At our July Community Gathering more than 30 progressives from around Albuquerque recorded messages for Rep. Deb Haaland about the progressive issues we want her to champion for the DNC Platform.

Rep. Haaland in the ABQ Journal on June 24, “She said she was looking forward to ‘bringing my progressive values and crafting our party’s platform, and paying attention to urgent issues like climate change, health care and criminal justice reform that we’ve seen protested about across our country the past couple of weeks.’“

About the DNC Platform:  CD1 Rep. Deb Haaland was been appointed to the 15-person Democratic National Committee Platform Drafting Committee by DNC Chairman Tom Perez. This 15-person Platform Drafting Committee is responsible for developing and managing the process through which the Democratic Party’s National Platform is established. According to DNC rules, the members of the drafting committee are appointed by the DNC Chair.

Our online program focused on issues about Bringing Broadband to the Native Nations with special guest Dr.  Maggie George; and PDA Planning Committee Speakers who highlighted the following:

·         Ending police violence and the Movement for Black Lives – Karen Bentrup

·         Immigrant Rights  – Kathleen O’Malley

·         Medicare 4 All – Amy  Antle

·         Climate Crisis – Ted Cloak

·         Voting Right  – Paul Stokes

·         Ending Wars and Occupations and Bringing Peace – Sally Alice Thompson

With signs and issues ready to announce, Sharla Parsons (DPNM Chair of the State Platform and Resolutions Committee) kicked off the recordings followed by more than 30 participants. Herb Hoffman concluded our program leaning into Rep. Haaland’s commitment to her values that honor and care for the people. THANKS EVERYONE for telling Rep. Haaland what we progressives want in the national platform!

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