Nov 20 2013

We Need A New Governor

We need a Governor to put people first, to build an effective mental health system instead, to bring resources to our students and teachers.  We need someone to grow our economy and build real  jobs for our children.  Its time to pick our new Governor Now!  Here’s how:

Participate in the Primary Election process.  Make sure all your friends and family are registered to vote.  The last day to Register for the Primary is May 6, 2014.

Vote Early:  Early IN-Person Voting starts on May 17, 2014.  Get Ready!

Decide among our five strong Democratic candidates who will be the best person to lift New Mexico out of this Susanna Martinez slump and move us forward.  The choices are (in the order on the ballot) Senator Howie Morales, Alan Weber, Lawrence Rael, Senator Linda Lopez, and Attorney General Gary King.

Its time to research, visit with candidates, talk to friends and family and Get Involved.

WE NEED TO KEEP TOM UDALL IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE.  Senator Udall does not have an opponent in the primary.  He will have a battle in the fall.  NOW is the time to volunteer to keep Senator Udall in office.

KEEP OUR LEGISLATURE DEMOCRATIC.  There are lots of candidates that will need your help in the fall.  Know your District (you can look it up on the Secretary of State Web site), talk to your legislator and get ready to help.

Please contact me if you need information about candidates and how to be involved.

Come to our First Friday lunches to meet candidates for judgeships and other offices up and down the ballot.

Apr 16 2014

Want to Join a Top Democratic Campaign this Summer?

Now’s your chance to get in on the action!

Applications are being accepted for Organizing Corps summer organizing fellows right now — and you (or someone you know) should apply. The summer fellowship will be hands-on and intensive. You’ll be doing the actual work of organizing events, registering voters, and talking with new folks about why they should take that first step and get involved.

If you’d like to be a crucial part of the team that’s fighting to take back the House this November — and learn some new skills while you’re at it — this fellowship is for you.

So apply now to be a Summer Organizing Corps Fellow:

If you’re selected, you will be contacted by 2014 Organizing Corps..

Apr 08 2014

Senator Udall Recruiting Summer Interns for New Mexico Offices

Positions Available in Albuquerque, Carlsbad, Las Cruces, Portales and Santa Fe Offices
U.S. Senator Tom Udall invites New Mexico college students interested in gaining legislative or press relations experience to apply for internships in his Albuquerque, Carlsbad, Las Cruces, Portales and Santa Fe offices. 
For more information and to apply for an internship, please visit Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but students are encouraged to submit their applications early. 
“Congressional internships provide an unparalleled educational opportunity for students to gain first-hand insight into the inner workings of Congress,” Udall said. “Interns play an integral role in the daily operations of my offices, and I encourage any student interested in government or pursuing a career in public service to apply.”
Students of all majors are welcome to apply and internships in any of Udall’s offices may count toward college credit. Students should check with their respective college or university for requirements. 

Apr 05 2014

Why Would Rio Rancho Elect Greg Hull As Mayor?

Truth challenged mayoral candidate had legal residence in Albuquerque until 2013 and faced repeated legal actions in child support, home foreclosure

Rio Rancho will elect a new Mayor on April 15th. One candidate, Greg Hull has just moved to New Mexico’s 4th largest city within the past 9 months and now is trying to deceive voters regarding his background and experience.

Rio Rancho needs a Mayor that is open, honest and ready to lead the city forward with ideas and vision. Mike Williams is ready to lead on day one.

Mr. Hull has spent the past 15 years going from one train wreck to the next, making it up day after day and on and on.

  • Didn’t even live in Rio Rancho until 2013–Albuquerque resident until July 2013
  • Violated child support; deadbeat dad forced to pay lump sum of over $10,000 to settle case
  • Repeated attempts to mislead voters with blatant and hypocritical campaign deceptions like “family man,” “strong family values,” “deep roots in Rio Rancho.”

Why would anyone that lives in Rio Rancho vote for Greg Hull?

Rio Rancho needs strong leaders that have time tested values that include trust, honesty, courage, and responsibility. Greg Hull has failed every test and has no loyalty, interest or understanding as a candidate or even what issues matter to city residents. Living on the west side of ABQ is not the same as living in Rio Rancho.

Vote for a proven leader and former interim Mayor, Mike Williams. Elect Tom Buckner for City Council, so that Mike has strong support on the Council.

Mike Williams and Tom Buckner are building a better future for Rio Rancho.



Apr 02 2014

Great Opportunity: Campaign Manager Training

Emerge New Mexico Offers Campaign Manager Training

Have you ever considered professionally working on a candidate or issue campaign? New Mexico has some wonderful campaign managers and staff, and we need to continue to build our bench if we want to move forward! As a campaign manager, you can support progressive issues and help progressive candidates win! We need you.

Please join us for a Campaign Manager Training onApril 12 and 13 in Albuquerque. You’ll hear from some of the brightest campaign experts in the state, and learn the nuts and bolts. You’ll learn how to create a winning campaign plan, how to effectively reach voters, and create a convincing message.

Campaign Manager Training

April 12-13, 2014

Learn from the best in New Mexico

Find out how to create a winning strategy

Albuquerque, NM

$125 Registration fee includes two training days, food & drink, and materials.

