With the election less than three weeks away(!), we are asking all of you to Sign UP, Volunteer, attend events, and do whatever you can to elect DEMOCRATS up and down the ballot!!
Early Voting sites throughout the county open on Saturday, October 22. For a list, check out the Sandoval County Clerk web pages. Sites are open Monday-Saturday from 10 AM to 7 PM through November 5. Be on record now! VOTE EARLY!!!!!!
First Friday Luncheon on November 4, 2016 at the Range in Bernalillo from 11:30 to 1 PM.
Let’s Go Vote Matanza on November 5, 2016 from 2-5 PM at the home of John Arango in Algodones at 1452 Highway 313 (just south of the intersection of the Algodones exit on I25 and Highway 313). There will be free food, music and fun for the family, games for kids, green chile and great speeches led by Congressman Ben Ray Lujan!
We need people to phone bank, canvass, reach out to voters door-to-door, be poll watchers helping with voter protection, wave signs at street corners for visibility and help in the office with volunteers. Pick your office and volunteer:
In Rio Rancho, the office is at 2345 Southern, Suite B4. 891-2016.
In Bernalillo, the office is at 872 Camino del Pueblo, Suite F. 771-8771.
And here are some issues we discussed at the Friday Luncheon on October 14:
Representative Bill McCamley from Las Cruces talked about the importance of the upcoming election. He recounted the struggle at the Special Session which was called to plug the $600 million deficit created by the Martinez administration. The fix will negatively impact higher education and services to New Mexico families. The struggle with the budget demonstrates the importance of supporting Democratic Candidates running for the NM House. Let’s take back the House!
County Clerk Eileen Garbagni thanked Judy and David DeAtley, Theresa Trujeque and Ruth Bouldes for all they are doing. She also reported that there are now 94,000 register in voters in Sandoval County. 3,500 people have requested absentee ballots and as of October 13, 1671 Democrats have voted early. Absentee ballots can still be requested from the office of the County Clerk.
Donnie Leonard spoke of the importance of voting for the Mill Levy to extend support to the hospitals in Sandoval County. The extension is on this ballot. Angela Ward with Presbyterian Rust Hospital and Melissa Romney with the Sandoval Regional Medical Center spoke about the importance of the mill levy in supporting the two hospitals who are providing quality medical treatment close to home. Voting yes for the mill levy will not raise taxes.
Candidates Laura Montoya for re-election as County Treasurer and Alexis Jimenez, candidate for County Commission District 4 spoke about their campaigns as well