Looking Ahead

Back-to-School Supplies Drive!

Back-to-School Supplies Drive! Help Our Students Succeed!

As kids throughout Albuquerque return to the classroom, you can help ensure that those in need are well-supplied to start their school year on the path to success. From pencils to paper, scissors to glue, Westside Dems and DPBC are co-sponsoring an effort to collect supplies and/or monetary donations now through August 11.

To see helpful lists of what’s needed for elementary, middle, and high schools, click here.

Supplies can be dropped off at 925 Fifth Street NW, Albuquerque.

Or make your cash donations via PayPal.  A hundred percent of donations go to students in need.

Donations will continue to be accepted after after August 11, because the need does not end on the first day of school. Any additional supplies purchased will be used throughout the school year, as teachers and principals request help.

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What You Need to Know: Cannabis Regulation Act

If you missed the special WSD-DPBC July 28 forum on New Mexico’s Cannabis Regulation Act, you can still tune in. Distinguished panelists discuss:

  • What’s in this bill and what isn’t?
  • What is the expected economic impact on New Mexico?
  • What are the hopes of producers and distributors?
  • What is the City’s role in regulating where cannabis will be sold?

Click here for the YouTube recording.

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You’re Invited!

Say Hello to Your Neighborhood Democrats at an Authentic Louisiana Shrimp Boil

Sunday, August 15, 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Meet Our Legislators

Hosted by Ward 23B Precinct Chairs
Sue Wolinsky and Carole Eberhardt

At Carole’s home:
4604 Miramar Drive NW (in Vista Montecito)

RSVP caroleeberhardt@msn.com

Rep. Pamelya Herndon of House District 28

Rep. Herndon, HD 28

Pamelya Herndon, Representative for State District 28

The Bernalillo County Commission voted to appoint Pamelya Herndon as the next Representative for House District 28, filling the seat vacated by the election of U.S. Rep. Melanie Stansbury. The vote was 4 to 0, with Commissioner Debbie O’Malley absent. Rep. Herndon will serve the remainder of Melanie Stansbury’s term in the state legislature, and will face a general election in November, 2022.

Herndon is a lawyer and nonprofit chief executive, a graduate of the University of Texas Law School at Austin who earned her bachelor’s degree from Howard University. She has received numerous awards for her work as a lawyer, including the 2012 Public Lawyer of the Year, presented by the Public Law Section of the New Mexico State Bar. In 2015 she was named Lawyer of the Year, presented by the Albuquerque Bar Association. In 2019 she was named as a W.K. Kellogg Fellow. In 2020 she was recognized on the list of 100 Outstanding Democratic Women in New Mexico, and also received a Purple Ribbon Award for her outstanding work for survivors of domestic violence. In 2021 Herndon received the prestigious Everyday Hero Award.

She is well-known within the Democratic Party of New Mexico after serving as a member of the electoral college in 2008, and is its current secretary. She authored two articles for The Blue Review in marking Black History Month in 2021. She has served on the boards of Emerge New Mexico, the African American Performing Arts Center Foundation, the Con Alma Health Foundation, and the United States Eagle Federal Credit Union.

Her professional resume includes serving in the litigation division of the New Mexico Attorney General’s office under Patricia Madrid, as general counsel for the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department of New Mexico, as deputy cabinet secretary of the NM General Services Department, as executive director of Southwest Women’s Law Center, and founding the KWH Law Center for Social Justice and Change.

DPNM Chair Jessica Velasquez released the following statement regarding the appointment:

“We are so proud to see Pamelya Herndon joining the legislature as the next Representative for District 28. She is an incredible leader, a proud Democrat, and an invaluable member of our community. We look forward to all that she will accomplish in the Roundhouse.” 

Ward and Precinct Chair Training

Want to pull lists of the Dems in your Ward or Precinct? It’s easy!

To support your work as a Ward or Precinct leader, you can generate lists of Dems in your area quickly and with minimal effort. Find out how it’s done in a short but informative virtual training.

To access the presentation, click HERE.

Did you have a chance to participate in DPBC’s recent training on “What is my role as a Ward or Precinct chair?” If not, the accompanying PowerPoint presentation given by DPBC Chair Flora Lucero provides a valuable overview of Party structure along with solid guidance regarding your responsibilities and available resources for organizing.

To access the presentation, click HERE or on the embedded video below.

Democratic vision,
Democratic values

We stand with Democrats across New Mexico in our belief that every person matters. We believe all citizens should have an equal voice in how we as a people are governed, without undue influence by rich and powerful special interests.

We work for the 99%, and affirm the ties that bind us together as one human family.

These beliefs and many more important principles are presented in the Platform of the Democratic Party of New Mexico, which we fully support.

Civil Rights
We acknowledge the rights of all persons to be treated equally, with dignity and respect, regardless of race, color, creed, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, physical ability, cognitive ability, or age.
Education
Democrats believe that an educated populace is the cornerstone of sustainable democracy and economic prosperity.

Affordable, high-quality pre-K through college education is a basic right.
Healthcare
Healthcare is a fundamental human right.

Regardless of their circumstances, everyone in New Mexico and the U.S. should have access to comprehensive, affordable, high-quality health care.

Services must include comprehensive behavioral health services, reproductive care, access to birth control, quality prenatal and postpartum care, and abortion care.
Immigration
Democrats will work to create and preserve an obtainable path to citizenship.

We believe that comprehensive reform is needed to provide an immigration system that is humane and non-discriminatory.

Families must be kept together.
Labor
Democrats work to ensure that both public and private workers may exercise their right to organize and join unions.

We recognize that unions contribute to building a stronger middle class, and support their critical role in fighting for living wages, fair work rules and hiring practices, and safe working conditions.
Native Americans
Democrats recognize the inherent sovereignty of Tribes, Pueblos, Bands, Villages, and Nations,

Democrats pledge to fulfill, honor, and strengthen to the highest extent possible the United States’ fundamental trust responsibility to Indigenous Peoples, as provided in the Constitution, treaties, and case law.
Veterans & Military Affairs
We believe all qualified persons who wish to serve our nation are free to do so without discrimination.

Our country has a sacred, moral responsibility to honor all of our veterans and wounded warriors.

The party that passed the G.I. Bill of Rights will always work to protect the benefits our veterans and their families have earned in service to our nation.
Women
Democrats are committed to ensuring full equality for women in education, employment, healthcare, and all other spheres of society.

We recognize that violence against women and girls is an epidemic, and stand firm in the need for a societal shift and the prosecution of perpetrators.

Democrats are pro-choice.

The Democratic Forum

Visit the Forum

Marijuana: What’s In A Word?

By Ellen Coplen New Mexico lawmakers have worked for years to legalize recreational use of cannabis, and the passage of the state’s Cannabis Regulation Act and recent legalization in dozens of other...

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What Happens Beyond Pride Month?

By Adrien Lawyer, Executive Director and Co-Founder Transgender Resource Center The month of June is an exciting and interesting time for us. Companies and organizations don rainbows, and now the...

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To see all the articles CLICK HERE.

Newsletters

Blue Review Newsletter of the Democratic Party of Bernalillo County

July 30, 2021

Blue Review Newsletter of the Democratic Party of Bernalillo County

July 27, 2021

Blue Review Newsletter of the Democratic Party of Bernalillo County

July 23, 2021

Events Calendar

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25 26 27 28The Cannabis Regulation Act: What You Need to Know all day
29 30 31SPARC Meets to Choose Chair at 11:00 am