Michael Sperberg-McQueen wants to volunteer 2019-01-04 17:15:10 -0700
In 2019, we had a Democratic Governor and a strongly Democratic Roundhouse. While much was accomplished, much was left undone, most painfully the legislature failed to protect a woman's right to choose, our immigrant neighbors, and our planet. We have much more left to do in 2020 and Retake Our Democracy has a plan to do it.
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Michael Sperberg-McQueen published Currently the page at the root of the site is the 'about' page; can that change? Should it? in Implementation questions 2018-12-01 18:16:38 -0700A:
Yes; any page can be identified as the home page (the one served by the root URI) by checking the 'homepage' checkbox in the page settings. (As of ca 23 Nov 2018, the home page became <code>news</code> (the blog page) in lieu of <code>about</code>.
Selecting a page as the home page appears to apply a 'homepage' tag to the page.
Any page can similarly be identified as the splash page.
Michael Sperberg-McQueen published Can we make account activation automatically subscribe to blog? in Implementation questions 2018-12-01 18:15:22 -0700
Michael Sperberg-McQueen published Can we add a note to every form that contains the one-line reported-address widget warning that city, state, and zip code need to be included? in Implementation questions 2018-12-01 18:14:31 -0700
Can we add a note to every form that contains the one-line reported-address widget warning that city, state, and zip code need to be included?
I don't think we need this since we are now entering the signup process from JOIN_RRN. Meg
Michael Sperberg-McQueen published Can we detect RRN members without district info or address and auto-send them mail? in Implementation questions 2018-12-01 18:13:52 -0700
Michael Sperberg-McQueen published Can we send autoresponse email upon account activation? in Implementation questions 2018-12-01 18:13:11 -0700
yep, done. Michael & Meg
Michael Sperberg-McQueen published What is the difference between the home page and the splash page? in Implementation questions 2018-12-01 18:12:28 -0700
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Michael Sperberg-McQueen commented on 2020 Legislative Preview 2019-01-06 13:31:04 -0700There is no substantive difference between bills shown in red and bills shown in black. The bills with hyperlinks (red) are those for which we have summary pages on the web site; for the others, summaries are still being developed. The legislation research team is hard at work, but good summaries take time.
Once hearings begin Committee Schedules can be found at the What's Happening link at nmlegis.gov. Generally, each weekday between 5pm-6pm, the schedule for the next 2-3 days is published at this site. For information scheduled hearings, see the What's happening? page at nmlegis.gov. Retake Our Democracy volunteers track What's Happening carefully and use it to trigger Action Alerts for any of our MUST PASS bills.
Note, however, that during the session hearings are often rescheduled on short notice. We will do our best to keep you current, but know that a hearing can be announced or postponed at a moment's notice. What's more, each hearing may have anywhere from 3-4 to 8-10 bills to consider. It is often the case that some of the bills scheduled for hearing will be pushed back to the next committee hearing. Part of your advocacy will be to help committee chairs understand that on our MUST PASS bills there are constituents statewide paying attention and delays will be very visible.
Members of the Network will generally get Action Alerts, 1-3 days before one of our MP bills goes to a committee where the member has a representative as a member of that committee. Members will also get alerts when one of our MP bills goes to the House or Senate floor for a full chamber vote.
When receiving an Action Alert, we ask Network members to call and email their representatives using the information contained in the Alert to craft their own personal message. Please do not just copy and paste. Use our information to provide the basis of your comments, but put them in your own words. We ask that you make the call first and then send an email, as we are told that calls are more impactful. When calling or emailing it is important to identify the bill by Bill # and Title (included in the Alerts) and to indicate that you are a constituent in the District and offer your address or neighborhood to validate that claim.
We are meticulously compiling all the votes on all our bills in all committees and on the chamber floors. We will use those votes to publish a Justice Report Card that breaks down those votes by economic, climate, social, racial and gender justice categories and with an overall Justice Rating for each legislator.
This is how we Retake Our Democracy.