New Events updated 25 February 2021
New Blog Post–Webinars with Gateway Green Alliance Next Webinar Black & Green Wed Zoom: Berta Cáceres in Defense of Water Rights, 7 pm CT Mar 10, 2021. GPAMA is a co-host.
GPAMA ANNUAL MEETING/CONVENTION–Wednesday, March 17, 6:00 p. m. Officer Elections and Delegate Selection to state convention. Contact for call-in information.
UPDATED AGAIN! 2021 Legislative Session–This year’s 60-day session began on January 19 and ends March 20. HB211/SB199 — REDISTRICTING ACT Would create independent redistricting commission. House Judiciary and Senate Rules Committees, not scheduled. Follow progress of Bills of Interest
UPDATED! New Blog Post–“To the Ramparts!” is an essay series by John Wilks examining the plutonium pit production program. Parts 4 and 5 added.
National GP News–Keep up with the latest news here.
New Mexico COVID-19 information–NM Dept. of Health
Food Resources–Here is a list of food resources in the ABQ metro area for people (and pets!). ABQ FREE FOOD
Shout out to ABQ Mutual Aid–The local chapter of Mutual Aid Disaster Relief accepts donations and volunteers.
The Green Party of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Area (GPAMA) is the local Green Party serving Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance, and Valencia counties in New Mexico. We welcome persons of all identities and all demographics to our meetings who bring with them a desire for political change and for bettering the ecological health in our communities. Party members are expected to identify with and promote our Four Pillars: non-violence, ecological wisdom, social justice, and grassroots democracy.
Contact GPAMA through email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by telephone at (505) 750-2708, by visiting our Facebook page, or by attending one of our meetings. Also, please visit the web sites of the Green Party of New Mexico and the Green Party of the United States.
Chairperson | E. Ward
Secretary | vacant
Treasurer | R. Yost
Green Council Representatives | S. Verchinski, F. Cronshaw, A. Homer, M. Mudd, R. Yost (alternate)
FEBRUARY GPAMA MEETING–NOTE THE CHANGE! We are changing to the third Wednesday of the month. Next meeting Wednesday, February 17, 6:00 p. m. Contact us for call-in information.
Panel on Suppression of Small Parties–Zoom Recording now available. Contact for link & passcode. Wednesday, January 5 6:00 p. m. on Zoom. Presented by Gateway-Greens. More info here.
CSIS Discussion—This moderated discussion sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies was recently shared with GPAMA: Nuclear Modernization and Arms Control in 2021
JANUARY GPAMA MEETING–Thursday, January 14, 6:00 p. m. Contact for call-in info.
NEW BLOG POST–Methane Rules Hearing begins January 4 and ends January 15. and is expected to run for two weeks.
Reparations and Police Accountability Rally–January 20 at noon in Washington, D. C., Black Lives Matter Plaza (16th Street NW between K Street NW and the north side of President’s Park).BLOG POST–Short listing of Hawkins/Walker 2020: Debates, Interviews
DECEMBER GPAMA MEETING–Thursday, December 10, 6:00 p. m. Contact for call-in info.
Gathering of Allies–on Zoom, December 5 – December 7. Sponsored by Pacific Greens
NOVEMBER GPAMA MEETING–Thursday, November 12, 6:00 p. m. Election reflection, other updates. Contact for call-in information.
GPAMA OCTOBER MEETING–Thursday, October 8, 6:00 p. m., The Source, 1111 Carlisle Blvd. NW. Call-in option available.
Early In-person Voting–Begins Saturday, October 17 at designated voting centers.
HAWKINS/WALKER are in position #1 on the ballot.
BLOG POST–Keep Elected PRC Vote NO on the proposed constitutional amendment to replace the five-member Public Regulation Commission with a three-member appointed one.
HOUSE DISTRICT 25 CANDIDATE–Stephen Verchinski is the GP candidate in this four-way race. Campaign web site.
Petition Requests–Blog post with petitions requests received by GPAMA. Check them out and decide for yourself.
UNM PROTEST COMMEMORATION–May 8, 1970: A Day to Remember (flyer) will be a Zoom event on Saturday, September 26, 2:00 p. m. to 4:00 p. m. Log-in details to come. The event previously planned for May 8 and 9, 2020, now will be on line. View trailer.
Holtec EIS Comment Deadline–Tuesday, September 22. Read the GPAMA statement and submit your comments (info at bottom of page).
GPAMA REGULAR MEETING–Thursday, September 10, 6:00 p. m., in the Blue Room at The Source, 1111 Carlisle Blvd. SE, ABQ NM. Call-in option available.
Holtec Public Comment Webinars–Four more public input webinars, beginning August 20, have been scheduled for the proposed nuclear waste facility in Lea County. Comments should be directed toward the draft EIS released earlier this year. More Holtec Webinars
Climate Crisis Roundtable–Thursday, August 27, 2:00 p. m. to 3:00 p. m. Info at Environment New Mexico
GPNM Special Convention–Saturday, August 29, 2:00 p. m.. Convention to adopt the 2020 Platform. Contact email@example.com for call-in numbers.
Matching Deadline for Hawkins/Walker Contributions–August 24 is the last day that contributions up to $250 will be matched by federal funds. Donation information
GPAMA August Meeting–Thursday, August 13, 6:00 p. m. Contact for call-in information.
Hiroshima Day 2020–Thursday, August 6, 6:00 p. m., on-line commemoration. Information at Pace e Bene
Hiroshima/Nagasaki 75–Thursday, August 6 and Sunday, August 9. National Virtual EventGPNM Green Council Meeting–Saturday, June 25, 3:00 p. m. Contact GPNM for call-in information.
BLOG POST–Deja Vu
Trinity Site Anniversary webinar–July 15, 8:00 p. m. July 16, 2020, is the 75th anniversary of the nuclear explosion in New Mexico. Register here.
