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Single Payer Universal Health Care: Building a Pathway to Victory


Sandy Eaton, RN, Dialogue & Initiative, August 2018

This year is pivotal for shifting the balance of forces in the United States away from the proponents of austerity, racism, war and fascism. People are coming together not only to resist Trump and the Republicans but to fight for economic and social survival. Health care in the US is a raging cauldron of struggle to win justice as millions campaign for access, affordability, quality and equality. Single-payer financing is increasingly recognized as essential for a just healthcare system.

The drive toward “Building a Pathway to Victory” has begun and was the focus of this year’s national single-payer strategy conference. The Minnesota Nurses Association hosted this historic meeting in Minneapolis June 22-24. Initially funded by National Nurses United, this campaign seeks to make healthcare justice, including the enactment of expanded and improved Medicare for all, an essential ingredient in the 2018 and 2020 elections. Support for improved Medicare for all has already shown itself to be a winner in Democratic Party primaries across the country, North and South. Organizers have been hired to work in key presidential primary states. Regional meetings to launch this campaign have so far drawn hundreds more activists into the fray.

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PDACNM Newsletter September 5, 2018

Please join the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter for the premier showing of ‘Sacred Land, Sacred Water: Confluences in the Rio Grande Valley’ at our upcoming Sierra Club & Root Beer event.

When: 6:15 – 8 p.m. Friday, September 7
Where: Albuquerque Center for Peace & Justice, 202 Harvard Drive SE 

Facebook event: here

The documentary is produced by filmmakers Lewis Jacobs and Craig Barth with geologist Don Phillips, telling the story of the imminent threat by the New Mexico oil and gas industry to influence the passage of an oil and gas friendly ordinance in Sandoval County.

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PDA CNM DIGEST September 5, 2018

POLL WATCHERS NEEDED FOR NOVEMBER 6, 2018 ELECTION

Contact:  Diane Wood dianewood.ccnm@gmail.com  or  505-379-9470

Every election year the nonpartisan organization Common Cause New Mexico (CCNM), works to help voters cast their vote freely by fielding a team of volunteers “poll watchers” to help answer voter questions, locate their poll and make sure their votes are counted.   CCNM is now recruiting volunteers from all over New Mexico.

Poll watchers are an integral part of CCNM Election Protection project. CCNM recruits lawyers, students and ordinary citizens from across the state organizing them to take part in our democracy and make sure it works for everyone.

After reviewing an informational packet, Poll Watchers will have answers to voters’ frequently asked questions and have the websites and toll free numbers to direct voters for additional assistance.

Ready to volunteer?  Email Diane Wood at dianewood.ccnm@gmail.com

Voter Registration Deadline: October 9, 2018

Register online at the NM Secretary of State website:

https://portal.sos.state.nm.us/OVR/WebPages/InstructionsStep1.aspx

Toll Free Hot Lines for Voters’ Questions

1-866-Our-Vote (1-866-687-8683)

Spanish Language 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (1-888-839-8682)

Asian Voters 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683)

Arabic Language 1-844-YALLA-US (1-844-925-5287)

About Election Protection New Mexico

Election Protection New Mexico is a nonpartisan project for the state of New Mexico.  This program seeks to ensure that every eligible voter who wants to vote can and that every vote is counted accurately. Election Protection NM is not affiliated with any party or candidate.

Additional questions about Election Protection NM?

contact:  Diane Wood, Voting Rights Director for Common Cause New Mexico

phone:  505-379-9470

email:  dianewood.ccnm@gmail.com

http://www.commoncause.org/states/new-mexico/

PDACNM Newsletter August 27, 2018


HISTORIC DECISION!

DNC Votes to Bar Superdelegates From Convention’s First Presidential Ballot

“DNC Chairman Tom Perez spoke directly to the party’s grass-roots activists in hailing the new rules, saying, ‘We want you to have a seat at the table.”

by Reid J. Epstein, Wall Street Journal

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AND PDA AND THE NM ADELANTE PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS WERE THERE FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE AND ELECTION FAIRNESS IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY.  NOTE THE PDA LOGO AND THE RISING SUN OF THE NM PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS ON THE BANNER THAT NORM SOLOMON IS HOLDING!!

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PDA CNM DIGEST August 27, 2018