NPA News

 The New Progressive Alliance is a 100-percent volunteer, educational organization comprised of ACTIVE ACTIVISTS dedicated to improving the lives of working men and women and their families by positively influencing public policy. We work to awaken Americans to the reality that only through supporting candidates who support our concerns will those concerns be met. Toward that end, we support the Unified Platform; participate in official public comment opportunities to regulatory agencies; and sponsor and partake in a host of events designed to raise public consciousness of the extent to which corporations maintain near-total control of the political and policy-making process in this country.

Visit this page often to learn what we're working on - and please, join our effort to put PEOPLE BEFORE PROFITS! 

 

I.  News: (Publishing in social media means at a minimum showing a reference to an article  in Facebook at both New Progressive Alliance and Leftist Third Party and Independent Candidates. Connections to all of our allies may be found here.)

  • In December 2017 the New Progressive Alliance published a report about a United Nations report on poverty in Alabama. Poverty in the United States is much more widespread and deeper than most people realize.
  • In December 2017 the New Progressive Alliance published an article predicting major instability in the 2020s.
  • In December 2017 the New Progressive Alliance welcomes as an ally the Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice which is a center for thought leadership, education and advocacy on the struggle to secure global justice for those people vulnerable to the impacts of climate change who are usually forgotten - the poor, the disempowered and the marginalized across the world.
  • In December 2017 the New Progressive Alliance welcomed as an ally the Economic Opportunity Institute. Their mission is to build an economy that works for everyone by advancing public policies that promote educational opportunity, good jobs, healthy families and workplaces, and a dignified retirement for all.
  • In November 2017 the New Progressive Alliance welcomed as an ally Sightline Institute. Sightline Institute’s mission is to make the Northwest a global model of sustainability— strong communities, a green economy, and a healthy environment. They envision in the Pacific Northwest an economy and way of life that are environmentally sound, economically vibrant, and socially just.

  • In November 2017 the NPA published "Why Americans Support Perpetual Wars."
  • In November 2017 the New Progressive Alliance welcomed as an ally World Without War. Wars and militarism make us less safe rather than protect us. They kill, injure and traumatize adults, children and infants, severely damage the natural environment, erode civil liberties, and drain our economies, siphoning resources from life-affirming activities. World Without War commits to engage in and support nonviolent efforts to end all war and preparations for war and to create a sustainable and just peace.

  • In November 2017 we published an article about the necessity of civil rights and the increasing threat to civil rights.

  • In November 2017 the New Progressive Alliance welcomed the Unicorn Riot as an ally. Unicorn Riot is a volunteer-operated decentralized media collective made up of multimedia artists and journalists. Unicorn Riot’s purpose is to amplify the voices of people who might otherwise go unheard and broadcast the stories that might otherwise go untold. They are committed to producing media that exposes root causes of social conflict and explores sustainable alternatives in today’s globalized world.
  • In November 2017 we published an article about UN Climate COP 23 and California Governor Jerry Brown’s role in undermining it.
  • In November 2017 we published an article from our ally Popular Resistance on the dangers of climate change and what we are doing world wide to combat it.
  • In October 2017 we published an article showing how Canada has surpassed the United States in most important aspects.
  • In October 2017 the New Progressive Alliance welcomes the Independent Diplomat as an ally. Independent Diplomat is an innovative venture in the world of international relations. Independent Diplomat’s staff comprises experienced former diplomats, international lawyers and other experts in international relations. ID’s advice is impartial and its staff members have no allegiance or affiliation to other governments or institutions. Independent Diplomat holds itself and its clients to strict ethical standards. It requires its clients to be committed to democracy, human rights and the rule of law. Independent Diplomat works for the least wealthy countries, which are often the most marginalized. Though there is no formal connection with the New Progressive Alliance, the Independent Diplomat goals fit well with the NPA’s Unified Platform stand on Peace First.
  • In October 2017 we published a link by the Union of Concerned Scientists to a “Disinformation Playbook.” The playbook features several tactics used by a broad range of industries to sideline science in policy making.

  • In October 2017 we published "Moving On from the Green Party."

