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September 26, 2022: Dede Feldman

Dede Feldman is a former teacher and journalist who served as NM state senator from 1997-2012. She was the first women to represent the largely Hispanic North Valley of Albuquerque in the legislature where she became a champion of healthcare and democracy reforms, environmental and consumer protection, causes she still fights for. She is the author of a memoir, Ten More Doors: Politics and the Path to Change, and two other books. She will talk with us about canvassing and other state issues. www.dedefeldman.com.

10 AM at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link.

September 19, 2022: NM Senator Nancy Rodriguez

Nancy Rodriguez has represented District 24 since 1996 and currently sits on nine interim committees. She will give us information on what the committees have been doing and what to expect in the upcoming session. Also Lauren Oertal, our representative from national Indivisible, will share information about House and Senate races.

10 AM at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link.

September 12, 2022: The Two Vickies

Victoria Pfau is Organizing Director for NM-02 and Gabe Vasquez for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. She will discuss the upcoming NM election; Victoria Estrada-Bustillo is the NM Democratic Party's Chair of the Fuerzas Unidas Caucus. She will tell us about her group.

10 AM at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link

AUGUST 1 – SEPTEMBER 5: SUMMER HIATUS

We’re taking a break and will be back in action on Monday, September 12. Schedule to be announced.

JULY 25, 2022: What Can We Do About Gun Violence?

Miranda Viscoli, co-president of New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence, will join us to discuss the recurring incidents of gun violence, recent decision by the Supreme Court and actions we might take.

10 AM at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link.

JULY 18, 2022: Preparing for the Big Push

“Action is the antidote to despair” –Joan Baez
Every day we’re faced with events that provoke grief, anger and hopelessness. Given the stakes, we cannot afford paralysis; we must give it our all in the lead-up to the midterm elections. This week we will brainstorm how we can harness our members’ energy and focus on those actions we believe will make a difference.

9:30 AM at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link.

JULY 11, 2022: Santa Fe City Manager John Blair

Santa Fe City Manager John Blair joins us to discuss the issues and projects the city is working on and will answer questions. John has served as Deputy Superintendent at the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department and New Mexico Deputy Secretary of State. He was appointed by President Obama to be Director of Intergovernmental External Affairs at the Department of the Interior and previously served as Legislative Director and Communications Director for then Rep. Martin Heinrich.

10 AM at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link.

JULY 4, 2022: No meeting. Happy Fourth of July!

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JUNE 27, 2022: Kayla Herring, Planned Parenthood

Kayla Herring is the Director of Public Affairs of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. She will discuss the current state of reproductive rights in our region and in the country and what we can do to protect them.

10 AM at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link.

JUNE 20, 2022: Marcy Matasick, a member of the Raging Grannies

Marcy Matasick, a member of the Raging Grannies, will present information on this international social activist organization of women that uses singing and humor in their protests. Marcy will also lead us in singing some protest songs. .
10 AM at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link.

JUNE 13, 2022: Committee Reports

This month's committee reports will have a special focus on the New Mexico Legislature's interim committees' activities. .
10 AM at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link.

JUNE 6, 2022: Modernizing the New Mexico Legislature

Our volunteer legislature and very short sessions have their limits. Is it time for change? Join our discussion and presentation.

MAY 30, 2022: Memorial Day holiday

We’re taking the week off! Be back on June 6.

MAY 23, 2022: JOYCE BOGOSIAN, Letters to the Editor

Joyce’s background is in marketing strategy, business development and healthcare management. She is currently working on building eco-sustainable communities in Santa Fe. Joyce will lead a workshop on how to write effective letters to the editor.
10 AM at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link.

MAY 16, 2022: Democratic candidates for state treasurer, Heather Benavidez and Laura Montoya, debate

Join Indivisible SOS and Indivisible Albuquerque for a debate with the two Democratic candidates for state treasurer, Heather Benavidez and Laura Montoya. This is an important race and we hope that many of you can attend. 6:00 pm at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link.

MAY 9, 2022: Sheriff Adan Mendoza

Santa Fe County Sheriff Mendoza will speak about law enforcement challenges and issues he has prioritized in his re-election campaign.
10 AM at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link.

MAY 2, 2022: Secretary of State MAGGIE TOULOUSE OLIVER

Maggie will discuss voting rights issues and the upcoming election. Also joining us is Indivisible regional director, Lauren Oertel, who is responsible for projects and strategy in New Mexico and Texas.
10 AM at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link.

APRIL 25, 2022: NM Representative ANDREA ROMERO

Andrea Romero represents District 46, which includes parts of Santa Fe, Espanola, and several pueblos, joins us in person to discuss important legislation from the special session, her upcoming primary election and how we might be of help.
10 AM at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link.

APRIL 18, 2022: SONDRA ROEUNY, Emerge NM

Sondra Roeuny is the executive director of Emerge New Mexico, a nonprofit political organization that trains Democratic women to run for local, state and national offices. Sondra was previously the New Mexico Public Affairs Director for Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains.
6 PM at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link.

APRIL 11, 2022: INDIVISIBLE SOS ACTIVITIES

Discussion of progress on specific initiatives.
10 am at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link.

April 4, 2022: REENA SZCZEPANSKI, Candidate, NM House District 47

Reena Szczepanski has spent her career working for social justice, equality, and access to healthcare. She was the executive director of Emerge New Mexico, a statewide organization dedicated to training Democratic women to run for office, and is Chief of Staff to Speaker Brian Egolf, She will answer questions about her campaign and key issues.
10 am at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link.

March 28, 2022: CD2 CANDIDATE GABE VASQUEZ

Gabe Vasquez is the Democratic candidate for US Congress for New Mexico’s District 2. The district is currently represented by a radical Republican who aligns herself with Donald Trump. Gabe will discuss his campaign and the issues he sees as most important to New Mexicans.
10 am at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link.

