PDACNM Community Gathering
Wednesday May 12, 2021
The Democratic Socialists blew the roof off the Nevada Dems and took over the party. How do we progressives, liberals, democratic socialists and lefties do that here in New Mexico?
On March 6, 2021, a coalition of progressive candidates backed by the local chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America took over the leadership of the Nevada Democratic Party, sweeping all five party leadership positions in a contested election that evening. Judith Whitmer, who had been chair of the Clark County Democratic Party, was elected state chair. Judith will joined us to talk about how an insurgent grassroots effort of dedicated progressives prevailed over the DSCC and the Harry Reid machine.
Here is an audio only version.
This summary of key bills briefly describes the results of bills introduced in the 2021 legislative session for which those of you who were on the PDA Legislative Action Alert team received Action Alerts. We were so pleased that 250 of you participated by telling committee members that we supported those bills, and why. The members of our bill tracking team (see their names at the end of this document) want to express their sincere thanks to you for your willingness to put up with all those Action Alerts in your inbox!
This was a major undertaking. We sent out 99 Action Alerts on 66 bills as they worked their way through the several committees in the House and Senate.
The summary below includes bills that we considered key accomplishments and that were signed by the governor, and it also includes especially good bills that failed to pass in the Legislature. For those of you who would like to see the summary of results for all bills that we tracked, see the Excel document here.
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