NPA News

 The New Progressive Alliance (NPA) s 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 we publish at New Progressive Alliance, Leftist Third Party and  Independent Candidates, Green Party Activists, and Truth Bomb Activists. Because of censorship and privacy problems with Facebook, we also publish on the social networks MeWe and Twitter. Connections to all of our allies may be found here.

  • In June 2018 we published an article on 14 Characteristics of Fascism. There are alarming similarities.
  • In June 2018 we published an article on the need for the Green Party to change or die.
  • In June 2018 we published an article on the many continuing efforts of the United States expanding an empire.
  • We need to look towards long term trends for the future instead of hoping trends remain the same as in the past. Both republicans and democrats fail to do this. In June 2018 we published an article to this effect.
  • In June 2018 we published the social media sites we were using and said we had trouble with privacy and censorship on Facebook.
  • In June 2018 we published an article documenting fossil fuel falsehoods designed to sow doubt about climate change.
  • In June 2018 we published an article on a progressive path for the future.
  • The New Progressive Alliance has a presence on Twitter starting in June 2018.

  • In June 2018 the New Progressive Alliance has endorsed Gary Swing for Green Party candidate for President of the United States.

  • In May 2018 we published an article showing our interference in Venezuela and the unwillingness of the press to report what is happening.
  • The New Progressive Alliance (NPA) is in special consultative status with the U.N. Economic and Social Council. We published an article in May 2018 showing how volunteers can attend meetings or write papers for the United Nations through the NPA. We also showed how other organizations (NGOs or Non-Government Organizations) interested in applying for United Nations ECOSOC consultative status should submit their application and required documents on or before the deadline of 1 June 2018 to be considered next year.
  • In May 2018 the New Progressive Alliance supported the BXE (Beyond Extreme Energy) event of sharing/training, art-build and action from June 23-25, in Washington, D.C.

    Our communities and our planet are in desperate need of a halt to the permitting and building of all new fossil fuel pipelines and other infrastructure. Communities in the way of proposed new pipelines, compressor stations, storage and export facilities face toxic industrialization, eminent domain abuse, air, land and water pollution, and threats to health and safety. And our disrupted climate can only heal when jobs-creating renewable energy and energy efficiency have displaced fossil fuels, and people power has displaced corporate power.

    For decades FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, has supported the oil, gas, coal and nuclear industries. It has rubber stamped virtually all gas pipeline permit applications. They have confronted us and the rest of the country with a rigid, unified and punitive refusal to listen to grassroots concerns about communicide and climate change. This has led to a massive build-out of fracked gas infrastructure in many parts of the country, with all of the disruption and danger that come with it.

  • In April 2018 we published "Gentrification and Orange County."

  • In April 2018 we published an article about the declining state of education and the increasing animosity towards science and education.
  • In March 2018 we published an article about a whistleblower.
  • In March 2018 we published an article that shows 10 alternatives to Facebook for those that have had trouble with Facebook privacy and censorship policies.
  • In March 2018 we published an article that correctly said that deregulation kills more people than ISIS ever will.
  • In March 2018 we published an interesting article on war, cooperation, and history with chilling similarities to our current situation.
  • In March 2018 we published an article showing how in many respects we are taking the wrong road.
  • In March 2018 we published on our crumbling infrastructure.
  • In March 2018 we published an article on economic inequality.
  • In March 2018 we published an article on the Israel lobby.
  • In March 2018 we published "Black Community Control of the Police divides the Green Party."
  • In March 2018 we published an article on the need to go beyond just being against Trump.
  • In February 2018 we published an article about civil rights and the police by Florida activist Jeff Roby.
  • In February 2018 the NPA endorsed Doug Mann for the fifth time. His consistent support of needed educational policies makes him a great candidate for the citywide Minneapolis School Board election on November 6, 2018.
  • In February 2018 we published a book review by Sondra Miller of the book "In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of US Global Power."  We need to understand if we are to avoid a long term economic decline.
  • In February 2018 we published an article on our unfortunate direction towards more war.

 

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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 to see them summarized with our other activities in Annual Reports look here.

 

  • Public Comment 158: The New Progressive Alliance with 150 other organizations wrote every member of Congress and urged them to reject the $15.3 billion recessions package proposed by the Trump Administration. Basic needs programs have lost ground after years of reductions and these recessions will just make the reductions even more draconian for education and training, child care, housing, health care, and other essential services. It will also make any bipartisan future agreement much more difficult to reach.
  • Public Comment 157: The Canadian tar sands are one of the largest and dirtiest pools of carbon on the planet. New pipelines like Kinder Morgan would allow for massive expansion of tar sands. In May 2018 the New Progressive Alliance wrote to the Canadian Consulate in Seattle, Washington urging Canada to stop the Kinder Morgan Pipeline.

  • Public Comment 156: In May 2018 we joined with many other groups to urge Congress to oppose ideological extreme riders which defeat the purpose of the original bill. The New Progressive Alliance has a long history of advocating for openness and transparency.
  • Public Comment 155: May 2018 - Support CA Disclosure AB2188  In the past the New Progressive Alliance has supported with other organizations the California DISCLOSE Act (AB 249). We won a bipartisan victory for the strongest on-ad disclosure law in the nation. It requires that political ads clearly and prominently disclose their top three funders (e.g. each on a separate line on a solid black background on TV ads) and first-in-the-nation follow-the-money earmarking requirements to stop true funders of ballot measure ads from hiding behind layers of committees. In May 2018 we supported a followup bill of  AB 2188, the Social Media DISCLOSE Act, to have the California DISCLOSE Act also apply to ads on Facebook, Google, Twitter, and other online platforms.

Lake Pend Oreille is the biggest fresh water Lake in Idaho as well as Idaho’s largest and deepest lake. It is home to threatened bull trout and an entire ecosystem of aquatic life; the lake provides a regional drinking water source and is a major tourism asset. In 2017 alone, four trains derailed in this area near waterways. Just a single fossil fuel train derailment could damage and change Lake Pend Oreille forever. BNSF Railway Company wants to build three bridges to carry fossil fuels across the lake. The New Progressive Alliance requested that the Coast Guard perform a full Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) rather than a less rigorous Environmental Assessment (EA). We also requested the Idaho Department of Lands deny BNSF a permit. We did this in the below two Public Comments.

  • Public Comment 154: May 2018 - USCG - Stop 3 Rail Bridges

  • Public Comment 153: May 2018 - Idaho Dept. of Lands - Stop 3 Rail Bridges

  • Public Comment 152: March 2018 - Congress Oppose Attacks on Clean Water

  • Public Comment 151: March 2018 - Congress Oppose Poison Pill Riders
  • Public Comment 150: February 2018 Port Kalama – Stop Methanol Refinery

  • Public Comment 149: February 2018 Gov. Inslee – Stop Methanol Refinery

  • Public Comment 148: February 2018 Minnesota Public Utilities Commission – Stop Pipeline

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