Events

Jul
16
Tue
2019
Ward 4D Meeting @ Center for Progress and Justice
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

All democrats in Ward 4D are welcome to attend this monthly meeting. Ward 4D includes precincts 9, 36, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48.

For more information contact ward chair Marti Burt, mrbconsulting.nm@gmail.com 

 

Jul
17
Wed
2019
DPSFC Monthly Meeting @ Center for Progress and Justice
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Monthly Forum: Nuclear Waste New Mexico (Holtec and WIPP)

This forum explores issues with two New Mexico nuclear storage facilities—WIPP, opened in 1999 to store low-to-mid level military waste and a proposed facility to be built by Holtec International to handle high-level waste from 98 nuclear power plants across the nation. Transportation itself presents a safety concern.

Holtec’s proposal and possible changes at WIPP create issues to be explored by our distinguished panelists:

  • NM Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard
  • State Representative Christine Chandler (District 43), representing Los Alamos; formerly, attorney with Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Don Hancock, Director, Nuclear Waste Program at Southwest Research and Information Center
  • Sally Rodgers, Environment policy advisor for former NM governors; Conservation Voters NM founder

Both WIPP and the Holtec project demand our attention. WIPP is the only U.S. permanent storage repository and receives nuclear waste from Los Alamos National Lab and from other defense facilities across the nation.  Recently, those shipments have increased. With the expected ramp-up of more plutonium pits, more waste will need storage. The Department of Energy has sought changes in types of waste and volume measurements, which could affect WIPP.

The Holtec project is waiting for a license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to build its facility, which could receive spent fuel rods from  nuclear reactors, most of which are on the East Coast.  The waste is to stay in this proposed facility close to Carlsbad until a permanent facility is built elsewhere.  None has been agreed upon.

Local issues, local experts, local solutions, join us!

Jul
20
Sat
2019
Take Me Out To the Fuego! @ Fort Marcy Park
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Democratic Party of Santa Fe County is sponsoring a night out at the ball game! More details to come soon. Fun for the whole family!

Jul
21
Sun
2019
Ward 1C Barbecue @ Rio En Medio Community Center
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jul
24
Wed
2019
SF County Federation of Democratic Women Summer Soiree
Jul 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Contact SFCFDW President Louella Hardin to RSVP for location info at L8aHardin@gmail.com.

Jul
25
Thu
2019
Executive Committee Meeting @ Center for Progress and Justice
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Monthly meeting of the Executive Committee. Committee members include the Chair, Vice Chair, Executive Officers, Ward Chairs, and Ward Vice Chairs.

Aug
1
Thu
2019
DPSFC Platform Committee Meeting @ Center for Progress and Justice
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm