la coalición Clean Buses for Healthy Niños mientras nos reunimos fuera de la reunión de NGA pidiendo a los oficiales electos que financien e implementen por completo los planes para invertir el dinero del acuerdo de Volkswagen en autobuses escolares eléctricos de cero emisiones. Padres, estudiantes, activistas y simpatizantes de todo el país viajarán a Santa Fe para compartir sus historias y compartir con los gobernadores por qué deben actuar para garantizar que nuestros niños tengan un futuro saludable. ¿QUÉ PUEDEN HACER LOS PARTIDARIOS? Asistir a el rally + traer una pancarta Comparte tu historia de #CleanRide4Kids en las redes sociales o con los medios de prensa RSVP HERE CALLS TO ACTION & EVENTS - JULY There are so many places to show up this month. We hope you'll join us for the many July Action Network Calls to Action this month!
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    July 2018 Calls to Action!

    FEATURED EVENT WEDNESDAY JULY 18 6:30-8:00 PM at United Way of Santa Fe County 3164 Agua Fria Road, Santa Fe, NM Resource Meeting: Poder Familiar Learn how you can get involved! LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE  FULL LIST OF JULY SUSTAINABILITY EVENTS  SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, & ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE CALLS TO ACTION
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    Keep Families Together

    #KEEPFAMILIESTOGETHER No doubt you've been following the news on the human rights crisis on our southern border over the last few weeks. You may have already heard the good news that a federal judge in San Diego issued a preliminary injunction Tuesdayat the request of the American Civil Liberties Union that calls for all children affected by the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy to be reunited with their parents within 30 days. Under the order, children younger than 5 years old must be reunited with their parents within 14 days, while older children must be reunited with their parents within 30 days. Within 10 days, federal authorities must allow parents to call their children if they're not already in contact with them. It's critical that we all keep up the pressure and push for comprehensive immigration reform - for the rights of migrants, asylum seekers and undocumented residents in our country - not just a short-term fix to this disaster that's come to a head and that has garnered national attention.  Below is a list of resources and opportunities to take action in solidarity. Updated July 17. 
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    June Calls to Action!

    There are so many places to show up this month. We hope you'll join us for the calls to action this month! Highlights Below. CLICK HERE to see the full list for June. Thursday June 21st 6:00-8:00 PM at Zona del Sol 6600 Valentine Way, Santa Fe, NM 87507 Earth Care's First Annual Community Graduation Celebration You're invited to the First Annual Community Graduation Celebration! We want to celebrate the educational accomplishments of our community! Whether it’s moving up from kindergarten to first grade or getting through your first year of college alive or receiving high school equivalency diploma!   Are you a graduate? Celebrating a family member whose completed a course of study?   Join us for a free fun, music-filled BBQ reception & awards ceremony to celebrate your family's accomplishments.   June 21st, 6:00-8:00 PM at Zona del Sol (6600 Valentine Way) on the corner of Jaguar Drive and Country Club Road.   Please RSVP on our website or by calling 505-983-6896 by June 18th. Se acaba de graduar? Está celebrando algún familiar que termina sus estudios o pasa de un nivel al siguiente? Unase a nuestra celebración de los logros educativos de nuestra comunidad! Reconoceremos a los que terminan kinder, los que completan su primer año de colegio o universidad, los que reciben su diploma de prepa abierta o tradicional, y los que completan requisitos para una carrera corta! Todas y todos están invitados y bienvenidos a este evento gratuito. Habrá música, pastel y comida. Jueves, 21 de junio de 6-8pm en Zona del Sol, esquina de Jaguar y Country Club Rd Favor de confirmar su presencia al 505-303-9635 o info@earthcarenm.org
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    This Mother's Day - join the National Bail Out Collective to Help Bail Out Incarcerated Mothers!

    THIS MOTHER'S DAY Join the National Bail Out Collective to Help Bail Out Incarcerated Mothers! This Mother's Day, the National Bail Out Collective is bailing out mamas in cities around the country to give incarcerated mothers an opportunity to spend Mother’s Day with their families. Last year they bailed out over 100 mamas and caregivers, and provide life-sustaining services to those who need it. This year they're expanding their efforts and are working to advance critical policy changes and transform the systems that put our people in cages because they are poor, Black, unwell or in crisis. National Mama’s Bail Out Day is coordinated effort by more than a dozen organizations to reunite families on Mother's Day and bring attention to the true costs of money bail and mass incarceration. In the tradition of literally buying our people’s freedom, we are setting Black women and femmes free from the jaws of incarceration in time for Mother’s Day. Tonight tens of thousands of women will sleep in a cage, simply because they could not afford to pay bail. At least 80 percent of them are mothers and most of them are only guilty of being poor, unable to access health care, or being survivors. In fact, over 86% of incarcerated women have survived physical or sexual abuse and many will experience additional abuse while imprisoned in our local jails. Donate now to support bail outs this week! Follow them on Facebook and Twitter and share their posts!
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    MAY 2018 CALLS TO ACTION

