Looking Ahead

Ward and Precinct Chair Training

This week the National Democratic Training Committee (NDTC) is offering training on “What is a Democratic Precinct Chair?” We invite you to attend that training on Tuesday and then meet virtually with other DPBC ward and precinct chairs on Thursday evening for knowledge sharing and network building – a perfect beginning to start our journey as chairs together.

What is a Democratic precinct chair?

Join the National Democratic Training Committee on Tuesday, April 13, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET (11:00 am – 12:30 pm MT), for a free virtual live training. If you’re part of your local Democratic Party’s leadership, a precinct leader, or local leader, this training is just for you!

The training is designed to help you:

  • Recognize Democratic precinct chair responsibilities
  • Discuss building relationships in your precinct
  • Understand tactics to maintain and engage Democratic precinct members after Election Day

Register HERE

What is my role as a ward or precinct chair? 

Join DPBC ward and precinct chairs on Thursday, April 15, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm MT, for a virtual interactive session on “What is my role as a ward or precinct chair?” If you’re a DPBC ward or precinct leader, this session will offer important support.

In this session, you and your DPBC fellow ward and precinct chairs will:

  • Get an overview of the local Democratic Party structure and function
  • Discuss takeaways from the NDTC training and goals for local party-building
  • Identify roadblocks that may need to be addressed

Register HERE

DPNM Announces Results of SCC Vote to Determine Democratic Nominee in CD-1

201 Democratic State Central Committee (SCC) members in CD-1 cast their final votes today to determine who will be the Democratic nominee for the first Congressional District seat recently vacated by Secretary Deb Haaland. 
State Central Committee members voted remotely, in accordance with Democratic Party of New Mexico (DPNM) rules, and had the option to submit an electronic, paper, or phone ballot. The voting system was secured according to DPNM procedures, and the ballots are available to anyone who requests them for the next 90 days. 
Candidates in today’s runoff included State Senator Antoinette Sedillo Lopez and State Representative Melanie Stansbury. Candidates must receive 50% plus 1 vote in order to secure the nomination.
The results are as follows:
Melanie Stansbury – 103 votes, 51.24%
Antoinette Sedillo Lopez – 97 votes, 48.26%
In addition, one person wrote in “ABSTAIN”
Therefore, Melanie Stansbury has received 51.24% of the votes and is the Democratic nominee in the CD-1 general election, which will take place on June 1, 2021.
“We are so grateful for all of our incredible candidates and the strong campaigns they’ve run over the last few months,” said DPNM Chair Marg Elliston. “This has been a fantastic opportunity to hear from so many of our leading Democrats about the issues that matter most to voters. Every campaign ran a great race, and now we look forward to coming together to put our full support behind Melanie Stansbury.”

Choosing: Precincts to CD-1, Video

In Less Than a Minute, You’ll Be in the Know

Starting with Precinct meetings, this very quick and lively video steps through the process of nominating Deb Haaland’s replacement as our CD-1 Representative in Washington – including points where active Dems can have their say.

Dem Party and CD1 Elections Webinar

Webinar: All About Dem Party and CD1 Elections

Who will lead our local party going forward? How do we fill Deb Haaland’s place as our CD1 Representative in Congress? How will it all be decided? A panel of distinguished Dems, including NM Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver and Bernalillo County Clerk Linda Stover, offer answers to these questions and more.

If you missed the live event, catch up now:

Follow the Legislative Action

Early in January, many dedicated Dems gathered virtually to share information and concerns prior to this month’s upcoming legislative session. There were tabling by issues-based organizations, as well as town halls and individual presentations by state legislators (all via an online Expo created by DBPC and cosponsors) where important issues and plans for action and progress came into clear view.

Now any and all who want to follow the action going forward will find that the NM legislature’s website at www.nmlegis.gov lists and provides links to bills introduced, as well as committee meetings in support of legislation. It also allows constituents to register in order to track the progress of bills as they make their way toward passage.

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.

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