Holtec webinar TODAY!–Thursday, July 9, 3:00 p. m. for public comment on the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed nuclear waste storage facility in Lea County. Webinar access: https://usnrc.webex.com Event Number: 199 943 8370, Password: HOLTEC Telephone access: 800-475-0220, passcode: 9575497. Presentation slides for this meeting can be found at: https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML2018/ML20188A273.pdf and in Spanish: https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML2018/ML20189A183.pdf
GPAMA JULY MEETING–Thursday, July 9, 2020, 6:00 p. m., 1111 Carlisle Blvd. SE on the patio outside the Blue Room (officers). Contact us for call-in information.
GPUS Annual Meeting and Presidential Nominating Convention–Begins Thursday, July 9 with two days of workshops. Nominating Convention is Saturday, July 11, begins at noon eastern times, and will be live-streamed. The published registration deadline was July 5, but late registration may be possible for workshops: firstname.lastname@example.org (gp.org/convention/). Worth checking if something really interests you.
GPUS On-line Fundraiser with Ron Placone–Friday, July 10 8:30 p. m. eastern (VIP session at 7:30). Donate and sign up here.
SIGNATURE GATHERING II–Please contact Stephen Verchinski directly (505.238.2398) if you can collect signatures in the next week. THANK YOU.
Juneteenth–Revisiting this post. It has been a year since the resolution to form a Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act was sent to committee.
Holtec Public Meeting Webinar–Comment on the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Holtec nuclear waste storage facility in Lea County. Tuesday, June 23, 2020 – 3:00 pm MDT (5:00 pm EDT). On-line at Webinar link Event Number: 199 800 0026, Password: HOLTEC Telephone access 888-454-7496, Password: 5790355 Pre-register by June 22, 2020, to give oral public comment at Antoinette.Walker-Smith@nrc.gov. Written comments are due by July 22.
Filing Day–Thursday, June 25 is filing day for minor party and independent candidates.
GPAMA JUNE MEETING–Thursday, June 11, 2020, 6:00 p. m., 1111 Carlisle Blvd. SE on the patio outside the Blue Room (officers). Contact us for call-in option.
Images from Candlelight Vigil and March–
SUNDAY MAY 31, 2020, 5:00 p. m., ACPJ parking lot, 202 Harvard SE. Remembering Mr. George Floyd and all others who succumbed to police brutality and racism. Non-Violence and Social Justice are two of the Four Pillars of the Green Party.
Public Comment Deadline–Draft Management Plan to open Greater Chaco to MORE fracking is EXTENDED
May 28, 2020. See blog post below.
BLOG POST–Chaco at Risk
BLOG POST–50 Years Ago Today
SIGNATURE GATHERING–Tuesday, June 2. Please contact us if you can help Stephen Verchinski collect signatures at polling locations for his candidacy for State House of Representatives.
BLOG POST–HOLTEC Update
Public Comment Virtual Meeting ALERT!–Monday, May 18, 9:00 a. m. to 11:00 a. m. PRE-REGISTER on line or by phone (505-635-9701).
MAY GPAMA MEETING–Thursday, May 14, 2020, 6:00 p. m. Contact us for call-in numbers.
GPNM ANNUAL MEETING AND CONVENTION–Saturday, April 25,
1:00 p. m. The designated venue is the Community Room at LaFarge Library in Santa Fe. THIS IS LIKELY TO BECOME CALL-IN ONLY. See GPNM web site.
HOWIE HAWKINS TALKS TO GPNM–Thursday, April 23, 6:00 p. m. Contact Green Party of New Mexico for log-in/call-in information. Candidates and Virtual Mtgs.
VIRTUAL MEET AND GREET WITH DARIO HUNTER–
Wednesday, April 22, 7:00 p. m. FRIDAY, April 24, 8:00 p. m. Contact Green Party of New Mexico for log-in/call-in information. Candidates and Virtual Mtgs.
BLOG POST–Earth Day Turns 50
BLOG POST–GPNM 2020 meeting flyer
Greater Chaco Canyon video and webinar–Wednesday, April 22, 7:40 a. m. as part of Earth Day Live activities. There will be a streamed panel discussion afterward through a different platform.
APRIL GPAMA MEETING–Thursday, April 9, 6:
0015 p. m., The Source (Blue Room), 1111 Carlisle Blvd. SE, ABQ. CONTACT US FOR CALL-IN NUMBERS.
New Blog Post–A Victory
GPUS Statement on COVID-19 Legislation–Administration Policy Will Sacrifice Lives to “Save” Economy
BLOG POST–Oil & Gas Industry Impacts
BLOG POST–Pillars as Platform
GPAMA ANNUAL MEETING/CONVENTION AND POTLUCK–Saturday, March 14, 1111 Carlisle Blvd. SE (The Source), 1:00 p. m. The March meeting is the Annual Meeting with election of officers. Must be registered Green to vote. There will NOT be a meeting on Thursday, March 12. Call-in option available–ask for numbers.
Tularosa Basin Downwinders Benefit–Spreading the word for TBDC. Sunday, March 15, 1:00 p. m. to 5:00 p. m. at NHCC. For information on the Benefit call Therese Perea at 505-235-3427.
GPNM Green Council Meeting–Saturday, February 22, 1:00 p. m. Conference Room #1, Main Library, 5th & Copper, in downtown ABQ. Let us know if you want the call-in number or a ride. This is a state-level meeting.
New Mexico Legislative Session–The calendars can be found here. SB104 is the bill to put a four-year moratorium on NEW permits for hydraulic fracturing (fracking). Find your legislators.
FEBRUARY GPAMA MEETING–Thursday, February 13, 6:00 p. m., 1111 Carlisle SE (The Source–Blue Room). Let us know if you need a ride or the call-in number.
