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Dec. 10th National Human Rights Day celebration of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded this day as well. There is a call for folks to call or write to the White House and ask for clemency for Leonard Peltier: Dec 9 to 15, 2012
White House Comments Line – 202-456-1111 // 202-456-1112
Pam Lipper has permission to re-enter her house to remove her belongings. She has asked that anyone who is available meet her on Tuesday Dec. 11th at 10AM at 600 Veranda RD NW 2 blocks W of 4th and 1 block N of Candelaria. Sharon has a truck she can offer.
Thursday Dec. 13th Bad Ass Moral March called to meet at 4PM at Harvard and Central. Bring chants and signs. [Note: Rescheduled to Sunday, Dec. 16th, 3pm.]
Street Medic Training 2 day training on Jan. 19th and 20th at La Plaza Encuentro 714 4th St NW. Also needed: volunteers for role playing, Henry will offer more info.
Friends Meeting will have a report back Sunday Dec. 16th 9-10AM from person returning from Anishinabe Peace Team.
Immigrant Posada 3PM Sat. Dec 15th National Event to call for fair and comprehensive immigration reform. Meet at Immaculate Conception Church at 7th and Copper. Walk to 4th and Lomas courthouse then to Civic Plaza. Need volunteers. Bring candles, signs and voices
Jason is stranded in Bakersfield, CA. No car or money…those interested please talk to Henry.
Medicine for the People working group is starting up. Sharon is point person.
Peace and Justice Center has asked us to join PAJOLA (Peace and Justice Organizations Linking Arms) They have a coordinating council that meets and 3 times a year they have a potluck. We need to find out what are our obligations as part of PAJOLA? Is there an agenda to view ahead of time? Amalia will attend coordinating council meeting and bring any issues back to the group. Sienna will ask Sue for more clarity. Group wishes to wait before we are more “publicly listed”.
Unitarian Fellowship will meet at P+J on Dec. 30th. They are asking (un)Occupy to provide a speaker from 11-12. After that they have a potluck. We agreed to send Amalia as a speaker. We will look for others who can attend as part of a panel….They wish to hear about events at Pine Ridge. There will be a potluck afterwards and so NO GA will be held that day.
NM Center for Poverty Law will be at the Roundhouse on Jan. 15th. They are going to have a flash-mob. Gov. Martinez is not committed to the Medicaid expansion. NM and West Virginia are the states with the most uninsured people. NM Center for Poverty Law is hoping to bring visibility to the vulnerablilty of so many folks here in NM.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=SJRJNSpGH_Y // http://nmpovertylaw.org/?page_id=4405
We discussed their plan to have a flashmob on Jan. 15th at the Sate of the State Address where the Gov. addresses the legislature. Transportation was offered by NMCPL. After discussion we agreed to aupport this action.
They are asking folks to be ready for the flashmob at 10:15AM at the roundhouse. Practice and meet up in Santa Fe at 9:45 AM. Perhaps we should try to have a practice run before that date.