Rebecca Hampton

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Rebecca Hampton aka T-Bex Hampton is a New Mexico activist.

Santa Fe DSA Facebook group

Members of the Santa Fe Democratic Socialists of America closed Facebook group, as of May 22, 2018 included Rebecca Hampton.[1]

El Chuco del Norte public Facebook group

Democratic Socialists of America - El Chuco del Norte, public Facebook group members, as of June 18, 2018 included Rebecca Hampton.[2]

PSL Cadre

Party for Socialism and Liberation - Albuquerque, August 18, 2017.

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With Marcus Nells, Karina Aracely, Paige Murphy, T-Bex Hampton, David Sanchez, Sathya Surekhaa, Dizzy Ouroboros Eltnam, Stevesie A. Kiyabu, Jose Mauricio Enriquez, Katie Machete, Marissa Elyse Sanchez, Chloe Mathers and Sarah Yarrington.Chris Banks July 29, 2016 ·

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Full house tonight at the Party for Socialism and Liberation - Albuquerque. People in ABQ arent fooled by the stage-managed democracy of the DNC, and aren't moved by the Democratic threats to fall-in line behind the war-hawk Clinton. — with Paige Murphy, T-Bex Hampton, Rin Michelle Nells, Marcus Nells, Evan Rohar and Candice Yanez.

United Socialists initiative

United Socialists initiative is a Houston based Facebook group, run mainly by the Communist Party USA, but open to other leftist tendencies.

This group is for left unity. All factions of leftists welcome for open debate and forum discussion

United Socialists initiative closed Facebook group members, as of December 13, 2017 included Rebecca Hampton. [3]

Effort to abolish the seal of the University of New Mexico

On May 1, "Over 100 people including students, faculty, administration, and community members joined The Red Nation and the KIVA Club for a speak-out in front of the president’s office on University of New Mexico’s campus to abolish the school’s racist seal featuring the infamous colonizers, a conquistador and a frontiersman."

According to a report at The Red Nation website, "Black, Chicano, LGBTQ, Indigenous, Palestinian, Asian, and other working-class people came together and united against a common enemy, colonialism and capitalism."[4]

According to Rebecca Hampton of Liberation News over 100 people including students, faculty, administration, and community members joined The Red Nation and the KIVA Club for a speak-out in front of the president’s office on University of New Mexico’s campus to abolish the school’s racist seal featuring the infamous colonizers, a conquistador and a frontiersman. UNM is located on traditional Indigenous Pueblo land, where occupation and genocide against Native people is ongoing.[5]

Ballots for Gloria

Members and supporters of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in Albuquerque went to great lengths, and met thousands of people, to get Gloria La Riva on the New Mexico ballot for this presidential race. Gathering 6,300 signatures in their petition drive, PSL members were able to share the ideas of socialism to many sympathetic and open minded people.

Although the Secretary of State’s office only required 2,564 signatures, volunteers went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that Gloria could get on the ballot without incident. In only nine weeks they gathered nearly two and a half times the required amount.

Many volunteers were excited and had many great experiences while out petitioning. The youth have been very receptive to the message of socialism and the Gloria La Riva campaign in particular. Many volunteers noted that young people were largely the most interested in socialism. Rebecca Hampton said, “Some of my greatest memories included talking to young people, when a group a young people heard about the petition (They were ages 18 and under) they asked if it was against Trump. I said definitely. Young people are excited about resisting the face of white supremacy in the U.S. and it’s incredibly inspiring. They wished they could all sign it, but only one of them was 18. The youth want a new system.”

Many of the people that came into contact with the petitioners were impressed at the dedication of each volunteer and it was a common theme among all the stories that each volunteer shared. People were surprised that a group of mostly young people would volunteer their time without pay in order to petition for a cause they believed in.One PSL member, Micheailin Butler, shared a story about how she asked two young Native women to sign the petition but was ignored until she said “It’s for socialism,” at which point one of the women’s head snapped around and she told her “I’ll sign!”

Some volunteers even got Trump supporters to sign and to question their views about Trump by talking about socialism and socialist programs. Katie Bernhardt had a long conversation with a Trump supporter. “He was fascinated by my explanation of socialism and how it works in other countries, he enthusiastically signed my petition. I sent him away with a flier, and he thanked me for the discussion and said he would research socialism.”Another Trump supporter had a conversation with PSL member Paige Murphy in which he was surprised that he agreed with some socialist programs that she explained to him.

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