Newsweek: Senate Democrats Take Up Sweeping Ethics, Voting Rights and Campaign Finance Bill in Defiance of GOP

Following their historic midterm victory, congressional Democrats are trying to make good on their campaign promise to “fix our broken democracy” by introducing sweeping legislation on ethics, voting rights and campaign finance. Senate Democrats, led by New Mexico’s Tom Udall, are working toward introducing a bill largely devoted to election and ethics reform. The legislation […]

AP: Plan seeks to designate Route 66 as National Historic Trail

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new proposal moving through Congress seeks to designate Route 66, the highway that connected Chicago to Los Angeles and was once an economic driver for small towns across a post-World War II United States, as a National Historic Trail. U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Jim Inhofe announced this week the […]

Tell the Trump Administration: Act on Climate Change

The federal government released it Fourth National Climate Assessments, and there are no big surprises. It’s contents confirm what scientists have been saying for years. The planet is warming. The oceans are rising. The last three years, were the hottest on record. Most importantly, the assessment stated that greenhouse gases caused human activity are, almost […]

Oppose Republicans’ Tax Plan

When Republicans were drawing up their tax plan, they did it in secret. They wrote it behind closed doors. Only a select few were privy to its contents. It shows. Republicans’ tax plan doesn’t help everyone. It helps a select few. It gives corporations and the super-wealthy big tax breaks by eliminating deductions that working […]

End Citizens United

Our campaign system is broken. Broken is what you call it when leaders answer to big-money special interest groups rather than the American people. Broken is what you call it when foreign governments can interfere in our election, or when state governments systematically gerrymander voting districts, or when big-money donors are given influential posts in […]

We Have to Step Up

We deserve to know if Interior Secretary Zinke has proposed shrinking our national monuments or public lands — including Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks and the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument in New Mexico. But neither Secretary Zinke nor the White House has released the report to the public. Public lands support businesses, communities, and thousands […]

Demanding Action on Climate Change

“Staff at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been told to avoid using the term ‘climate change’ in their work, with the officials instructed to reference ‘weather extremes’ instead.” — The Guardian, 8/7/2017 You’ve probably heard the Shakespearean phrase “that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet”? Well, […]