Report from Adelante Progressive Caucus Interim Chair

Report from Adelante Progressive Caucus Interim Chair April 21 to October 21, 2018 Since before we’ve been an approved Caucus, we have held teleconference meetings by Zoom with participants and officers from all over the state, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on our need. We notified all members of our meetings, pursuant to the notification requirements of our Bylaws. At every meeting since our approval, we’ve had our Secretary take…

Meeting on Saturday, and more

Hi, Adelante members. Kavanaugh Protest Sally-Alice Thompson and some other caucus members attended the protest this past weekend against the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. See the attached photos, courtesy of Lisa Christopherson, of Resist Tyranny Tuesdays (formerly Resist Trump Tuesdays). PDA Meets Oct. 9 The local Progressive Democrats of America will meet Wednesday. First Unitarian Church 3701 Carlisle Blvd. NE Albuquerque 5:30 p.m. -- snacks and…

Meeting Change to Aug. 18, and More

Our August meeting has been changed. The new plan is for: Saturday, Aug. 18 3:15 p.m. (If you want to help me set up, you can arrive at 3 p.m.) Erna Fergusson Library (to the left after you enter the main part of the library) 3700 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

A Message from Maurreen 8/5/2018

Meeting Change Our August meeting has been changed. The news plans are for: Saturday, Aug. 18 3:15 p.m. (If you want to help me set up, you can arrive at 3 p.m.) Erna Fergusson Library (to the left after you enter the main part of the library) 3700 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 The meeting will feature Garrett Mason-Frye, president of the New Mexico chapter of the High…

What Are Superdelegates

Pia Gallegos 7/23/2018 The superdelegate system unfairly reduces the power of voters by giving disproportionate leverage over the presidential nominating process to elite party officials. The superdelegate system, by its very nature, undermines the vital precept of one person, one vote. Superdelegates consist of members of the Democratic National Committee, Democratic Governors, Democratic Members of Congress and current and former Democratic Presidents, Vice Presidents, and U.S. Congressional leaders. Since the…

Supporting the DNC Rules Committee Superdelegate Reform

Pia Gallegos 7/23/2018 Under pressure from grassroots Democrats and after months of discussion, on June 27, 2018, the DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee voted to propose to the full DNC to no longer have superdelegates voting on the first presidential nominating ballot at a national convention. (There has never been more than one ballot since 1952.) The rules change would ensure that delegates elected by voters in primaries and caucuses…

We have two pieces of good news

Hello, Adelante members. We have two pieces of good news. New Committee Forming How often have you voted for a Democrat but wished you could vote for a better candidate? Someone more progressive? Have you noticed that the Republicans build a bench and pipeline of candidates? Dimi DiSanti will help us toward solving this problem. He will lead a committee that will recruit and evaluate candidates, starting with next year’s…

CD1 Activities Through July 2018

by Maurreen Skowran... New Mexico’s Congressional District 1, or CD1, covers most of Bernalillo County, all of Torrance County, and parts of Sandoval, Santa Fe and Valencia Counties. CD1 has the advantage of being the most compact Congressional district in the state. It also has about half the members of the caucus. Mailings from the Adelante Caucus to CD1 also go to all members in Bernalillo County, because they are…

Caucus Seeks to Cultivate Diversity of Membership

by Cheryl Harris One of Adelante's three goals for this year is to increase our diversity. Most of our members are white people who live in Bernalillo County. This limited representation does not reflect the rich and varied culture of New Mexico.    Diversity is not just a game of numbers, but rather a need to welcome different voices into our caucus to make sure that we get the best…