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Candidate Focus 2020

The DBPC is happy to present Democratic candidates standing for county and state office—with special focus on values set out in the New Mexico Democratic Party Platform. What are the candidates’ priorities and how would they lend their voices and votes to support related issues and actions? Simply click the links here to find out and be informed before the June primaries!

New Mexico Senate Races

Can there be a silver lining to the crisis?

Can there be a silver lining to the current public health crisis?

Join us as we look ahead and explore the possibility of moving our state toward a clean, green economy.

Thursday, May 21, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
DPBC Zoom Webinar

Can there be a silver lining to the current health crisis?

Let's Get Out the Vote!

Let’s Get Out the Vote!

The New Mexico Democratic Party is launching a very smart phone-banking campaign to call Democrats throughout the state about the availability of voting by absentee ballot, and how easy it is. Our county party has stepped up to support this effort.  

The New Mexico primary election is 5 weeks away, on June 2, 2020.  With Covid-19 still present in our community, for many of us, if not all of us, it is ill-advised to go to the polls and vote in person. 

Fortunately, we can vote by absentee ballot. The NM Secretary of State, and our County Clerk, have prepared for a high volume of absentee ballots. We can make certain that there is a high volume of ballots cast, and that they are from registered Democrats. That is why we are asking for your help!

Register here to help Get Out the Vote!

New Mexico’s Primary Election is scheduled for June 2, 2020.

Any and all New Mexican voters can request an absentee ballot.

Here’s some information from the New Mexico Secretary of State’s website:

When? May 5, 2020 is when mailed ballots will be sent to those eligible New Mexico voters who requested them. A mailed ballot must be requested no later than May 28, 2020.

Who? Any eligible New Mexican voter can request an absentee ballot. We have what’s known as a “no-fault” absentee ballot process here in New Mexico which just means that any eligible voter can securely request an absentee ballot.

How? There are two ways to request an absentee ballot.

  1. Request an absentee ballot through the Secretary of State’s online portal here.
  2. Contact your County Clerk in person, by phone, by mail, or by email. Contact info for all 33 New Mexico County Clerks can be found on the NM SOS website here.  NOTE: A mailed ballot must be requested no later than May 28, 2020.

Vote by absentee ballot. Stay Home, Stay Safe, and Help Flatten the Curve in New Mexico!

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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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​

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  • New Grants Support Emergency Relief During Pandemic

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