A Recap – Progressive Action Summit 2017

Red River, and Raton, and Farmington, and Hobbs, oh my! People came from near and far on January 7th, for ProgressNow NM’s first ever, Progressive Action Summit. The Summit was a jam packed day of exactly that – action. If you weren’t able to be with us, you might be wondering what happened:

22 Community Organizations: delivered presentations, workshops or panels, concerning and or addressing current and or proposed legislation, while gathering awareness and support around their issue. 22 Elected Officials: gave time out of their day to participate, present, engage with and respond to citizens and leaders from our communities.

2017 Progressive Action Summit: Speakers, Panels and Workshops

New Mexico’s biggest day of progressive action is here! Saturday January 7, 2016
CNM Workforce Training Center
Albuquerque, NM


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WELCOME: Attorney General Hector Balderas

9:45: MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS: Building a progressive agenda with the right issues


MIDDAY ALL ATTENDEE SESSION: Presented by Progressive Champions PAC

Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham
Then break out for lunch sessions with local leaders

ABQ area: Candidates for ABQ Mayor give their big idea to change ABQ! Las Cruces area: Attendees from Southern NM talk with State and Local elected leaders about their agendas to move progressive policy that benefits Southern NM

1:00 AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS: People, Policy and Power

3:00: COME TOGETHER: 1,000 actions for progress in one day!  


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Sen. Martin Heinrich, Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, AG Balderas, ABQ Mayoral candidates to headline ProgressNow Progressive Summit

Albuquerque – More than 300 elected officials, community organization leaders and progressive activists will convene on Saturday at the New Mexico Progressive Action Summit for New Mexico’s largest day of political action. The one day event, hosted by ProgressNow New Mexico, pairs elected officials and community members/voters to develop policies and bills to be introduced at the legislature and in local governments statewide. US Senator Martin Heinrich will provide the opening keynote address and Attorney General Hector Balderas will welcome attendees.  Other headline events include a welcome from Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham and a Albuquerque Mayoral Candidate Forum where each candidate will present a five-minute “TED talk-style” speech on the topic of “My big idea to change Albuquerque.” This will be the first time declared candidates and persons considering running will be featured together ahead of 2017’s mayoral election.

2017 Progressive Action Summit | Jan. 6, 2017 | ABQ

With Donald Trump in the White House and Susana Martinez in the Roundhouse, New Mexico has never needed progressive power more! What do we do to fight back? What does our progressive leadership in the State House and Senate need to implement a progressive agenda? Who are our new progressive champions and how do we elect more? The NM Progressive Summit is for anyone with an interest in progressive politics—bloggers, organizers, social justice advocates, union workers, organizational leaders, college organizers and activists from across New Mexico.