Today's Events and Breaking News
We are excited, as supporters and endorsers of Rep. Deb Haaland, to welcome her as the FIRST Native American to serve as a Cabinet Secretary. This is a historic moment and we look forward to her leadership! This is a big moment in history for not only the incoming presidential administration, but also for the upcoming legislative session in 2021. Check out the article in Indian Country Today by journalist (& Earth Care Youth Allies alum) Aliyah Chavez.
'I’ll be fierce for all of us'
President-elect Joe Biden, in a historic move, has chosen Rep. Deb Haaland to lead the U.S. Interior Department. If confirmed by the Senate, the New Mexico Democrat would be the first Native American to serve as a Cabinet secretary.
"A voice like mine has never been a Cabinet secretary or at the head of the Department of Interior," Haaland tweeted Thursday night.
"Growing up in my mother’s Pueblo household made me fierce. I’ll be fierce for all of us, our planet, and all of our protected land. I am honored and ready to serve."
TODAY at 5 - 6 PM. Spend an hour with the community learning about important initiatives coming up this legislative session. We all have a chance to make an impact on our state’s Prison Industrial Complex. There will be legislation introduced during the 2021 NM State Legislative Session on private prisons in New Mexico. Extractive industry includes for-profit prisons who suck resources and human potential from our communities including our youth.
Friday, 12/18, 3 pm for The War at Home: Then & Now, a cross-generational Zoom conversation with young activists about this award-winning documentary that dramatically captures the evolution of the 1960s/'70s Antiwar Movement. Half a century later, what do young people make of the history the film portrays and how does it relate to today’s protest movements for racial, economic and environmental justice?
John McAuliff, Coordinator, Vietnam Peace Commemoration Committee:
Glenn Silber, co-Producer/Director, The War at Home;
Heather Booth; President, The Midwest Academy;
Eve Levenson, Policy & Government Affairs Manager, March for Our Lives,
Jessica Pierce, Political Strategist, co-founder of Black Youth Project 100
Powerful Video & Message For Our Movement
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who launched the global Fridays for Future youth climate movement, issued a stark warning on the fifth anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement that the world is not doing enough to keep global heating below 2 degrees Celsius — the target set in the landmark 2015 deal. “The gap between what we need to do and what is actually being done is widening by the minute. We are still speeding in the wrong direction,” Thunberg said in a video message posted on social media.