PDACNM Monthly Meeting

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Progressive Democrats of America Central NM Chapter Meeting
August 9, 2017
First Unitarian Church
3701 Carlisle Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87110
6:30 PM MINGLE, 7:00 PM PROGRAM

Guests Tim Keller, NM State Auditor, former NM State Senator,  and Eric Griego, Exec. Dir. Working Families Party, former Albuquerque City Councilor and former NM State Senator will discuss public financing of campaigns.

 

PDACNM NEWSLETTER JULY 17, 2017 FIGHTING FOR OUR ISSUES


PDA POTLUCK JULY 12 FOCUSING ON THE ISSUES – WORKING TOGETHER

About 70 folks came out to socialize and share a meal together on a cool summer evening at First Unitarian Church.  Following some friendly mingling accompanied by good food, the group gathered outside to participate in discussions around PDA’s major issues – Healthcare Human Rights, End Corporate Rule, Stop Global Warming, Voter Access Protection and Election Integrity, Economic and Social Justice, End Wars and Occupations.You can go to PDAmerica.org to read explanations of the issues.

If you weren’t at the meeting, you missed a good time; but you can still participate. This is an ongoing effort by PDACNM to engage and involve our progressive community in the things that matter to people who want a better world for themselves and others.  PDA’s mission has always been to focus on the issues first and candidates second. Thus, it only follows that we must work to elect candidates who consistently believe in, talk about, and put into practice the aforementioned issues.

That’s why we supported Bernie for president and that’s why we will continue to endorse only those candidates who talk and walk the issues. Eric Griego’s use of Paul Wellstone’s slogan “We all do better when we all do better” is even more relevant today than it was when PDA endorsed Eric in his run for the US Congress 8 years ago.  We need to encourage people to run for office who support our values and pledge to act on them because we feel that’s how the world gets better. Furthermore, it gives a reason for people to go vote.  As the Democratic Party ramps up its voter registration and GOTV efforts, I don’t see evidence that its activists are showing serious concern about the real problem that we have – the reason people aren’t voting.  All the voter registration and GOTV efforts are to no avail if the party doesn’t begin to figure that out!!

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Stop Global Warming AT Alert – Join us: Mayors vs. Trump on Paris Agreement


Following Donald Trump’s historic mistake to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, thousands of businesses, universities, and bipartisan government leaders from across the country stepped up to let the world know that we will continue to move away from fossil fuels in favor of affordable clean energy. Building upon Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 campaign, 135 mayors have already seized the moment by committing to 100% renewable energy, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors unanimously approved a bipartisan resolution to support a goal of 100% clean and renewable energy in cities nationwide by 2035.

Join us for a call with the resolution’s sponsor and co-chair of Mayors For 100% Clean Energy, Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbia, South Carolina, to hear how he led his city to commit to 100% renewable energy and how he’s rallying mayors across the country to raise ambition and achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement at the municipal level, where powerful change is possible.

Click to register for the call

Date: Thursday, July 20
Time: 11:00 am PT/ 12:00 am MT / 1:00 pm CT / 2:00 pm ET
Call-in Number: 1-800-466-9863
Passcode: 7112425#

PDACNM NEWSLETTER JULY 7, 2017 PDACNM JULY SOCIAL

CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL SESSION ON HEALTHY WORKFORCE ORDINANCE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For Immediate Release
Contact: Maria Jose Ramos (505)246.1627; mramos_elcentro@yahoo.com 

City Council to Have Special Session on Healthy
Workforce Ordinance
Council to Discuss New Election Resolution for Earned Sick Days

Albuquerque, NM — On Monday, July 10, the Albuquerque City Council will hold a special meeting to address Mayor Berry’s illegal demand that the City Council remove the summary of the Healthy Workforce Ordinance question from the 2017 municipal election ballot. Ally organizations and supporters of the Healthy Workforce Ordinance will attend the meeting to advocate for a fair election.

This will be the City Council’s second attempt to pass an election resolution for October’s municipal election. On June 29, 2017, in a transparent effort to prevent Albuquerque voters from voting on the Healthy Workforce Ordinance, Mayor Berry vetoed the City Council’s majority decision last month to place a summary of the earned sick days question on the ballot. Instead, Mayor Berry decided that voters should not be permitted to read a summary of the law, but instead should cast a vote on the law printed over two sides of the ballot in 6-point font, which many voters will be unable to read or understand. The Mayor’s June 29 veto statement instructed the City Council to pass a new election resolution that removes the summary from the ballot – an unprecedented and illegal instruction that violates the City Charter’s requirements for direct voter legislation and the City’s own past practice.

WHAT: City Council Special Session on Healthy Workforce Ordinance
WHO: Community members and supporters of the Healthy Workforce ABQ Ordinance
WHEN: Monday, June 10th at 5:00 pm
WHERE: Vincent E. Griego Council Chambers, basement level of the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government Center, 1 Civic Plaza NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102

Healthy Workforce ABQ is supported by Organizers in the Land of Enchantment (OLÉ), Strong Families New Mexico, El Centro de Igualdad y Derechos, New Mexico Working Families Party, the NM Center on Law & Poverty, the Center for Civic Policy, and SWOP.

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PDACNM NEWSLETTER JUNE 19, People’s Summit and more

THE PEOPLE’S SUMMIT, JUNE 2017

More than 4,000 progressive activists gathered at the second People’s Summit in Chicago, June 9-11. The vast halls and large meeting rooms of the mammoth McCormick Place on Lake Michigan provided ample space for this enthusiastic and mostly under 50 crowd to gather and eat and discuss in breakout sessions or in casual meetups.  National Nurses United funded the Summit for the second time and they really showed what nurses can do when it comes to organizing. Paul and I went last year as well as this year and found 2017 just as inspiring as 2016. Of course, last year’s summit took place before the November election so this year’s had a bit of a different flavor. Even though last year’s event brought together people of all colors, religions and places of origin, this year seemed to emphasize even more the importance of common values that people of good will hold dear. There was little said about Trump but a lot said about Neoliberalism and building a progressive movement with leaders who possess “belief systems” and who represent the oppressed.  READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE IN THE CURRENT NEWSLETTER. Click on the Newsletter link below.

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PDA CNM DIGEST June 19, 2017

PDACNM NEWSLETTER JUNE 16, 2017 HEALTHCARE DAY OF ACTION

ALBUQUERQUE MAYORAL FORUM
SPONSORED BY THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF BERNALILLO COUNTY

The forum, attended by six of the 9 candidates, took place at Plumbers’ and Pipefitters’ Hall. It was a packed audience to hear views on many subjects, moderated by Joe Monahan.

The Forum was live streamed on the county web page, and a video of the Forum HERE.

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PDA CNM DIGEST June 16, 2017