Join us for progressive politics, education, and camaraderie
By Bert Coxe for the members of Sandoval County Indivisible.
I was asked by our fearless Chairwoman Alex Piland to write a paragraph letting you all know about Sandoval County Indivisible (SCI).
SCI is part of a pro-gressive grass-roots move-ment started in the fall of 2016 as a response to the election of President Trump. We are not specifically part of the Democratic Party, but most of our members are Democrats and many of us are leaders in the Party (e.g., five of the six SCI steering committee members are elected members of the NM Democratic Party State Central Committee).
There is a national Indivisible organization, but all of the thousands of local Indivisible groups across the country are independent, have their own governing structure, and work on projects that are salient to their own mem-bers.
In the Albuquerque area there are four currently active Indivisible groups, and about twelve across the state, from Farmington to Las Cruces and from Angel Fire to Silver City.
Locally, our SCI group would like to meet once a month. Of course, like everything, COVID has upset this plan, and we have oscillated in the last 5 months between in-person meetings and Zoom meetings.
Our goals have been to advance a progressive agenda, get like-minded people elected to office (from school board members to the US President) and to provide a forum to educate each other and to find friendship and camaraderie in our activities.
Recent speakers to our meetings have included Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez; NM-ACLU Director Peter Simonson; candidates for
state offices Laura Montoya, Joe Maestas, and Zack Quintero; and others.
If you would like to know about Sandoval County Indivisible and/or get involved, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org