ANNOUNCEMENT! GREEN CANDIDATE IN TAOS–Please support Melanie D. Baca and her campaign for Taos Town Council.
NEW BLOG POST–Why I am an Environmental Activist
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. Contact GPAMA by March 3, 2018 if you wish to run for public office at the local or county level in 2018.
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 email@example.com, 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 | S. Verchinski
Secretary | vacant
Treasurer | E. Ward
Green Council Representatives | M. Mudd, J. Lockridge, S. Verchinski, Roger Kulp, F. Cronshaw (Alternate)
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.
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!
More photos in Gallery
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).
NEW BLOG POST–Zoning?
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.
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.
NEW 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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