  • In October 2017 the New Progressive Alliance published a United Nations warning with documentation on climate change.
  • In October 2017 the New Progressive Alliance welcomed the Delaware Riverkeeper Network as an ally. While national and international environmental efforts have not always been successful, often local efforts such as made by this plucky organization have been more successful in stopping fossil fuel expansion. The goals fit well with the NPA’s Unified Platform stand on saving the environment.
  • In October 2017 we published an article on how continuous multi-generational war in many countries is draining the United States.
  • In October 2017 we published an article on how little changes between democrats and republicans.
  • In October 2017 the NPA published an article on the relationship between socialism and trust.
  • In October 2017 the New Progressive Alliance welcomed the Health and Environment Alliance as an ally. The Health and Environment Alliance is a leading European not-for-profit organization addressing how the environment affects health in the European Union and demonstrating how policy changes can help protect health and enhance people’s quality of life. The goals fit well with the NPA’s Unified Platform stand on saving the environment and Medicare for all.
  • In October 2017 we published a disturbing look at the future of the American empire.
  • In October 2017 we welcomed the Public Banking Institute as an ally. All allies with connections to their  websites are listed on our website.
  • In October 2017 we published the newsletter of a New Progressive Alliance ally, Popular Resistance.
  • Companies which write papers for students are not only dishonest, they have targeted the New Progressive Alliance. In September 2017 we published "Essay writing companies are a threat to higher education."
  • In September 2017 we published an article about a 91 year old academic discussing climate change.
  • In September 2017 we published an article from 350 - one of our allies - urging people to contact congress about climate change.
  • In September 2017 we published an article showing that the effects of climate change are world wide.
  • In September 2017 we published an article by Popular Resistance, the New Progressive Alliance's oldest ally. Here is another warning about climate change, the most immediate issue and the one future generations will most judge us by. We also published another article warning about the dangers of climate denial. 
  • In September 2017 we published the article "Beware the Trump Administration."

II. United Nations:

III. Public Comments:

    The NPA continues to make Public Comments to federal agencies and legislative bodies in the United States and Canada on specific issues to support the Unified Platform  To see all Public Comments  in full we have made since 2012 or see them summarized with our other activities in Annual Reports look here.

(For years the New Progressive Alliance with other environmental organizations have formed a “thin green line” in the Pacific Northwest United States against huge fossil fuel expansion projects. Though successful so far, the fossil fuel interests keep telling falsehoods and applying again and again. Our latest two Public Comments are once again against the Millennium Coal exports.)

  • Public Comment 142: Congress – Legislative Priorities - In December 2017 the New Progressive Alliance with 110 other organizations asked Congressional Senators and Representatives to focus on real legislative priorities such as health care, poverty, and helping Puerto Rico recover from the disastrous hurricane that hit their island. These are certainly more important than tax breaks for the very rich.

  • Public Comment 141: In  December 2017  the New Progressive Alliance and over 30 other organizations asked congress not to strip the SEC of its power to regulate for the public good. 
  • Public Comment 140: October 2017 – Washington State Ecology – Stop Millennium

  • Public Comment 139: October 2017 – Cowlitz County Stop Millennium

  • Public Comment 138: October 2017 – World Bank - Stop Financing Fossil Fuels - In October 2017 the New Progressive Alliance urged the World bank – just as we had in April 2015 – to stop the cycle of poverty by financing fossil fuels. 

  • Public Comment 137: September 2017 - In June 2017 in Public Comment 123 the New Progressive Alliance with other organizations backed the California Disclose ACT AB 14. This passed both houses and is now before the governor as AB 249. AB 249 significantly improves disclosures on ballot measure and independent expenditure ads, requiring their three largest funders to be shown clearly and unambiguously on television and print ads. Public Comment 137 as a letter signed by the New Progressive Alliance and other organizations went to Governor Brown urging him to sign.
  • Public Comment 136: September 2017 - The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has a long record through both Democratic and Republican administrations of blindly approving and refusing to regulate energy companies. In Public Comment 136 the New Progressive Alliance joined with other organizations in a Congressional letter opposing FERC.
  • Public Comment 135: September 2017 - The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has a long record through both Democratic and Republican administrations of blindly approving and refusing to regulate energy companies. In Public Comment 135 the New Progressive Alliance joins with other organizations in holding a rally at FERC’s first meeting since January 1017 on September 20, 2017.
  • Public Comment 134: September 2017 - DRBC Stop Penn East Pipeline - The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has enough information to deny the Penn East Pipeline and the New Progressive Alliance with other organizations encouraged the DRBC to do so.

  • Public Comment 133: September 2017 - The New Progressive Alliance in September 2017 joined many other agencies and organizations in urging Congress to oppose ideological irrelevant riders which hide the true purpose of legislation.

  • Public Comment 132: September 2017 - The New Progressive Alliance in September 2017 agreed with the Seattle Disability Commission which voted unanimously to recommend the city end the sub-minimum wage for disabled people.  There is no evidence that lowering the minimum wage increases hiring of handicapped people. In addition, disabled people frequently need more money to survive.

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