Category Archives: Information

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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Candidate Forum, February 10, 2021

Candidate responses to the Yes/No questions from CD1 Forum, Feb. 10, 2021  

PDA Central New Mexico Chapter hosted the second CD1 Candidate Forum on Wednesday February 10th with 8 Democratic candidates. The format included 5 open-ended questions and a whole series of Yes/No questions. These Yes/No questions were based on submissions by PDA and INH members and citizen input emailed to organizers after the first forum on February 4th, and also emphasized the PDA national pillars.

It is interesting to note that ALMOST all of the candidates reply with similar answers. One forum participant dropped in the event chat it seemed we all “thought alike” about these progressive topics. Others noted that we had a powerful slate of candidates who espoused progressive policies. And some thought this Y/N question format did not elicit enough difference among the candidates.

How can we use this information? 
While the data does not allow for clear discernment between candidates, it is a starting point for your investigation of candidates’ websites, socials, platforms and policies for more specifics. The questions and responses might encourage citizens to contact candidates directly for follow-up dialogue. This information can also be a powerful tool for accountability that we use with the candidate who ultimately wins the seat. We need to hold all our elected officials accountable to their statements, promises, policies and platforms.

Download the report here – PDF.

Download the report here – Excel.

Adelante members and members of the public can see plans and perspectives of Democratic candidates to replace Rep. Deb Haaland.

 

Feb 10 Event RECORDING LINK: