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PDACNM Monthly Virtual Gathering Video

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.

May 2021 PDACNM Newsletter

Safety That Cares for ALL Our People

Hi PDA friends – In our Planning Committee meeting we had a lively conversation about how PDA leadership and members need to better understand the national and local movements toward abolition of racist and destructive policing systems so that we can reimagine public safety that actually cares for ALL our people.

Notice – when you think about “defund the police” – does it makes you nervous or you think, yes but what about _______. That’s a clear sign you need more information and below are some resources.

Mayor Keller’s proposed budget for police in 2022 is $223.4Million. What would you do for Albuquerque with that money? Divest from police and prisons, and invest in housing, education, jobs, healthcare, arts and culture. #DefundThePolice.

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Summary of 2021 Legislature Accomplishments

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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April 2021 PDACNM Newsletter

CALLING OUT THE FAILURES OF
NEW MEXICO LEADERSHIP

As expected, important social and economic justice bills finally passed, and those important strides should be celebrated. But when it comes to the environment, our leaders continue to tinker at the edges, refusing to protect New Mexicans from the predatory extraction of monopoly utilities and the oil and gas industry.

On Sunday PDACNM joined with twenty organizations in the state to call out NM leadership in the Santa Fe New Mexican.

GET STARTED

– ASK OUR CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION
TO CO-SPONSOR THE FRACK PACK

– HELP GET COMMUNITY SOLAR SIGNED

– TELL THE GOVERNOR WE DON’T WANT AN
OIL AND GAS LEASE EXEMPTION

LEARN MORE

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