Lights for Liberty
Jul
12
5:30 PM17:30

Lights for Liberty

Individual LAS Cruces supports. Anyone interested in carpooling please meet at Milagro Coffee a 1733 E University Ave., Las Cruces, NM 88001 at 4:00 PM.

***This is the El Paso page for the event Lights for Liberty. Visit the main page: https://www.facebook.com/lights4liberty/ ***


Time: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m..

Location:

The event will begin at Santa Fe Bridge/ Paso del Norte Bridge in Downtown El Paso and the procession will continue to Cleveland Square Park

Action:

Lights for Liberty is working with local organizations who have been doing the work around immigrants’ rights and related issues. Our local hosting organizations are working with people who are directly impacted to curate each vigil. 

As a reminder, vigils are seen as a nonviolent way to raise awareness of a cause and to motivate change, as well as uniting and supporting those attending the vigil.

Please look for these organizations to post more information about each vigil’s plan and requirements.

A moment of silence will be held at 9 p.m. with candles (if allowed), battery operated candles, flashlights and phones to shine a light on our administrations policies at the border.

Hosts

Border Network for Human Rights

Coalition to End Child Detention

ACLU Texas

Hope Institute

Las Americas




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Indivisible LAS CRUCES July 3 General Meeting
Jul
3
10:00 AM10:00

Indivisible LAS CRUCES July 3 General Meeting

In our second speakers meeting of the summer, Indivisible LAS CRUCES will host Mona Trempe, Chair of the Democratic Party of Dona Ana County, and Antoinette Reyes, Co-President of the Southern New Mexico New Progressives during on July 3..  Both of our speakers will describe the largest challenges facing their organizations during the next twelve months and will explore what they can do in partnership with Indivisible to address our common needs.  Each speaker’s 20 minute formal presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.   
 
The meeting will begin at 10:00 am on Wednesday, July 3.  We are meeting at Sugies’ Café, 340 N Main Street, which is located just behind InstaCopy on the north end of the downtown mall. 
 
We hope you can join us for good company, great presentations, and wonderful food! 
 
With Kind Regards,
 
Greg White, Chair
Indivisible LAS CRUCES

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Close the Camps Protest
Jul
2
10:00 AM10:00

Close the Camps Protest

Close the Camps Protest @ Xochitl's Las Cruces Office

Children denied soap and toothbrushes, crowded into unsafe conditions. Separated from their families, subject to cruel treatment that leads to lasting traumas. And some dying in custody—or dying with parents as they cross the Rio Grande.

We've seen the images and heard the stories coming out of child detention centers. Horrifically, these conditions aren't an accident. They are the byproduct of an intentional strategy by the Trump administration to terrorize immigrant communities and criminalize immigration—from imprisoning children in inhumane conditions to threatening widespread raids to break up families to covering up reports of immigrants dying in U.S. custody and abuses by ICE and CBP agents.

We are demanding that the Trump administration close all the camps where asylum-seeking children are being detained in inhumane conditions. Where possible, children will be reunited with their parents or their sponsors.

it is going to take all of us to close the camps.

A core principle shared by supporting organizations is a commitment to nonviolent, peaceful actions. All actions that are sponsored or organized on this page are intended to be nonviolent and peaceful. We expect all participants to act lawfully at all times and to seek to de-escalate any potential confrontation with those who disagree with our values.

The host has marked that this event is wheelchair accessible.

WHEN

Tuesday, July 2 at 10 a.m. (local time)

WHERE

Xochitl Torres Small Las Cruces Office

240 S Water St

Las Cruces, NM 88001

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June 26 and 27 Democratic Candidate Debate Watch Parties
Jun
26
to Jun 27

June 26 and 27 Democratic Candidate Debate Watch Parties

Indivisible LAS CRUCES will be hosting Democratic Candidate Debate Watch Parties on June 26and June 27.  The parties will be held at the Amaro Winery402 S Melendres Street, Las Crucesstarting at 7:00 PM and ending at 9:00 PM each night.

 

There will be food trucks on site and the winery sells cheese platters.  Wine and other drinks may also be purchased inside with the winery. 

