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PDACNM NEWSLETTER OCT. 10, 2017 – LET’S CONQUER OUR FEARS TOGETHER

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PDACNM NEWSLETTER SEPT 12, 2017 Single Payer and Bernie On the Move

SINGLE PAYER IS BECOMING REAL THANKS TO SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS


Senator Bernie Sanders is set to introduce his single payer health care bill tomorrow.  Years of intense focus and relentless pursuit of his ideal have paid off in the face of overwhelming opposition from both political parties.  This is what statesmen do. Instead of writing a bitter memoir of why he lost the 2016 presidential primary, and he could have been justified in doing so, Bernie has continued to be a champion for ordinary Americans. It’s easy to fall into despair these days, but Bernie has shown us that we can prevail and make a difference if we stay the course.

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PDACNM NEWSLETTER SEPT 5, 2017 Justice is Not for Sale


SUMMER FOR PROGRESS – HOW IT’S GOING

Earlier in the summer we talked about the Summer for Progress project which is sponsored by many progressive groups around the country, including PDA, Our Revolution and Working Families Party.  The action requested was to visit offices of US House Representatives and ask them to co-sponsor the following bills:

Medicare for All: H.R. 676 Medicare For All Act
Free College Tuition: H.R. 1880 College for All Act of 2017
Worker Rights: H.R.15 – Raise the Wage Act
Women’s Rights: H.R.771 – Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act of 2017
Voting Rights: H.R. 2840 – Automatic Voter Registration Act
Climate Change: H.R. 2242 – Keep It in the Ground Act of 2017
Criminal Justice and Immigrant Rights: H.R.3543 – Justice is Not For Sale Act of 2017
Taxing Wall Street: H.R. 1144 – Inclusive Prosperity Act

The results of our efforts have been published as a scorecard which you can link to here.

FYI Rep. Lujan Grisham has a score of 25% (H.R.771 and H.R. 2840) and Rep. Luján has a score of 13% (H.R.15).  Nancy Pelosi also has a score of 13%.  Reps. Barbara Lee and Jan Schakowsky have scores of 100%

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PDACNM NEWSLETTER AUGUST 28 PDA Action Teams and AUGUST 29 POST SCRIPTS AND CORRECTIONS

THANKS TO MICHELLE MEADORS FOR THIS.

A listing of some of the Candidate Forums in Albuquerque

The listed forums that will be moderated by the League of Women Voters will be done in a non-partisan manner per the League’s organization bylaws and guidelines. The League of Women Voters does not support or oppose political candidates or parties and is a nonpartisan organization open to citizens over the age of 18 – that includes both men and women.  The League encourages informed and active participation in government and seeks to influence public policy through education and advocacy.

1. District 4 & 8 Coalition of Neighborhood Associations 
Mayoral Forum 
Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 6:30 –
Eldorado Performing Arts Center
11300 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111 (west of Montgomery, east of Juan Tabo)
https://eldorado.aps.edu/

The purpose of the forum is to hear the candidates’ opinions about the various important issues impacting our communities. We want to hear their ideas on how to solve some of the critical problems we are facing in Albuquerque.

2. MiABQ Mayoral Forum in partnership with YPA:
Young Professionals of Albuquerque
Wednesday, August 30, 5 – 8 PM
The Cell Theater
708 1st Street NW

The forum is designed to foster informative, productive, peaceful dialogue; towards this end, we will ask candidates to focus on their own platforms, priorities and action plans – and to refrain entirely from discussing the other candidates in the race – throughout the conversation. We will invite each candidate to begin with a short presentation of their vision for Albuquerque; our central prompt for this is: What will the city look like for young people, young professionals and young families after 4 years of your administration – and how will you get us there? Subsequent questions will be crowd-sourced in advance of the forum, and presented at the event by our moderators, Rudy Acosta (Univision) and Erica Zucco (KOB). This one costs 15.00 and requires tickets in advance. https://www.facebook.com/events/1414631781952083/

3. State of the City Mayoral Forum
ABQ Center for Peace and Justice
Friday, September 1,  6 – 8 PM
North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center
7521 Carmel Ave NE

Hard hitting questions on Poverty, Policing, Homelessness, Local Economy and Public Transparency–submitted questions from the audience will be posed to the candidates in the second hour. Tom Dent and Samia Assed moderators.

