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 Discussion, and Truth Bomb Activists. Because of problems with privacy and censorship on Facebook, we also publish on Twitter, MeWe, and Ilkmade.

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

  • In October we published “Our Tax System Rewards Polluters.”  Rewarding polluters in this age of climate change is foolish.
  • In October the New Progressive Alliance welcomes Climate Scorecard as an ally.  After analyzing the emission reduction pledges that all countries signing the Paris Agreement were asked to make and concluding they were too low, the Climate Scorecard began its current program of climate change reporting and advocacy.

  • In October the New Progressive Alliance published “The Madness of King Donald” by Jeff Roby which takes a hard look at underlying world trends.

  • In October we published our NPA article “Civil Rights” with over 650 references which are continuously updated.

  • In October we published the New Progressive Alliance article “Corporate Overreach” with over 400 references and which is continuously updated.
  • In October we published an article on the importance of keeping the internet open.
  • In October we published the New Progressive Alliance article “Widespread Police Misconduct and an Expanding Prison Population” with over 675 references and which is continuously updated.
  • In September we published an article on the benefits of Public Banking for states.

  • In September we published the New Progressive Alliance article “The War on Whistleblowers”  with over 375 references and which is continuously updated.

  • In September we published a link celebrating the Climate Strike with over four million people in all seven continents. We rise!

  • In September we pointed out a disturbing national and worldwide trend of increasing violence towards environmentalists documented by an NPA article “The Environment.”

  • In September the New Progressive Alliance supported the International Climate Strike and published the full comments of Greta Thunberg’s comments to the U.S. Senate to learn from the sacrifices of Martin Luther King and other civil rights activists in the fight against climate change.

  • It is sad to see evil people attack a teenager in this way. In September we published, “On the Malicious and Scientifically Illiterate Bullies Afraid of Greta Thunberg.”

  • In September we published the New Progressive Alliance article “Continuous Wars” with over 1,100 references and which is continuously updated.
  • In September the New Progressive Alliance published “The 3.5% Rule – How a Small Minority Can Change the World.”

  • In September we published the New Progressive Alliance article “Diminishing Transparency” with over 135 references and is continuously updated.
  • In September 2019 we published the New Progressive Alliance article “The Powerless Press” which describes the dramatic decrease in both the power and effectiveness of the public media. It has over 725 references and is continuously updated.

 

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 216: October 2019 – EPA – No methane rollbacks.   In October the New Progressive Alliance urged the EPA not to roll back methane limitations in Public Comment 216. Because of methane's potency—some estimates suggest the greenhouse gas has more than 80 times the warming power of carbon dioxide—environmentalists and scientists have warned the Trump administration's efforts to gut methane regulations could have disastrous consequences.

Public Comment 215: September 2019 –US HOR – DC Statehood.   In September the New Progressive Alliance joined many other organizations in urging DC statehood.

Public Comment 214: September 2019 –USAA leave ALEC.   In September the New Progressive Alliance with Public Comment 214 joined 24 other organizations in urging the USAA – an insurance that supports veterans - to drop out of ALEC. ALEC supports predatory lending, fossil fuels, privatizing the Veterans Administration and opposes raising the minimum wage and Medicaid. 

Public Comment 213: September 2019 – US HOR – Restrain FERC.   In September the New Progressive Alliance joined the Delaware Riverkeeper and other organizations in urging Congress to hold FERC accountable for environmental regulation.

Public Comment 212: September 2019 – US HOR – Overturn Citizens United.   In September the New Progressive Alliance joined 122 other organizations in urging the United States House of Representatives to co-sponsor H.J. Res. 2, the bipartisan Democracy For All constitutional amendment that would restore the authority of Congress and the states to set commonsense rules for the raising and spending of money on elections to advance political equality for all Americans. The amendment would overturn the disastrous Citizens United U.S. Supreme Court decision that allowed unlimited amounts of political spending to influence our elections.  For years, the American people have demanded lawmakers curb the influence of money in politics. In June, New Hampshire became the 20th state to call on Congress to pass a constitutional amendment to address the harm caused by Citizens United. These 20 states as well as more than 800 localities across the country, representing more than 140 million Americans, have expressed support for an amendment.

Public Comment 211: August 2019 - Puget Sound Clean Air Agency – Deny LNG Facility.   The New Progressive Alliance wrote to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency urging it to deny the proposed LNG facility based upon an inadequate Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement.

Public Comment 210: August 2019 - Congress - Amendment to Overturn Citizens United.  In August the New Progressive Alliance joined 115 other organizations in urging Congress to enact an amendment to overturn Citizens United which has been disastrous for our economy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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