May 10, 2019 – Last Friday about 200 Albuquerque high school students walked out to demand action on climate change. This public outcry was just the latest demonstration of frustration with the inaction of decision makers. The walk-out came on the same day as the release of a widely covered United Nations study warning of the potential extinction of one million species, with serious quality of life consequences for this generation as a result. Meanwhile, students also voiced frustration over the Albuquerque Public Schools board’s decision to table—for nearly a year—proposed policy revisions on allowing schools to accept money from the National Rifle Association. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss.
Line Panelists: Michael Bird, public health consultant
Dan Foley, former state representative
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, Affirm, Inc.
Thousands occupy Civic Plaza for the Women’s March On Washington Rally in downtown Albuquerque, Saturday, Jan. 21st, 2017. The rally in Albuquerque was a single gathering held in concert with hundreds of rallies and marches spread across the country and around the world. The sister rally in Civic Plaza was “to show solidarity across the nation and at home,” according to social media accounts affiliated with the rally. (Kevin Maestas)
January 23, 2017 – Thousands of people turned out in New Mexico last weekend to support the Women’s March on Washington. Rallies and marches took place in cities throughout the United States.
Did you attend the inauguration or women’s march? What was your experience in Washington D.C?
Are you taking action this year to engage in politics at the local or national level?