September 2022 PDACNM Newsletter

This story is a staff report from The Paper.Published September 1st, 2022 at 4:25 pm KKOB Airing QAnon Conspiracy AdsSome Say Are Call For Violence Dark money group spending millions to influence Hispanicvoters in New Mexico, similar states, through right-wing radio The group…

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August 2022 PDACNM Newsletter

Cause of homelessness? It’s not drugsor mental illness, researchers say. Lack of affordable housing is key factor,according to study of nation’s major areas  SAN DIEGO —Ask just about anyone for their thoughts on what causes homelessness, and you will likely hear drug addiction, mental…

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PDACNM Redevelopment

Dear PDACNM friends, PDACNM is going on hiatus, suspending monthly gatherings and planning committee meetings while PDACNM is “under redevelopment”.  Paul and Laura are stepping down from their leadership roles and would like to see some new leadership come forward, new leadership meaning one or…

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June 2022 PDACNM Newsletter

Medicare for All In case you haven’t heard, here is the good news many New Mexicans have been awaiting. On May 12, 2022, Senator Bernie Sanders introduced S4202 The Medicare for All Act of 2022 into the 117th Congress along with 14 co-sponsors.…

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Notes from the April Monthly Gathering

Complied by Karen “KB” Bentrup Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change release a new report on April 4th. https://www.ipcc.ch/report/sixth-assessment-report-working-group-3/ Divest from this death spiral of fossil fuel extraction & pollution and invest in green energy, renewable options, and sustainable community development — then ask friends…

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April 2022 PDACNM Newsletter

Momentum is gaining in the fight to have the Equal Rights Amendment recognized as having been ratified. Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney of the Congressional Oversight and Reform Committee just sent out a stunning historical Press Release on the 50th anniversary of Congress approving the…

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Nuclear Annihilation Looms

Because of Putin and other threats. It’s time for our city government to join 66 other cities and states in endorsing the United Nations Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) and to date 145 nations ratified/support TPNW. If you live in Albuquerque’s city…

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PDACNM Community Gathering Video – March 2022

Speakers: Archbishop John C.Wester – Archbishop of Santa Fe Jay Coghlan of NukeWatch NM Abolishing Nuclear Weapons PDACNM is honored to welcome Archbishop John C. Wester, Archbishop of Santa Fe to our monthly gathering. His courage in speaking out against the proliferation of…

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February 2022 PDACNM Newsletter

Doomsday Clock remains at 100 seconds to midnight By Scott Wyland swyland@sfnewmexican.com This year’s Doomsday Clock will remain frozen at 100 seconds to midnight — the closest it has been in its 75-year history to the metaphorical hour of the world’s destruction. Scientists…

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STOP PRODUCTION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

Nuclear weapons are the biggest threat to our existence, but the National Nuclear Security Agency plans to make more of them. Lots more. We must stop them. Los Alamos National Lab is being ramped up now to be producing at least 30 new…

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Proposed Crime Bills Hurt New Mexicans

New criminal offenses and increasing criminal penalties hurt New Mexicans and New Mexico –and here’s why! Talking points for us to use when contacting our NM Legislators! Legislative Session, January 18 – February 17, 2022 “Tough on Crime” – In this legislative session,…

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December 2021 PDACNM Newsletter

Support Fair Redistricting in New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will on Monday call the New Mexico Legislature into special session to finalize and approve new legislative district maps, beginning at noon on Monday, December 6th Lawmakers: Adopt redistricting boundaries that are based on place, not politics. Support…

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November 2021 PDACNM Newsletter

2022 Legislative Preview West Side Democrats Team with DPBC on Issue-Oriented Forums The WSD and the Democratic Party of Bernalillo County (DPBC) are teaming up to bring a series of issue-oriented forums and events designed to help voters better understand hot button topics. Programs…

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Healthcare and Homelessness in Albuquerque

PDACNM invites you to join us for a discussion of Healthcare and Homelessness in Albuquerque Monday, Oct. 25 @ 4:30 PM via Zoom Our PDACNM Social Justice team is delighted to welcome Rachel Biggs, Chief Strategy Officer, Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless,…

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October 2021 PDACNM Newsletter

Keep Up The Pressure On Senators Heinrich and Lujan To Repeal Fossil Fuel Subsidies Thanks to all of our efforts, Senator Heinrich sent out a letter to environmental groups stating, “You asked for my support forending fossil fuel subsidies. You have it.” –…

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September 2021 PDACNM Newsletter

  Demand President Biden Cut theNuclear Weapons Budget President Biden says nuclear weapons should never be used, and a nuclear war should never be fought. However, the proposed annual National Defense Authorization bill includes a massive increase for nuclear weapons development, totaling $27.7…

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PDA/PDACNM August Educate Congress Letter Drops

Every month PDA national sends letters to Senators and Representatives in almost all states asking them to please co-sponsor certain progressive pieces of legislation.  PDA chapters in each state deliver the letters to the appropriate offices. These letters are well researched and focus…

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August 2021 PDACNM Newsletter

Why We Need To End the Filibuster By Alex Baptiste, Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding, Laura Williamson The filibuster is a racist relic of our country’s past that has effectively stopped our government’s ability to legislate. In this brief, Demos, Just Democracy, and Truth…

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PDA/PDACNM July Educate Congress Letter Drops

Every month PDA national sends letters to Senators and Representatives in almost all states asking them to please co-sponsor certain progressive pieces of legislation.  PDA chapters in each state deliver the letters to the appropriate offices. These letters are well researched and focus…

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