• Using New Mexico’s Wonderful Legislative Website

    By Lance Chilton New Mexico may not be at the top of all lists, but it is very near the top in its excellent legislative website, nmlegis.gov. Here’s a little of what you’ll find there, and at the bottom of this list, you’ll find a link to more complete guidance as to how to use our great site. On the home...
  • An Interview with Marg Elliston

    by Lance ChiltonMarg Elliston has been on the job as Democratic State Party Chairperson for 21 months; she filled out her predecessor’s unexpired term and then was elected to her own two-year term in office. Previously she was Sandoval County Democratic Chair; during a recent interview, she quipped that now she has to deal with 33 counties, not just one....
  • ‘Tis the Season

    “It is a fine thing to establish one's own religion in one's heart, not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing.”― D.H. Lawrence At this time of year, we act on traditions which have usually passed across communities and generations and indicate common faith and values. If...
  • In Indian Country, a Crisis of Missing Women. And a New One When They’re Found.

    Read the article in the New York Times.
  • Nobody is Above the Law

    Nobody is Above the Law! The night before the House of Representatives takes a somber vote to impeach Trump, we'll head to every congressional office and public square to declare that Nobody Is Above the Law as representatives finalize their positions and senators look on.  Events will be visible, family-friendly, public gatherings to demonstrate to our lawmakers that their constituents are behind...
  • Federal rules could cut food aid for up to 37,000 New Mexicans

    by Sylvia Ulloa, New Mexico In Depth, New Mexico In Depth December 5, 2019 Up to 37,000 New Mexicans will lose food aid under stricter mandates approved Wednesday by the Trump administration, the governor’s office reported. Nearly 700,000 people will be affected across the U.S. Currently, New Mexico waives work requirements statewide for able-bodied adults without children, but under the finalized rule...
  • Thankful

    Many of us realize that we are experiencing political mayhem that is unparalleled in our lifetime. On a recent newscast, NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly commented that “We’re going to need more synonyms for the word ‘unprecedented.’” Yet, in the midst of all of this unparalleled mayhem, I have hope. You, my friends, give that to me. And for that, I...
  • Grassroots people with big ideas! We need you!

    Grassroots people with big ideas! We need you! The Democratic Party's platform develops from the ideas of grassroots activists who put their ideals into words via resolutions that proclaim the policy positions the Democratic Party supports. The resolutions give a strong answer to the question “What makes you a Democrat?” The DPBC Resolutions Committee currently has 28 vacancies to be filled through...