PDACNM Monthly Virtual Gathering Video – July 2021

PDACNM Community Gathering
Wednesday July 14, 2021

This month we are featuring a discussion of The Green Amendment with NM Senator Antoinette Sedillo Lopez.

We encourage you to read The Green Amendment by Maya K. van Rossum, more info here. http://www.mayavanrossum.green/the-green-amendment

And learn more about the movement to pass green amendments across the nation.  https://forthegenerations.org/

July 2021 PDACNM Newsletter

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

Read the complete Newsletter here….

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.

Continue reading Progressive Bill of Rights in the Democratic Party

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.