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 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!

New links from Brian Colón on NM Politics in the Age of Citizens’ United

For more about this topic, see the new links, below.

Dec. 15th,

How has Citizen’s United affected NM Politics?

Attorney and long time NM political insider Brian Colón discusses the ramifications of unprecedented funding sources on politics in New Mexico.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from an experienced politico how the Supreme Court’s “free speech” decision is influencing NM politics, how it affects you, and possible strategies for dealing with this new political age.


Active in NM Democratic politics since 1980, Mr. Colón has served the Democratic Party of NM as State Chair and 2008 DNC New Mexico Delegation Chair along the way being named one of New Mexico Business Weekly’s Top 40 Under Forty Power Brokers.  He served as Finance Director to Hector Balderas’ recent US Senate bid, and was 2010 Lt. Governor nominee.

If you missed this discussion, or would like to learn more, follow these links from Mr. Colón:

YouTube Video:


A comprehensive and popular Supreme Court blog:


Interesting Esquire articles on point:


Times article:




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WESTSIDE FORUM – Saturday, February 18, 3pm


Christine Hollis, Director of Research of the KIDS COUNT Program of New Mexico Voices for Children, presents:

Why Early Childhood Care and Education?


Studies show that early childhood education impacts lifelong learning, interpersonal and workplace skills.  Ms. Hollis will discuss evidence and implications derived from studies of young children.  Early childhood education and funding is an ongoing NM legislative issue again being addressed in the New Mexico State Legislature’s current session.