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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Social, Dinner & a Video
Aug
14
5:30 PM17:30

Social, Dinner & a Video

An evening with Indivisible to reconnect with friends and to see our inspiring new video

The Activists Next Door

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Dragonfly  Restaurant, 139 N. Main St., Las Cruces, NM

5:30 Social Hour: Patio Conversation, DragonWings and no-host drinks 

6:30 Dinner: Event Room Menu of Choice

After-dinner video and extras
Please RSVP by August 8 with your menu choice to

Mary Jane Stofik at 848-469-0407 or wearein575@gmail.com

Dragonfly Restaurant Menu Choices*

Choice One: Roasted Chicken, $13 Jacket mashed potato, seasonal vegetable 

Choice Two: Caesar Salad, $9 Choice of grilled or fresh romaine lettuce, parmesan/Romano cheese
Choice Three: Rigatoni, $11 Seasonal vegetable, parmesan/Romano cheese

*Price does not include drinks, 20% tax/tip


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ROUNDTABLES IN JULY
Jul
10
3:30 PM15:30

ROUNDTABLES IN JULY

Roundtable discussion every Tuesday in July.  July 10 meeting features break-out groups on 1) letter writing, 2) voting registrar info., 3) marches, 4) phone bank voluteering. Air conditioned but bring something cool to drink. Come ready to participate. 

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DEM. CANDIDATE TRIFECTA III
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

DEM. CANDIDATE TRIFECTA III

Here is your chance to hear Democratic candidates for national, state and local offices speak at the Democratic Trifecta, May 1, 2 and 9.  The events, sponsored by the Democratic Party of Dona Ana County begin at 6:00 p.m. those nights at the Rio Grande Theater, Las Cruces.  The events are free and open to the public.   

 

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Politics at Issue
May
8
11:00 AM11:00

Politics at Issue

NM State Rep. Bill McCamley has given up his seat in district 33 to run for State Auditor.  He will tell us why at our next meeting on May 8 at the Branigan Library.  His talk is at 11:00.  During the meeting’s second half, two of the candidates vying for McCamley’s vacated seat —Mary Martinez White and Michaela  Cadena-- will give short presentations.  We also have five-minute slots available for anyone running for office, particularly in Dona Ana County, who wants to speak.  If you’re interested, message us through Facebook or our website.  

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