IVMMP (Glyphosate) Meeting–The next Integrated Vegetation Management and Maintenance Plan meeting will be Wednesday, January 22, 3:30 p. m., at the Raymond G. Sánchez Community Center, 9800 4th Street NW. This is work being done as a result of the glyphosate moratorium on BernCo-administered properties. GPAMA has a strong presence on the steering committee.
International Day of Protest–Saturday, January 25. Join GPAMA members and other groups from 2:00 p. m. to 4:00 p. m., San Mateo & Gibson SE. Look for banners. No more bombing in the Middle East!
Getting Back to our Roots–Forum to address food scarcity in urban areas and communities of color. Thursday, January 16,
56:00 p. m. to 8:00 p. m., African-American Performing Arts Center, 310 San Pedro Drive NE, ABQ.
2020 GPNM Platform–Informal working group, Saturday, January 11, 1:00 p. m., Napoli Coffee, 3035 Menaul Blvd. NE. GPAMA is taking lead responsibility for the Social Justice and Non-Violence platform planks. If there are issues specific to New Mexico you would like to see in the platform, please let us know.
Anti-war Protest TODAY–Another antiwar protest is planned for today, January 8, at San Mateo & Gibson SE in ABQ by KAFB and the VAMC. PSL may be leading this one. Starts at 5:00 p. m.
JANUARY GPAMA MEETING–Thursday, January 9, The Source, 1111 Carlisle SE, The Blue Room. Let us know if you need a ride or the call-in number.
Antiwar Protest–Today is National Day of Action. We have been unable to confirm this information for a local protest: TODAY, January 4, 2:00 p. m. at San Mateo & Gibson SE, in front of KAFB.
BLOG POST–What is COP25?
DECEMBER GPAMA MEETING–Thursday, December 12, 6:00 p. m. at The Source. Let us know if you need a ride or want to call in to the meeting.
Jet-Fuel Spill Public Meeting–Thursday, November 7, 5:30 p. m., African American Performing Arts Center, 310 San Pedro Drive NE.
GPAMA NOVEMBER MEETING–Thursday, November 14, 6:00 p. m. at The Source (Blue Room), 1111 Carlisle Blvd. SE. Let us know if you need a ride or the call-in number.
GPAMA on GP.ORG–Our work on the glyphosate moratorium in Bernalillo County is highlighted on the GPUS web site. Read it here.
Local Elections–Tuesday, November 5. Check with your County Clerk´s office for absentee and early voting options and poll locations.
GREEN COUNCIL MEETING–Saturday, October 26, 1:30 p. m. to 3:30 p. m. GPAMA local will meet in the
New Mexicana Room Center for the Book at the Special Collections Library, 423 Central Avenue NE. Contact us if you need a ride or want the call-in number. Meet at farina’s after the meeting.
Community Meeting on Weeds Management–Wednesday, October 16 from 3:30 p. m. to 5 p. m. at the South Valley Multipurpose Community Center, 2008 Larrazola Road SW 87105. Learn about the glyphosate ban and help to find solutions to weeds maintenance.
GPAMA OCTOBER MEETING–Thursday, October 10, 6:00 p. m. at The Source (Blue Room), 1111 Carlisle Blvd. SE. Let us know if you need a ride or the call-in number.
River Clean-up in Los Lunas–Join us and others cleaning up Riverside Park in Los Lunas (Valencia County) on Saturday, September 28, 8:30 AM to noon, 1601 Main Street SE, Los Lunas. Event hosted by Environment New Mexico.
Community Meeting Sandoval Co. Fracking Issues–Learn how infrackstructure is being set up for fracking while spurring speculated growth. Monday, September 30, 6:00 p. m., Loma Colorado Library Auditorium, 755 Loma Colorado Dr., Rio Rancho.
Vigil for Children Separated from Families–Monday through Friday, 4:30 p. m. to 5:30 p. m. and noon to one o´clock on weekends, outside U.S. Courthouse on 333 Lomas Blvd. NW in ABQ.
Climate Strike Week–There will be a variety of local events leading up to the UN Climate Action Summit on September 23, 2019. List of events
Assistance/Volunteers for Asylum Seekers–If you are interested, contact Albuquerque Interfaith by calling (505) 268-3991 or email Catholic Charities at email@example.com. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to help with various donations, e. g., meals, clothes, etc.
BLOG POST–Report from Methane Rules Meeting
September GPAMA meeting–Thursday, September 12, 6:00 p. m. at The Source, 1111 Carlisle Blvd. SE. Let us know if you need a ride or the call-in number.
Report of Climate Change Task Force–A New Mexico Climate Strategy Document is due by September 15. Let´s see if New Mexico state government is serious about controlling greenhouse gas emissions.
Calling all UNM students to Green Party–Look for the Announcement in the Daily Lobo this week. Let us help you start a student chapter!
AUGUST GPAMA MEETING–Thursday, August 8, 6:00 p. m., The Source, 1111 Carlisle SE in the Blue Room. Let us know if you need a ride or the call-in number.
BLOG POST–Declare Independence from the Corporate Duopoly!
GPUS Annual National Meeting–July 25–28, Salem, Massachusetts. Get info here.
Methane Rules Public Hearing–Tuesday, July 30, 1:00 p. m. to 5:00 p. m. UNM Las School, 1117, Stanford Dr. NE, ABQ. A workshop will be held in 2402 at noon on the current methane rules.
GPAMA JULY MEETING–Thursday, July 11, 2019, The Source (Blue Room), 1111 Carlisle SE, 6:00 p. m. Let us know if you need a ride or want the number to call in to the meeting.
GREEN COUNCIL MEETING–Saturday, July 13, 2019, 10:30 a. m. in the New Mexicana Room at the Special Collections Library at 423 Central Avenue NE in ABQ. Join us and meet fellow Greens at the meeting or at farina Downtown afterward.
ANOTHER BLOG POST!!–Green Thoughts on Juneteenth
BLOG POST–Green Wave in Europe
Update on 2016 Recount Project–Remember the recount? Here is an update from Dr. Jill Stein on the election integrity efforts in the three states.
