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March 2019

Featured Events

Thursday March 14 Faith Network Monthly Meeting - 11 am-12 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church 

A lot of information is shared in these meetings - join us if you can. We will also host a farewell fiesta for Jeanette after the meeting. All are welcome!

Sunday March 17 Refuge(e) Film Screening & Discussion, hosted by the Faith Network and Santa Fe Dreamers Project - 4-5:30 pm at Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 107 W Barcelona Rd. 

The event is free, but please reserve your place in advance using this link: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4109012
Sunday March 24 Private Prison Divestment Training at First Presbyterian Church, 2-4 pm 

Prison Divest New Mexico will host a community organizing meeting, in follow-up to the screenings. Jamie Trinkle, a community organizer from Portland, Oregon, who was an integral part of the successful campaign to divest the City of Portland from private prisons, will lead a community conversation and action training event about how we can build a similar movement here in Santa Fe. 

Saturday April 27 The League of Women Voters is sponsoring a public forum on immigration. 2-4 pm at Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Speakers include: Marcela Diaz, Somos Un Pueblo Unido; Allegra Love, Santa Fe Dreamers Project; Santa Fe City Councilor Renee Villarreal, and Rebekah Wolf, NM Immigrant Law Center. 


 
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Legislative Updates

Thank you to David Henkel and our Legislative Team for tracking this legislation and keeping us posted on which hearings to show up to! If you are not receiving these updates, and would like to, please let us know. 
 
HB 31 Phased In Minimum Wage Increase In Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee.
HB 46
Increase Minimum Wage
 No action.
HB 141
Prohibiting Disclosure of Sensitive Personal Information by State Agency Employees
In Senate Judiciary Committee.
HB 195
No Resources for Federal Immigration Law
No action.
HB 287
No Use of State Resources for Border Wall
To be heard on House floor - TBD
SB 196 No State Resources for Federal Immigration Law Parked in Senate Judiciary Committee--despite having received a 'Do Pass' recommendation.
SB 437 Raise Minimum Wage and Create Separate One To be heard by HLVMC - TBD

News and Links

Who Secures the U.S. Border? from Council on Foreign Relations

Border Crossing "At Breaking Point" according to NYT article 

Current Migration Patterns from NYT 

 

How You Can Help


We also need more hosts for our collaborative Cibola release work. This entails short-term hosting of transgender asylum-seekers on their way to their sponsors. Please contact us if you are able to host or would like more information. 
Questions? Want to get more involved with our work? Contact Rev. Tiffany 
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