      There are so many places to show up this month. We hope you'll join us for the calls to action this month! Highlights Below. CLICK HERE to see the full list for May. TUESDAY MAY 1 4:00 PM - Rally at Franklin Miles Park (1027 Camino Carlos Rey) 4pm - Rally en el parque Franklin Miles 5:00 PM - March to San Isidro Church (3552 Agua Fria St.) 5pm - Marcha a la iglesia San Isidro  6:00 PM - Food/Comida 7:00 PM - Interfaith Service 7pm - Servicio interreligioso  MAY DAY RALLY & MARCH  RALLY Y MARCHA DEL 1RO DE MAYO LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE TUESDAY MAY 1 5:30 - 8:30 PM at Barelas Park 801 Barela St SW, ABQ, NM Festival Comunitario: "Todos somos Nuevo México" - ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE TUESDAY MAY 1 5:00 - 8:00 PM at UNM Johnson Field Albuquerque May Day 2018 LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE
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    Earth Day 2018!

    This Earth Day, let's do something concrete for our land, water, communities and our Mother Earth. Help us plant 500 trees and shrubs to help restore part of the Rio Gallinas watershed.Earth Care is hosting this service day in partnership with the Hermit's Peak Watershed Alliance. Members of our Youth Allies leadership program, the United World College, and Earth Walks will be there. Will you? We need an accurate count because lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP at maryann@earthcarenm.org or at 505-983-6896. We'll also provide directions! Carpooling may be available depending on need, email or call us to be added to the list or fill out the poll on our Facebook Event HERE.
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    YOUTH TRAINING SATURDAY APRIL 15

    School Safety & Gun Violence Meetings Do you want to get involved in planning for the April 20th Call to Action? Come to a meeting next Thursday and/or to a training NEXT SUNDAY! WHEN: THURSDAY, APRIL 12TH @ 6:30 PM WHAT: PLANNING MEETING WITH STUDENTS FROM YOUTH ALLIES, SWAT, SF STUDENTS UNITED & NM TO PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE (& pizza) Are you coming? Let us know by calling/texting 505-303-9635 OR emailing at maryann@earthcarenm.org  NEW YOUTH TRAINING DAY & TIME WHEN: SUNDAY, APRIL 15TH at 2:30 PM WHAT: TRAINING HOW TO ORGANIZE  We'll be covering gun policy, discussion of rights, organizing and movement building, networking. Facebook event HERE. WHERE: Earth Care, 6600 Valentine Way (corner of Jaguar & Country Club in the Zona Del Sol Building) Are you coming? Let us know by calling/texting 505-303-9635 OR emailing at MARYANN@earthcarenm.org
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    Calls to Action for April 2018!

    CALLS TO ACTION & EVENTS - APRIL There are so many places to show up this month - Earth Day, climate justice actions, support for immigrants, and events that cultivate community in social and environmental justice. We hope you'll join us for the calls to action this month!
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    This Week: Cesar Chavez Day, City Council and more!

    This César Chávez Day, SATURDAY, MARCH 31st JOIN US FOR A SCREENING OF THE FILM DOLORES  3:00 PM at the Center for Progress & Justice 1420 Cerrillos Road (Across from the Santa Fe Indian School) Our Action Network meets monthly to build community and learn about sustainability & social activism together. Join us for a screening of Dolores in honor of César Chávez Day and conversation with long-time Chicanx activists in New Mexico LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE WEDNESDAY MARCH 28 Southside City Council Meeting  This City Council Meeting will be at the Southside Library! Thanks Councilor Abeyta for motioning to get City Hall into the community! We'll be there at 6:30, in time for the public comment period.  Find the agenda HERE RSVP HERE & HELP US MOBILIZE FOLKS BY SHARING THIS EVENT THURSDAY MARCH 29 12:00-2:00 PM at Frank Waters Room, Zimmerman Library University of New Mexico, Albuquerque Click HERE for more information
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