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

THURSDAY MARCH 29

12:00-2:00 PM

at Frank Waters Room, Zimmerman Library

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque


March for our Lives - March 24, 2018!

SATURDAY MARCH 24 - MARCH FOR OUR LIVES  - SANTA FE

On Saturday, our Youth Allies crew marched from the Center for Progress and Justice up to the St. Francis/Cerrillos intersection where we rallied before marching to the roundhouse to meet up with Santa Fe! Our actions don't end with the march, we need to act and support young folks in our community with their activism and work. 

Ronny and Hannah - Youth Allies speak at the march 

Listen to Ronny's statement HERE

Listen to Hannah's poem HERE

Aaron Tenorio performs Seventh Generation 

Listen HERE

For photos and video from the march, see our Facebook page HERE.

Watch the entire rally HERE


MARCH FOR OUR LIVES - LAS VEGAS

Las Vegas youth planned rallied and marched on Saturday. Over 200 people showed up and made there voices heard on the streets! Shoutout to these organizers who made this possible!


Week of March 19 - March for our Lives Prep!

March for our Lives Preparation - Join Youth Allies!

THURSDAY MARCH 22

5:00-7:00 PM

at 1610 LENA St. Suite F-1

Santa Fe, NM 87505 

Come & make sign with the 3 Sisters Collective before Saturday's March & Rally! 

From the organizers: We especially invite Native/POC/WOC/Queer/Trans/Immigrant/Young folks in our community. Our voices need to be heard as we are most vulnerable and impacted by the culture of violence. 
B.Y.O.P.P. (Bring your own paint and/or paper!) We'll provide some supplies. However, if you have your own markers, paint, glitter, glue and extra poster board you are welcome to bring them. 

RSVP & LEARN MORE HERE

Before Saturday's March, sign this petition HERE, calling for elected officials to:

1. Passing a law to ban the sale of assault weapons like the ones used in Las Vegas, Orlando, Sutherland Springs, Aurora, Sandy Hook and, most recently, to kill 17 innocent people and injure more than a dozen others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Of the 10 deadliest shootings over the last decade, seven involved the use of assault weapons.

No civilian should be able to access these weapons of war, which should be restricted for use by our military and law enforcement only. These guns have no other purpose than to fire as many bullets as possible and indiscriminately kill anything they are pointed at with terrifying speed.

2. Prohibiting the sale of high-capacity magazines such as the ones the shooter at our school—and so many other recent mass shootings used.

States that ban high-capacity magazines have half as many shootings involving three or more victims as states that allow them.

Limiting the number of bullets a gun can discharge at one time will at least force any shooter to stop and reload, giving children a chance to escape.

3. Closing the loophole in our background check law that allows dangerous people who shouldn’t be allowed to purchase firearms to slip through the cracks and buy guns online or at gun shows.

97 percent of Americans support closing the current loopholes in our background check system.

When Connecticut passed a law requiring background checks on all handgun sales, they saw a 40 percent reduction in gun homicides.

22 percent of gun sales in this country take place without a background check. That’s millions of guns that could be falling into dangerous hands.

A background check should be required on every gun sale, no exceptions.

 

SATURDAY MARCH 24

9:00 AM

Meet up with us at the Center for Progress & Justice at 1420 Cerrillos Road (across from the Santa Fe Indian School) 

We will march from here to the other side of St. Francis and then we'll head downtown in time for the March! 

 

12:00 - 2:00 PM 

MARCH FOR OUR LIVES 

at 490 Old Santa Fe Trail

Santa Fe youth will meet up at the Roundhouse and then march to the Plaza rally against gun violence!

LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE 


Are you in the Las Vegas area, join your community for 

MARCH FOR OUR LIVES - LAS VEGAS

at 6th & Friedman Ave. 

12:00 PM 

Bring your signs and friends! 

Questions? Call the Las Vegas Peace & Justice Center at 505-425-3840 or email at lvpeacecenter@startmail.com


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 send out the agenda once it has been posted on the City of Santa Fe website!
We also made a Facebook event page to make it easier to post the agenda once the City sets it as well as post updates!

 


SATURDAY MARCH 31ST

3:00 PM

at the Center for Progress & Justice

1420 Cerrillos Road (Across from the Santa Fe Indian School

MARCH YOUTH ACTION NETWORK MEETING ON 

César Chávez Day

Our Youth 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


New City Council & Save the Date for March 28

FIRST CITY COUNCIL MEETING WITH NEW COUNCILORS AND MAYOR

Our crew went to the first city council meeting with the new council to remind them to follow up with their statements at the Southside Mayoral Forum. Youth Allies, Poder Familiar, and New Mexico Dreamers in Action reminded Mayor Webber about the issues brought up at the Southside Mayoral Forum: The Candidates Respond to Youth, Families, and Workers. Watch these leaders make their statements by clicking on the image below or HERE.

 

Chainbreaker Collective and FairVote NM along with a large group of cyclists also spoke to the Council during the public comment period. If you want to listen to Wednesday's meeting, GO HERE!

SAVE THE DATE

WEDNESDAY MARCH 28

CITY COUNCIL WILL BE TAKING PLACE AT THE SOUTHSIDE LIBRARY!

It's about time! Are you coming? Let us know HERE!

Thanks Councilor Abeyta for motioning to get City Hall into the community!

We'll send out the agenda once it has been set!

Ranked Choice Voting results

Check out these videos on voters' experiences participating in the first RCV Election!

And check out some analysis on FairVote NM's website HERE

Los votantes de Santa Fe nos cuentas sobre el Voto por Orden de Preferencia

Santa Fe Voters Talk About RCV


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