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We're happy to report on our great trip to New Mexico. We held events with our state leadership and PDA-endorsed candidate Eric Griego. This is final crunch time. Please sign up with Mike Fox to make Get Out The Vote calls for Eric.

Update: PDA National Field Director, Conor Boylan and members of our Arizona and New Mexico leadership teams will be back in the district this weekend for a final Get Out the Vote push. We need your support to make this trip a major success! Please contribute whatever you can afford now to help us send Eric Griego to Congress!

Here's a special message from Eric Griego to PDA recognizing our efforts to to elect progressives:

"I want to thank Tim Carpenter, Conor Boylan, and PDA for joining me on the ground last weekend to knock on doors and call voters. I also want to thank Laura and Paul Stokes and Progressive Democrats of Central New Mexico for hosting a great event. PDA brought in a lot of energy and showed why we have the grassroots strength to win this race.

 

That weekend was also the sole live televised debate of this election when I reiterated my unwavering support for Medicare for all, because I believe we need more healthcare not more warfare in our country. I support more diplomacy and international cooperation.

I have a long, consistent record of fighting to get money out of politics, from passing public financing of elections in Albuquerque to fighting for it at the state level. And I was proud to join PDA and the 99% to lead the fight in passing a resolution in the state senate making New Mexico the second state in the nation to support a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.

Which Democrat wins this race for Congress does matter, and the last thing we need in Washington is a kinder, gentler version of the Republicans. From giving away the public option during the fight over healthcare reform and giving up on fighting global climate change, to giving in to their demand for more tax cuts for millionaires and big corporations, we saw what happens when there are not enough Democrats with the courage of conviction to fight for core Democratic values.

I’m running to fight for what we say we believe as Democrats. From preserving Social Security and Medicare for all generations to bold investments in clean energy, and holding Wall Street bankers accountable for wrecking our economy, I will never stop fighting for the 99% -- because we all do better, when we all do better."

PDA will continue working hard to elect candidates that support Healthcare NOT Warfare, protecting the social safety net, protecting the environment, and protecting our right to vote. Please contribute to support our work for what we all believe in.

In peace,


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New Mexico Supreme Court Rules Same-Sex Marriage Legal

New Mexico Supreme Court Rules Same-Sex Marriage Legal

New Mexico's highest court ruled on Thursday that the state must allow same-sex couples to marry. "We conclude that the purpose of New Mexico marriage laws is to bring stability and order to the legal relationship of committed couples by defining their rights and responsibilities as to one another, their children if they choose to raise children together, and their property," the court's ruling read. "Prohibiting same-gender marriages is not substantially related to the government interests advanced by the parties opposing same-gender marriage or to the purposes we have identified." The ruling...

Daniel Strauss | Talking Points Memo 19 Dec 2013 Hits:414 New Mexico

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Anti-Choice Activists Hope to Put 20-Week Abortion Ban on Albuquerque City Ballot

Anti-Choice Activists Hope to Put 20-Week Abortion Ban on Albuquerque City Ballot

Anti-abortion rights activists have presented a petition to the Albuquerque, New Mexico city council asking it to put a 20-week abortion ban to a citywide vote this fall. The proposal mirrors Texas’ 20-week abortion ban, which Gov. Rick Perry signed into law earlier this month and would effectively ban abortion after 20 weeks in New Mexico, as Albuquerque is the only city in the state where abortions are performed at or after that time. Last week, a group calling itself Project Defending Life submitted nearly 27,000 signatures to the city council, which needs...

Andrea Grimes | RH Reality Check 29 Jul 2013 Hits:686 New Mexico

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New Mexico Utility Agrees To Purchase Solar Power At A Lower Price Than Coal

New Mexico Utility Agrees To Purchase Solar Power At A Lower Price Than Coal

The economic viability of solar power is advancing rapidly. It’s actually already more then competitive within certain markets, and the price of solar panels saw a precipitous decline over the last four years. In fact, solar technology has been advancing so rapidly that analysts have had trouble keeping their models up to date. When the Electric Reliability Council of Texas revised the circa-2006 assumptions about the state of technological development in its economic models, it found massive increases in the economic viability of wind and solar power, making...

Jeff Spross | Think Progress - Climate 04 Feb 2013 Hits:579 New Mexico

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Will New Mexico Women Have to Contact Their Rapists in Order to Get Child Care?

Will New Mexico Women Have to Contact Their Rapists in Order to Get Child Care?

As of Wednesday, New Mexico’s Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) is considering a positive new amendment to its child-care assistance policy, which would exempt survivors of rape and incest from filing child-support claims against absent parents. Current policy dictates that all parents, if they want to receive state funds for child care, must file child-support claims against the other parent. The amendment initially sparked outrage when it became known that the exemption would cover victims of “forcible rape” and incest. This would mean that anyone whose rape...

Rachel Kassenbrock | Ms Blog 22 Sep 2012 Hits:869 New Mexico

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Join Progressives Mobilizing in New Mexico

Join Progressives Mobilizing in New Mexico

We're happy to report on our great trip to New Mexico. We held events with our state leadership and PDA-endorsed candidate Eric Griego. This is final crunch time. Please sign up with Mike Fox to make Get Out The Vote calls for Eric. Update: PDA National Field Director, Conor Boylan and members of our Arizona and New Mexico leadership teams will be back in the district this weekend for a final Get Out the Vote push. We need your support to make this trip a major success! Please contribute whatever you...

