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The Line: Students Protest Climate Change Inaction

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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.

For Further Reading:  

‘We need to get adults to stop Tweeting and start acting’ – by Laura Paskus, NM Political Report

Students walk out for change in climate policy – by Scott Turner, Albuquerque Journal

APS students push for decision on NRA – by Shelby Perea, Albuquerque Journal

Women’s Rally In Albuquerque

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? 

Intern Kevin Maestas joined NMiF this semester for the People, Power and Democracy project, which examines ethics, accountability and transparency in state government. Maestas brought back images from the Albuquerque Women’s Rally.

 

Participants of all ages occupy Civic Plaza in solidarity, Saturday, Jan. 21st, 2017, in Albuquerque, NM. 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)
Participants of all ages occupy Civic Plaza, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Albuquerque, N.M.  The rally in Civic Plaza intended “to show solidarity across the nation and at home,” according to social media accounts affiliated with the rally. (Kevin Maestas)
Rally participants standing on the Civic Plaza fountain brace for winter weather conditions during the Abq Women’s Rally, Saturday, Jan. 21st, 2017, in Albuquerque, NM. 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 / @ DailyLobo)
Rally participants standing on the Civic Plaza fountain brace for winter weather conditions during the Albuquerque Women’s Rally, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. (Kevin Maestas / @ DailyLobo)
Snow falls on rally goers standing on the Civic Plaza fountain during the ABQ Women’s Rally, Saturday, Jan. 21st, 2017, in NM. 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 / @ DailyLobo)
Snow falls on rally attendees standing on the Civic Plaza fountain during the Albuquerque Women’s Rally, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. (Kevin Maestas / @ DailyLobo)
Katie Neeley, far right, exhibits her Oil Painting “My Lady,” on Civic Plaza, Saturday, Jan. 21st, 2017, in Albuquerque, NM. 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)
Katie Neeley, far right, exhibits her Oil Painting “My Lady,” on Civic Plaza, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Albuquerque, N.M. The Albuquerque rally was held as hundreds of rallies and marches spread across the country and around the world. (Kevin Maestas)
Belen resident, Kit Zimmerman, shares signs with rally goers during the Abq Women’s Rally, Saturday, Jan. 21st, 201, in Albuquerque, NM. 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)
Belen resident, Kit Zimmerman, shares signs with rally attendees during the Albuquerque Women’s Rally, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.  (Kevin Maestas)
Musicians play music for participants of the Abq Women’s Rally, Saturday, Jan. 21st, 2017, in Albuquerque, NM. 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)
Musicians play music for participants of the Albuquerque Women’s Rally, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Albuquerque, N.M. (Kevin Maestas)
From left to right, Erika Eddy, Felix Baca, Keelin, Sabrin, Rebekah, Scarlett Baca, Seth, and Adrienne of the Hindi family hold signs in response to the inauguration of Donald Trump and his policies, Saturday, Jan. 21st, 2017, in Albuquerque, NM. 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 / @ DailyLobo)
From left to right, Erika Eddy, Felix Baca, Keelin, Sabrin, Rebekah, Scarlett Baca, Seth, and Adrienne of the Hindi family hold signs in response to the inauguration of Donald Trump and controversies on the campaign trail, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. (Kevin Maestas / @ DailyLobo)
Aaron Edwards creates a sign near the Civic Plaza fountain, Saturday, Jan. 21st, 2017, in Albuquerque, NM. 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 / @ DailyLobo)
Aaron Edwards creates a sign near the Civic Plaza fountain, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. (Kevin Maestas / @ DailyLobo)
WWOW_12.jpg Tarah Burt blows incense on fellow rally goer during the Abq Women’s Rally on Civic Plaza, Saturday, Jan. 21st, 2017, in Albuquerque, NM. 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)
Tarah Burt blows incense on fellow rallygoer during the Albuquerque Women’s Rally on Civic Plaza, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Albuquerque, NM. (Kevin Maestas)
Luci Alfonso and Bumper stand east of the Civic Plaza main stage, during the ABQ Women’s Rally, Saturday, Jan. 21st, 2017, in Albuquerque, NM. 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)
Luci Alfonso and Bumper stand east of the Civic Plaza main stage during the Albuquerque Women’s Rally, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Albuquerque, N.M. (Kevin Maestas)