Mar 25 2014

Congressman Lujan Announces Art Competition for High School Students

Congressman Ben Ray Luján announced details today for this year’s Congressional Art Competition.  This annual competition allows members of Congress to display the talent and creativity of their high school constituents.  The winning entry from each Congressional district will be displayed as part of an exhibit in the United States Capitol for one year.  The winner will travel to Washington, D.C. for a reception honoring the national winners.

“New Mexico has a long and rich tradition in the arts and the Congressional Art Competition provides young artists the opportunity to display their fine work,” Congressman Luján said.  “Every year, I am impressed with the quality and creativity of the high school students who participate in this competition and I am sure this year will be no different.  I look forward to viewing this year’s submissions.”

The competition is open to all high school students within the Third Congressional District of New Mexico.  All entries must be submitted to Luján’s Santa Fe district office by Friday, April 25, 2014 at 5 p.m.  The winner will be announced at a reception on Saturday, May 3. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 25 2014

Early Voting is Underway in Rio Rancho

Attention Rio Rancho Democrats – early voting for the  runoff election is underway.  Go vote for Tom Buckner for Council in District 5 and Mike Williams for Mayor.  Bring your friends and vote!  Election day is April 15.

Mar 19 2014

Senators Udall and Heinrich Announce Over $300,000 in Funding to Improve Tribal Transit

Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that the Pueblos of Jemez, Santa Ana and Isleta have been awarded a total of $307,770 in grant funding from the Federal Transit Administration to improve transit services and connections for tribal members and residents of the surrounding communities. Through a competitive selection process, projects at each Pueblo were chosen to receive funding through the FY 2013 Tribal Transit Program. 
The Tribal Transit Program authorizes direct grants to Indian tribes located in rural and small urban areas to fund public transportation capital projects, operating costs of public transportation equipment and facilities, and costs associated with the planning and acquisition of public transportation services. The Pueblo of Jemez received funding to purchase a bus and begin the Jemez Flex-Ride Coordinated Transportation System. The Pueblo of Santa Ana received funding to replace an old bus, while the Pueblo of Isleta’s grant will fund a study to identify needs surrounding a potential transit service. 

Feb 20 2014

Restore Balance and Integrity in Rio Rancho – Elect Gutierrez, Collins, Buckner and Williams

Rio Rancho voters are fortunate to have three candidates for City Council and one for Mayor that share one common goal: return city government to its citizens and stop extremist Tea Party control and oversight of Rio Rancho.  On March 4, we have the opportunity to make real change and say ‘no’ to Tea Party, out-of-touch fanatics.

These anti-education, Tea Party city councilors forced a vote against education, forcing a special election to reduce a portion of the GRT that went to help pay off UNM debt for the West campus that opened in 2010.  This cost tax-payers more than $50,000 that could have been spent repairing pot holes. They have even refused to let voters approve bonds that would allow the city to maintain roads.

By re-electing Tamara Gutierrez in District 3, electing Darlene Collins in District 2 and Thomas Buckner in District 5, voters can restore balance and integrity to the city council.  Electing Michael J. Williams as Mayor will allow Rio Rancho to regain its positive spark, take charge of its problems and shine as New Mexico’s third largest city.

Tamara Gutierrez, Darlene Collins, Tom Buckner and Michael Williams are ready to move forward and help create jobs and give our kids the world class education they deserve.

VOTE for all of these hardworking and outstanding candidates on March 4.

They are building the future, for Rio-Rancho and all New Mexicans.

 Right now.

Feb 15 2014

Coming to your town: EARLY VOTING

You can vote NOW for your candidates in the Municipal elections.  Go to your City Clerk from Monday to Friday and VOTE!  The final day for early voting is February 28.

When Democrats VOTE we all do better.

If you vote early, you can help get other Democrats to the polls before the final day.


Check out your town web site for more information:

For Bernalillo: (look for the newsletter which has the details).

For Corrales:

For Rio Rancho:

Feb 11 2014

Sandoval County Democratic Party Ward Meetings This Week!

Attend!  Become a delegate.  Help choose the leading Democrats for the 2014 Election.

Ward C will meet in Cuba, New Mexico on Tuesday, February 11 at 6:30 PM at Bruno’s Restaurant in Cuba.  Ward C includes Jemez Pueblo, Jemez Springs, Torreon, and northern Sandoval County.

Wards A, B, D and E meet on Saturday, February 15, 2014. 

Ward A meets at the Bernalillo Town Hall, 829 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM.  Registration is at 10 AM and attendees must arrive by 10:30 AM to participate.  Ward A includes Bernalillo, Placitas, Cochiti and north to Santo Domingo.

Ward B meets at the Corrales Senior Center, 4324 Corrales Road, Corrales.  Registration is at 9:30 AM and attendees must arrive by 10 AM to participate.  Ward B includes Corrales.

Ward D meets at Rio Rancho Elementary School, 4601 Pepe Ortiz SE, Rio Rancho 87124.  Registration is at 12:30 PM and attendees must arrive by 1 PM to participate.

Ward E meets atUNM West, 2600 College Boulevard NE, Rio Rancho.  Registration begins at 1PM and attendees must arrive by 1:30 PM to participate.

The Sandoval County Pre-Primary Convention will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Bernalillo High School Cafeteria.  The purpose of this meeting is to approve the selection of 87 delegates for the state Pre-Primary Nominating Convention.

The State Pre-Primary Nominating Convention will take place at the Route 66 Casino on Saturday, March 8, 2014. 

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