4.  Mayoral Forum – Connecting With The People
NAACP – Albuquerque Chapter
Friday, September 8, 6 – 8 PM
Embassy Suites Hotel
1000 Woodward Place NE

Please join the NAACP-Albuquerque Chapter in a Community Forum to meet the Mayoral Candidates of Albuquerque. If you would like to submit a question to ask the candidates, please email your question by September 2 to pamelyaherndon@gmail.com

5.  APD Forward Mayoral Candidate Forum
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 –  6 – 7:00 PM
African American Performing Arts Center & Exhibition Hall
310 San Pedro Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM  87108

Moderated by the League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico

http://www.apdforward.org

This will be a great opportunity to hear directly from the candidates who want to lead our city about how they intend to support APD’s reforms & oversee compliance with the DOJ’s recommendations.

6.  District 7 Coalition of Neighborhoods Mayoral and City Council Candidate Forum
Sponsored by Hoffmantown, Indian Moon and Near Neighborhood Associations
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 1:30 – 4:00 PM
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church
9100 Menaul Blvd. NE

Doors open at 1:00 to allow for question preparation and seating.

Moderated by the League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico

Please call 293-3715 for additional information.

Please remember the forums are not political rallies.

We assume that the meetings will be open to the public and media.

We ask that you do not bring campaign information or signs into the meeting room if the forum is moderated by the League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico.

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PDACNM NEWSLETTER AUGUST 9, 2017 MONTHLY MEETING – PUBLIC FINANCING DISCUSSION

Sandoval County Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting

Tuesday, August 8th at 6p.m. 1500 Idalia Rd. Bernalillo, 87004. Third floor of the Administration Building.

Sandoval County is in the process of amending its Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance to deal with oil and gas extraction.

The current draft has serious flaws and does not sufficiently address potential impacts to our water, air, soil, noise, odors, or county services.  It does not require oil and gas companies to conduct environmental impact assessments before drilling. It lacks considerations for cultural, archeological, recreational and wildlife sites; and much more.
Now, the County Planning and Zoning Commission is considering whether to scrap the draft and instead approve drilling permits using Special Use provisions in the existing Zoning Ordinance. This means the County can approve each oil and gas application based on a set of general standards rather than amending the Ordinance to outline more specific requirements.

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PDACNM NEWSLETTER AUGUST 1, 2017 #SUMMERFORPROGRESS


Resistance Not Enough: Progressive Groups Push Democrats to Back #PeoplesPlatform

Published on
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
by Common Dreams

In a statement on Tuesday, Nina Turner, president of Our Revolution, argued that the victory over Trumpcare “shows that when people come together there is nothing we cannot accomplish.”

Following Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s concession on Monday night that Trumpcare is likely dead, progressive groups that played an integral role in rallying opposition to the legislation are now looking to go on the offensive.

“We’ll keep fighting until everyone has access to healthcare, free college tuition, a livable planet, and a job that pays a living wage.”On Tuesday, dozens of organizations-including Our Revolution, National Nurses United, and Fight for 15-announced the launch of a new initiative titled “The Summer for Progress,” during which activists across the country will pressure Democratic lawmakers to embrace “a bold, progressive agenda.”

This agenda, called the People’s Platform, includes legislation that would make public colleges tuition free, establish automatic voter registration, raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, and transform the American healthcare system into one that guarantees insurance to all.

In an email to supporters on Tuesday, Nina Turner, president of Our Revolution, argued that the victory over Trumpcare “shows that when people come together there is nothing we cannot accomplish.”

“We must build off of this and continue to not just express frustration but provide solutions to fix the issues that too many Americans face today,” Turner said. “This summer, Our Revolution is working with dozens of other grassroots organizations to back the #PeoplesPlatform.”

“Democrats in Congress must lay out a bold vision for how we create a country that works for everyone-not the just the very wealthy.” The end goal of the effort, Turner noted, is to “have the majority of the U.S. House Democratic Caucus signed on to cosponsor” the People’s Platform by the end of September recess.

Since the Democrats’ massive 2016 losses, grassroots groups have been urging the party to adopt more ambitious programs that would both drastically alter the status quo and lay the groundwork for future electoral victories.

Responding to this pressure, a growing number of Democrats in recent weeks have publicly embraced proposals that were previously denounced as “politically unfeasible,” like Medicare for All and a $15 federal minimum wage.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said recently that his party is looking to formulate a “strong, bold, sharp-edged” economic agenda. With their summer initiative, progressive groups will call on Democrats to translate these words into action.

“The status quo isn’t working,” the groups declared. “If Democrats want to win in 2018 and beyond, we need to start by supporting legislation that addresses the real issues facing everyday Americans. Democrats in Congress must lay out a bold vision for how we create a country that works for everyone-not just the very wealthy.”

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