• Emerge New Mexico

    By Dr. Sharmin DharasHow It All Began. In 2002, a Democratic woman who wanted to run for office as district attorney in California approached her friend Andrea Dew Steele, a realtor, who had an extensive network and was well-versed in politics within the state. They sat down together in Andrea's kitchen, went through her Rolodex and started calling their networks to let...
  • If He Has His Way, Trump Will Make the Housing Crisis Even Worse

    By M. Benevento In his budget proposal released on Feb 10, 2020, Donald Trump called for deep cuts to affordable housing efforts and other important safety net programs in favor of his plan to bolster spending for the U.S. military and nuclear arsenal and lower the deficit. His budget would actually decrease funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development...
  • Housing Crisis in America: An Overview

    By Tricia Holser Editor’s note: This article was researched and drafted before the Coronavirus crisis; therefore the projections do not reflect current economic realities or anticipated ramifications. In all probability, the housing crisis will intensify, due to shuttered businesses and high unemployment (among many other economic factors) when we emerge from the pandemic. The high cost of housing adversely impacts millions of...
  • Doings at the Democratic Pre-Primary 2020

    By Liam Paul As the Democratic party of New Mexico Pre-Primary convention comes to a close, I am exhausted from the weekend but overjoyed about the event’s success. This weekend, Buffalo Thunder Casino in Pojoaque, just north of Santa Fe, was filled with over a thousand Democrats who gathered to nominate candidates -- from the New Mexico Court of Appeals,...
  • Celebrating Women: One Day, One Week, One Month

    By Patricia Milner, MA Women’s History Month, observed in the US, UK and Australia in March, and in October in Canada, all began with just a single day.   International Women’s Day, March 8 , has been observed since 1911.  It was fading into obscurity until the women’s movement in the 1960’s.  I remember the various demonstrations and bra burnings which...
  • Have a plan for this summer? How about Milwaukee in July?

    Milwaukee doesn’t often appear on lists of extra-busy travel destinations, but 2020 promises to be the exception. With the Democratic National Convention taking place July 13 -16, the city expects to welcome something like 50,000 visitors – including candidates and their staffs, delegates, volunteers, members of the media, donors, and others gathering in town to attend 1,500 events in just four...
  • Delaying Tactics

    by Lance Chilton As I write this, I’m sitting in the morning meeting of the New Mexico House Health and Human Services Committee three days before the end of the 2020 session. I’m interested in testimony on a bill, Senate Bill 131, the Tobacco Products Act. More on another day. But a little about my frustration: delaying tactics by the Republican...
  • Pre-Primary Ward Meetings to Elect Delegates

      By Flora Lucero, Chair Many thanks to all who participated in Saturday’s ward meetings to elect Delegates to the Pre-Primary Convention. The volunteers were tremendous! Special thanks goes out to all who helped with the training preparation, packet preparation, sign making, site setup, registration, clean up, and general help. And very special thanks goes out to the site and registration coordinators...