 

Admission is free.  Parking is on the street.  We hope you join us for convivial company and great discussions.  Carpool and Bring a friend!

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IMPEACH TRUMP RALLY JUNE 15
Jun
15
1:00 PM13:00

IMPEACH TRUMP RALLY JUNE 15

Hello Community!

 

A nation-wide movement is underway to have Congress hold hearings on the impeachment of Donald Trump.  Communities around our country will gather on Saturday, June 15 to let Congress see and hear that they must take on the issue of a failed presidency.  In Las Cruces the gathering will take place beginning at 1:00pm at Johnson Park, in front of the Thomas Branigan Library, on the corner of Main and Picacho.

Robert Mueller broke his silence about the findings of his investigation and made it clear that it is up to Congress to hold Trump accountable.  Some Congressional leaders fear the political consequences of impeaching Trump, but an equal argument is that they should worry about the political consequences of not impeaching.

As adults, we know to do what’s right even if the effects of an action are uncertain. That’s the choice in front of Congress, and it is up to us to let them know what we think and believe is right. 

Indivisible is partnering with MoveOn, By the People, and other progressive allies to make this event a strong statement.  Please, plan to join this event and then do it.   Bring a sign, bring a banner, bring your children.  SIGN UP TO ATTEND

If you want more information, stay tuned at impeach.indivisible.org.

In solidarity,
The Indivisible Team

 

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Indivisible LAS CRUCES June 5 Meeting
Jun
5
10:00 AM10:00

Indivisible LAS CRUCES June 5 Meeting

Members of Indivisible LAS CRUCES and interested members of the greater community are invited to participate in our summer Board meetings at Sugies on the downtown mall. The public participation portion will run from 10 to 11 am with a work session following.

Surgies Diner at 340 N Main Street, Las Cruces NM 88001

The June 5 board meeting will include presentations by Kevin Bixby from the Southwest Environmental Center and JoAnn Vullo from the Adelante Progressive Caucus of the New  Mexico Democratic Party.  Both presenters will describe their organizations’ most pressing political issues with an emphasis on what collaborative efforts our organizations and others can take to address those issues.  The presentations will be followed by question and answer periods. 

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Indivisible LAS CRUCES Direct Action - Letters to Rep Xochitl Torres Small
May
31
10:00 AM10:00

Indivisible LAS CRUCES Direct Action - Letters to Rep Xochitl Torres Small

Indivisible LAS CRUCES will hold a Direct Action from 10:00 – 10:30 am on May 31, outside Representative Xochitl Torres Small’s office at 240 South Water Street in Las Cruces.  We are asking that concerned citizens write letters asking Ms. Torres Small to take affirmative public stands on three issues: 

 

  1. the need for increased Congressional oversight on the Muller report including access to a less redacted report and access to unlimited testimony from principles in the investigation and from persons directly mentioned in the report; 

(2) support of actions recommended by the National Indivisible organization; and,

(3) support for hearings on the behavior of Donald Trump as President.

 

Letters may be hand delivered at the time of the direct action or, alternately, may be sent towearein575@gmail.com, no later than Wednesday, May 29, for hand delivery by Indivisible at the action.

 

Letters should be addressed to:

 

U.S. Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small

240 S. Water Street

Las Cruces, NM  88001

 

We look forward to your participation at this event.

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Meet Anselmo Delgado-Martinez, Executive Director from El Calvario Refugee Mission
May
14
5:00 PM17:00

Meet Anselmo Delgado-Martinez, Executive Director from El Calvario Refugee Mission

Anselmo Delgado-Martinez retired as a Sergeant First Class from the United States Army in 2014, having also served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served as an army medic in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and then worked with wounded soldiers in the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Bliss.

Anselmo currently volunteers as the operations coordinator with El Calvario’s refugee program, which hosts 30-90 new refugees weekly; assisting them in finding their way to family members across the United States.

Mr. Delgado-Martinez resides in Las Cruces with his wife, and they have two children, both of whom are students at NMSU.

