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Secretary of State Toulouse Oliver, Attorney General Balderas Issue VOTER PROTECTION ADVISORY

On 10/15/2020, Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver and Attorney General Hector Balderas issued an advisory to all New Mexicans, reminding them of their right to participate in a free and fair election and providing critical information about the upcoming general election.

Advisory Introduction: The right of each voter to cast his or her ballot free from intimidation or coercion is foundational to our democracy. Multiple statutes protect voter rights and central to these rights is maintaining order in and around the polling place. Voter intimidation and discriminatory conduct, as well as obstruction or interference at the polls, is illegal under federal and New Mexico law. Any activity that threatens, harasses or intimidates voters, including any activity that is intended to, or has the effect of, interfering with any voter’s right to vote is illegal, whether it occurs outside the polling place or inside the polling place.

To see the full press release and advisory, click here

The Democratic Party of New Mexico’s hotline to report voter intimidation:

1-833-NM4DEMS // 1-833-664-3367

Help Protect Voters’ Rights as a Democratic Poll Challenger: 200 Volunteers Needed!

Help give voters confidence in the integrity of our democracy – knowing their vote will be counted and their voice heard. Challengers watch voting and ballot-counting to ensure that election laws are followed and to quickly and publicly identify problems. They can alert their organizations to irregularities, which can prompt election officials to respond to complaints and concerns on the spot.

Click here to volunteer and protect our voters’ rights

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 VOLUNTEER and work for victory in November.

Get the 2020 LWV Voter Guide

A Comprehensive Guide to the General Election

The nonpartisan League of Women Voters has worked since 1920 to improve local government and strengthen communities through citizen education and action. In that spirit, they’ve published a comprehensive Voter Guide for Central New Mexico, showing all the races that will be on our ballot. Click here or the image below to see and download the guide.

Amendment 1

NM PRC Commissioners: Elected or Appointed? Voters Will Decide

On the ballot in the upcoming election will be NM State Constitutional Amendment 1 – a measure to change from electing PRC Commissioners to having the Governor appoint them. The Amendment would also reduce the number of PRC Commissioners to three. Before casting your vote, find out the pros and cons by watching this informative Zoominar from Retake Our Democracy.

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

The election is just weeks away but some of us still have pressing questions about how and when voting will take place. Here are important answers for voters in Bernalillo County.

Absentee Voting. On September 14, 2020, the Bernalillo County Clerk’s Office mailed applications for absentee ballots to all voters in the county who had not already requested one. You do NOT need a reason to vote absentee.

If you’re a registered voter but have not received an application and wish to vote absentee, it’s important to request your ballot as soon as possible. Please update your voter registration and select an option below:

    • Complete the absentee application online on the New Mexico Voter Information Portal at NMVote.org. (You must have a NM driver’s license or state ID to use this option.)
    • Download the absentee application here. Print, complete and mail (or hand-deliver) to our 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 by calling (505) 243-VOTE (8683) option 2 and it will be mailed to you.

The County Clerk recommends absentee ballots be requested before October 17, as completed ballots must be RECEIVED by the Clerk’s Office by October 20.

As of September 19 – Sample ballots are available online to view and download.

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.

1-833-NM4DEMS
(1-833-664-3367)

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.

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.

The Democratic Forum​

Keep the PRC Accountable to Voters

Opinion By Pia Gallegos, Member of the State Central Committee, Democratic Party of New Mexico The PRC is a constitutionally mandated body of five Commissioners who regulate NM utility companies....

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To see all the articles CLICK HERE.

Newsletters​

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October 19, 2020

Focus Forward and Democratic Party of Bernalillo County Logos

October 16, 2020

Blue Review Newsletter of the Democratic Party of Bernalillo County

October 13, 2020