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.

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I.  News: (Publishing in social media means at a minimum publishing in Facebook at both New Progressive Alliance and Leftist Third Party and Independent Candidates.)

  • In July 2017 we linked to an article of two activists fighting in Florida.
  • In July 2017 the New Progressive Alliance welcomes the American Association for the Advancement of Science as an ally. The AAAS seeks to "advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people."
  • In July 2017 we linked to an article showing we just breached 410 PPM carbon dioxide. This is not good as a previous goal was 350 PPM.
  • In July 2017 we linked to an article on fighting the main stream press.
  • In July 2017 we linked to an article warning against blind support of the democrats.
  • In June 2017 we linked to another insightful article by Chris Hedges.
  • In June 2017 we published an article that  illustrates the difficulty in getting some to examine their beliefs.
  • In June 2017 Gary Swing and Julia Williams commented in our blog on the Green Party.
  • In June 2017we published an article about war at home and abroad as well as an insightful article by Naomi Klein.
  • It is good to look at the trend we are on. In June 2017 we published "Making of a Pariah Nation."
  • In June 2017 we published an interesting article. The Naval War College taught about nations clashing between democracies and dictatorships. Later Samuel Huntington in “Clash of Civilizations” proposed the conflict would be between Islam and the Judeo-Christians. This interesting article we published proposes that President Trump is trying to win fossil fuel supremacy over post-carbon green energy.
  • In June 2017 we published hopeful news from the Labor Party in the United Kingdom on the recent election.
  • In June 2017 we published an article about  eerie similarities between the collapse of the Soviet Union and where we are now.
  • In June 2017 we published an article "Climate facts are not enough." Citing science is not enough. Nonetheless, those who deliberately choose to ignore science and substitute their own childish beliefs are very close to evil and will have a disastrous effect on the next generation. We also made Public Comment 124 on the U.S. withdrawal from United Nations COP 21.
  • In May 2017 we published about  a message of hope in a previous commencement address by Howard Zinn.
  • In May 2017 the New Progressive Alliance is proud to welcome ACT NOW as an ally. The ACT NOW coalition supports a price on carbon in Washington state. Taxing polluters could promote renewable energy, help keep our air and water clean, provide tax relief, and fund healthy forests and vital state services. Details are in Public Comment 121.
  • In May 2017 we issued an open call for NGOs to help the United Nations.

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.

  • Public Comment 129: In July 2017 the New Progressive Alliance joined with the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - a diverse coalition of more than 200 national organizations committed to protecting civil rights - to oppose the Pence-Kobach  data request by President Trump. The reasons are the potential for voter suppression and privacy concerns.   The Public Comment was made to the 50 U.S. Secretaries of State.
  • Public Comment 128: July 2017 - Governor Inslee should not approve methanol refinery. Instead of being a green leader, Washington State just approved the world’s largest fracked natural gas-to-methanol refinery. The methanol refinery could emit more than a million tons of climate pollution every year.  The Kalama methanol refinery would increase Washington’s fracked gas consumption by nearly 40%! This methanol refinery alone would consume more fracked gas than any other sector (residential, industrial, gas-fired power plants) in the state. At a time when clean energy needs our full support, the Kalama methanol refinery weds Washington to the fracked gas industry. The New Progressive Alliance wrote Washington State Governor Inslee Public Comment 128 urging him to reject the methanol refinery because it would cause more pollution, mean higher utility costs for electricity and natural gas, and is a bad business plan. Governor Inslee made headlines recently for committing to uphold the Paris Climate Accords and we hope he will follow through.
  • Public Comment 127: July 2017 - In Nebraska, there is still no permitted route for Keystone. Eighty-five landowners are refusing to give up their land to make way for the pipeline, and thousands more people are rallying to deny TransCanada their Nebraska permit for Keystone XL. They’re asking pipeline fighters from across the United States to support these efforts by submitting comments to Nebraska’s Public Service Commission urging them to include climate in their assessment and oppose the permit. If built, this pipeline would poison our climate, air, water, land and communities, and violate Indigenous rights. As one NASA scientist put it, building Keystone would be “game over for the planet.” In July the New Progressive Alliance made Public Comment 127 to the Nebraska Public Service Commission.
  • Public Comment 126: July 2017 - The New Progressive Alliance joined 172 other groups to call for a clean 2018 Budget free of ideological irrelevant riders.
  • Public Comment 125: June 2017 - Political Intelligence Transparency Act  - As with Public Comment 123, we support  more transparency in government.
  • Public Comment 124: June 2017 -  U.S. Withdrawal from United Nations COP 21  We comment as a United Nations NGO in consultative status.
  • Public Comment 123: June 2017 - CA Disclose ACT (AB14)  We support more transparency in government.
  • Public Comment 122: May 2017 - Rover Pipeline FERC   The New Progressive Alliance opposes a gas pipeline running through Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
  • Public Comment 121:  May 2017 The New Progressive Alliance is proud to welcome ACT NOW as an ally. The ACT NOW coalition supports a price on carbon in Washington state. Taxing polluters could promote renewable energy, help keep our air and water clean, provide tax relief, and fund healthy forests and vital state services.
  • Public Comment 120: May 2017 We issued an open call for NGOs to help the United Nations.
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