At the May 14, 2019, Indivisible LAS CRUCES Immigration Meeting Anselmo Delgado-Martinez will describe his organization’s central role in helping as many as 90+ migrants from poverty and violence each week find temporary shelter, basic commodities and transportation to more permanent residences with families and sponsors across the United States. Because this highly successful program has been operating in Las Cruces for 12 years, this presentation will describe trends and changes in the immigrant experience as well as the effects those have on the ability of El Calvario and other community organizations to serve immigrant’s needs. The presentation will also emphasize legal, social, and economic issues at individual and macro levels.

Indivisible LAS CRUCES looks forward to seeing you on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at 5:00 PM in the Roadrunner Conference Room at Thomas Branigan Library, 200 East Picacho Ave., Las Cruces NM

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Indivisible LAS CRUCES April Meeting: A Discussion with Your Legislators
Apr
9
5:00 PM17:00

Indivisible LAS CRUCES April Meeting: A Discussion with Your Legislators

Indivisible LAS CRUCES April General Meeting

Topic: A Discussion with Your Legislators

Date:  Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location:  Roadrunner Conference Room on 2nd Floor @ Thomas Branigan Library 200     East Picacho Avenue, Las Cruces

Please come join us in a panel discussion with our New Mexico Legislators.

As of March 25, 2019, Legislators Angelic Rubio, Rodolpho 'Rudy' S. Martinez, and David Gallegos will be attending. Legislators Micaela Lara Cadena, Joanne J. Ferrari, and Nathan P. Small will probably be attending, and we are hopeful to hear from several more legislators prior to our April meeting. 

Each legislator will have equal time to address the four moderated questions during the  first hour and a half.  The last half an hour the Legislators will respond to written questions submitted from the audienc

We look forward to seeing you April 9, 2019.

              

ABOUT INDIVISIBLE:  Indivisible LAS CRUCES is one of nearly 6,000 groups nationwide affiliated with national Indivisible.  Indivisible LAS Cruces is an organization that advocates for progressive values on behalf of Southern New Mexico residents by holding our elected leaders to these tenets. The volunteer group promotes its values through voter education and political activism.  




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Indivisible LAS CRUCES Rally for Nationwide Day of Action: Release The Mueller Report
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

Indivisible LAS CRUCES Rally for Nationwide Day of Action: Release The Mueller Report

Thursday, April 4: Locals Join “Trump is Not Above the Law” National Day of Action; Demand Barr #ReleaseTheReport

Event details:

WHAT: #ReleaseTheReport

WHO: indivisible LAS CRUCES

WHEN: 7p.m. local time

WHERE: Albert Johnson Park, N Main St., Las Cruces

Indivisible LAS CRUCES will join a nationwide day of action in response to Attorney General Bill Barr’s failure to release the Mueller report. Concerned Americans are calling on Attorney General Bill Barr to #ReleaseTheReport.

The nationwide day of action will take place in hundreds of cities and towns and is organized by dozens of public interest organizations. More information can be found at TrumpIsNotAboveTheLaw.org.


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Indivisible LAS CRUCES Meeting:  ENERGY AT CROSS ROADS - HOW DO WE ACTUALZE BREAKTHROUGH POTENTIAL
Mar
12
5:00 PM17:00

Indivisible LAS CRUCES Meeting: ENERGY AT CROSS ROADS - HOW DO WE ACTUALZE BREAKTHROUGH POTENTIAL

Mariel Nanasi, Executive Director of New Energy Economy, will present and engage in a lively dialogue about bold solutions to address climate disruption at the Las Cruces Indivisible March 12, 2019 meeting.  The meeting will be held in the Branigan Library second floor Roadrunner Room, at 5:00 pm.

El Paso Electric (EPE), a monopoly electric utility company, that produces energy for Las Cruces has failed to serve its customers with low cost renewable energy. EPE has 1% solar on its system and no wind. EPE has 69% gas and 30% nuclear. 

We are at an exciting energy crossroads. Will we double down on the old paradigm or change it up for locally-controlled not-for-profit clean and cheaper energy?'

