The Minimum Wage: Hard Work Deserves Fair Pay (VIDEO)

(January 21, 2013) So says Sarah Kennedy in this video. Word is that the New Mexico Legislature will consider a measure to hike the state’s minimum wage. Not only is that good news for working families, it will give a much-needed boost to our state’s lagging economy.

You tell ’em, Sarah!

You can follow the minimum wage fight at the new MinimumWageNM facebook page.

Happy 40th Birthday, Title IX! (VIDEO)

On June 23, 1972, Title IX became the law of the land. It stated in part:

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity…

Title IX’s impact on women’s athletics over the last 40 years is undeniable. And that, dear friends, is the subject of Sarah’s video this week:

Fire Season and Climate Change (VIDEO)

Fire season is upon us with serious outbreaks throughout New Mexico and Colorado. Our thoughts and prayers are with those whose homes have either been consumed or are currently endangered. And a huge shoutout to the brave and tireless firefighters.

Taking the longer view, Sarah Kennedy offered these thoughts last week about the relationship of increased fire danger and climate change: