PDACNM IN NOVEMBER
February 12, 2019
First Congregational United Church of Christ
2801 Lomas Blvd NE.
Doors open 5:30 Program begins 6:00
PUBLIC BANK IN NM?
Is a state bank in New Mexico’s future? It’s a possibility as activists work tirelessly to advocate for a public bank in NM. Come to our February gathering and hear a panel of very knowledgeable activists who have spent years researching, educating and lobbying for a public bank in our state.
Please try to be there before 6:00 because the doors lock automatically. However, if you can’t make it by then, ring the bell or text the number listed at the door and someone will let you in. It might take a minute so don’t leave!! We want to see you.
It’s the dinner hour so you are welcome to pack a sandwich and come on over. We’ll have tables for dining from 5:30 – 6:00.
BANK OF NORTH DAKOTA, THE ONLY STATE BANK IN THE US
Desperately poor and tired of being at the mercy of out-of-state economic powers, North Dakota’s farmers launched the Nonpartisan League in 1915. This political party united progressives, reformers, and radicals behind a platform that called for returning control of the state’s economy to its people. At the time, farmers were utterly dependent on out-of-state grain milling companies, national railroads, and Minneapolis banks, all of which had been gouging farmers.
In the 1918 elections, the League won both houses of the legislature. One of the first bills these new lawmakers passed created a publicly owned grain mill, the North Dakota Mill and Elevator, and a publicly owned bank, the Bank of North Dakota (BND).
Institute for Local Self Reliance. Read more here.
The Legislative Action Expo was a big success last year. Please help make it even bigger and more successful this year. The 2020 Legislative Session promises to be exciting and promising but it takes all of us to push for bold progressive legislation that is so urgently needed in our state. Come learn about the issues and the bills for 2020.
FEW OF US HAVE THIS KIND OF COURAGE ALTHOUGH FEW OF US HAVE YET TO BE TESTED WITH THIS KIND OF CHALLENGE, BUT WE CAN TAKE INSPIRATION AND HOPE FROM HER IN THESE PERILOUS TIMES.
Awarded the 2019 Right Livelihood Award…for her steadfast nonviolent action, despite imprisonment and torture, in pursuit of justice and self-determination for the people of Western Sahara.
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Join this historic nationwide mobilization on the eve of Trump’s impeachment vote: RSVP for an event near you or sign up to host one. Events will be visible, family-friendly, public gatherings to demonstrate to our lawmakers that their constituents are behind them to defend the Constitution-and that Trump has left them no alternative to uphold their oath of office but to support impeachment and removal.
J.D. has organized an event at Tiguex Park. Go here
“I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land.” Jon Stewart
But seriously, during these frightening times that seem to be determined to bring us down, we are most grateful for all our activist friends who generously give their precious time and resources toward building a force for positive change.