March 21, 2022: CARA LYNCH, Legislative Momentum

Attorney Cara Lynch is co-founder of Legislative Momentum, an organization that gives junior women legislators power and voice through employing collaborative leadership and teamwork models. The organization is currently supporting a cohort of junior women legislators to address the modernization of the legislature. She will also discuss the role Indivisible SOS has in moving legislation forward.
5:30 pm at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link..

March 14, 2022: Indivisible SOS Progress

Continued discussion of lessons learned from the 2022 New Mexico legislative session and progress on specific initiatives.
10 am at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link.

March 7, 2022: Mariel Nanasi, New Energy Economy

Mariel Nanasi, executive director of New Energy Economy, will speak about the hydrogen hub plan advocated by the governor and other issues her organization is addressing.
10 am at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link.

February 28, 2022: New Mexico Senator Liz Stefanics

Senator Stefanics (Democrat, District 39) will share highlights of the 2022 legislative session and discuss how we can effectively advocate for bills going forward.
*please note correction: the meeting will be at 10 am (not 5:30 as posted earlier) at Indivisible SOS
weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link.

February 21, 2022: Recap of the Legislative Session

We will discuss bills that our group supported and those we opposed and how they fared. We had many successes; how do we build on these going forward? Come with your ideas and suggestions.
9:30 am at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link.

February 14, 2022: Last Minute Bills

As the New Mexico legislature comes to a close, we will review last-minute actions we can take to get bills across the finish line.

February 7, 2022: NM Representative Tara Lujan and SOS committees

Tara Lujan, Santa Fe Representative (District 48) will update us on issues before the legislature and our committees will outline what bills they are following during the session currently underway. 9:30 am at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link.

January 31, 2022: Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez

U.S. Representative Teresa Leger Fernandez (NM-CD3) will speak about priority issues and looming challenges. We encourage New Mexicans to contribute to her campaign.
10 am at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting.
Contact us for Zoom link.

January 24, 2022: Tom Solomon

Tom Solomon, Co-coordinator of 350 New Mexico, will educate us on the Blue Hydrogen issue which is a contentious environmental issue and a major focus during the 2022 Legislative session.
10 am at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link

November 1, 2021: Debut of our new website

With support from our members, Indivisible national’s GROW grant program, and Midnight Marketing, our group has completely redesigned our website. The site contains a wealth of valuable information and suggested actions on a range of vital issues. 9:30 am at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link.

January 17, 2022: Strategic Planning

Last year we defeated Trump. This year we need to save our democracy. Join us in a strategy session to determine what actions will be most effective.
10 am – 3 pm. Contact us for Zoom link.

January 10, 2022: Senator Mimi Stewart

Senator Stewart, President Pro Tem of the New Mexico Senate representing Albuquerque’s district 17, will join us to recap redistricting and other issues raised in the 2021 special legislative session and answer our questions about the upcoming session.
9:30 am at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link.

December 14 – January 9: Meeting Hiatus

We will be taking a break for the holidays. Our weekly meetings resume on January 10, 2022.

December 13, 2021: State Representative Tara Lujan

Tara Lujan, Representative from New Mexico District 48, will update us on the bill to reform child testimony and on issues likely to arise in next year’s legislative session.
10 am at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link.

December 6, 2021: Critical Race Theory

Led by member Peggy Klaus, a conversation about Critical Race Theory: what it is, messaging, and how we can help inform others.
9:30 am. Contact us for Zoom link

November 29, 2021: Marcela Diaz, Somos Un Pueblo Unido

Founding executive director of the immigrant rights group Somos Un Pueblo Unido, Marcela will join us for a discussion of the organization's redistricting strategy, plans to elect a Democrat in NM Congressional District 2 and how we can help.
10 am at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link.

November 22, 2021: Celia Feldman, student, University of Baltimore Law School

Celia specializes in immigration law and is the daughter of Indivisible SOS member, Rachel Feldman, who chairs our civil rights team. She will introduce us to important legislation regarding immigration.
6 pm at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link.

October 18, 2021: Wendy Leighton, founding faculty member of Monte del Sol Charter School, Santa Fe

Co-chair of the K-12 Social Studies Revision Committee, Wendy Leighton will describe the excellent recommendations of this group and how we might assist in adopting them.
10 am at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link.

November 8, 2021: Rebecca Avitia, Chief of Staff for Senator Martin Heinrich

Rebecca will describe activities in the U.S. Senate and answer our questions about voting rights, filibuster, and other pending legislation.
10:30 am at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link.

October 25, 2021: Liz Stefanics, New Mexico state senator, district 39

Senator Stefanics will update us on the redistricting process, interim legislative activity and status of bills to be considered in the 2022 session.

6 pm at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link.

October 4, 2021: Laura Montoya, candidate for New Mexico State Treasurer

Laura Montoya is the former Sandoval County Treasurer and will discuss her candidacy for State Treasurer.
10 am at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link.

October 2, 2021: Santa Fe Rally for Reproductive Rights

11:30 am at the Roundhouse.
This rally is part of a national effort to protect a woman’s right to choose. Check for a location near you.

October 11, 2021: Tara Lujan, New Mexico state representative, district 48

Rep. Lujan will describe the 30-day legislative session in 2022, bills that may be introduced and how we can be most effective in supporting proposed legislation.
10 am at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link.

November 15, 2021: Fair Districts for New Mexico

Kathleen Burke and Richard Mason from Fair Districts for New Mexico https://fairdistrictsnm.org/ will join us via Zoom for a discussion of the redistricting process currently underway in our state.
10:00 am at Indivisible SOS weekly meeting. Contact us for Zoom link.