NRC Holtec Scoping Report–Here is the Environmental Scoping Summary Report for the proposed nuclear waste facility in SE New Mexico.
GPAMA MONTHLY MEETING–Thursday, June 13, 6:00 p. m., The Source (Blue Room), 1111 Carlisle Blvd. SE, ABQ. Contact us for the call-in number.
KAFB Jet Fuel Public Meeting–Thursday, April 25. Poster session begins at 5:30 p. m. Public meeting is from 6:00 p. m. to 8:00 p. m. at the African American Performing Arts Center (Expo NM), 310 San Pedro Drive NE, ABQ.
Rio Rancho Citizens Green New Deal Informational Forum–Thursday, April 25, 6:30pm to 7:30pm, Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado Blvd NE, Rio Rancho. This is a non-partisan, informational session to learn more about the versions of the Green New Deal and the Climate Task Force in New Mexico.
EARTH DAY–Monday, April 22. Free ABQ Ride and Sun Van service in Albu(r)querque. Do something nice for the planet.
Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners Meeting–Tuesday, April 23, 5:00 p. m., City-County Chambers, One Civic Plaza, downtown ABQ. The final vote on the glyphosate resolution is scheduled to take place at this meeting.
UNM Sustainability Expo–Thursday, April 18, 2019, 10:30 a. m. – 2:30 p. m., Cornell Mall, Main Campus. Food, music, and information. Look for GPAMA table.
UNM Food Justice Initiative Event–Wednesday, April 10, 12:00 p. m. to 1:30 p. m. in the SUB Atrium, Main Campus. Join local Greens for this free event on Food, the Environment, and You. GPAMA will have a speaker on the panel.
Final Glyphosate Resolution Working Group Meeting–Wednesday, April 10, 3:30pm in the Zoning Conference Room at 111 Union Square St. Previous meetings were March 13 and March 27. Greens have had significant input to the county effort to eliminate the use of glyphosate on county-administered public lands.
GPAMA Monthly Meeting–Thursday, April 11, 6:00 p. m., The Source (Blue Room), 1111 Carlisle Blvd. NE. Contact us for call-in option.
GPNM State Meeting/Convention–Saturday, April 13, 2019, 11:45 a. m. to 2:45 p. m. Community Room, Oliver La Farge Library, 1730 Llano St., Santa Fe. Let us know if you plan to run for office, if you want a ride, or if you want the information for a call-in option.
NEW BLOG POST–Green Party Green New Deal–No Nuclear
GPAMA ANNUAL MEETING/CONVENTION–Saturday, March 16, 11:30 a. m., Chello Grill, 5010 Cutler Avenue NE (I-40 & San Mateo). Join us for officer elections and delegate selection to the state meeting. Lunch after the meeting.
Tularosa Basin Downwinders Benefit–Sunday, March 17, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p. m., at the NHCC (1701 4th St. SW ABQ). Enjoy the music and support the travel fund for the Downwinders Consortium to attend congressional hearings. For more information, call 505.235.3427.
BLOG POST–Serious about Climate Change?
FORUM–Fighting U. S. Regime Change in Venezuela, Thursday, February 21, 6:30 p. m., UNM SUB Atrium.
GPAMA February Meeting–Thursday, February 14, 6:00 p. m., at The Source, 1111 Carlisle Blvd SE. We will discuss arrangement for Annual Meeting/Convention
Glyphosate Resolution Presentation– Bernalillo County staff will give a presentation at the
January 22 February 12 Board of Commissioners Meeting at 5:00 p. m., Vincent E. Griego Chambers, One Civic Plaza, in downtown ABQ. Approval of the final resolution is expected in February.
Legislative Day of Interest–Lands, Water, and Wildlife Day February 13)
Holtec Legal Challenge Pre-Hearing–This is about the proposed nuclear waste repository in southeastern New Mexico. The NRC Atomic Safety and Licensing Board will hold a pre-hearing TOMORROW, January 23 from 9:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m., continued on January 24 at 9:00 a. m. if necessary,at the NM State Bar Auditorium, 5121 Masthead Street NE, ABQ. Call-in # to listen to hearing: 1.888.790.1895, code 5046496.
What is Democracy?—This documentary is running at the Guild January 24-28. Please check guildcinema.com for the schedule.
Release Party and Documentary–Sharing some info from PSL: relase party for Breaking the Chains: A Socialist Perspective on Women´s Liberation, Friday, January 25, 7:00 p. m., 2626 Garfield Avenue SE in ABQ and King: A Filmed Record…Montgomery to Memphis, Friday, February 1, 7:00 p. m., 2626 Garfield Avenue SE, ABQ.
Bernalillo County Board of Registration–Any registered Green in Bernalillo County interested in serving on the Board of Registration (BoR) is invited to submit a résumé for consideration by the Board of Commissioners. Please respond by January 30 to email@example.com. The BoR reviews voter registrations for removal of names of voters who have moved from the county or otherwise become ineligible to vote in Bernalillo County.
Green Council Meeting–Saturday, February 2, 10:30 a. m., Botts Hall, Special Collections Library, 423 Central Avenue NE.
MLK March and Ceremony (ABQ)–Saturday, January 19, 10:00 to noon. March begins at the NE corner of University Blvd NE & Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave NE and ends at Civic Plaza with the ceremony.
Women´s March ABQ–Sunday, January 20, 10:00 AM, Civic Plaza, 401 2nd St NW.
VEGAN OUTREACH EVENT–Thursday, January 10, 6:00 p. m., The Source, 1111 Carlisle SE, ABQ. Join us as we learn more about the effects of our dietary choices.
