The New Mexico Coalition for Community Rights (NMCCR) is organizing a statewide coalition to build support against corporate personhood through a constitutional amendment in New Mexico. Your help is needed.
Elaine Cimino, who is working with Kathleen Dudley and the NMCCR, is organizing a grassroots coalition in Albuquerque to develop a committee to help drive support in every state legislative district, to develop support from nurses and teachers unions, labor organizations, Firefighters, Police and neighborhood associations, farming communities, Cattle and sheep growers, cultural organizations, social justice organizations, and environmental organizations.
The circle will be forming specific committees to develop PR, Social Media, Letterwriting campaigns among these organizations and associations, develop phone banks and educational lobby sessions with legislators most likely to support the amendment. Passing this legislation requires a fundamental change to the status quo where legislators must realize the voice of their constituents and support a constitutional amendment--- Not a memorial but a constitutional amendment.
This coalition is about using the electorate to allow the right for communities to make the fundamental changes. Whether this effort will be realized this legislative session or in a coming session depends on the turn out to organize this effort and the push back. It depends on you coming out prior to the legislative session and during the session.
We are looking for some donated space in ABQ so we can set up a time and announce the first meeting. ABQ Peace and Justice Center is booked. We need another space or for one the organizations booked in the next few weeks to allow us to use their time or space for this cause. Anyone knowing of a place where we can launch this effort please let us know. We need people from various organizations associated with the ABQ P&J to support this cause as well. Those of you on this list who are associated with organizations please forward this email.
There will sign up sheets for various committees on the table in the ABQ P& J in the meantime.
or you can contact Elaine Cimino -- firstname.lastname@example.org Please contact Elaine to let her know your interest in serving your community and what committee you are interested in and what you are able to do. We will announce the first organizational meeting once we get have a place to meet. PDF's for bullet points, talking points will be sent out to various districts throughout the state. It's time for the people of New Mexico to take back the RoundHouse.
NMCCR in Mora County already has passed this community right base ordinance and we need to help this movement spread across the state and country. If you want to strengthen your pension, unions, and communities. Please consider supporting this cause in the coming weeks. It is time to stand up against corporate personhood and bring back democracy.
Here is an article by Bill Moyers on the subject to help understand the issue with Citizens United and why States and the grassroots folks need to stand up against the tyranny of the corporate cabal. http://www.truth-out.org/article/item/6319:fighting-back-against-corporate-personhood