Police Brutality and Racial Injustice

Police Brutality and Racial Injustice in New Mexico:What Progressives Can & Must Do We all watched in horror as the life went out of George Floyd under the impassive knee of the sadistic little man in blue on May 25th in Minneapolis. Since then, uprisings against police brutality  and racial injustice have swept the country and the world. New Mexico is no exception. Nor should it be, given in particular the squalid…

June 1 was a very dark day

June 1 was a very dark day. I expect you have all heard that Trump is threatening to send troops in across the country if state and local leaders don’t crack down. As a former Marine, I can say this is the wrong use of the military. Service members swear to support the Constitution, which has been desecrated since Trump took office. They also swear to obey the president –…

Adelante Resolution on NY Presidential Primary

RESOLUTION TO THE DNC TO (1) REJECT NEW YORK STATE DELEGATION AT THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION AND (2) SUPPORT THE YANG LAWSUIT TO REINSTATE THE NEW YORK STATE PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY Approved May 7, 2020 WHEREAS, on April 27, 2020, the Democratic representatives of the New York State Board of Electors (NYSBOE) canceled New York State’s Democratic Party presidential primary, without request by either the Democratic National Committee, the New York…

Progressives Came Very Close to Winning the SCC Votes for DNC Committeepersons

Pia Gallegos May 7, 2020 I began my campaign for DNC Committeewoman in October 2019 at the SCC Convention in Gallup with a table, two banners, and flyers. It took everyone by surprise since no one has ever campaigned in advance for the positions of Committeeman or Committeewoman. I started calling SCC members and going to Democratic Party gatherings around the state. In February, Adelante Progressive Caucus officer Jay Levine…

Jay Levine for DNC Speech, March 7, 2020

Thanks Neomi for that introduction! That’s Neomi Martinez Parra, our former Vice-Chair, from Lordsburg, Hidalgo County.  And thank you to the Pueblo of Pojoaque for hosting our event tonight. My name is Jay Levine, I live in Taos, and I am running for DNC Committeeman. I am running for trust, transparency, and representation in the Democratic National Committee. A little about me. I show up, and I do the work….…

Pia Gallegos for DNC Speech, March 7,2020

Buenas Tardes! Me llamo Pia Gallegos, y soy orgullosa de ser de Nuevo Mexico. I’m Pia Gallegos, and I’m proud to be from New Mexico. I’m also proud to belong to the Democratic Party because the Democratic Party best represents the values of family and land that are the ancient values of our state. One of the bedrock values of the Democratic Party is democracy. This value is enshrined in…

Native Americans need help with covid-19

Native Americans have been hit hard by covid-19. Half of the state’s cases are among Native Americans (or Alaska Natives), although they are only 11 percent of the state’s population. The disease is devastating the Navajo Nation. As of April 24, it had the third-highest infection rate in the country (according to NPR). You can donate to the Navajo Nation Covid-19 Fund. ----- The Navajo Nation Covid-19 Fund is accepting monetary…

Call for Release of Certain Inmates

Certain populations are unable to practice the distancing that is critical for safety during the covid-19 pandemic. In particular, prisons, jails and detention centers are Petri dishes for breeding the disease. This affects not only the inmates, but also the workers, and the people they all come in contact with. Some counties and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham have already taken steps to reduce the inmate population. If your county hasn’t…

Supreme Court Denies All-Mail Election

The New Mexico Supreme Court has denied a request for an all-mail election for the June 2 primary. To vote with maximum safety, request an absentee ballot, at https://portal.sos.state.nm.us/OVR/WebPages/AbsenteeApplication.aspx. Encourage your friends to request an absentee ballot also.

Message from the Caucus Chair

It’s about a month since New Mexico’s first case of covid-19. We are probably all going through some degree of upheaval – some more than others. Some have lost jobs or livelihood. Thanks to proactive work by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state government, New Mexico has so far had relatively few cases and deaths. But each one is a loss. Each one matters. They each deserve to be remembered…