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Progressive Democrats of America CNM Chapter – Rally to Impeach Tomorrow!


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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Progressive Democrats of America CNM Chapter – 12/7/19

Nobody Is Above the Law. That’s why we’re calling on Congress to Impeach & Remove Donald Trump.

The night before the House of Representatives takes a somber vote to impeach Trump, we’ll head to every congressional office and public square to declare that Nobody Is Above the Law as representatives finalize their positions and senators look on.

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

to register.

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Progressive Democrats of America CNM Chapter – 11/26/19 – Thanksgiving

“Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often. ”  Johnny Carson

“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.

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Progressive Democrats of America CNM Chapter – 11/12/19 – PDACNM Community Gathering this week!

Medicare for All Act of 2019
U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal

Today’s healthcare system fails to provide quality, therapeutic healthcare as a right to all people living in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans are uninsured, and at least 40 million more cannot afford the costs of their co-pays and deductibles. The quality of our healthcare is much worse than other industrialized countries-the life expectancy in the U.S. is lower than other nations, while our infant mortality rate is much higher. Yet the U.S. spends more money per capita on healthcare than any other industrialized nation. We waste hundreds of billions of dollars every year on unnecessary administrative costs, while healthcare industry executives measure success in profits, instead of patient care.

The current healthcare system in the United States is ineffective, inefficient and outrageously expensive. It is time to remove the profit motive in healthcare, to resolve the inefficiencies and to guarantee quality, therapeutic healthcare to every person living in the United States.

The Medicare for All Act of 2019 improves and expands the overwhelmingly successful and popular Medicare program, so that every person living in the United States has guaranteed access to healthcare with comprehensive benefits.

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Progressive Democrats of America CNM Chapter newsletter 11/6/19

A Win and a Loss for Honest Elections

The influence of money in politics lost a little of its impetus in Tuesday night’s election with the approval of Prop 1, which gives much needed improvements to the city’s campaign finance law.

However, DEMOCRACY DOLLARS, an idea that would have provided a more just election system, giving every voter a way to feel invested in the process as well as allowing persons with modest resources an opportunity to run for office, was narrowly defeated Tuesday night. Those of us who believe that Money in Politics is destroying our Democracy could surely have done more to help pass this proposition. However, it was hardly a “dud” as blogger Joe Monahan chose to call it in his blog, and which Pete Dinelli chose to repeat in his blog. In most circles, two percentage points difference is usually considered a close race. The schadenfreude was not lost on us.  With friends like Joe and Pete, who needs enemies?

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Progressive Democrats of America CNM Chapter newsletter 10/24/19 – Medicare for All and More

Corporate money in elections is a problem

Proposition 2 (Democracy Dollars) is an innovative solution which reduces the influence of outside, large donors and keeps Albuquerque’s existing voter approved public financing viable!

People across the country are supporting and using small donor public financing programs like Democracy Dollars. This helps restore balance to elections, encourages participation by candidates, and gets more voters voting. This will in turn elect more racially and economically diverse leaders. The city benefits when elected officials engage with their constituents and represent their communities!
Once passed, the city will provide each eligible Albuquerque resident with a secure and unique $25 coupon. The coupon can be donated to the publicly financed candidate of their choice, who has qualified for the program and can collect a limited amount of these Democracy Dollars.

It won’t increase taxes or cause cuts to other city programs, and Albuquerque residents will be directly involved in choosing which publicly financed candidate to support!



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Progressive Democrats of America CNM Chapter newsletter 10/14/19 – Things Other Than Impeachment

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Would you like to join PDACNM for some citizen advocacy with the staff of your US senator or representative? Every month PDACNM sits down with these friendly folks to express concerns, show support, share information and create lasting relationships.

We bring a letter each month from PDA national asking for support for specific legislation or to express our thanks for their support.  These letters are delivered by PDA chapters throughout the country. We welcome your participation.   Let us know if you can join us.  Lisa Franzen at, Laura Stokes at, Paul Stokes at