PDACNM Community Gathering


August 24 PDACNM Community Gathering

PROGESSIVES IN THE PARK
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
North Domingo Baca Park
7521 Carmel Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113

Please join us for an evening in the park with food, music, dancing, candidates and Democracy Dollars.

Democracy Dollars gives the power back to the people-at no extra cost to the taxpayer-by letting public candidates raise small contributions from regular people who normally wouldn’t participate in funding campaigns. Learn more about Democracy Dollars here.

FOOD IN THE PARK!

Take a break and enjoy the Street Food Institute Food Truck’s delicious gourmet menu.  We support local industry like SFI which provides healthy food and jobs to our community.”SFI is a non-profit organization of food service and business professionals dedicated to shaping a healthy, sustainable and creative food future across New Mexico. We’re guided by our belief that street food has an amazing capacity to connect people and enrich our community by creating jobs, developing local business opportunities and inspiring the culinary leaders of tomorrow.”

Migration is a Human Right

Imprisoning Children is a Mass Atrocity! Use your outrage and act. In this document are simple things you can do every day to reunite the families, end detention, close the concentration camps, defund ICE, and stop the raids.

You can download a PDF of this post here.

Use your outrage and act. Below are simple things you can do every day to reunite the families, end detention, close the concentration camps, defund ICE, and stop the raids.

#CloseTheCamps #DefundHate #AbolishICE #Not1More #KeepFamiliesTogether

1 – Tell the TRUTH to everyone! Challenge the lies.

. Migrants arriving at our borders have the legal right to seek refuge and asylum.
. The atrocity is that we are imprisoning children. No child should be in prison, ever, for even one day.
. The wider problem is that our government has criminalized migration. They are treating a
humanitarian crisis as though it’s a crime, and doing all they can to punish people.
. No migration crisis springs out of nothing. In the powerful words of poet Warsan Shire, “No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark.” For over 120 years in Central America, the U.S. has been leveraging land and resources for corporations and holding profit above human well being.
. The migrants arriving at our border are undeterred by the cruel practices that receive them, because every element of safety and security in their own countries has been destroyed.
. These border-based cruelties join hundreds of years of America’s assaults on brown and black bodies.

All of us together are the power to change America into a place that welcomes everyone.

2 – Select ORGANIZATIONS to support, join or follow their media, like:

Continue reading Migration is a Human Right

The Institute for Public Life


About the Institute for Public Life

Albuquerque Interfaith organizes in congregations, schools, and caring communities to develop leaders who, through building relationships that lead to action, reweave the social fabric of community life. Without intentional leadership development to sustain and strengthen local institutions, member families remain isolated and disconnected in weakened institutions.

From every disaster comes an opportunity. From this disaster of our immigration policy and the treatment of asylum seekers, we seek to build this organized caring community into a powerful constituency to impact policy locally, statewide and nationally. Therefore, we are developing the Institutes for Public Life to provide the opportunity for education, compassion, and action around our broken immigration policy.

Please join us.

Read more about the Institute and upcoming events.

Medicare for All Calculator

The Medicare for All Calculator is a free, online, user-friendly tool based on a proposed financing plan for H.R. 676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All bill in Congress. With this calculator,mfacalc.com, anyone can enter information anonymously about the number of people in the household with health insurance, their current income, a typical year’s health insurance premium and out of pocket health costs. Once this information is entered the calculator will determine the savings (in most cases) that HR 676 would provide if enacted.

H.R. 676 would expand Medicare to cover all Americans, regardless of age, income or disability. It eliminates ALL individual healthcare costs, premiums, co-pays and deductibles. It adds comprehensive healthcare coverage, including dental, vision, mental health, long-term care, prescription drugs and other benefits.

We are indebted to Kris Hardy, owner of Albuquerque Software for his role in developing the Medicare for All Calculator. And to Health Action New Mexico for their sponsorship.

A group of concerned citizens, many who are former healthcare providers and associates, have formed the Medicare for All Speakers Bureau. We have created a 30 minute Power Point presentation which compares single-payer health system myths vs facts, gives the pertinent points of the bill and a picture of the financial analysis done by Gerald Friedman, PhD., Economics Professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, on how to pay for this bill if enacted, “Funding HR 676”, published in 2013.

If your group would like to schedule a presentation email  mc4allnm@gmail.com for more information.

