News & Events

Upcoming Events:
Late Breaking Action Alert

Saturday, September 1610:00 a.m. at Taos Mesa Brewing Co.:  Its A Party!!!   Come celebrate the US Constitution and the founding of Taos United:  General meeting, updates from Issue Groups, new opportunities for activism, food and merriment for all. 

VIGIL and CALL to ACTION, Sunday, August 20, 7:30pm at the Taos Plaza

posted Aug 18, 2017, 12:28 PM by Taos United

Please join us on Sunday night at the Taos Plaza for just one hour to stand together in Solidarity against Racism and other forms of oppression.  Co-hosted by the Taos Interfaith Intercultural Alliance and many other community groups committed to social justice.

Taos Town Council Meeting Tuesday June 27

posted Jun 23, 2017, 9:59 AM by Taos United   [ updated Jun 29, 2017, 2:31 PM ]

Approvals for tall hotels seem to already be decided as this project was pushed through the Planning and Zoning Committee. Demand responsible, open government in Taos.  

The reason to attend this Town Council Meeting is to protest an unethical process, the "secret dealings" of the Town Manager exposed by his own emails, the unanswered questions regarding how this project was assured approval in conflict to existing ordinances, how ordinances were changed to accommodate one specific developer, assisted by the P&Z commissioners with the approval of the Mayor and many of the Town Council Members.  Add your voice to those of the many citizens who have protested the limiting of comments, actions in violation of NM Open Meeting Laws, and the insulting comments of Commissioners and Council members.  

Environmental Group

posted Jun 21, 2017, 10:36 AM by karen Monson

Environmental Issue Group Meeting Saturday June 24th at Kit Carson Conference Room
9:00-11:00  A.M. (Combined Environmental Issue Groups)

Today is the last day to submit public comment to EPA about the Evaluation of Existing Regulations

posted May 15, 2017, 8:03 AM by Taos United

Remember, today is the last day to submit a public comment to the EPA about the "Evaluation of Existing Regulations". If you haven't already sent one in, please find the time to do it before midnight tonight. These public comments only hold weight if you write your own. They aren't counted like votes, so just sending in masses of organization written comments does nothing. The best is to include some data or personal experience/story of the importance of keeping these EPA regulations in place.

Here is the link for submitting your comments: 

https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=EPA-HQ-OA-2017-0190-0042

2nd Annual Taos Land and Water Conference

posted May 3, 2017, 9:27 AM by Taos United

2nd Annual Taos Land and Water Conference will be held from 9am to 4pm at the Sagebrush Conference Center.  $15 registration fee per person, lunch is included. Students are free.  

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-land-and-water-conference-tickets-33716176993

In our interconnected world, land and water issues permeate the economic, political and cultural fabric of who we are in Taos. The Taos Land and Water Conference brings together local experts, advocates, practitioners and community members to engage in dialogue, share innovation, and explore consensus around land and water in our community.
 
Keynote Address by Dr. Sylvia Rodriguez. Confirmed presenters include Erik Schlenker-Goodrich, William Brown, Ben Shelton, Luis Reyes, Rachel Conn, Gillian Joyce, Joe Zupan, and Kristina Ortez de Jones. There will be panel presentations on climate change, innovation in agriculture, policy updates and more!
 
Register today or at the door.

Sponsored by the Taos Land Trust, Amigos Bravos, NMSU Taos Cooperative Extension Services and Alianza Agri-Cultura de Taos

Support Your Rio Grande del Norte National Monument May 2

posted Apr 30, 2017, 12:08 PM by Taos United   [ updated Apr 30, 2017, 12:53 PM ]

Click here for more details about Rio Grande del Norte event - With the recent executive order to review national monuments designated in the past 21 years, our own Rio Grande del Norte National Monument is under threat. Join us for a community barbecue to show how much support the monument has! - May 2nd, 5 - 7 pm
See details under Issue Groups - Environment - Public Lands:


People's Climate March - Taos Plaza Saturday April 29 10am

posted Apr 28, 2017, 6:47 AM by Taos United   [ updated May 3, 2017, 8:50 AM ]

Join us at 10 a.m. this Saturday, April 29, in Taos Plaza for the  People's Climate March.  At 10:30 we'll march to Kit Carson Park and gather to make our voices heard!  Bring signs and friends and family! Contact Chrissy Streit  chrissystreit@gmail.com for more information. Or click here for details and to RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/ events/peoples-climate-march- taos-nm?source=email&

Meet the Staffers - a Face2Face Event

posted Apr 26, 2017, 4:01 PM by Taos United   [ updated Apr 27, 2017, 2:27 PM ]

LOCATION:  Santa Fe Art Institute Main Gallery, 1600 St. Michaels Drive, Santa Fe.
WHEN:   May 3rd, 6:30pm - 8pm

Join Face2Face for a lively panel discussion with key senior staff members including Michele Jacquez-Ortiz (Santa Fe Director for Senator Udall) from the offices of Senators Udall,  Heinrich, and Rep. Lujan. 

This is a chance to find out what happens behind the scenes and how your calls, emails and letters are handled.  What can constituents expect when visiting Senator Udall’s office in DC or New Mexico?  How do they differ?  

Join us for an evening of enlightenment.  FREE EVENT but RSVP to:  rsvp@face2face-action.org 

The EPA is seeking feedback on reducing regulatory burden on Monday!

posted Apr 22, 2017, 8:30 PM by Taos United   [ updated Apr 24, 2017, 1:30 PM ]

See the Environment - Climate Change Issue Group page to see more information abut how you can be involved on Monday, April 24.

Forest Service Planning Meeting 12:00 - 2:00 - April 19

posted Apr 17, 2017, 10:20 AM by Taos United   [ updated Apr 17, 2017, 10:28 AM ]

The Carson National Forest district office in Taos (208 Cruz Alta) is having its final planning meeting regarding our public multi use national forest lands at noon on Wednesday April 19, These forest management plans will last for 20 or more years.  It is important to have an impressive showing of citizens there to show support for sustainable, sensible practices that protect our watershed, clean up our forests so they are healthier,  reduce fire threat, limit natural resource extraction and protect them from off road vehicle degradation.  It's important to understand what special interests are trying to get from these plans as well.   In particular,  Amigos Bravos has submitted a proposal to protect and restore the high meadow wetlands, the "wetland jewels" that feed our entire water system below. This proposal also requests that the 100,000 acres of the Valle Vidal be included in this long term management and wetland restoration plan. Ten years after it's permanent protection, it is still without a long term wetland and water restoration plan from the forest service.  We urge people to attend this only remaining opportunity to have a voice or to just be present to show your support.  To find out more go to Amigo Bravos website.  It is an excellent source of information about the significance of this plan to our corner of northern NM.

Get the word out and bring a friend along.  Please plan to arrive by 11:45. We really need you.

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