GPAMA January Meeting–Thursday, January 10, The Source, after Vegan Outreach event
BLOG POST–Comments on Public Charge Rule
MRCOG Board Meeting–Thursday, December 13, 10:30 a. m., 809 Copper Ave. NW, ABQ. There will be a vote on a resolution, Directing the MRCOG Water Resources Board to Review and Address Concerns Related to the Social, Economic and Environmental Issues Associated with Oil and Gas Development Throughout the Region Served by the MRCOG, to Seek Input and Information from Stakeholders and to Create
Guidelines for Oil and Gas Ordinances for Use by Member Governments
GPAMA DECEMBER MEETING–Thursday, December 13, 6:00 p. m., The Source 1100 Carlisle Blvd. SE, in ABQ. VENUE ADJUSTMENT: For the December meeting, we will be in Room 12. The front entry for this room is 3532 Anderson Ave SE. You can still get to it from the Carlisle entrance. See you there!
Vigil for Children Separated from Families–Monday through Friday, 4:30 p. m. to 5:30 p. m. and noon to one o´clock on weekends, outside U.S. Courthouse on 333 Lomas Blvd. NW in ABQ. The headlines shifted to the caravan, but 245 KNOWN children remained in custody for various reasons in October. Please try to join those holding vigil this week as
they approach 100 days.
Fracking Community Forum–Learn about Fracking in Sandoval County at the Mariposa Community Center, 2501 Parkway Ave NE, Rio Rancho, Monday, November 26, from 6:00 p. m. to 7:30 p. m.
SANDOVAL COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING–A vote is expected on the Oil & Gas Ordinance on Thursday, November 29. Meeting starts at 6:00 p. m. Sign in for pulbic comment before the meeting. We have been advised that the Citizens´ Working Group Science Ordinance was gutted and advanced. Please join us on the 3rd Floor, Administration Building, 1500 Idalia Road in Bernalillo to speak out for water, air, and land protections.
ANOTHER UPDATED BLOG POST–Speaking out About Glyphosate The Bernalillo County Commission will not vote on the glyphosate resolution at the meeting on November 13.
GREEN COUNCIL MEETING–VENUE CHANGE!Saturday, November 10, 1:00 p. m., Community Room, Oliver La Forge Library in Santa Fe, 1730 Llano Street.
MRCOG Aquifer Protection Vote CANCELLED–
Thursday, November 8, 10:30 a. m., 809 Copper Ave NE, Albuquerque. The Board will take a final vote on a resolution to establish a Multi-Disciplinary Advisory Board related to oil and gas development in the MRCOG area (Sandoval, Bernalillo, Torrance, and Valencia counties) aimed at protecting the aquifier. Stay tuned. Meeting will be in December.
NOVEMBER GPAMA MEETING–Thursday, November 8, 6:00 p. m., 1111 Carlisle Blvd. SE, Albuquerque (The Source–Blue Room).
GOTV PHONEBANKING–Please consider phonebanking for Green candidates in Michigan, Ohio, and New York–important ballot access states. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with “phonebanking” in the subject line. Call up to Election Day!
Marigold Parade–Shout out to this grass roots event on Sunday, November 4, 2018, 2:00 p. m. Parade route starts at El Centro Familiar Blvd SW and goes to the West Side Community Center, 1250 Isleta Blvd. SW (ABQ), where the festival is.
BLM O&G Lease Protest Deadline–Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 4:30 p. m., local time. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requires protests to be presented in person or mailed. Here is the link to more information about filing a protest and about the parcels up for auction in New Mexico, including Sandoval County. The auction is December 6, 2018.
Documentary–Dawnland looks at the effects of forced removal of Native children in the United States. This movie was shown at the GPUS Annual National Meeting in July and will be screened at ACPJ on Thursday, October 18, 6:00 p. m. Free event, RSVP requested: dawnland_screening.eventbrite.com
Solar Fiesta–Saturday, October 20, 10:00 a. m. to 4:00 p. m. 1710 Bellamah Drive NW, near Old Town, one block north of Explora.
BERNALILLO COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING–Tuesday, October 9, 5:00 p.m., Vincent E. Griego Chambers, One Civic Plaza. Join us to request the end of glyphosate in public zones in Bernalillo County.
REGULAR GPAMA MEETING– Thursday, October 11, 6:00 p. m., The Source, 1111 Carlisle Blvd. SE, ABQ.
DOCUMENTARY–Thirty Seconds to Midnight – The Final Wake-up Call will be presented by Veterans for Peace ABQ on Friday, October 12, 6:00 p. m., at the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice (ACPJ), 202 Harvard Dr. SE. This documentary examines global threats to humanity. Donations accepted.
DOCUMENTARY–Sacred Land, Sacred Water will be shown Sunday, September 30, 1:30 p. m., at the Guild Theater, 3405 Central Ave., in ABQ. This documentary examines fracking in the Rio Grande Rift area. The screening is a fundraiser for the film-makers and Common Ground Rising. GPAMA worked with Common Ground Rising in the community effort to defeat previous ordinances that would have made fracking a permissive use in Sandoval County.
Build a Trail–Saturday, September 29, 10:00 a. m., Valle de Oro, NWR, 7851 Second Street SW.
SANDOVAL COUNTY PLANNING & ZONING MEETING–Tuesday, September 25, 4:30 p. m. Third floor chambers, 1500 Idalia Road, Bernalillo, New Mexico. Ordinances regarding fracking will be introduced at this meeting.
ABQ Peace Week–September 15 through September 21, various days, times, and locations. Peace Week Flyer
SEPTEMBER GPAMA MEETING–Thursday, September 13, 6:00 p. m. to 8:00 p. m., at The Source (Blue Room), 1111 Carlisle SE ABQ. Let us know if you need a ride.
Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice–Saturday, September 8, 9:00 a. m., 540 Bridge Blvd, SW, ABQ (at 8th Street). Look for GPAMA banner. That´s the one!
BLOG POST–Salir a la luz: ICE melts in sunlight.
AUGUST GPAMA MEETING–Thursday, August 9, 2018, 6:00 p. m. to 8:00 p. m., at The Source (Blue Room), 1111 Carlisle Blvd. SE in Albuquerque. Let us know if you need a ride.
BLOG POST–Nuclear Schmuclear
GPNM Green Council Meeting–Saturday, July 28, 2:00 p. m., FarmHouse Cafe, Taos.
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD, SPENT FUEL FACILITY–The public comment period on the scope of the environmental review of Holtec International´s application to build a spent fuel facility in Lea County has been extended to July 30, 2018. A series of presentations and public meetings held in New Mexico revealed strong opposition to another nuclear waste facility in NM. More info here.
GPAMA REGULAR MEETING–Thursday, July 12, 6:00 p. m., The Source, 1111 Carlisle Blvd. SE, ABQ. Acquaint yourself with the wonderful space that is The Source. Join us as we continue summarizing the presentation of the glyphosate petitions. We will also finish our public comment to submit to the NRC regarding the proposed nuclear waste facility in Lea County.
GPUS Annual National Meeting–July 19-22, Peterson Heritage Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. More info here.
ABQ Families Belong Together Rally–Saturday, June 30 at 9 a.m., Civic Plaza. Greens meet at SE corner of Civic Plaza. Look for large yellow banner.
BEES & SEEDS FESTIVAL–Saturday, May 19, 1:00 p. m. to 9:00 p. m., Tractor Brewing, 1800 Fourth Street NW. GPAMA will have a table from 1:00 p. m. to 6:00 p. m. Great conclusion to signature gathering for the glyphosate petition!
NEW BLOG POST!–May Day, May Day, May Day
BLOG POST on GPUS!–Why I am an Environmental Activist
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César Chávez March–Saturday, April 7, 10:30 a. m., NHCC, 4th Street and Avenida César Chávez. Look for banner. We should finish by noon. There will be time for lunch and a little rest before the state convention.
GPNM 2018 STATE CONVENTION–Saturday, April 7, 2:30 p. m., Central & Unser Library, ABQ. State officer elections, candidate nominations, and Rules amendment. Contact GPNM if you want to run for state or federal office at 505.226.7522 or email@example.com.
FREE DOCUMENTARY–What the Health will be shown by GPAMA on Saturday, March 31, 3:30 p. m., Botts Hall, Special Collections Library, 423 Central Avenue NE, ABQ. We hope this controversial movie stimulates discussion about our food choices and the food industry.
MARCH FOR OUR LIVES–Join GPAMA at the march and rally on Saturday, March 24, 10:00 a. m., Old Town Plaza in Albu(r)querque with rally starting at 11:00 in Tiguex Park. AMAZING CROWD.
2018 GPAMA ANNUAL MEETING AND CONVENTION–Saturday, March 10, 6:00 p. m., at Taj Mahal Cuisine, 1430 Carlisle NE, ABQ. Officer elections, delegate selection, and candidate nominations.
Chaco Culture National Historical Park Rally–Wednesday, March 7, noon to 4 p.m., BLM New Mexico State Office, 301 Dinosaur Trail, Santa Fe, 87508.
GREEN CANDIDATE IN TAOS–Please support Melanie D. Baca and her campaign for Taos Town Council. Thank you for representing Green Values, Melanie!
FEBRUARY GPAMA MEETING–Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 6:00 p. m. at the Erna Fergusson Library, 3700 San Mateo NE, ABQ. NOTE: corrected address.
GPAMA PRESENTS DOCUMENTARY–GPAMA is pleased to present a free showing of Who Bombed Judi Bari?, an award-winning documentary about the environmental and labor activist. Join us on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 2:30 p. m., in Botts Hall, at the Special Collections Library, 423 Central Avenue NE. A call-in Q & A with producer Darryl Cherney is planned afterward. Please note that no food or drink is allowed in the hall except water in bottles with closed tops.
GREEN COUNCIL MEETING–GPAMA is the host for the state Green Council meeting, Saturday, February 3, 2018, 2:30 p. m. Venue is Botts Hall at the Special Collections Library, 423 Central Avenue NE.
Women’s March Rally 2018–Sunday, January 21 from 11:00 a. m. to 3:00 p. m. on Albuquerque Civic Plaza. Look for us! Table 8, NE quadrant.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. March and Commemoration–Saturday, January 13, 11:00 a. m. to 2:00 p. m. Meet at NE corner of University Blvd NE and MLK Ave NE for beginning of march. We will march to Civic Plaza for a Commemoration Ceremony. We made a sign pyramid.
JANUARY GPAMA MEETING–Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 6:00 p. m. at the Erna Fergusson Library, 3700 San Mateo NE, ABQ (Community Meeting Room).
SANDOVAL COUNTY COMMISSION OIL & GAS ORDINANCE–The proposed Oil & Gas ordinance was defeated at the December 14 meeting.
DECEMBER GPAMA MEETING–Wednesday, December 13, 6:00 p. m., Erna Fergusson Library, 3700 San Mateo NE, Albuquerque. Status update on Sandoval County Oil & Gas Ordinance and report from Green Council meeting.
SANDOVAL COUNTY COMMISSION TO DECIDE ON OIL & GAS ORDINANCE–This meeting is Thursday, November 16, Commission Chambers, 3rd floor, Administration Building, 1500 Idalia Road, Bernalillo. Please sign up and let the commission know why they need to reject this ordinance. Sign-up starts at 5:30.
GREEN COUNCIL MEETING–GPAMA will be well represented at the GPNM Green Council meeting on Saturday, November 11, 2:00, La Farge Library in Santa Fe.
BELÉN MARSH CLEAN-UP–Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 9:00 a. m. to 11:30 a. m. CAR POOL MEET-UP will be at 8:00 a. m., south side of the K-Mart parking lot at Carlisle and Indian School, just south of I-40. Meeting point in Belén is the Taco Bell (48 I-25 Bypass).
