Progressive Bill of Rights in the Democratic Party

 

Today, more than 100 scholars who study democracy issued a letter warning that “our entire democracy is now at risk.” The letter explains that the new election laws in Republican-led states . . . are turning “several states into political systems that no longer meet the minimum conditions for free and fair elections.”     –Heather Cox Richardson, 6/2/21

President Biden has sounded the alarm about the threat to our democracy posed by the voter-suppression bills being passed by Republican state legislatures all over the country, calling them “attacks on the sacred right to vote.”   As progressives, we have worked for many years to protect and expand that right to all Americans, regardless of ethnicity, class, gender, party affiliation, or any other marker of citizen identity.  We applaud the president for naming the threat to our democracy posed by a Republican party now operating under the spell of far right authoritarian extremists who stop at nothing.  We will work with him in the cause of democracy on every front.

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PDACNM Monthly Virtual Gathering Video – June 2021

PDACNM Community Gathering
Wednesday June 9, 2021

No Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space

Speakers:

Bruce Gagnon, Coordinator Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space

Bruce Gagnon is the Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He was a co-founder of the Global Network when it was created in 1992.

Joni Arends, Executive Director of Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety (CCNS)

Joni Arends serves as the Executive Director of Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety (CCNS), which she co-founded in 1988 to address community concerns about the proposed transportation of radioactive, toxic and hazardous waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), through the center of Santa Fe on St. Francis Drive, to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).

John Wilks III, Chair of Environmental Committee of the local chapter of Veterans For Peace (John Wilks Presentation)

Mr. Wilks has been an environmental activist and conservationist working in collaboration with the Sierra Club, the NRDC, the National Wildlife Refuge Service, the city of San Diego, and a region office of the California Air Quality Management District on various military base closures, superfund site clean-ups, and other state environmental legislation issues for 36 years. Currently, he is the Chair of Environmental Committee of the local chapter of Veterans For Peace.

PDACNM Monthly Virtual Gathering Video – May 2021

PDACNM Community Gathering
Wednesday May 12, 2021

The Democratic Socialists blew the roof off the Nevada Dems and took over the party. How do we progressives, liberals, democratic socialists and lefties do that here in New Mexico?

On March 6, 2021, a coalition of progressive candidates backed by the local chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America took over the leadership of the Nevada Democratic Party, sweeping all five party leadership positions in a contested election that evening. Judith Whitmer, who had been chair of the Clark County Democratic Party, was elected state chair. Judith will joined us to talk about how an insurgent grassroots effort of dedicated progressives prevailed over the DSCC and the Harry Reid machine.

Here is an audio only version.