The 2020 NM Legislative Session: February Calls to Action
During this year’s legislative session, Tewa Women United and our community partners are engaging with issues that are related to our mission of ending violence against women, girls, and Mother Earth. We encourage you to take part in the following calls to action.
To participate in this session, it’s helpful to know your legislators. Find them here.
Wednesday, Feb 12
Respect New Mexico Women Lobby Day
8 am – 2 pm
Abortion access is under attack across the country. In New Mexico, we know what’s at stake. Legislators in New Mexico need to hear from us: they must respect body sovereignty, remove New Mexico’s old abortion ban, and keep abortion safe and legal.
Join Tewa Women United at the Respect New Mexico Women Coalition’s Lobby Day on February 12 to tell your legislators that New Mexicans will not stand for an abortion ban—not now, not ever.
Facebook Event Page for current info and schedule.
Respect New Mexico Women is a movement of women, families, faith leaders, medical providers, and community-based organizations (including Tewa Women United) united in support of New Mexico women and their reproductive health decisions. We are here to:
- Fight For Access. We support legislation and action that increases access and removes barriers to comprehensive reproductive health care.
- Support Our Community. We are a supportive community where people can talk about abortion without fear of shame or stigma.
- Defend Against Attacks. We oppose any attempt to disrespect women by interfering in private decisions about abortion. It is our lives, our families, and our communities that are hurt by attempts to block access to safe and legal abortion in New Mexico.
Thursday, Feb 13
Indigenous Women’s Day
9 am – 11 am
We invite you to join us for the second annual Indigenous Women’s Day at the Roundhouse sponsored by Senator Linda Lopez, NM Indian Affairs Department and Three Sisters Collective. This year’s theme is “THE FUTURE IS INDIGENOUS” and we will center Indigenous girls and young women. Please wear red in honor of #mmiwgt2s
Agenda in Progress: Speakers/Performers currently include Senator Linda Lopez. Elena Giacci, Three Sisters Collective, Lynn Trujillo, Tse Tsu Geh Day School Dancers (Tesuque Pueblo), Lightening Boy Foundation Dancers (Intertribal), and more.
The day begins at 8 am with a Morning Prayer Walk in Honor of #MMIWGT2S. MEETING LOCATION: Santa Fe Depot Railrunner Station, in Railyard By Tomasita’s Restaurant. We will walk together to the Roundhouse, where the program will start at 9 am.
Updated event info and schedule available on the Facebook Event Page.
We are watching and supporting….
Community Solar Bill (HB9 / SB143)
Local community solar allows multiple participants to share the cost-saving benefits of a single large-scale solar array. Municipalities, sovereign Native American tribes, community organizations and businesses will be able to produce solar energy that community members, including renters, can buy into.
Community Solar is a simple tool that provides everyone, regardless of income or property ownership, the opportunity to choose local, reliable, and cost-effective clean energy. 19 states have already passed laws enabling community solar programs. The Community Solar Act will help lower and stabilize electricity bills through affordable solar energy while breaking open a renewable energy economy that creates family-supporting jobs.
- Download Community Solar Fact Sheet
- Contact your legislator and ask them to support HB9 (House) and SB143 (Senate)
- Read the full text of the bill here and follow its progress.