Indeed we are in a new era of energy. The idea of centralized generation, a system that relies on one large nuclear plant, for instance, in Arizona that produces electricity and transmits that energy via transmission lines 600 hundreds miles from Arizona to the customer demand center in Las Cruces is inefficient, expensive and outdated. Despite high electricity costs, and piles of radioactive waste, not one job in New Mexico has been created. In addition to the economic and radioactive waste there are other inefficiencies, like the transmission losses are significant.

Today, decentralized generation is feasible and available. Decentralized generation is a system that depends largely on smaller scale renewable energy generation from solar and wind and storage closer to customers which relies on distribution networks, not large transmission lines. 

Sound wonky - it is. But it also means that YOU can get proximate to your electricity consumption and learn about how YOU can change a climate altering high cost monopoly system for a local choice democratically powered energy system. Its being done in 8 states with greener energy and cheaper rates. The antidote to depression is activism - see how you can be a change agent for climate justice. Learn about game-changing pending 2019 legislation!



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Indivisible LAS CRUCES Board Working Session
Mar
6
10:00 AM10:00

Indivisible LAS CRUCES Board Working Session

Board Members please mark your calendars for Working Session at Jakes Cafe on Wednesday, March 6 at 10:00 AM.

AGENDA

INDIVISIBLE LAS CRUCES, BOARD MEETING 

March 6, 2019, 10:00 AM

Jakes Cafe, 1340 East Lohman, Las Cruces 

I. Call to Order 

II.  Approval of Agenda

III.  Discussion Items

a. Announcements related to Indivisible

b. Report on Direct Action, January 26, 2019

c. Budget, donations, membership 

IV. Action Items

a. Minutes, February 12, 2019

b. Program Goals for 2019

c. Committee Recommendations: Growing Indivisible LAS CRUCES’ Membership; phone tree and social media tools 

V. Adjourn



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Indivisible LAS CRUCES NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE INTERSTATE COMPACT (NPV) General Meeting
Feb
12
5:00 PM17:00

Indivisible LAS CRUCES NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE INTERSTATE COMPACT (NPV) General Meeting

GENERAL MEETING TOPIC : The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPV)   [One Man (or Woman), One Vote]

PRESENTED BY: Sandy Daniel

LOCATION: Road Runner Room at Thomas Branigan Library

The  National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPV) is a means of ensuring that EVERY vote counts!!  Our founding fathers allowed States to choose Electors and how they vote.  The Electoral College may or may not vote according to popular vote.  Donald Trump is the latest example of popular vote and Electoral College vote conflicting. Should we move away from the Electoral College?

NPV would not change the Constitution; it will ensure that that the Electoral College reflects the popular vote.  In our February 12 meeting Sandy Daniel will explain how NPV works and discuss whether Indivisible should support it.

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Gun Safety Legislation Lobby Day
Feb
5
11:00 AM11:00

Gun Safety Legislation Lobby Day

Gun Safety Legislation Lobby Day, in support of HB8 and SB8 (Firearms Sales and Background Checks), will be February 5 in Santa Fe.   Citizen support for these bills is critically important to our legislature passing these common sense Bills.  The NRA is organizing to stop their passage.

 

Citizens lobbying in support of these bills will meet at the Hilton on Sandoval Street in Santa Fe at 11:00 on the 5th.  Leaders of the lobbying effort will distribute information packets and assign groups to lobby specific legislators.  A press conference will be held at 12:20.  Lobbying will begin immediately after the press conference. 

 

Representatives from southern New Mexico are strongly encouraged to attend.  Indivisible Nob Hill indivisiblenobhill.com has offered to provide a limited number of over-night accommodations in homes of their members for people traveling to this event.  Please use the following link if you are interested in staying over in Albuquerque:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScK3VUAe_b7_pWB2B2-SX_m-El3OTf4LtPfpvfPeKKR34Nk8Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

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Indivisible LAS CRUCES Work Session Meeting
Jan
23
5:00 PM17:00

Indivisible LAS CRUCES Work Session Meeting

The Board of Indivisible of LAS CRUCES will hold a work session on Wednesday, January 23, to continue working on goals, objectives and other issues that require action. The meeting will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the Road Runner Room of the Branigan Library. The meeting agenda will be available as a handout at the meeting.

Indivisible Board Meetings are open to the public. We especially benefit from our general membership’s attendance.

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2019 Women's March Rally Las Cruces
Jan
19
1:00 PM13:00

2019 Women's March Rally Las Cruces

The Las Cruces Women’s Rally will be held at Albert Johnson Park next to the Branigan Library (501 N Main St.) on Saturday, January 19, 2019. This event is sponsored by the Las Cruces Coalition for Reproductive Justice, NMSU Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, and the NAAP Dona Ana County. Dr. Dulcinea Lara, Associate Professor and Director of Ethnic Studies in the Dept. of Criminal Justice, NMSU will be the keynote speaker. Representative Joanne Ferrary will also give a legislative prospectus.

Rally participants are encouraged to bring chairs, water and signs or banners for use during the event. There will be opportunities to create signs as well.

For more information about the Rally, contact:

Cassandra Calway - mawcas5@yahoo.com Jan Thompson - janthompson0817@gmail.com

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Celebrate Success!
Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

Celebrate Success!

Let’s celebrate Indivisible's incredible year and the success of those--volunteers, friends and candidates--who helped make the 2018 election an exciting success. Join the Indivisible Board for a pot luck celebration immediately following Indivisible's Dec. 11 meeting.  We’ll gather at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Linda and Jim Harris.  Bring a light snack and we'll provide the spirits. Questions? Call Linda Harris at 575-405-2177.  


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Looking at Electoral Options
Dec
11
5:00 PM17:00

Looking at Electoral Options

  • Thomas Branigan Memorial Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It’s time to look toward 2020—not for possible candidates, but on ways to make the voting process both fair and practical.  Indivisible LAS CRUCES will give its members a look at two of those methods at its meeting on Dec. 11 at 5:00 p.m. at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, Las Cruces. Greg White will talk about Open Primaries and Ashley Beyer will discuss Ranked Choice Voting.


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Hang with Dems
Oct
27
to Oct 28

Hang with Dems

  • 230 S. Water St., Las Cruces (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join two-person teams to distribute door hangers in your precinct. You will be provided materials and a list of voters. No knocking, no talking, just volunteer for a morning or afternoon shift. Pick up materials these days at 230 S. Water St., Las Cruces during working hours. For information contact Terry Miller, terrymiller575@gmail.com or call 575-635-2637..

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Hang with Dems
Oct
20
to Oct 21

Hang with Dems

  • 230 S. Water St., Las Cruces (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join two-person teams to distribute door hangers in your precinct. You will be provided materials and a list of voters. No knocking, no talking, just volunteer for a morning or afternoon shift. Pick up materials these days at 230 S. Water St., Las Cruces during working hours. For information contact Terry Miller, terrymiller575@gmail.com or call 575-635-2637..

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Hang with Dems
Oct
6
to Oct 7

Hang with Dems

  • 230 S. Water St., Las Cruces (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join two-person teams to distribute door hangers in your precinct. You will be provided materials and a list of voters. No knocking, no talking, just volunteer for a morning or afternoon shift. Pick up materials these days at 230 S. Water St., Las Cruces during working hours. For information contact Terry Miller, terrymiller575@gmail.com or call 575-635-2637..

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Catch a Break & Catch the Wave
Sep
11
5:00 PM17:00

Catch a Break & Catch the Wave

  • Thomas Branigan Memorial Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

During these last months volunteers, party regulars and campaign staffers have been building a solid base of voters, intense work and can drain the most hardy of souls. Come Labor Day Weekend, this crucial group must show up refreshed and ready for final sprint of this remarkable campaign season. The outcome of this race will determine the fortunes of a generations to come.  
Fran Sisneros, Democratic campaign organizer, will talk about the importance of "breaks" and how to work them into the hectic days ahead. She'll also share tips on how to re-energize and be ready to "catch the blue wave." Her background includes counseling and massage therapy--both great assets in a long campaign.

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