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PDA ACTION ALERT – No More Corporate Dems

Replace these corporate Democrats in the June 2nd primary election

 

These five corporate Democrats in the New Mexico Senate have consistently voted with the Republicans to block progressive policies and support the interests of big, out of state corporations:
  • George Muñoz, senate district 4. Vote for Noreen Kelly to replace Sen. Muñoz.
  • Gabriel Ramos, senate district 28. Vote for Siah Correa Hemphill to replace Sen. Ramos.
  • Clemente Sanchez, senate district 30. Vote for Pam Cordova to replace Sen. Sanchez.
  • John Arthur Smith, senate district 35. Vote for Neomi Martinez-Parra to replace Sen. Smith.
  • Mary Kay Papen, senate district 38. Vote for Carrie Hamblin to replace Sen. Papen
If you are in one of these senate districts, be sure to vote for the challenger of the incumbent. And if you are not in one of their districts, donations are welcome.  Just Google the campaign to make a donation.
See this short video to explain why it’s important to replace these incumbents with qualified progressive candidates.

 


VOTE ABSENTEE!

Have you decided how you plan to vote in the upcoming primary election? In this time of social distancing to minimize the possibility of infection by the coronavirus, we strongly recommend voting by absentee ballot. Go here (NMVote.org) to request an absentee ballot – there is still time but don’t wait! You will be mailed an absentee ballot that you can vote at home and return by mail. Or, if you would prefer to vote in person, you can vote at one of the polling locations identified for you at  NMVote.org.

Deb Haaland Moves to Shut Progressives out of NM DNC Delegation


by Jerilyn Bowen

At the March 7th NM Democratic Party Pre-primary Convention, US Representative Deb Haaland put a big thumb on the scale to keep progressives from serving on the Democratic National Committee that determines party rules, and that is already heavily stacked in favor of corporate Democrats.  Two eminently qualified long term Democratic Party devotees were running for the two open New Mexico DNC seats as progressives:  Pia Gallegos of Albuquerque and Jay Levine of Taos.  Their centrist opponents were Trish Ruiz of Lea County and former Albuquerque mayor Marty Chavez.

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Stephen Colbert Goes Corporate on Bernie Sanders with Red Baiting

by Jerilyn Bowen

For three years now Stephen Colbert’s Late Show has been my much needed nightly dose of sanity in the midst of the Trump madness.  Ever since The Colbert Report gave wickedly skewering voice to the resistance during the Bush regime, I’ve seen him as a trusted and valued public commentator.  Of late, though, I’ve been taken aback and then shocked by his underhanded and unclever attacks on Bernie Sanders.  This came to a head following the Feb. 25th South Carolina debate when Stephen contrived to undercut Bernie’s significant landslide victory in Nevada and well earned front-runner status in the presidential nomination race by running a clip from the debate in which Bernie pointed out that the policies he advocates are already operative in many countries around the world, following which Stephen ended his monologue with a flourish by sardonically commenting that yes, this is true in places like Cuba and Venezuela.  As if he didn’t know perfectly well that Bernie was referring to Canada and the socialist democracies of Europe.  As if he didn’t know that Bernie has spent his entire adult life opposing authoritarian regimes of all kinds while fighting for humane and just policies in the U.S.  If anyone can be said to be a fierce enemy of the totalitarian forces that presently endanger our democracy, it is Bernie.

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Progressive Democrats of America CNM Chapter Newsletter – Black History Month

The Democrats’ Moral Dilemma 

With the rise of Michael Bloomberg in the polls, the values that have historically defined the Democratic Party are being challenged. Every day we are exposed to more and more of Bloomberg’s racist, classist, and sexist comments and actions, many of which seem to be quite similar to those of the current occupant of the White House. And yet, we hear liberal Democrats say “No one is perfect” as they justify their insistence that this Republican Light is the only one who can beat the Republican Hoax. This kind of hypocrisy sounds so similar to that which we accuse Trump Republicans of. We find him loathsome but he’s our loathsome. A caution to those who say that Bloomberg is the most electable. There are Democrats and Independents out there who still have a conscience and will vote accordingly.

Laura Stokes

Read the Newsletter Here!