Harvest Time

by Jerilyn Bowen     

            The whirlwind has descended.  We knew it was coming, now it's upon us and picking up momentum by the hour.  It may be a long time before we get back to Kansas, if ever we do.

            Up to now, Trump and his band of transactional spintalkers have been emboldened by getting away with egregious violations of both law and decency ever since the Russia-rigged election of 2016 that so shockingly made this exceedingly poor excuse for a human being "the leader of the free world."  Three years later, the very fabric of our country is being shredded by tiny rapacious hands that take pride in grabbing women by the genitals, aided and abetted behind the scenes by large fleshy hands that take pride in grabbing as much of our national wealth as they can stuff into the maws of their tax-free offshore bank accounts.

Co-sponsors needed for Semi Open Primary Resolution

There is a Semi-Open Primary resolution being heard at the State Platform and Resolutions Committee (SPARC) this Tuesday evening. Our goal is to bring many of the young non-partisan and disenfranchised voters back into our Democratic Party and give them representation. We are hoping for 50 State Central Committee co-sponsors by this Monday. Please see the attached resolution, which we ask progressive SCC members to please co-sponsor, and the following…

Adelante, The Story

by Jerilyn Bowen, 9/25/19 What's the Story?            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 on…

Future Warming Predictions May Be Nearly Doubled. What Shall We Do?

– Pia Gallegos The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be issuing a new report that nearly doubles future warming predictions. Investigative journalist Dahr Jamail, author of The End of Ice, explains: Based on observational data, we are easily within a decade of losing the summer sea ice in the Arctic. Within another decade, Earth will warm another .5°C due to the melting ice alone. There is…

To Be or Not To Be, Impeachable He Runs Free

- Jerilyn Bowen The question of impeaching President Trump now hangs before the nation on every newscast.  This is unsettling. More disconcerting, however, is the seeming inability of the Democratic  Congressional leadership to take an unequivocal, principled stand on Mueller's documentation of multiple attempts to obstruct justice by the man who occupies the White House, offenses that more than meet the impeachment standard of "high crimes and misdemeanors."   Were this…

Deadline for Public Financing Contributions

Progressive Allies, The deadline to get qualifying contributions is May 31!  We talk the talk for getting money out of politics, it's time to walk the walk! Please try to find time this weekend and next week to knock doors for our Progressive candidates who need qualifying donations to run a clean campaign!   Facts:  you must live and be registered to vote in the district of the candidate to whom…

Ranked Choice Voting for Albuquerque

Ranked Choice Voting for Albuquerque — The Time Has Come By Jerilyn Bowen   Come election time in Albuquerque next November, how would you like to be able to cast a ballot for your favorite candidate without worrying that your vote won't matter? Or that it might even serve to help an abhorrent candidate get into office? Imagine being allowed to rank candidates in order of preference so that, should…

Progressive Caucus Slams DCCC Head

PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS SLAMS DCCC HEAD CHERI BUSTOS FOR HER ASSAULT ON PRIMARY CHALLENGERS Under her reign the DCCC is worse on a small-d democratic level than previous cycles, when the party was not exactly kind to challengers. Reported on March 27, 2019, by Ryan Grim in The Intercept READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE BY RYAN GRIM IN THE INTERCEPT HERE

An important opportunity.....

Hey Colleagues,

I wanted to share what could be an extraordinary opportunity for progressives statewide to research and collaborate with experts worldwide through a very interactive online course developed by Next System Project, probably the single most valued resource I know for information on making systems change. They are not just think tank folks, but rather collaborate with activists and practitioners from throughout the world. There will be over 600 such folks involved in this online course. I have negotiated with their leadership to provide NM progressives a private collaborative online space where we can communicate among ourselves to discuss the implications of what we are learning and apply it to NM challenges.  What a great way to put bones on a NM Green New Deal.  Take a look at the information I shared in today's blog.