Events

Aug
4
Sun
2019
Tentative: DPSFC Ice Cream Social
Aug 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sweet treats and fun games for the whole family! More info to come soon.

Aug
8
Thu
2019
Hispanic Caucus Meeting @ Center for Progress and Justice
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Hispanic Caucus’ monthly meeting. All are welcome!

Contact Cordy Medina for more information: Cordy.medina@gmail.com

Aug
18
Sun
2019
Ward 1C Apprentice Showcase Scenes at the Opera @ Santa Fe Opera
Aug 18 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

More information to come soon!

THE NEXT GENERATION… CENTER STAGE

The apprentice scene nights are one of the best entertainment values of the summer at $15 for Adults and $5 for youth (ages 6-22). Don’t miss attending one or both of these special evenings.

The Opera’s singing and technical apprentice programs have launched numerous distinguished careers, including those of William Burden, Joyce DiDonato, Michael Fabiano, Brandon Jovanovich, Kate Lindsey, Jay Hunter Morris, and Susanna Phillips to name a few.

 

Aug
20
Tue
2019
Ward 4D Meeting @ Center for Progress and Justice
Aug 20 @ 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 

 

Aug
21
Wed
2019
DPSFC Monthly Meeting @ Center for Progress and Justice
Aug 21 @ 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!

Aug
22
Thu
2019
Executive Committee Meeting @ Center for Progress and Justice
Aug 22 @ 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.

Sep
5
Thu
2019
DPSFC Platform Committee Meeting @ Center for Progress and Justice
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm