Meet & Greet – Andrea Romero
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Pay Equity Santa Fe – AFSCME Local 3999 @ City Council Chambers
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm

The men and women of AFSCME Local 3999, public employees delivering essential services to the City of Santa Fe, presented a pay-equity proposal to the City Finance Committee on April 23, and will present to the full City Council on April 25, 2018.

The proposal follows a process set out openly in the current bargaining agreement between AFSCME and the City. It has previously been presented to the Mayor, the Chief of Staff, and to Mr. Abeyta, the chairman of the Finance Committee.

If adopted by Council, the proposal ensures that all of AFSCME’s nearly 800 represented employees will earn over than $13 an hour by 2019. Currently, 179 city employees earn less than $13 an hour.

The union proposal calls for using monies already budgeted, but not spent, in the current 2018 fiscal year for a “merit-pay” pilot project, and requests additional funds be budgeted to make the raises permanent and recurring.

Because the previous city manager failed to bring forward a merit-pay proposal from the city, the union collective bargaining agreement guarantees the Local an opportunity to present a proposal for spending the merit-pay budget to the full council.

Half of the City’s AFSCME union employees make less than $16 an hour. 28% make less than $14 an hour. The sliding scale raise targets the lowest paid employees to receive the highest percentage raise. Many of these employees are already compressed at the low ends of their pay scales and struggle to flourish under Santa Fe’s high cost of living.

Under this equity-pay proposal  every employee in the bargaining unit will receive at least a $1.00 per hour increase by July 2019.


SFIC Lecture Series – Indigenous Knowledge @ Center for Progress and Justice
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Executive Committee Meeting @ Center for Progress and Justice
Apr 26 @ 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.

Jeff Apodaca Live Community Conversation in Santa Fe @ El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jeff Apodaca Live Community Conversation in Santa Fe
April 26
6-8:00 pm
El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe
Jeff Apodaca on Radio:
Richard Eeds radio show
Thurs, April 26
KTRC  1260AM  103.7FM
Meet & Greet with Judge Shaffer @ Home of Teresa Martinez
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dinner & Dance Fundraiser – Manny Anaya for Sheriff @ Fraternal Order of Police
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Ward 2C – Voter Registration Drive @ Aldea Community Center
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Ward 2C will be conducting a Voter Registration Drive on April 28th, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Contact:  Vice Ward Chair, Steve Schwartz,
SAT., APRIL 28, from 10:00am until 5:00pm.
PLACE: Aldea Community Center, 3 Nuevo Milenio – within the Aldea Development.
County Central Committee Meeting @ Center for Progress and Justice
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am


The Democratic Party of Santa Fe County gives notice of its upcoming County Central Committee meeting to elect a County Vice Chair; consider approval of County Platform; and consider amendments to County Rules.

When: Saturday, April 28, 2018

Where: Center for Progress and Justice, 1420 Cerrillos Rd

Registration: 9:00 – 10:30 am

Call to order: 10:30 am.

The Credentials Committee will meet at 10:30 AM to address any challenges which must be filed in writing prior to that time.

Celebration of Stan Rosen @ Center for Progress and Justice
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

To Friends and Family of Stan Rosen:

You are invited to a celebration of Stanley (Rosebud) Rosen and his long career of working for peace and justice.

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Center for Progress and Justice, 1420 Cerrillos Rd

Stan has had some recent medical and memory problems and can no longer remember many of his current friends, events, or issues that he has been involved in for much of his life. We ask you to join us and offer your brief story, moments, or memory of the causes and ideas you have shared with him.

Please pass this information about the event to others who have appreciated his contribution to Santa Fe and New Mexico’s caring community.

Stan is looking forward to this event and seeing all of you! Than you for being a friend.

RSVP to Sandy Herzon