Nov 24 2014

Friday Dec 5 – A Time to Share

This is the time of year when we take time out to be grateful for all the gifts we experience daily.  I am grateful to all of you for the caring and commitment you show to improve our communities every day.

If you are like me and still trying to figure out what really happened during the election of 2014, I hope you will join us at our first Friday luncheon on Friday, December 5 from 11:30 AM to 1 PM at the Range in Bernalillo.  We want to hear from you about what went right and what we can do better the next time.

The luncheon will be a time of sharing in many ways.  Please bring canned goods or financial contributions to support the work of Storehouse West feeding hungry people in Sandoval County.

State Senators John Sapien and Benny Shendo have been invited to discuss the election and upcoming Legislative Session.  I also put in a request to our nationally famous Congressman Ben Ray Lujan.

The election still continues in the race for Land Commissioner.  At this time, Ray Powell trails by 744 votes, triggering an automatic recount.  We need volunteers to observe this process in Sandoval County.  The recount will start on December 3 or later.  Please let me know if you can help observe the recount whenever it occurs.

Hope to see you at 11:30am on Friday, December 5, at the Range in Bernalillo.


Dec 15 2014

25th Annual Democratic Party of NM Legislative Dinner

Please Join Us for The

25th Annual Democratic Party of New Mexico

Legislative Dinner

Thursday, January 20th

6:00pm VIP Reception | 7:00pm Dinner

La Fonda Hotel

100 E San Francisco St.

Santa Fe, NM 87501

Join us for a night to mix and mingle with our democratic leaders in the NM House and Senate
$100 – SCC Member Dinner Ticket
$200 – Individual Guest Dinner Ticket
$350 – VIP Reception and Dinner Ticket
$25/Month – Sustained Giver Ticket
Sponsorship and Table Purchases available–DEADLINEJanuary 5, 2015

Please purchase by January 12, 2015

Special Hotel Rates:


La Fonda–$94 (book by 12/27/14)

Hotel Santa Fe–$75 ( book by 12/20/14)

mention DPNM to receive special room rates


Please contact Danika Padilla for sponsorship opportunities, table purchases, or to RSVP at

Your contribution will be used in connection with federal elections.  Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the names, mailing address, occupation and name of employer of the individuals whose contributions exceed $200 per calendar year.

Contributions are not tax deductible for state and federal income tax purposes.

Dec 01 2014

Your Help Is Needed!!!!

As you know the Land Commissioner race was so close that an automatic recount of votes is required.  The recount is scheduled to begin December 8.  If you have the time to be an observer at the recount please contact Marg Elliston (





Nov 19 2014

Exciting News for New Mexico Democrats

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered great and exciting news for New Mexico Democrats.

Congressman Ben Ray Luján will lead our campaign to elect House Democrats in the 2016 election.

Nancy Pelosi had this to say about our Congressman:

I know that Congressman Luján has the fresh voice and grassroots perspective we need to deliver Democratic wins in difficult races. And just as importantly, I know he will be a tireless champion for the middle-class and for all those working to get there.

Since his election in 2008, Congressman Luján has distinguished himself as a bold progressive leader. He’s worked tirelessly to expand access to quality health care, reform Wall Street, combat climate change, fix our broken immigration system, and expand college affordability.

You can count on Congressman Luján to hold the House Republicans accountable for their reckless agenda — and stand strong for the values we share.

Will you sign my note welcoming Congressman Luján as DCCC Chairman?

Thanks for all you do!

Nancy Pelosi

P.S. One more reason I’m so excited today… Congressman Luján has a deep passion for grassroots organizing. I know he’ll be a perfect fit with the amazing work so many of you are doing in your communities. Please take a second to sign my note welcoming Congressman Luján as DCCC Chairman.


Nov 06 2014

Post Election Reflection

As the Election of 2014 draws to a close, lets celebrate the good news:

Sandoval County helped re-elect Senator Tom Udall, Congressman Ben Ray Lujan and Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham.   They will return to Washington DC as members of the minority party in Congress. They will need our love and continued support.

Hector Balderas is elected New Mexico Attorney General, Tim Keller will be State Auditor, and Tim Eichenberg will be State Treasurer. Roger Madalena and Stephanie Garcia Richard return to the New Mexico House of Representatives!

We elected an energetic political newcomer, James Dominguez as County Commissioner in District 1. Cindy Mercer will be a District Judge in the 13th Judicial District.

Congratulations to all. We look forward to your service and your continued hard work.

Lots of folks in Sandoval County worked long and hard on the election. We knocked on doors, made phone calls, talked to our friends, handed out literature, waved signs and sat in polling places. In some cases, all our efforts were not enough.

Many thanks to these great candidates who did not quite make it. Antonio Montoya for County Assessor, Jesse James Casaus for Sheriff, Catherine Begaye, Linda Allison, Donna Tillman, and John Wallace who tried to buck the tide for State Representative. Thanks too for Judicial Candidates Christopher Perez and Joshua Sanchez who lost their races for District Court in the 13th Judicial District, to Kerry Kiernan who was not elected to the Court of Appeals, and Charles Aguilar who lost his race for Probate Judge. Statewide candidates Maggie Toulouse Oliver and Ray Powell (possibly pending a recount) did not win nor did Deb Haaland and Gary King. With Gubernatorial Candidate Gary King only winning 38% of the vote in Sandoval, it was a tough election season.

Lets look at the results, celebrate our victories and come together to figure out how to support our elected officials and how to win in 2016. Adelante and onward.

I’ll see you for our First Friday Lunch in December on the 5th at 11:30 at the Range in Bernalillo! Come and tells us what you think we must do for the future. And please bring a can of food for someone in need.   I’ll remind you later. Remember, there is no First Friday luncheon in November.

I’m proud of you and all our candidates. Many thanks. Marg

Oct 28 2014


It’s getting down to the wire and with under a week to go we really need your help!

Wednesday October 29th
Phone Bank from 5 – 9 PM at DPNM Headquarters, 8214 2nd St. NW, in Albuquerque

The Coordinated Campaign which is working for our Senator, Representatives, and State-level candidates has the following shifts:

Saturday 11/1 Sunday 11/2 Monday 11/3
we need help canvassing and calling for the following times:

12:00noon-4:00pm,  4:00pm-8:00pm

[On Monday, Nov. 3, we will be literature dropping, not actual canvassing.]

To RSVP for the Coordinated Campaign contact Carlos Duran at 505-750-2818

Election Day Nov. 4

[More literature dropping -- no canvassing.]

[That last hour of 7 to 8 will likely be spent making sure voters stay in line.]

To RSVP for the Coordinated Campaign contact Carlos Duran at 505-750-2818

Catherine Begaye’s Campaign
Catherine is gathering an army to do the following:

Saturday, November 1st at 295 Mission Valley Rd., Corrales.
Morning from 9:00 to Noon
Afternoon at Noon to 4:00
Evening from 4:00 to 7:00

Sunday, November 2nd at 8004 Rancho Dorado Ct. NW, Albuquerque.
Morning from 9:30 to Noon – Joint Canvass w/ Sen. Heinrich & Tim Keller @ DPNM 8214 2nd St. NW, ABQ
Afternoon at Noon to 4:00
Evening from 4:00 to 7:00

Monday, November 3rd at 4212 Rancho Centro, NW Albuquerque
Morning from 9:00 to Noon
Afternoon at Noon to 4:00
Evening from 4:00 to 7:00

Election Day, Tuesday, November 4th at 4212 Rancho Centro, NW Albuquerque
Morning from 9:00 to Noon
Afternoon at Noon to 4:00
Evening from 4:00 to 7:00

To RSVP for any one of these events please email the campaign Field Director Daniel at or by phone: 505-363-8372.

Poll Challengers On Election Day
Poll Challengers are needed on Election Day, November 4 to assure voters are treated fairly. Training will be provided.
To volunteer, call Marg Elliston at 259-5860.

When Democrats Vote, Democrats Win! Help Make it Happen!!

Oct 10 2014

Now is the Time to Come to the Aid of Your Party!

We’re voting and we need YOU!

Come to these Get Out The Vote events:

On Saturday, October 18, 2014, join Senator Tom Udall, Congressman Ben Ray Lujan, Candidates including Catherine Begaye to Rally folks for the early vote. The rally will take place at the South end of La Entrada Park in Corrales from 9:30 to 10:30 AM. After the rally, go vote at the Corrales Community Center and join us in a canvass for our candidates.

On Saturday, October 25, 2014 join Senator Udall, Congressman Lujan and our other great candidates in Rio Rancho at Tom and Sue Buckner’s house, 4480 Snow Heights Circle from 1:30 to 2:30 PM. This is just off Riverview and a short walk to the early voting site at Meadowlark Senior Center in Rio Rancho. Vote before or after the rally. The polls are open from 10 AM to 7 PM.

Volunteer!!!! We need you to encourage your friends and family to vote. Then help us with phone calling, knocking on doors and giving out literature.

Here’s a list of when we need you:
Phone Banks operate Wednesdays 5:00pm – 9:00pm at 115 Montclaire Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87114

Canvass (door to door campaigning) every Saturday at 9:30 AM and Sunday at 1 PM. Contact Carlos Duran for more details.

Literature Drop on Saturday November 1 and Sunday November 2. Shifts from 8 to 12, 12 to 4 and 4 to 8.

Election Day Get out the Voters – Shifts from 5-8AM, 8 to noon, 12 to 4 PM and 4 to 8 PM.

To sign up for these shifts and to get more information, contact Carlos Duran at, or by phone at 505-366-8888.

When Democrats vote, we all win!!!

Oct 10 2014

Early Voting Kick Off with Senator Udall



Senator Tom Udall

And your neighbors



Saturday, October 18, 2014

La Entrada Park, Corrales, NM

From 9:30 to 10:30 AM

Then walk across the street to the Early Voting Site

At the Corrales Community Center, 4326 Corrales Road

The Early Voting Centers will be open from 10 AM to 7 PM Monday through Saturday from October 18 through November 1

Sep 23 2014

Join the Democrats at the Corrales Harvest Festival

The Harvest Festival is on this weekend in Corrales.  From the pet parade to the hay wagons, there is lots to see and do.  We’ll be there too with a booth for the Sandoval County Democrats.  Come by our booth which will be in the Village office complex. 

We’ll have signs and handouts from various candidates. 

We’ll also have voter registrars

We’ll be there from 9 to 5 on Saturday September 27 and 10 to 4 on Sunday, September 28

We hope to see you this weekend! 

Aug 29 2014

Volunteer at the State Fair and Help Elect Democrats!

DPNM is asking for volunteers to staff our booth at the 2014 State Fair—September 10-21. Coverage is needed between the hours of 9AM through 9PM during the week and 9AM through 10PM weekends.

Volunteers will receive passes to enter the fair.  Please send your name, phone number e-mail address and days/times you are available to Romaine Serna. The goal is to have a big presence in this election year!

Contact Romaine Serna– OR 505-830-3650

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