Ballot Victories

The Green Party is on the ballot in Pennsylvania and North Carolina for 2022. These are important victories especially after the shenanigans in New York that appear to be keeping minor and alternative parties off the ballot unless they are fusion parties for the Democrats and Republicans. Voters want meaningful choices.

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Oil & Gas Extraction in Valencia County?

On Thursday, July 14, the Valencia County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 5:00 p. m. on a proposed Natural Resources Overlay Zone at the Los Lunas Transportation Center, 101 Courthouse Rd. SE in Los Lunas. Sign-up at 4:30 p. m. to give public comment. Remarks limited to three minutes per the published agenda.

There is significant concern that this proposed overlay zone would open up the West Mesa and Rio Grande Valley to drilling, including the possibility of fracking and without standard protections. It is not clear from readily available public information where the overlay zone would be located.

Contact Valencia County Planning & Zoning at 505-866-2050 or the form below for more information.

https://co.valencia.nm.us/formcenter/Contact-4/Contact-Planning-and-Zoning-59

https://www.facebook.com/events/1071867563423698/?active_tab=discussion

GP New Party Meeting

The Green Party New Party Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, June 25, 2:00 p. m., in the Community Meeting Room of the La Farge Library, 1730 Llano Street, Santa Fe.  We anticipate amending the Rules & Regulations and will consider candidates for public office in 2022.  If you wish to run for public office in 2022, contact Secretary@greenpartyofnm.org by June 15.  Thank you.  The meeting is a statutory requirement to qualify for the ballot.

Call for a Real GREEN NEW DEAL

Seriously, call President Biden and Senator Schumer.

The EcoAction Committee wants you to call on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, or whenever you are able.

Call for a rapid transition away from fossil fuels and funding for mitigation of environmental harms to disproportionately affected communities.

Green Perspectives and Deep Dives

So much of news dissemination today is superficial and jingoistic. Take a look at two publications that explore and debate topics that gather headlines but are short on probing, intellectual analysis. Green Horizon Magazine was founded in 2003 and is still available in hard copy. Green Social Thought began as an on-line publication in 2015.

Shout Out to VFP-ABQ

Saludos to fellow peace activists, Veterans for Peace. Recall that we partnered with VFP-ABQ to present the forum marking the 20th anniversary of the UNM protests where the National Guard stabbed several protesters with bayonets. The local chapter meets the second Monday of the month. Meetings continue to be held on Zoom. Here is the information for the May meeting:

You are invited to a scheduled 2nd Monday Zoom meeting with Kathy Wan Povi Sánchez of TEWA Women United.

Time: May 9, 2022, 05:30 PM Mountain Time

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86099413780

(Meeting ID: 860 9941 3780)

Or dial by your location
        +1 312 626 6799
Press # and enter meeting ID: 860 9941 3780

Chaco Canyon

The deadline is today(!) to send in public comments regarding the Chaco Culture National Historical Park Area Withdrawal

https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2016892/510

The Bureau of Land Management proposes to withdraw ~350,000 acres surrounding the site from extractive activities for the next 20 years. This is an effort to protect this World Heritage Site and also may help steer the path forward regarding sustainable energy development.

The direct e-mail address for comments is: BLM_NM_FM_CCNHP_Area_Withdrawal_Comments@blm.gov

Nuclear Legacy

New Mexico has two national laboratories and a waste facility as part of the nuclear weapons program. The detonation of the first nuclear bomb at the Trinity Site left another nuclear legacy that does not get as much attention. The fallout from that blast contaminated air, land, and water–leaving malignant reminders for the generations of New Mexicans living in the Tularosa Basin.

The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) has never included the Tularosa Basin Downwinders. RECA is scheduled to expire July 10, 2022. PLEASE CONTACT FEDERAL OFFICIALS and let them know that you want RECA extended and expanded to cover downwinders and uranium and plutonium workers throughout the western states.

Links:

https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/atomic-bomb-fallout-nm/

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/lawmakers-move-urgently-to-recognize-survivors-of-the-first-atomic-bomb-test

https://inkstickmedia.com/nuclear-radiation-is-becoming-a-campaign-issue/

https://thebulletin.org/2019/07/trinity-the-most-significant-hazard-of-the-entire-manhattan-project/

https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/radiation/fallout/rf-gwt_home.htm

Meetings

GPNM Annual Meeting/Convention, Sunday, April 10, 2:00 p. m. on line or by phone.

On-line:  freeconferencecall.com  (click Join button)
On-line ID:  greenpartyofnm

Call-in :  (412) 924-7145
Access Code:  684826

Chaco Canyon Drilling Protection Public Meeting, Friday, April 29, 8:00 a.m. to noon at the National Indian Programs Training Center, 1011 Indian School Road, NW Suite 254. Contact Sarah Scott at (505) 564-7689 or sscott@blm.gov to register.