PDA Educate Congress July Letter Drops On Climate Emergency

PDA Citizen Advocacy

This month PDA is asking our Representatives and Senators to sign on to a Climate Emergency Resolution introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders, Representatives Blumenauer and Ocasio-Cortez. In the same letter we are asking that they sign a letter to DNC Chair Perez requesting a national climate debate. The information below provides the PDA letters to the House and Senate, a helpful fact sheet which contains the text of the Resolution, a list of sponsors of the Climate Emergency.

Huge Climate Emergency Resolution Push

Click here to see if your Rep. is on the house version. Click here to see if your Senator is on Senate version.

Click here for the Resolution Letters: Dem. House; Dem. Senate; Republican House; Republican Senate.

Click here for an online fact sheet with some helpful links. Click here for a printable/deliverableversion of the fact sheet. (Suggested for your delivery.)

Click here for a downloadable/printable version of the resolution.

Here’s a list of the endorsers:

  • APAL Communications Connections
  • Architects Advocate for Action on Climate Change
  • Bold Iowa
  • Brattleboro Common Sense
  • Bronx Climate Justice North
  • Catholic Divestment Network
  • Chicago Water Protectors
  • Climate Justice at Boston College
  • Climate Reality Project Southern CT Chapter
  • Climate Revolution Orlando
  • Ecocentric Media
  • Englewood Indivisible
  • Florida Indigenous Rights and Environmental Equality
  • Fridays For Future Sacramento
  • Global Warming Education Network (GWEN)
  • Great Plains Zen Center
  • Greenbelt Climate Action Network
  • International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee
  • Lexington Global Warming Action Coalition
  • Liology Institute
  • Mass Interfaith Worker Justice
  • Mid Ohio Valley Climate Action
  • Mid-Hudson Valley Sunrise Movement
  • Moms Clean Air Force
  • Movement for a People’s Party
  • North American Climate, Conservation and Environment (NACCE)
  • North Bronx Racial Justice
  • NYCD16 Indivisible
  • Open Source Healing
  • Orange County for Climate Action
  • Our Green Challenge
  • Parents For Future Seattle
  • Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (PCASC)
  • Re-nourish
  • Redwood Campaign Advisors
  • Refuge Ministries of Tampa Bay International
  • RESTORE: The North Woods
  • Santa Cruz Climate Action Network
  • Shoegnome Architects
  • South Beach District 6 Democratic Club of San Francisco
  • South Beach District 6 Democratic Club of San Francisco
  • earth
  • Sunrise Movement of Howard County
  • Sustainne, LLC
  • Teens Against Pollution
  • The Clime
  • Touching Earth Sangha
  • Volcano Rainforest Retreat
  • We, the World

 

Progressive Democrats of America Central NM Chapter Newsletter JULY 16, 2019 – Truth to Power

July 12, 2019 – Lights for Liberty Vigil in Estancia, NM

 

Deborah Marez-Baca and Karen Bentrup at the Vigil presenting “Migration is a Human Right”

Karen and Deborah created a very comprehensive and easy-to-use document outlining actions anyone can take to help end the shameful policies of the Trump administration.

Migration is a Human Right
Read entire document here

Tell the TRUTH to everyone! Challenge the lies.

Migrants arriving at our borders have the legal right to seek refuge and asylum.

The atrocity is that we are imprisoning children. No child should be in prison, ever, for even one day.

The wider problem is that our government has criminalized migration. They are treating a humanitarian crisis as though it’s a crime, and doing all they can to punish people.

No migration crisis springs out of nothing. In the powerful words of poet Warsan Shire, “No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark.”  For over 120 years in Central America, the U.S. has been leveraging land and resources for corporations and holding profit above human wellbeing.

The migrants arriving at our border are undeterred by the cruel practices that receive them, because every element of safety and  security in their own countries has been destroyed.

These border-based cruelties join hundreds of years of America’s assaults on brown and black bodies.”

Read the Newsletter Here!

 

Progressive Democrats of America Central NM Chapter Newsletter June 20, 2019 – Fasting for the Children – Sally-Alice Thompson

Read the Newsletter Here!

PDACNM at office of Representive Deb Haaland on June 19

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOUR RIGHT AS A CITIZEN

Would you like to join PDACNM for some citizen advocacy with the staff of your US senator or representative? Every month PDACNM sits down with these friendly folks to express concerns, show support, share information and create lasting relationships.  We bring a letter each month from PDA national asking for support for specific legislation or to express our thanks for their support.  These letters are delivered by PDA chapters throughout the country. We welcome your participation.   Let us know if you can join us.  Lisa Franzen at geolisafranzen@aol.com, Laura Stokes at stokescorrales@comcast.net, Paul Stokes at stokescorrales@mac.com.