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 here means showing a reference to an article. We publish in Facebook at the New Progressive Alliance, Leftist Third Party and Independent Candidates, Green Party Activists, Green Party Discussion, and Truth Bomb Activists. Because of problems with privacy and censorship on Facebook, we also publish on Twitter, MeWe, Ilkmade, and  JustNform. (On JustNform we publish on the NPA site and Truth Bomb Activists)

Connections to all of our allies may be found here. Our endorsed candidates for public office are listed here.

  • Corporate Overreach, economic inequality and global warming will not be fixed or even addressed by the democrats. In February we published “The Movement and the 2020 Elections.”
  • We face great danger because ignorance has indeed been weaponized by both the left and the right. In February we published “Resisting the Weaponization of Ignorance in the Age of Trump.”
  • Because of mounting and increasing environmental problems, in February the New Progressive Alliance published “Environment in multiple crises – Report.”
  • Since taking the US House of Representatives, the democrats wasted no time in killing “Medicare for All” and eliminating real immediate action on the environment. In February we published “A Positive Vision For What The Green New Deal Could Be.”
  • In February 2019 the New Progressive Alliance published “US-Led Coup In Venezuela: The Plot Thickens.”
  • Our government being closed did not stop a coup in a foreign country. In January 2019 we published “Open Letter by Over 70 Scholars and Experts Condemns US-Backed Coup Attempt in Venezuela.”
  • It is ironic that the United States government did not have enough money to operate and had to close, but did find the time and funds to interfere in another country. In January  we published “Venezuela: What Activists Need To Know About The US-Led Coup.”
  • In January the New Progressive Alliance welcomed “Trust for America’s Health” as an ally. Trust for America’s Health promotes optimal health for every person and community and makes the prevention of illness and injury a national priority.
  • In January the New Progressive Alliance welcomed the "Declaration for American Democracy" as an ally. Their objectives fit well with our goals on election reform in the Unified Platform.
  • Sondra Miller is a founding member of the New Progressive Alliance. In January we published her article “Towards a New Women’s Movement.” She contrasts the 2017 Women's March with the Women's Movement of the late 1960s that she was involved in. 
  • In January we published an article pointing out that the Green New Deal would do much more than help the environment.
  • In January we published an article that showed some obstacles and strategies in explaining Climate Change: “Flat Earth Cruise Proves Why Humans Will Absolutely, Positively Destroy The Earth.”
  • In January we published a Climate Change Performance Index. The United States ranked next to the bottom while Sweden ranked at the top. No country was doing everything it should.
  • Change is possible. In January 2019 we published, "What would a yellow vest movement look like in the United States?"
  • In January 2019 the New Progressive Alliance published “9 Renewable Energy Highlights of 2018” showing some progress is being made on fighting climate change.

 

 

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

Public Comment 198: February 2019 – Congress fund CDC    Despite increasing health problems such as the Flint water crisis and an outbreak of measles in Washington state, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) is being steadily decreased. The New Progressive Alliance with many other organizations asks that CDC be adequately funded with Public Comment 198.

Public Comment 197: February 2019 - US HOR - The New Progressive Alliance with 28 other organizations supported HR1 to free the SEC to do its job, oppose corporate overreach, and fight the negative effects of Citizens United vs. FEC.

Public Comment 196: February 2019 - Washington state Environmental Laws - The state of Washington is moving ahead in many environmental legislative actions which the New Progressive Alliance in February encouraged with Public Comment 196. Carbon Washington is a longtime ally of the New Progressive Alliance and is also pushing these laws.

Public Comment 195: January 2019 - US Senate-Reopen Government  - In January the New Progressive Alliance with 77 other public interest organizations today sent a letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and U.S. Senate Republicans demanding that they reopen the government immediately; amid a partial government shutdown that is harming families and communities all across the country as well as our environment and economy. The letter was dated the same day that a CBS News poll found that 71 percent of Americans do not believe the government should be shut down over the president’s demand for a border wall. The poll also found that about one in five Americans has been “personally impacted” by the cutback in services and programs affected by the shutdown.

Public Comment 194: January 2019 - Reopen Government  - The New Progressive Alliance with over 280 other organizations wrote the President and Congress about the adverse health impacts of the government shutdown.

Public Comment 193: January 2019 – DOE - Hanford Nuclear Clean Up  In January the New Progressive Alliance made Public Comment 193 to the United States Department of Energy on the required cleanup of Hanford Nuclear Power Plant. A proposed change would allow the federal government to walk away from its obligation to clean up millions of gallons of toxic, radioactive waste at the Hanford, Washington Nuclear Facility. Over half a century of experience throughout the world indicates nuclear energy is not the answer. It is the most expensive, the most delayed, and dangerous.

Public Comment 192: January 2019 – NY Governor – Election Reform     In January 2019 the New Progressive Alliance supported election reform as described in our Unified Platform with Public Comment 192. The New Progressive Alliance with a coalition of more than 50 national groups is calling on New York Governor Cuomo to follow through on his commitment to enact campaign and electoral reforms. “New York has an unprecedented opportunity to lead the nation—quite literally—on campaign finance reform, with a small donor matching system.” Among the reforms the groups are pushing are early voting, voting by mail, small donor public campaign financing, a reduction in campaign donation limits, and closure of a loophole that allows corporations to virtually give unlimited contributions. 

Public Comment 191: January 2019 – Oregon Dept. State Lands-Stop Jordan Cove LNG  The Fossil Fuel industry continues an uninterrupted assault on the Pacific Northwest with one proposed project after another using outright falsehoods and backed up by massive finances. With Columbia Riverkeeper and other allies we have formed a thin Green line which has so far repulsed the fossil fuel assaults on our environment. In January 2019 the New Progressive Alliance fought the latest fracking assault with Public Comment 191.

In 2018 we published 44 Public Comments -  a record!

Public Comment 190: December 2018 – Stop Methanol Refinery The world's largest fracked gas methanol refinery should not be built! All the danger, pollution, and traffic congestion stays in the United States while the profits and jobs go to China. This is bad on every level. The New Progressive Alliance strongly opposes it.

 

 

 

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