Looking Ahead

About That New Stadium: What’s the Game Plan?

Opinion is divided on the possibility of building a soccer stadium in Albuquerque – especially about the investment of tax dollars and the impact on established neighborhoods. Before the question of a $50 million bond issue comes up on the November 2 ballot, people both “pro” and “con” want information. To get started providing it, DPBC sponsored an online discussion with president of the Barelas Neighborhood Association Lisa Padilla and Mark Motsko the Capital Implementation Program Official for the City of Albuquerque.  Here’s the link to watch: https://youtu.be/jpXXObNMnhk

Interested parties should also visit https://www.cabq.gov/mayor/news/city-receives-feasibility-study-for-multi-purpose-stadium for access to an Executive Summary and Feasibility Study conducted on behalf of the City of Albuquerque. 

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Albuquerque Crime in Context

Crime Concerns Us All

Throughout September, the Democratic Party of Bernalillo County (DPBC) and the West Side Democrats of Bernalillo County (WSD) co-sponsored a series of programs looking at the problem of crime from different perspectives—from the courts to the streets.

A variety of panelists joined us for expert discussions of this challenging social issue. Here’s what took place:

The Courts and Care. The connection between crime, homelessness, and poor mental health is well documented. Could stronger support programs be a step toward better outcomes? Our Lunchtime Learning panel discussion was held Wednesday, September 8. Listen in here.

Community Policing. What are Community Policing Councils doing to keep us safe? Do they work to improve police-community relations? This event drew scores of people in person and online.

Policies, Programs, and the Big Picture. What are federal, state and local leaders doing to solve crime problems? How do NM’s crime policies compare with other states in effectiveness? In costs? Can we do better? The video of the forum is available here.

Police and Power. Some people say the police—and their unions—obstruct progress and aggravate social inequities. Others see them as our front line against lawlessness. Is there a meeting place? To review the meeting held on Thursday, September 30, click here.

The DPBC and West Side Dems focus on Crime throughout September could not have happened without the willingness and generosity of all the panelists who took their time and brought their expertise to our series of forums. All three videos above are list here.

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Kay Bounkeua, House District 19 Representative

The Choice for HD 19

Kay Bounkeua: House District 19 Representative

Kay Bounkeua, currently the deputy state director for the Wilderness Society and former executive director of the New Mexico Asian Family Center, has been named House District 19 representative, replacing Sheryl Williams Stapleton. The new representative will be the first Asian American woman at the NM Roundhouse, and will serve until elections in November of 2022.

After being selected, Bounkeua released this statement: “Today I am honored to be given the opportunity to represent the diverse communities of House District 19–-a place that I have always called home. As a first-generation immigrant, having worked with families and communities in this area for the past 10 years and counting, and now building a home with my husband and my two-year-old daughter in HD 19, I understand firsthand the needs of this place and the systemic barriers that need to be dismantled to ensure we build strong, healthy communities. This firsthand experience will always guide me in my public service at the NM Legislature.”

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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.

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.

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Political Power

For every action in nature there is an equal and opposite reaction. –Newton’s Third Law ofMotion There is a social political epidemic persisting through the ages in the United States and...

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Contagion: Thwarting Its Will

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.  – Winston S. Churchill A virus has a will to live but it has no life source of...

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Newsletters

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October 15, 2021

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October 12, 2021

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October 8, 2021

Events Calendar

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3 4 5 6 7 8 9Doorknock with City Council Candidate Cynthia Borrego from 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Canvass for Josie Dominguez!! from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Doorknock Launch/Meet and Greet with Mayor Tim (NE Heights) from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Canvass for Democrat Uche Ohiri, Westside APS Candidate from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
10Canvass for Josie Dominguez!! from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
11Canvass for Josie Dominguez!! from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
12Canvass for Josie Dominguez!! from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Phone Banks for Emilie for ABQ City Council! at 6:00 pm
13Canvass for Josie Dominguez!! from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
An Update on the Border Crisis from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Valencia Democrats Together from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Valencia Democrats Together from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Ward 19c Monthly Meeting from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
14Canvass for Josie Dominguez!! from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Candidate Forum for APS Board of Education District 3 at 6:30 pm
15Canvass for Josie Dominguez!! from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
16Canvass for Josie Dominguez!! from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Canvasses for Emilie for ABQ Council! at 10:00 am
Canvass for Emilie for ABQ Council! at 10:00 am
GOTV with Tammy Fiebelkorn! from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Keep Keller Early Vote Mega Tour from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sips and Dips from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Sips and Dips from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
17Canvass for Josie Dominguez!! from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Doorknock then Meet and Greet with Mayor Tim (Westside) from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
18Canvass for Josie Dominguez!! from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
19Canvass for Josie Dominguez!! from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
20Canvass for Josie Dominguez!! from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Young Professionals/Lawyers for Justice Vargas & Zamora from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
21Canvass for Josie Dominguez!! from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
22Canvass for Josie Dominguez!! from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
23Canvass for Josie Dominguez!! from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
24Canvass for Josie Dominguez!! from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Ward 28C Meeting at 2:00 pm
25Canvass for Josie Dominguez!! from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
26Canvass for Josie Dominguez!! from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
27Canvass for Josie Dominguez!! from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
28Canvass for Josie Dominguez!! from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
29Canvass for Josie Dominguez!! from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
30Canvass for Josie Dominguez!! from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
31Canvass for Josie Dominguez!! from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm