By Lance Chilton “I am incredibly proud of New Mexico,” said Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. “We stepped up. We looked out for one another. We sacrificed, and we saved lives....Read more
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)
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.”
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.
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.
Affordable, high-quality pre-K through college education is a basic 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.
We believe that comprehensive reform is needed to provide an immigration system that is humane and non-discriminatory.
Families must be kept together.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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