Tim Carpenter and Conor Boylan | PDA 01 Jun 2012 Hits:689 New Mexico

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How the New Mexico Anti–Nuclear Campaign Achieved A Major Victory

On February 17, as I was stepping out the door for an exhibition opening of my arctic photographs and to participate in an environmental panel at Fordham University with former New York State assistant attorney general Robert Emmet Hernan, I received an email news update from Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety, a Santa Fe, New Mexico based NGO that began with these words, “We have reason to celebrate with the ‘abandonment’ of the proposed Nuclear Facility as part of the Chemistry & Metallurgy Research...

Subhankar Banerjee | Climate Storytellers 23 Feb 2012 Hits:807 New Mexico

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NM-1: Eric Griego to be the First Candidate for Federal Office in the U.S. to Sign the “99…

NM-1: Eric Griego to be the First Candidate for Federal Office in the U.S. to Sign the “99 Pledge” by the Occupy/99% Movement

Today, Eric Griego for Congress (NM-1) announced that Griego will be the first candidate for federal office in the U.S. to sign the “99 Pledge” started by the Occupy/99% Movement.  The Occupy Santa Fe organizers will present the pledge to Griego to sign at the “Occupy the Roundhouse” rally tomorrow in Santa Fe, NM in front of the State Capitol Building at 10:30 AM. Started by Occupy Santa Fe, and to be launched nationally on Wednesday, January 18th, the “99 Pledge” states: “The Pledge for a Democratic...

Eric Griego for Congress 17 Jan 2012 Hits:768 New Mexico

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Local Occupy Movement Develops Its Own Divisions

Local Occupy Movement Develops Its Own Divisions

As winter arrives, the local Occupy movement finds itself made up of two separate, and not always harmonious, groups of people: • Those who meet to develop strategies for Saturday actions and raise money, then go home to sleep in their own beds in Santa Fe. • Those who have come from elsewhere to keep the camp in Railyard Park running smoothly with skills honed at Rainbow Family gatherings. Of two dozen people at Wednesday's Occupy general assembly, only one was from...

Tom Sharpe | Santa Fe New Mexican 07 Nov 2011 Hits:405 New Mexico

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(Un)occupy Albuquerque Connects Corporate Greed to Fight for Native Land

(Un)occupy Albuquerque Connects Corporate Greed to Fight for Native Land

The 99 percent movement that’s swept the country has reached Albuquerque, New Mexico. But organizers there have decided to alter the “Occupy” name. They are doing this out of respect for area’s indigenous communities, which have been forcibly occupied by the United States for centuries. Instead, organizers are calling their protests “(Un)occupy Albuquerque” to connect corporate greed with the ongoing fight for indigenous land rights. A sit-in participant in Albuquerque calling himself evergreen2 wrote a story on the DailyKos.com explaining how the term “Occupy” is not problematic terminology...

Jorge Rivas, Colorlines.com | Report 23 Oct 2011 Hits:453 New Mexico

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Albuquerque Protesters 'Occupy Wall Street'

Albuquerque Protesters 'Occupy Wall Street'

About two hundred protesters marched on Central Avenue near UNM this afternoon to demonstrate against corporate greed. It wasn't Wall Street, and Michael Moore and Susan Sarandon didn't show up, but the event tied in and harmonized with the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations that have filled New York City the past two weeks. Albuquerque police blocked traffic while marchers chanted "Whose street - our street,” as they abandoned sidewalks and walked Central Avenue alongside traffic. "I expected it to be, like we were gonna occupy the bank, but...

Stuart Dyson | KOB News 01 Oct 2011 Hits:425 New Mexico

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Santa Fe Save the Dream Rally

Santa Fe Save the Dream Rally

Here in New Mexico, about a thousand energized people gathered at the Roundhouse to urge state and federal lawmakers to Save the American Dream by supporting unions, working families and the middle class. Participants pushed for making the rich and corporations pay their fair share of taxes, realigning spending priorities from wars and rocketing "defense" spending to education and health care and stopping right-wing politicos from blaming workers for the national and international economic mess created by scams perpetrated by Wall Street, banking and corporate elites. Bottom line: Unless we tax...

Democracy for New Mexico 28 Feb 2011 Hits:459 New Mexico

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Jeff Bingamin to Retire

Jeff Bingamin to Retire

New Mexico Democratic Sen. Jeff Bingaman announced his retirement today, a move that further complicates his party's efforts to hold their Senate majority in 2012. "The end of this Congress is the right time for me to step aside and allow someone else to serve," Bingaman said at an Albuquerque news conference. "It is not easy to get elected to the Senate, and it is not easy to decide to leave the Senate." Bingaman had been mulling whether to run for a sixth term for months and, if...

Chris Cillizza | Washington Post 19 Feb 2011 Hits:515 New Mexico

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Cut Obsolete Technologies, Not Community Development

Cut Obsolete Technologies, Not Community Development

Please think how proposed $405 Million cuts to Community Block Grants will render poor rural communities helpless in building and maintaining crucial infrastructure projects like community water and sewer systems and streets. It is precious little funding that keeps our rural poor communities from being 3rd World Communities. E-Coli in an untreated water supply can sicken and even kill the most vulnerable, young and old in our society. Every construction dollar devoted to infrastructure development translates and...

Margarita Mercure Hibbs | The Rural Progressive 14 Feb 2011 Hits:508 New Mexico

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