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May 2021 PDACNM Newsletter

Safety That Cares for ALL Our People

Hi PDA friends – In our Planning Committee meeting we had a lively conversation about how PDA leadership and members need to better understand the national and local movements toward abolition of racist and destructive policing systems so that we can reimagine public safety that actually cares for ALL our people.

Notice – when you think about “defund the police” – does it makes you nervous or you think, yes but what about _______. That’s a clear sign you need more information and below are some resources.

Mayor Keller’s proposed budget for police in 2022 is $223.4Million. What would you do for Albuquerque with that money? Divest from police and prisons, and invest in housing, education, jobs, healthcare, arts and culture. #DefundThePolice.

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PDACNM Newsletter – February 1, 2021

 

Support NM House Bill 40

Ask Governor Lujan Grisham to commit to take actions this year to phase out private prisons in New Mexico. Remind her that in a few years, due to changes in federal contracts and a declining New Mexico prison population, the state will not need more than 80% of the private beds it currently permits.

We want MLG to lead the shift away from private detention in New Mexico beginning today! 

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PDACNM Newsletter – February 2021

Take Advantage of Your Rights as a Citizen

Join PDACNM for citizen advocacy and meet with staff of your US Senator or Representative. Every month PDACNM sits with these friendly folks to express concerns, show support, share information and create lasting relationships.  We bring a letter from PDA national asking to support specific legislation or to express our thanks for their support.  These letters are delivered by PDA chapters throughout the country. We welcome your participation.

Lisa Franzen  geolisafranzen@aol.com
Laura Stokes  stokescorrales@comcast.net
Paul Stokes  stokescorrales@mac.com

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CALL TO ACTION: push back against extremism

 

ACTIONS:  NEW MEXICO: LOCAL & ROUNDHOUSE
Right now:  Protect our Legislators and the Roundhouse – contact your State Representative and Senator, plus leadership.
Find your NM legislators: 
   Call – the NM Legislative Council Service at 505 986-4600
Senate:
   Sen. Peter Wirth, Majority Leader:  peter.wirth@nmlegis.gov   Capitol phone (505) 986-4727
House:
  Rep. Brian Egolf, Speaker of the House brian.egolf@nmlegis.gov  Capitol phone (505) 986-4782
Talking point suggestions: We are concerned for your safety and the safety of all the employees when in the Roundhouse for any required days. It is clear from the FBI notices about Trump extremists’ plans, and from white nationalist social media promising a civil war and “blood on the walls” – that state capitols are being targeted starting January 16th. With only 60 days to consider hundreds of bills, we need this Legislative session to continue with no delays for building evacuations, bomb detection, and more. We ask that you consider a full virtual session or change the in-person days to later in the session. Additionally, your leadership is critical – please speak out now about the full legitimacy of the Electoral College vote, and that any attempts to derail your work is an attack on our democracy.

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