For the month of August we invite all our PDA friends to join in these two progressive-focused events.
NM Working Families Party “State Convening” on Aug. 8 and Adelante Progressive Caucus “Getting progressives elected to the State Central Committee” on Aug. 12. Let’s get PDA progressive voices present at these important gatherings and support our fellow progressive groups. We’ll be back on Sept. 9 for our PDA Monthly Gathering.
1) NM Working Families Party “State Convening” – Sat. Aug. 8, 1:00-4:00pm
FOCUS: State-Level Power Building Plans through our collaborations and connections. Learn about how fusion voting can get more progressives elected.
Values pledge: https://secure.everyaction.com/mEentOuPtU24uPULPIfnDg2
Register here: https://www.mobilize.us/nm-wfp/event/286417/
2) Adelante Progressive Caucus – Wed. Aug. 12, 6:30pm
FOCUS: Discussion on how to elect progressives to party’s State Central Committee of the DPNM. We are starting now on plans for the spring of 2021 and beyond. The people elected next year to the State Central Committee will determine the state party’s direction for the next couple of years. Let’s get more progressives on the SCC!
No registration required: Join here from the zoom site at https://zoom.us/
Use this meeting ID 226308705
At our July Community Gathering more than 30 progressives from around Albuquerque recorded messages for Rep. Deb Haaland about the progressive issues we want her to champion for the DNC Platform.
Rep. Haaland in the ABQ Journal on June 24, “She said she was looking forward to ‘bringing my progressive values and crafting our party’s platform, and paying attention to urgent issues like climate change, health care and criminal justice reform that we’ve seen protested about across our country the past couple of weeks.’“
About the DNC Platform: CD1 Rep. Deb Haaland was been appointed to the 15-person Democratic National Committee Platform Drafting Committee by DNC Chairman Tom Perez. This 15-person Platform Drafting Committee is responsible for developing and managing the process through which the Democratic Party’s National Platform is established. According to DNC rules, the members of the drafting committee are appointed by the DNC Chair.
Our online program focused on issues about Bringing Broadband to the Native Nations with special guest Dr. Maggie George; and PDA Planning Committee Speakers who highlighted the following:
· Ending police violence and the Movement for Black Lives – Karen Bentrup
· Immigrant Rights – Kathleen O’Malley
· Medicare 4 All – Amy Antle
· Climate Crisis – Ted Cloak
· Voting Right – Paul Stokes
· Ending Wars and Occupations and Bringing Peace – Sally Alice Thompson
With signs and issues ready to announce, Sharla Parsons (DPNM Chair of the State Platform and Resolutions Committee) kicked off the recordings followed by more than 30 participants. Herb Hoffman concluded our program leaning into Rep. Haaland’s commitment to her values that honor and care for the people. THANKS EVERYONE for telling Rep. Haaland what we progressives want in the national platform!
Police Brutality and Racial Injustice in New Mexico: What Progressives Can & Must Do
We all watched in horror as the life went out of George Floyd under the impassive knee of the sadistic little man in blue on May 25th in Minneapolis. Since then, uprisings against police brutality and racial injustice have swept the country and the world. New Mexico is no exception. Nor should it be, given in particular the squalid record of killings and other rank abuses of power by a militarized police force in Albuquerque. Read more…..
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….