NOVEMBER GPAMA MEETING–Wednesday, November 8, 6:00 p. m., Erna Fergusson Library, 3700 San Mateo NE, Albuquerque. Expect a report from the Citizens’ Climate Lobby State Conference (October 28, Bosque School, 4000 Bosque School Road NW, ABQ 87120, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration at 8 a.m. $18 general admission).
INFORMAL GATHERING–Sorry to anyone who arrived at 3:00 p. m. The group of Greens at the Solar Fiesta did not arrive at the brewery until 3:30. Good group and interesting conversation! Catch us at the next informal gathering. Join other local Greens on Saturday, October 21, 3:00 p. m. at Ponderosa Brewing, 1761 Bellamah Ave NW, ABQ 87104, for socializing and planning the carpools to Belén for the clean-up. Look for Greens before that at the Solar Fiesta at the Sawmill Community Land Trust Park Plaza, 997 18th St NW. The Solar Fiesta runs from 9:00 a. m. to 4:00 p. m.
OCTOBER GPAMA MEETING–Wednesday, October 11, 6:00 p. m. at the Erna Fergusson Library, 3700 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque.
BLOG POST–Glyphosate–really that bad? Download GPAMA’s glyphosate petition.
SEPTEMBER GPAMA MEETING–Wednesday, September 13, 6:00 p. m. at the Erna Fergusson Library, 3700 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque.
STATE FAIR PARADE–We were there!
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GPAMA will participate in the State Fair Parade along Central Avenue in Albu(r)querque on Saturday, September 9. The parade leaves the SE corner of Expo NM at Central Avenue and Louisiana Blvd. NE, at 8:30 a. m. and travel eastward on Central for about two miles. GPAMA entry is #150. Look for the big green banner. PARADE PREP is Thursday, September 7, 5:00 p. m. at 2700 Española NE. Join us for food and camaraderie as we prepare the entry.
TABLING AT UNM–Join us on Wednesday, August 30, UNM under the trees at the north end of the SUB (inside SUB on second floor for poor weather), from 11:00 a. m. to 1:30 p. m. We will be sharing information about the Green Party.
IMPORTANT ZONING MEETINGS–Tuesday, August 15, 5:00 p. m., City/County Chambers, One Civic Plaza, ABQ for SANTOLINA (Bernalillo County); Wednesday, August 16, 5:00 p. m., for IDO (CoA LUPZ); Tuesday, August 22, 6:00 p. m., Commission Chambers, 1500 Idalia Road, Bernalillo, for OIL & GAS ORDINANCE (Sandoval County).
AUGUST GPAMA MEETING–Wednesday, August 9, 6:00 p. m. at the Erna Fergusson Library, 3700 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque.
SOS PROPOSED RULE-MAKING–There will be a public hearing in Albuquerque on a new campaign finance rule, to be codified as 1.10.13 NMAC, CAMPAIGN FINANCE. Venue and Time: Vincent E. Griego Chambers, One Civic Plaza NW, on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
NATIONAL MEETING INFO–Final schedule at http://www.gp.org/final_schedule. Live stream of press conferences and other events at GreenStream.
JULY MEETING–The monthly GPAMA meeting will be Monday, July 10, 2017, 6:00 p. m., Frontier Restaurant, 2400 Central Avenue SE, Albu(r)querque. We will meet in the easternmost room at the south end of the room. Look for sign.
TABLING OPPORTUNITY–Saturday, July 1 (9 am – 6 pm) Red & Green VegFest at the Albuquerque Convention Center in downtown ABQ. GPAMA has a table that comes with two passes. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to take shifts at the table. Let us know (contact info at bottom of page) if you can volunteer.
JULY MEETING–The monthly GPAMA meeting has been moved to the second Monday at 6:00 p. m. The next GPAMA meet will be Monday, July 10, 2017. Venue TBD.
BLOG POST–Fracking, in a town near you?
NATIONAL MEETING FYI–The Annual National Meeting of the Green Party of the United States is July 13-16 in Newark, New Jersey. Registration information is here.
MEETING REMINDER–Tuesday, June 20, from 6:15 p. m. to 8:00 p. m. in Bernalillo, at Quiet Waters Adventures, 105D Pleasant View Drive. Directions: north on I-25 to Bernalillo Exit 242 for NM 165 toward US-550 W/Bernalillo. Turn left onto NM 165 W/US 550 N for 0.8 mile then turn right onto N. Camino Del Pueblo for 0.5 mile then turn right onto Pleasant View Drive for 200 feet then turn right into 105D Pleasant View Drive.
TABLING REMINDER–Saturday, May 20 (noon-9 pm) at the Bees & Seeds Festival at Tractor Brewing, 1800 4th St NW, ABQ. Help us at the table! NOTE: There is conflicting information put out for the start time–sponsor FB page indicates 1:00 p. m. The MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO starts at 10:00 a. m. at Civic Plaza on Saturday and goes to the Downtown Growers Market at Robinson Park. Look for the banner!
JUNE MEETING–Tuesday, June
19 20, from 6:15 p. m. to 8:00 p. m. in Bernalillo, Quiet Waters Adventures, 105D Pleasant View Drive. Directions: north on I-25 to Bernalillo Exit 242 for NM 165 toward US-550 W/Bernalillo. Turn left onto NM 165 W/US 550 N for 0.8 mile then turn right onto N. Camino Del Pueblo for 0.5 mile then turn right onto Pleasant View Drive for 200 feet then turn right into 105D Pleasant View Drive.
MAY MEETING–Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 6:00 p. m., in Tijeras, Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 1/2 Old Hwy. 66 (south side of NM 333 near Roosevelt Middle School). We will try to have some of our meetings and gatherings in or closer to Torrance, Valencia, and Sandoval Counties during the course of the year. As always, let us know if you need a ride.
GPAMA PRESENCE UPDATE–In April, we were at the Science Rally, the Citizens’ Climate March, and the GPNM State Meeting/Convention. On May Day, we were in Tiguex Park with a table. Our next tabling event is Saturday, May 20 (noon-9 pm) at the Bees & Seeds Festival at Tractor Brewing, 1800 4th St NW, ABQ. Let us know if you can take a shift at the table.
CLIMATE MARCH REMINDER–We were there! Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10:30 a. m. (petition signing), Washington Middle School Park, 1101 Park Avenue SW, ABQ. Look for the banner. Speakers are at 11:00 a. m. March starts at 11:30 and ends at El Chante (804 Park Avenue SW).
APRIL MEETING–Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 6:00 p. m., community meeting room at The Source, 1111 Carlisle SE. Let us know if you need a ride.
ACTIONS & RALLIES–Science Rally, Saturday, April 22, 2:00 p. m. to 4:00 p. m. Civic Plaza, ABQ. GPAMA will be
at a table there. Look for the banner. People’s Climate March-ABQ, Saturday, April 29, 10:30 a. m., Washington Middle School Park, 1101 Park Ave SW, ABQ. Look for the banner. Speakers are at 11:00 a. m. March starts at 11:30 and ends at El Chante. Don’t forget the GPAMA meeting on Tuesday, April 18 at 6:00 p. m. at the community meeting room at The Source in Albuquerque located at 1111 Carlisle SE.
STATE MEETING/CONVENTION–Sunday, April 30, 2017, 1:00PM-4:00PM, Cherry Hills Library, 6901 Barstow St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111. Remember, there will be GPAMA meeting prior to the State Meeting on April 18th.
NEW BLOG POST—There’s that sign again.
JOIN US FOR THE MARCH/PARADE–GPAMA will walk the César Chávez March/Parade on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Meet at (Dolores Huerta) Gateway Park, Isleta & Bridge SW in Albuquerque, at 0930 for the dedication. Be there by 1030 to walk with us to the NHCC. Look for the banner! We were there! ¡Estuvimos!
FUTURE MEETING CHANGE–The regular meeting day has changed. We will now meet on the third Tuesday of the month. Time continues to be 6:00 p. m. The next GPAMA meeting will be Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Venue TBD.
MEETING REMINDER–GPAMA Annual Meeting/Convention. Must be registered Green by February 24, 2017, in Sandoval, Bernalillo, Torrance, or Valencia County to vote.
Date and Time: Sunday, March 26, 2017, 5:00 p. m.
Venue: Taj Mahal Cuisine of India
1430 Carlisle, Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico
We will begin with dinner (order-your-own) and plan the start of business around 5:30.
SHORT BLOG POST–Green Party Caucuses
NEXT GPAMA MEETING–The GPAMA Annual Meeting/Convention will take place Sunday, March 26, 2017, at 5:00 p. m., at Taj Mahal Cuisine of India, 1430 Carlisle, Blvd. NE, in Albuquerque. Officer elections.
NEW BLOG POST—Here it is.
Ticket info: $8 General Admission/$5 Seniors 60+/Kids 12 & Under/Students w/ I.D. Let us know if you need a ride.
NEXT GPAMA MEETING–Wednesday, February 1, 6:00 p. m., UNM SUB, 2nd floor, NE corner by Satellite Coffee Shop. Actions update and planning for Annual Meeting in March.
WE HAVE STARTED A BLOG–The first post, New Year, Renewed Effort, is on line. Look for more posts in the coming weeks.
JOIN US AT THE WOMEN’S MARCH WE WERE THERE!–Look for the big green banner on Civic Plaza in Albu(r)querque on Saturday, January 21st, 11:00 a. m.
WE WERE THERE!–Greens seen and heard at the healthcare demonstration on Sunday, January 15th, at UNMH promoting a single-payer, universal system and calling out both corporate parties.
SIGN MAKING GATHERING–Drop in from 12:30 p. m. to 3:00 p. m. on Saturday, January 14th at the Special Collections Library, 423 Central Avenue NE. We will make signs for the local Women’s March on Washington Rally.
Join us!–Find us on Civic Plaza in downtown Albuquerque at 11:00 a. m. on Saturday, January 21st to support Women’s Rights and Diversity.
GPAMA meeting–The next GPAMA will be Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 6:00 p. m., Children’s Activity Room, Patrick Baca Library (Central & Unswer NW).
Homeless Persons Memorial Vigil–TODAY!Join the GP presence on WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21 at 1 pm, 1st Street & Mountain NW, Albuquerque. There will be a silent march from Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless to The Rock.
We are participating in this vigil because “All persons should have the rights and opportunity to benefit equally from the resources afforded us by society and the environment.” (Second Key Pillar of the Green Party)
GPAMA meeting – Wed., December 14th at 6 p.m. in the University of New Mexico Student Union Building, 2nd floor at the northeast corner, near the Satellite coffee shop. The agenda will include following up on action items from November, reports from the DAPL protest action, report from the Stein campaign on the recall efforts, and other business.
Group to Standing Rock – Some Greens and Stein supporters are headed to Standing Rock on Friday, November 11, 2016. Please let us know if you can contribute for expenses or have a van/pick-up/SUV available.
GREENS MAINTAIN BALLOT ACCESS!UPDATE: The Stein/Baraka ticket garnered 9,879 votes, 1.24%, of the vote. This tripled the number the GP ticket received in 2012. Green Party on the rise!
Some say, “Well, we have to vote for the lesser of the two evils.” I myself have voted in this way much of my life. However, although lesser-evil voting seems to make sense in the short run, when one looks at the effect over time, its problems become clear. […]
Green parties have been at the forefront of raising environmental concerns and addressing climate change, but they also prioritize social justice, grass-roots democracy and nonviolence/peace.
— “Green Party ticket offers ‘greater good’ option,” by Beverly Burris.
Posted by the Albuquerque Journal on Oct. 29, 2016.
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