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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 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.

July PDA House Letter

July PDA Senate Letter

July 2021 PDACNM Newsletter

Take Advantage of Your Rights as a Citizen

Join PDACNM for citizen advocacy and meet with staff of your US Senator or Representative. Every month PDACNM sits with these friendly folks to express concerns, show support, share information and create lasting relationships.  We bring a letter from PDA national asking to support specific legislation or to express our thanks for their support.  These letters are delivered by PDA chapters throughout the country. We welcome your participation.

Lisa Franzen  geolisafranzen@aol.com
Laura Stokes  stokescorrales@comcast.net
Paul Stokes  stokescorrales@mac.com

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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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