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 for organizing the helpers. And to the team that processed the election results, I salute you and am eternally grateful for your steadfast effort. To my Vice Chairs, Manny Crespin and Amanda Marie Garcia, thank you for stepping up to be shining examples of leadership. Lastly, words cannot describe my gratitude for the countless hours our core team spent planning and executing the monumental task of pulling off 58 meetings in seven hours at eight locations for 450 Democrats living in Bernalillo County. Ivan Pfeifer, Cheryl Harris, Karlyne Nordholm, Melissa Alexander, Moss Templeton, Wanda Harrison, and Rico Moreno, you are shining lights in our Democratic Party, words cannot adequately describe the respect and admiration I have for you.
If you attended the meetings, you may be interested in the results of Saturday’s election. The DPBC 2020 Pre-Primary Delegates to the Convention are now posted on our Website: https://bernalillodems.org/2020-pre-primary-convention-delegates/. There are some important dates coming up. Please see below.
We have much to do this year. Conventions, elections, voter registration, and GOTV provide ample opportunity for each of us to work locally to strengthen our democracy. Your time, effort, and skills are needed (volunteer here).
We are doing this work together. I am honored to be here with you, building this bridge to a more inclusive representative democracy while crossing it.
Tonight – Convention Credentials Committee Meeting, Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 6:00 pm.
Los Duranes Community Center, 2920 Leopoldo Rd NW
The committee shall hear challenges to the election of all delegates to a County Convention and deliberate the credentials of all delegates to the convention. Each Ward shall elect a member of the Convention Credentials and Rules Committee from among the Ward’s delegates. I have asked Pamelya Herndon to chair the meeting and Wanda Harrison will be the secretary.
Thursday – 3rd Thursday Pre-Primary Social – February 20, 2020, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Tractor Brewing Company, Wells Park, 1800 4th St NW
Socialize and celebrate #TrueBlue2020 with live music by the New Mexico Musicians Coalition.
Thursday – DPBC Platform and Resolutions Committee Meeting, February 20, 2020
Details TBD. Contact Committee Chair, Brendan O’Reilly for details (re*********@be************.org).
Saturday – Democratic Party of Bernalillo County Pre-Primary Convention, February 22, 2020
10:00 am, Doors open at 9:00 am. Cibola High School Performing Arts Center, 1510 Ellison Dr NW
Congresswoman Deb Haaland will be the keynote speaker. Join us as we certify our delegates to the State Convention and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.