Progressive Democrats of America CNM Chapter newsletter 10/24/19 – Medicare for All and More

Corporate money in elections is a problem

Proposition 2 (Democracy Dollars) is an innovative solution which reduces the influence of outside, large donors and keeps Albuquerque’s existing voter approved public financing viable!

People across the country are supporting and using small donor public financing programs like Democracy Dollars. This helps restore balance to elections, encourages participation by candidates, and gets more voters voting. This will in turn elect more racially and economically diverse leaders. The city benefits when elected officials engage with their constituents and represent their communities!
Once passed, the city will provide each eligible Albuquerque resident with a secure and unique $25 coupon. The coupon can be donated to the publicly financed candidate of their choice, who has qualified for the program and can collect a limited amount of these Democracy Dollars.

It won’t increase taxes or cause cuts to other city programs, and Albuquerque residents will be directly involved in choosing which publicly financed candidate to support!

Website: https://www.burquebucks.org/

VOTE FOR PROPOSITION 2 on NOVEMBER 5!

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Progressive Democrats of America CNM Chapter newsletter 10/14/19 – Things Other Than Impeachment

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TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOUR RIGHT AS A CITIZEN

Would you like to join PDACNM for some citizen advocacy with the staff of your US senator or representative? Every month PDACNM sits down with these friendly folks to express concerns, show support, share information and create lasting relationships.

We bring a letter each month from PDA national asking for support for specific legislation or to express our thanks for their support.  These letters are delivered by PDA chapters throughout the country. We welcome your participation.   Let us know if you can join us.  Lisa Franzen at geolisafranzen@aol.com, Laura Stokes at stokescorrales@comcast.net, Paul Stokes at stokescorrales@mac.com

PDACNM Monthly Gathering


PDACNM IN NOVEMBER

Community Gathering

November 13, 2019
First Congregational United Church of Christ
2801 Lomas Blvd NE.

HAVE YOU HEARD A LOT ABOUT HOW THE U.S. CAN’T AFFORD A MEDICARE FOR ALL SYSTEM LIKE MUCH SMALLER COUNTRIES SEEM TO HAVE AND ENJOY???………  GET SOME ANSWERS AT THE NOV. 13 PDA  MEETING!!!

This program will be a presentation by the Medicare For All Speakers Bureau on how to pay for a Medicare for All Single Payer Healthcare System followed by a Q&A with the Speakers Bureau Panelists.

The core of the presentation is two videos – a brief “hit-the-highlights” video from “The CNN Business  Dude”,  and then a short excerpt from a video by Professor Robert Pollin, PhD,  CoDirector of the Political Economic Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts. In a talk at The Sanders Institute, he has clear, simple answers for the major questions being raised about funding Medicare for All. He and 4 colleagues at the Institute wrote a 200 page exhaustive study on the subject and then asked 11 peer Economists to review and remark on it. Professor Pollin makes a strong case for the affordability of Medicare for All. Hope to see you there!!

Doors open 5:30       Program begins 6:00

Childcare

Progressive Democrats of America CNM Chapter newsletter 10/7/20 – PDA Community Gathering and Much More

‘Gave Me Goosebumps’: Praise for Independent Video That Captures Side of Bernie Sanders Corporate Media Ignores

“This video lifts up so many marginalized voices that are consistently downplayed and discounted by the corporate media. Bernie Sanders hears you.”

by Jake Johnson, staff writer

“Shaun King, columnist for The Intercept and Sanders supporter, called Orfalea’s video ‘the single best, most insightful, most inspirational’ ad of the 2020 presidential election thus far.”

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What’s the Story?  

by Jerilyn Bowen, 9/25/19

Decisions, decisions, decisions.  On what grounds do we make them, individually and collectively? That’s a big question these days.  Many considerations inevitably come into play but basically most decisions are determined by a dialectic between fear of X and faith in Y.  Which prevails depends on the story we tell ourselves.

For a minor example:  when Trump came to Rio Rancho in September, the story on the street was that holding a mass protest outside his rally would prove to be dangerous so best to attend the alternate gathering sponsored by the NM Democratic Party in a safe place far from Rio Rancho.  No one talked about what we sacrificed in letting ourselves be intimidated out of showing up in large numbers to make our collective voice heard when the national media would be there to record and broadcast our message.  No one asked what Martin Luther King might’ve been willing to risk that day in service to the cause of saving our democracy.  In short, no one seemed to put the supposed dangers of an on-site protest in context of the larger narrative about what motivates us in our work for a more just and humane world…just X, no Y.

Continue reading What’s the Story?  

Progressive Democrats of America CNM Chapter newsletter 9/19/19


TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOUR RIGHT AS A CITIZEN

Would you like to join PDACNM for some citizen advocacy with the staff of your US senator or representative? Every month PDACNM sits down with these friendly folks to express concerns, show support, share information and create lasting relationships.  We bring a letter each month from PDA national asking for support for specific legislation or to express our thanks for their support.  These letters are delivered by PDA chapters throughout the country. We welcome your participation.

Let us know if you can join us.  Lisa Franzen at geolisafranzen@aol.com, Laura Stokes at stokescorrales@comcast.net, Paul Stokes at stokescorrales@mac.com

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