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PDACNM NEWSLETTER Feb. 6, 2018 -PDACNM 2/7 Program – Meeting Reminder

DON’T GIVE UP ON THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, YET!

The mission of Progressive Democrats of America has always been to change the Democratic Party from within and we are still committed to that mission.
However, recent situations in the Democratic Party of NM as well as the Unity Reform Commission at the DNC have aroused skepticism among progressives that the party will ever really change, that it is too attached to corporate influence and war capitalism to become the party of the masses.  The following articles are warnings of what the challenges will be in the next few years for those of us who want the Party to evolve once more as the Party of FDR and social and economic reform.

However, there is hope and we urge you to attend “Bridging the Gap” on Feb. 10 at 6:00 at Continuing Ed.  See flyer below.  Let’s have a discussion about how we can bring the party back to the disenfranchised and make it once again a force to be reckoned with.

Positive Action – If you have been elected a delegate to the pre-primary, vote for the progressive (if you can find one)!!!!!

Laura

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PDACNM NEWSLETTER January 29, 2018 -PDACNM 2/7 Program – Behavioral Health Crisis in NM

NEW MEXICO PROGRESSIVE COALITION 
SECOND ANNUAL PEOPLE’S RALLY
Moral Monday, Feb 5 at the Roundhouse

Telling Our Stories, Demanding Progress

8:30 – 4:00
Roundhouse tours 8:30 – 12:00 Noon
Progressive organizations at the tables, rally on the east concourse at 12, speakers and music   We are rallying to bring awareness to the Legislature and to the Public that we the people have a voice in how our state is managed and how New Mexicans are treated.

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PDACNM NEWSLETTER January 25, 2018 – Rally with Us

NEW MEXICO STATE LEGISLATURE 2018 SESSION HAS BEGUN

NM 2018 NM Legislative Session 
Action Alerts 

We are doing the PDACNM Action Alerts again this year and we encourage you to sign up.  This is a short session, primarily devoted to the budget, so don’t expect a lot of bills to support.  Legislators know that most bills addressing the interests of the people will be vetoed by this Governor.  The Republicans have introduced a large number of bills increasing punishment for various crimes.  It has been found that such increases in punishment are not effective in reducing crime, and we will probably want to oppose many of those bills.  On the bright side, there are several constitutional amendments – these can’t be vetoed – covering such things as early childhood education, universal voter registration, and an independent redistricting commission that we will be asking committee members to support.  Moreover, we can already see some good bills that we want to support, but will probably be vetoed.  Those vetoes put our Republican governor on the record, which will be noticed by the people.

If you are not already on the list to receive these Action Alerts and would like to be, please send me an email at stokescorrales@mac.com

Paul Stokes

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PDACNM NEWSLETTER January 9, 2018- PDACNM Meetings

New Mexico Legislative Session Begins January 16 at Noon

NM 2018 NM Legislative Session
Action Alerts

We will again be doing the PDACNM Action Alerts and we encourage you to sign up.    This will be a short session, primarily devoted to the budget, so don’t expect a lot of bills to support.  Legislators know any bills of substance will be vetoed by this Governor.  However, we understand that the Governor’s call will include crime legislation, and we will probably want to oppose most or all bills introduced by the Republicans.  More about these in the future, but this 2018 session we will be playing a lot of defense and we will need a great deal of people energy in order to see that these bills don’t get out of committee.

If you are not already on the list to receive these Action Alerts and would like to be, please send me an email at stokescorrales@mac.com

Paul Stokes

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PDACNM NEWSLETTER January 3, 2018 – A Year to Make History

NEW MEXICO PROGRESSIVE COALITION 
SECOND ANNUAL PEOPLE’S RALLY
Monday, Feb 5 at the Roundhouse

Telling Our Stories, Demanding Progress
8:30 – 4:00
Roundhouse tours 8:30 – 12:00 Noon

Progressive organizations at the tables, rally on the east concourse at 12, speakers and music   We are rallying to bring awareness to the Legislature and to the Public that we the people have a voice in how our state is managed and how New Mexicans are treated.

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PDA CNM DIGEST January 3, 2018

PDACNM NEWSLETTER December 23, 2017 – Hope and Peace


Bernie Sanders and the Progressive Renaissance of 2018 and 2020

By Brent Budowsky, opinion contributor – 12/21/17
The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill

“If Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) decides to run for president in 2020, he would be the instant frontrunner for the nomination and favored in the general election againstTrump or any other GOP nominee. If Sanders decides not to run, there is a strong likelihood that the ultimate nominee will campaign, win and govern as a true progressive in the Sanders mold.”  Article here.

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