ERA & ED Day – Santa Fe, 01.27.14

ERA Recognitions Day at the NM State Legislature on Monday, January 27, 2014.

–  The NM Coalition for Choice and Santa Fe NOW have a Roe v Wade program at 1:30 pm.

–  A short program about the ERA is in the Rotunda from 2:30 until 3:30 pm.

Women’s groups such as The American Association of University Women who will be lobbying on behalf of education, Santa Fe NOW, League of Women Voters and others will be there for that afternoon.

In Capitol Rotunda

Volunteer – Santa Fe NOW has a strong presence in the Roundhouse during the session. If you would like to join us to make our voices heard at the Roundhouse during the Legislative Session, January 22-February 20, 2014, please forward an email with your name and phone number to infolink@bestweb.net to sign on. We gather in the committee rooms where proposed bills are being introduced. We always need a show of support at various places and times. You must be flextible! It’s like being on call!

Vote Nov 19 ABQ Abortion

disclaimer:  this post is intended to educate the community on Nov. 19th election issues. It is posed by individual members of UU Westside Congregation’s Social Action Committee and IS NOT an official position of UUWC.

 

 

Voting Locations for Early Voting and Election Day (Nov. 19th)

Remember: you must bring a photo ID to cast a ballot in this election.

Visit the City Clerk’s Office Website to learn what forms of ID are accepted at polling places.

 

 not only will we defeat this ballot measure, but we will also tell all of the out-of-state groups who are behind this ballot measure that New Mexico refuses to have the government interfere in a woman’s deeply personal decisions. We respect women to make the right decision for themselves and their families.

~ Jennifer Ford, Campaign Director Respect ABQ Women

 

learn more about ABQ Nov 19th election:

www.nytimes.com/…/albuquerque-becomes-latest-focal-point-in-abortion-…Sep 4, 2013

WATCH Christie’s Story

“We were ready to give our two year old a brother or sister. And everything with the pregnancy went pretty well until we went for our 20 week ultrasound. One of the doctors said “your baby is very sick.” I could carry the baby to term and watch her suffocate or I could end the pregnancy early and let her go peacefully.”

Voice over: Doctors and Nurses ask you to vote no on the ordinance that puts government in a family’s private decisions.

“I never thought I would ever need an abortion. I think politicians need to leave these decisions to the family and to the doctors.”

If you have any questions, feel free to let me know, or visit our website at www.respectabqwomen.org, and remember to like us on Facebook.  We are so proud of what you’ve done so far, and look forward to working hard with each and every one of you…!

 

We have been privileged to have so many strong community leaders and organizations stand with Respect ABQ Women and we couldn’t be more proud. Last week, as you may have already heard, American Hero Dolores Huerta endorsed the Respect ABQ Women campaign. Our local Telemundo station did a great interview with Dolores about our efforts.

 

Telemundo coverage of Dolores Huerta and Respect ABQ Women

 

We hope you enjoyed the video and will share it with your friends and family and on your Facebook page.

 

You are going to see a lot more out of state groups coming in to our hometown to try to force this ballot measure on us. This is why we need you to join our campaign and help us talk to as many Albuquerque voters as possible. Please forward this email to your friends and ask them to join our campaign.

take action in the HALLOWEEN CANVAS – Trick or Vote

Saturday, November 2nd, 9:30-1:30 p.m.

UUWC & Dia de los Muertos

The Dali Lama was once asked how to bring peace and understanding to people in places with intractable problems like hate and war. He said
that directed peace talks would not succeed because these would be too hard; he said that first there must be festivals and picnics. For the last 17
years, the South Valley of Albuquerque has used the Dali Lama’s advice to help counteract the effects of racism in our community by celebrating
the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) holiday with a parade and other cultural events.  

UUWC members and friends follow Dalai Lama’s advice – and party the weekend through!

Fri, Nov 1st, 6pm   beginning with a Celtic / Goddess / Mexoamerican twist on Samhain & Dia de los Muertos, join CUUPS, our Earth Based Spirituality Small Group, in

singing, dancing and feasting (potluck)

we continue on with

Dialogo2009

Sun, Nov 3, following our HOMECOMING SERVICE, dress up – or not – to join us at the South Valley’s 17th annual Muertos y Marigold Parade

face painting at UUWC before we leave – some supplies available, more welcome

carpool from UUWC or meet us there!   Shuttle Schedule  – traffic’s abominable

email us to connect up

also:

visit the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 4th St. SW) on Friday, November 1, 2013, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., the NHCC will also host their annual despedida – an evening celebration consisting of music, poetry, Mexican chocolate, and pan de muerto. This free, family-oriented event provides an intimate opportunity to “tour the ofrendas around the NHCC campus, enjoy music, traditional foods, and sharing of special and heartfelt memories.”  from unm.edu/LatinAm&Iberian Institute

 

Muertos y Marigolds Parade 2013
Muertos y Marigolds Parade 2013

Sat Aug 3rd, 10am – Rally at the Rio! to put Climate Change back in the Spotlight

In the spirit of UU Principles 5 – 7:

  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Will you join us on August 3rd to put climate change back in the spotlight? In the heat of the summer, more than a dozen local environmental groups are coming together to send the message that we have a moral obligation to deal with this issue NOW.

WHAT: Rally at the Rio!
WHEN: Saturday, August 3rd, 10:00AM
WHERE: 2700 Central Ave SW, Abq, NM (near the BioPark)

Please click here to RSVP.

Our rally is just one of many actions happening this summer as part of the national Summer Heat mobilization. From tar-sands-free flotillas to civil disobedience, folks across the country are braving the summer heat to call for climate action. August 3rd is our chance to be part of the uprising.

Let’s make our Rally at the Rio huge. Bring a friend, and help spread the word on Facebook too. For more information and a printable event flyer, visit www.abqclimateaction.us.

See you there,

Bill Balassi & 350NM