PDACNM Newsletter – June 1, 2020

Action Alert! Tell your Legislators: We won’t go back!

It’s time to tell lawmakers that we won’t go back to harmful state budgets that hobble the services we and our businesses depend upon. Instead, we must repeal the ineffective tax breaks that we’re given out over the last 15 years to the wealthy and well-connected and invest that money where it will be put to work to rebuild our economy, in our people and communities. Learn More….

Read the complete Newsletter here….

PDA/PDACNM May Educate Congress Letter Drops

Every month PDA national sends letters to Senators and Representatives in almost all states asking them to please co-sponsor certain progressive pieces of legislation.  PDA chapters in each state deliver the letters to the appropriate offices.  In the past we have had cordial in-person meetings with staffs of our US Senators and Representatives.  However, due to the Corona Virus, we are now emailing the letters to the staffs and asking them to please forward the letters to the Senator or Representative.

These letters are well researched and focus on fighting injustice and inequality, environmental issues, voting rights, peace, and Medicare for All. After the letters are delivered, PDA member throughout the country make follow-up calls to ensure the Senator or Representative received the letters. We urge you to please read the letters and join us when we are again able to meet in the local offices.

May 2020 House Letter

May 2020 Senate Letter

May 2020 Udall Letter

Medicare for All Speakers Bureau

The Medicare for All Speakers Bureau is an independent group of volunteers who are dedicated to educating the public about the benefits, value, and urgent need for a universal single payer health care system  to replace our broken system. This need has become all the more apparent in the current coronavirus pandemic.

We have a 50 minute program (30 minute presentation and 20 minute Q&A) on how we can pay less and have better healthcare. We focus on current Medicare for All bills in Congress.

We cover:

  • what Medicare for All is
  • how it will provide quality health care to all US residents
  • how it will save money for about 90% of our population
  • we provide an illustration from the Medicare for All Calculator which shows the savings at various income levels for families

We are able to present over Zoom or another virtual meeting place during this COVID-19 time.

To arrange for a speaker, email:   mc4allnm@gmail.com

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.