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Untitled – A newsletter for Albuquerque’s Sanctuary volunteers – Issue #16 – September 22, 2018 Photo

Emma’s artwork for “Bridging Two Worlds” Emma created this poster artwork for “Telling My Story: Bridging Two Worlds,” to be presented in November by Two Worlds and Storytellers of New Mexico. Mark your calendars for this interactive storytelling/theater performance featuring all women of color: November 9th -11th at the Q-Staff Theatre in Albuquerque. There is more information at www.storytellersofnewmexico.com and in the next issue of UNTITLED.

Emma Membreño, 2018

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Single Payer Universal Health Care: Building a Pathway to Victory


Sandy Eaton, RN, Dialogue & Initiative, August 2018

This year is pivotal for shifting the balance of forces in the United States away from the proponents of austerity, racism, war and fascism. People are coming together not only to resist Trump and the Republicans but to fight for economic and social survival. Health care in the US is a raging cauldron of struggle to win justice as millions campaign for access, affordability, quality and equality. Single-payer financing is increasingly recognized as essential for a just healthcare system.

The drive toward “Building a Pathway to Victory” has begun and was the focus of this year’s national single-payer strategy conference. The Minnesota Nurses Association hosted this historic meeting in Minneapolis June 22-24. Initially funded by National Nurses United, this campaign seeks to make healthcare justice, including the enactment of expanded and improved Medicare for all, an essential ingredient in the 2018 and 2020 elections. Support for improved Medicare for all has already shown itself to be a winner in Democratic Party primaries across the country, North and South. Organizers have been hired to work in key presidential primary states. Regional meetings to launch this campaign have so far drawn hundreds more activists into the fray.

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PDACNM Newsletter September 5, 2018

Please join the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter for the premier showing of ‘Sacred Land, Sacred Water: Confluences in the Rio Grande Valley’ at our upcoming Sierra Club & Root Beer event.

When: 6:15 – 8 p.m. Friday, September 7
Where: Albuquerque Center for Peace & Justice, 202 Harvard Drive SE 

Facebook event: here

The documentary is produced by filmmakers Lewis Jacobs and Craig Barth with geologist Don Phillips, telling the story of the imminent threat by the New Mexico oil and gas industry to influence the passage of an oil and gas friendly ordinance in Sandoval County.

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PDACNM Newsletter August 27, 2018


HISTORIC DECISION!

DNC Votes to Bar Superdelegates From Convention’s First Presidential Ballot

“DNC Chairman Tom Perez spoke directly to the party’s grass-roots activists in hailing the new rules, saying, ‘We want you to have a seat at the table.”

by Reid J. Epstein, Wall Street Journal

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AND PDA AND THE NM ADELANTE PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS WERE THERE FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE AND ELECTION FAIRNESS IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY.  NOTE THE PDA LOGO AND THE RISING SUN OF THE NM PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS ON THE BANNER THAT NORM SOLOMON IS HOLDING!!

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PDACNM Newsletter August 20, 2018

IN CASE YOU MISSED THIS STORY IN THE ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL, THIS ARTICLE DESCRIBES THE GUN CONTROL BILLS THAT WILL BE INTRODUCED IN THE 2019 LEGISLATIVE SESSION.  WE NEED TO SWARM THE ROUNDHOUSE WHEN THESE BILLS COME UP.

It’s time for common sense gun measures
JOURNAL EDITORIAL

Students across the state are returning to school this week with the new school supplies, energy and readiness – or not – for a new year of learning.
With that – for students, parents and teachers – also comes the renewed fear over the possibility of some deranged soul or lost youth entering their school with a firearm and leaving behind a trail of despair.

It’s a fear that increases each year as the body count at our schools – and other public places – continues to rise: Two students shot to death at Aztec High School. Seventeen staff and students shot and killed at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Two people shot and killed at a library in Clovis. Fifty-eight people murdered with semi-automatic rifles while attending a country music festival in Las Vegas, Nev.

The list of fatal shootings goes on and on and on and on, and yet the leaders of our nation – and our state – have been unable, or unwilling, to push through sensible gun laws. There was a sense after the Stoneman Douglas shooting last February that the powerful gun lobby had finally met its match in the survivors of that Florida school shooting who called them out and demanded action from lawmakers. Whether that movement will move the needle on gun legislation nationally remains to be seen, but several Democratic lawmakers in our state say they plan to pursue a number of new laws in the next legislative session, which begins in January.

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