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, and three other Facebook pages. Because of censorship and privacy problems with Facebook, we also publish on the social networks MeWe, JustNform, and Twitter. (In JustNform we publish in Truth Bomb Activists and an NPA page.) Connections to all of our allies may be found here. Our endorsed candidates for public office are listed here.

  • In December 2018 we tweeted in the social media Twitter that 265 groups called on Congress to pass a budget without any harmful policy riders.
  • In December 2018 the New Progressive Alliance acting in concert with other organizations has been successful in having organizations withdraw from the evil corrupt lobbying group of ALEC. See https://www.commoncause.org/resource/coalition-letters-to-alec-corporate-funders-over-david-horowitz-involvement-in-alec/
  • In November 2018 we published an article that exposed the risks of blindly following either the democrats or republicans without considering alternatives.
  • In November 2018 we posted on Twitter an encouragement to have an open clean budget and not give in to “poison pills” to avoid a government shutdown.
  • The Black and anti-war movements are welcome and needed. In November 2018 we published an article welcoming both.
  • Gary Swing has been supporting and running as a Green since the Green Party’s inception. It is worthwhile to look at his experiences in figuring out the way ahead. In November 2018 we published his article “It’s not easy being Green.”
  • Female genital mutilation is torture of young females pure and simple. It is not anything like circumcision or ear piercing. It is absolutely shameful that this should be allowed in this country. In November 2018 we published an article documenting a judge treating female genital mutilation as a constitutional right.
  • In November 2018 we offered a free bumper sticker that says "We all do better when We all do better."
  • In November 2018 we published an analysis by Gary Swing of the 2018 Green Party election results.
  • In November 2018 the New Progressive Alliance published two articles on the need for election reform.
  • In November 2018 the New Progressive Alliance warned in two articles about the continuing incompetence and corruption of the democrats.
  • In November 2018 the New Progressive Alliance welcomed the People for Equitable Public Schools as an ally. We need to preserve public education.
  • Nothing will be more important to future generations than what we do now about climate change. In November 2018 the New Progressive Alliance was pleased to welcome the “3% Project” and “Fossil Banks – No Thanks” as allies. 

The 3% Project mobilizes 1,000,000 Canadian youth - that's 3% of Canada - through 5 national tours across 600 schools. It provides youth-friendly and holistic education on climate change and empowers them to take action on solving climate change in their local communities today. As a result, we achieve more consensuses across Canada that climate change is happening, mainly caused by human activities.

Fossil Banks – No Thanks: Climate change, long considered an urgent but future threat, is now with us, and already impacting the lives of millions of people around the world. It's being driven in large part by the continued exploration and burning of coal, oil and gas. To stop a further climate breakdown we urgently need to bring the fossil fuel era to an end. One way to achieve this is to stop large commercial banks from financing the fossil fuel industry. Only massive public pressure will make banks end their support for this climate-wrecking industry. That is why we started this campaign.

 

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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 189: November 2018 – Congress – Clean Budget The New Progressive Alliance has made many Public Comments supporting an open clean budget and opposing secret deals which encourage corruption.

Mulvaney has done a horrible job at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Kraninger - his replacement - promises to be just as bad.  The New Progressive Alliance with other organizations opposed the decline of the CFRB with Public Comments 187 and 188.

Public Comment 188: November 2018 – US Senate oppose any who supports Mulvaney as Director CFPB

Public Comment 187: November 2018 – US Senate oppose Kraninger for Director CFPB

Public Comment 186: November 2018 - The New Progressive Alliance with Public Comment 186 supported public education and Minnesota’s People for Equitable Public Schools.

Public Comment 185: November 2018 - The New Progressive Alliance  urged the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency to oppose fracking by opposing the Tacoma LNG Project.

Public Comment 184: November 2018 - The New Progressive Alliance  opposed the State Department approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Public Comment 183: October 2018 - Banks - Stop Financing Fossil Fuels - In October 2018 the New Progressive Alliance made a Public Comment with 121 other organizations urging banks to stop financing fossil fuels. 

Public Comment 182: October 2018 – Trump stop using the military for fossil fuel expansion - In October 2018 the New Progressive Alliance made a Public Comment opposing Trump’s plan to use military bases for fossil fuel expansion by exporting coal. This puts an unnecessary burden on the military bases, bypasses the authority of state environmental regulation, and expands the fossil fuel industry using tax dollars.

Public Comment 181: October 2018 – Trump – Leave Afghanistan. In October 2018 the New Progressive Alliance with other organizations made the below Public Comment opposing the continuous war in Afghanistan. We have now been in Afghanistan longer than Vietnam. The price – both financially and in blood – has been great, but there have been no verifiable good results.

 

 

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