Join us on Earth Day, April 22nd, 2017, as we March for Science. We will meet at noon at the Joseph A. Fidel Student Center on the New Mexico Tech campus, and then march down School of Mines road to the Socorro Plaza, where music and speeches will commemorate the event.
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M.; U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M.; and Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales will headline the Santa Fe March for Science this Saturday. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican:
The march leaves the Plaza at 10:30 a.m, followed by a rally with speakers at the Capitol at 11 a.m., and Science Expo booths until 2 p.m.
9:45 am: start rally on the main stage Plaza de Las Cruces
10:00 am: begin march
10:55: Back to the starting point
11 am to 12:30pm : “Ask a Scientist” (North end of Plaza)
Under the tent north of the Plaza
Speakers: 12:30 pm – 1pm; 1:15pm to 1:45pm; and at 2:30pm
(More on the speeches later)
Remember, we are not selling our beautiful, locally printed, commemorative shirt. We are giving them away with your help. https://www.youcaring.com/sciencethatservesthecommongoodinn…
No amount is too small…. We are a part of a “zero waste” event. Please bring your own refillable water bottle to carry with you all day on that delightfully warm day
Bring your pets (and leash them as warranted).
At the close of the legislative session, Gov. Martinez made statewide news announcing huge gaps in state revenue that required her to close state parks and museums and furlough state workers if the legislature did not pass her preferred version of the state budget. That threat appears to be based on a lie a new report from the state’a leading finance agency.
The state is on track to end the year at least $71 million ahead of projections, according to the report and other financial data. From the Santa Fe New Mexican:
A revenue forecast for the state of New Mexico released Friday indicates that Gov. Susana Martinez is wrong about the need for employee furloughs or a hiring freeze to balance spending for the remaining two months of the fiscal year, according to a top university economist. The budget tracking report from the Legislative Finance Committee indicates “revenues continue to appear on track or exceed expectations from the December forecast.” It projects that the state general fund will close out the 2017 fiscal year at $54 million, or 1 percent, above expectations… An economics professor, asked by The New Mexican to review the revenue tracking report, said Martinez’s talk of furloughs isn’t supported by the revenue forecast.
Join us in solidarity for evidence-based studies and real facts. We will be marching from WNMU to the Earth Day Celebration in Gough Park. Sign-making will be done Friday, March 31 and Friday, April 21, at 6:00pm at Javalina’s Coffeehouse
8 a.m.: Tree planting
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Earth Day vendors offer earth-friendly information and goodies, including the door prize of an energy-efficient dish washer donated by Mesilla Valley Transportation.
New Mexico 420 Education, Music and Arts Festival is dedicated towards building an inclusive engaged community that promotes equality to economic justice. Access to various programs, improved education and to raise awareness of the critical issues facing New Mexico as well as the Nation!