Panel Discussion

New Mexico’s Land Grant Permanent Fund – Its Origin, Current Use, and Future Possibilities

DPBC is proud to present this compelling discussion with:

  • Commissioner of Public Lands, Stephanie Garcia
  • Senator Linda Lopez, SD 11
  • Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas, HD 16
  • Rep. Javier Martínez, HD 11

Watch the video here

Don’t just sit. Commit!

With the election coming ever closer, now is the time for ACTION. Organizers in and around Bernalillo County are setting up phone banking, text banking, networking, and other ways to help get out the vote.

Click here to see this week’s Actions. 

Click here to list yourself as ready to volunteer, and work for victory in November.

Click here to become a Democratic Party Poll Observer, and protect voters’ rights.

Say it loud and strong: Help get out the vote with a colorful yard sign. Order yours today.

Your vote is your voice. Make sure to be heard!

In this time of pandemic uncertainty, many of us have questions about the upcoming election – especially how and when voting will take place. Here are important answers for voters in Bernalillo County.

Absentee Voting. The County Clerk’s Office will mail an absentee ballot application to all registered voters in Bernalillo County on September 14, 2020. You should check your voter registration now to ensure all info is correct. If the name and address on your voter registration are correct, you do not need to do anything to receive an absentee ballot application. If you don’t want to wait, however, select an option below:

  • Download the absentee ballot application here. Print, complete and mail to the County Clerk’s office.
  • Request an application by email. Send your request to clerk@bernco.gov, and an application will be mailed to you.
  • Request an application by phone at (505) 243-VOTE (8683) option 2, and it will be mailed to you.
  • Voters are also able to complete an absentee ballot application online on the New Mexico Voter Information Portal at NMVote.org. (You must have a New Mexico driver’s license to use this option.)

Note: If you are among those who received an application for an absentee ballot in the mail from an NPO called Center for Voter Information, it’s okay to fill out and send in. But the fastest, easiest and most reliable route is directly through the County Clerk’s office. Bernalillo County Clerk Linda Stover explains here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=214390209973282

Know how, when, where to vote – even check results. The Bernalillo County Clerk’s office has a wealth of information to offer. From checking your precinct to training to work the polls, to seeing final ballot counts, and much more, the “Elections” page on the Clerk’s website is the place to go. https://www.bernco.gov/clerk/bureau-of-elections-overview.aspx

Further questions? Answers are only a phone call away — at the DPNM ELECTION HOTLINE

The Democratic Party of New Mexico has a new hotline where you can ask questions and get immediate answers about:

    • Requesting an Absentee Ballot
    • Voting
    • Volunteering

Call Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 5:00, to speak with a DPNM team member (in English or Spanish). After business hours, you can leave a message.


Here’s another excellent NM voters’ resource — via YouTube.

How To Obtain & Use a New Mexico Absentee Ballot—2020 General Election Edition

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Candidate Focus 2020: Who’s in the running and what’s at stake

See and connect with all the Dems running for office on the fall ballot, from D.C. to county commissions. Read feature articles* on NM Democrats working to hold or capture seats against strong Republican opposition. Be in the know about who to vote for and where to volunteer. Click here.

*Note: Published every Friday in our newsletter, now through early fall. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to subscribe.

New Mexico at the 2020 Democratic National Convention

Many of us tuned in to watch events unfold at the Democratic National Convention, August 17- 20. From Michele Obama’s opening night speech, through the role call across America, to Joe Biden’s inspiring acceptance, there were innumerable moments and speakers to move us. Among them, were uplifting appearancess by New Mexico’s Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Rep. Deb Haaland. If you missed these two important leaders speaking proudly for all of us — or just want to see and hear them again — here are links to both:

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

Rep. Deb Halland

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​

Heroes Among the Heroes

By Lance Chilton One of the “aims and purposes” of National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees National Union of Hospital is to “Educate on ‘trade union principles.’”  I...

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September 22, 2020

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September 18, 2020

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September 15, 2020