Action Alert! Tell your Legislators: We won’t go back!
It’s time to tell lawmakers that we won’t go back to harmful state budgets that hobble the services we and our businesses depend upon. Instead, we must repeal the ineffective tax breaks that we’re given out over the last 15 years to the wealthy and well-connected and invest that money where it will be put to work to rebuild our economy, in our people and communities. Learn More….
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. In the past we have had cordial in-person meetings with staffs of our US Senators and Representatives. However, due to the Corona Virus, we are now emailing the letters to the staffs and asking them to please forward the letters to the Senator or Representative.
These letters are well researched and focus on fighting injustice and inequality, environmental issues, voting rights, peace, and Medicare for All. After the letters are delivered, PDA member throughout the country make follow-up calls to ensure the Senator or Representative received the letters. We urge you to please read the letters and join us when we are again able to meet in the local offices.
May 2020 House Letter
May 2020 Senate Letter
May 2020 Udall Letter
The Medicare for All Speakers Bureau is an independent group of volunteers who are dedicated to educating the public about the benefits, value, and urgent need for a universal single payer health care system to replace our broken system. This need has become all the more apparent in the current coronavirus pandemic.
We have a 50 minute program (30 minute presentation and 20 minute Q&A) on how we can pay less and have better healthcare. We focus on current Medicare for All bills in Congress.
- what Medicare for All is
- how it will provide quality health care to all US residents
- how it will save money for about 90% of our population
- we provide an illustration from the Medicare for All Calculator which shows the savings at various income levels for families
We are able to present over Zoom or another virtual meeting place during this COVID-19 time.
To arrange for a speaker, email: email@example.com
Replace these corporate Democrats in the June 2nd primary election
These five corporate Democrats in the New Mexico Senate have consistently voted with the Republicans to block progressive policies and support the interests of big, out of state corporations:
- George Muñoz, senate district 4. Vote for Noreen Kelly to replace Sen. Muñoz.
- Gabriel Ramos, senate district 28. Vote for Siah Correa Hemphill to replace Sen. Ramos.
- Clemente Sanchez, senate district 30. Vote for Pam Cordova to replace Sen. Sanchez.
- John Arthur Smith, senate district 35. Vote for Neomi Martinez-Parra to replace Sen. Smith.
- Mary Kay Papen, senate district 38. Vote for Carrie Hamblin to replace Sen. Papen
If you are in one of these senate districts, be sure to vote for the challenger of the incumbent. And if you are not in one of their districts, donations are welcome. Just Google the campaign to make a donation.
See this short video
to explain why it’s important to replace these incumbents with qualified progressive candidates.
Have you decided how you plan to vote in the upcoming primary election? In this time of social distancing to minimize the possibility of infection by the coronavirus, we strongly recommend voting by absentee ballot. Go here (NMVote.org) to request an absentee ballot – there is still time but don’t wait!
You will be mailed an absentee ballot that you can vote at home and return by mail. Or, if you would prefer to vote in person, you can vote at one of the polling locations identified for you at NMVote.org.
New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty
Video of Five things to know about your rights as a worker during the Coronavirus pandemic.
PDACNM Community Gathering
Currently meeting using Zoom Video Conferencing
Meeting Agenda for June 10th
Calling all who want to rid us of the Trump menace:
PDA Informed & Involved Community Meeting
June 10th, 6-7:30 p.m. on Zoom
PDA focuses on Healthcare Human Rights, Ending Corporate Rule, Ending Global Warming, Voter Access Protection and Election Integrity, Economic and Social Justice, Ending Wars and Occupations.
As the fateful 2020 election draws near, we’re gathering to talk with one another about what we can do to insure regime change in DC come fall. The program starts with a primer on Trump’s disinformation tactics followed by Q&A, then moves into facilitated group discussion and ends with sharing on how we’re surviving the COVID-19 lockdown.
In this effort, every person matters and every person can make a difference. Here’s your chance to join with others in the growing grassroots movement to save our democracy.
DETENTION, IMPRISONMENT AND ABUSE OF PALESTINIAN CHILDREN
Since 2002, Israel has prosecuted over 12,000 children in military courts that “lack fundamental fair trial rights.”* Hundreds of children are detained right now. Israel is the only country in the world that systematically forces children into military detention and military courts. Detained children suffer “widespread, systematic, and Institutionalized [abuse] throughout the process.”**
The Israeli military uses torture, inhumane, or degrading treatment; physical violence or psychological abuse; incommunicado detention; indefinite administrative detention; solitary confinement; denial of parental or legal access during interrogations; and force or coercion to obtain confessions in Hebrew, a language the children do not understand.