ake Action to Reduce Likelihood of War with Iran
In recent days, the Trump administration has taken steps that greatly increase the chance of war with Iran. National Security Advisor John Bolton has long wanted to topple the Iranian government, and appears especially excited to provoke a military conflict. Thankfully, H.R. 2354 has been introduced in the House, and would require Trump to seek Congressional approval before attacking Iran.
Please call your House Rep’s office TODAY to encourage them to sign on as a co-sponsor to H.R. 2354! Tell them to protect the troops from fighting in another disastrous and unnecessary Middle East war.
Here is an easy script to use: My name is XX and I’m calling from XX to ask Rep. XX to cosponsor HR 2354, which would require Trump to seek Congressional authorization before attacking Iran.
You will be directed to the Capitol switchboard. Then just tell them your Representative’s name. NM Representatives are: Ben Ray Lujan, Xochitl Torres Small, and Debra A. Haaland.
Opportunity to Participate in Community “Blessing of the Waters”
San Isidro Celebration: Blessing of the Waters
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 5 PM
Arroyo Seco Community Center, then Acequia Confluence
This multi-cultural celebratory public commemoration carries on the ancient tradition of “Blessing the Waters” each May, and includes traditional elements such as song, shared prayer, community procession of the Santos along the acequia and casting of flower petals into the water. This is a rare opportunity, a sacred gathering during which our diverse cultures truly come together in prayer and common love for water, labor and land. Our shared motto: Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
Save the Date: Tuesday, May 21: Taos United Community Forum, 5:30-7:30pm
Join us for a lively, interactive and inspiring monthly gathering designed to turn ideas into action for a better community, New Mexico and country. Meet with neighbors and fellow activists to express your concerns and ideas, keep up with new and on-going projects, recruit allies and build new coalitions. Bring flyers, announcements, petitions and other info you’d like to share. Bring your friends and allies. Together we can create the world we seek! Kit Carson Electric Co-op
Board Room, 118 Cruz Alta Road,Taos.
Get Your Tickets Now to Hear Franisco Cantu at the Harwood May 24
Author of “The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border” details his experiences as a border patrol agent from 2008-12 in
the deserts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Cantu illuminates issues of border crossings/immigration/sanctuary seekers and
the toll in human lives; both physical and emotional.
Reading and a Q & A session at the Harwood Auditorium on Friday, May 24, 2019, at 7 pm. Tickets may be reserved by calling the Harwood at 758-9826; $16/SOMOS, Taos United, Taos Immigrant Allies, & Harwood Alliance Members; $20/general public. This event is expected to sell out quickly..
On Saturday, May 25 from 10am – noon to join FRANCISCO CANTÚ and community activists for a free panel discussion at El Taoseño Room on 120 Civic Plaza Drive, Taos The reading and panel are being co-sponsored by Somos, TaosUnited: Taosenos Unidos and Taos Immigrant Allies. Donations for immigrant families can be brought to the panel discussion on 5/25/19.
MOMS Demand Action Meeting Wed 5/22 5:30 at Dem Party HQ, Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos
- Maggie Toulouse Oliver scheduled to attend to speak for 15 min about what is happening in SF
- Discuss plans for Wear Orange (June 7)
- Gun Sense University happens Aug 1,2,3,4 in Washington DC – Bootcamp for gun sense activism, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. MOMS will pay airfare and hotel – think about going!!