Barbara Clinton – Why I am a Democrat

When I think of the Democratic Party, some of the first words that come to mind are diverse, caring and inclusive. That is the modern-day Democratic Party. On the other hand, the picture of the original Democratic Party is very disturbing. However, in spite of, or maybe because of the juxtaposition, I am a Democrat. …

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DPNM Virtual Events & Activities

A Message from the Chair, Marg Elliston Hello Democrats! These are difficult times, and DPNM is grateful for all the incredible activists like you who are committed to supporting your communities and electing Democrats up-and-down the ballot. Now more than ever, we need to stand together and support our fellow New Mexicans. With the recent …

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Red Flag Law Protects New Mexicans

By Mitchell Freedman (The RR Observer published is editorial on March 15) There are misconceptions regarding New Mexico’s “red flag” gun law. The law is designed to reduce gun suicides and gun-based domestic violence, the latter mostly against women. Eighteen States passed these laws, several since President Trump said, after the Parkland, Florida massacre (before …

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Health Care, Sick Leave Vital Weapon

DESPITE HOLLOW presidential assurances to the contrary, the coronavirus is likely to proliferate in the United States. The unfortunate condition of our country’s health care system will exacerbate the damage. The coronavirus will not spare any demographic group. This includes the uninsured food service worker for whom seeing a doctor is cost prohibitive and the …

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DPNM Pre-Primary Convention – March 7, 2020

Sandoval County Democrats turned out for the Democratic Party of New Mexico Pre-Primary Convention March 7. Sandoval County’s Treasurer, Laura Montoya, and Terese Leger Fernandez of Santa Fe County qualified for the CD-3 race in the June 2 Primary. ( The County Party does not endorse in contested primaries but provides information to help voters …

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First Friday Luncheon – March 6, 2020

  The County Party’s First Friday Luncheon featured a keynote address by Ben Ray Lujan, U.S. Rep for New Mexico Congressional District 3, and candidate for the U.S. Senate seat. The crowd was large and appeared ready for political action. A number of candidates spoke at the meeting, including for the first time at the …

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SCFDW Feed the Kids Program Announcement

Sandoval County Federation of Democratic Women has joined as an official partner with St. Paul’s United Church of Christ Feed the Kids program.   The program is also joined by St. Francis Episcopal Church to provide week-end food packets to children in Rio Rancho who are living without sufficient nourishment. Together we are providing packets each …

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Have a plan for this summer? How about Milwaukee in July?

By Marietta Benevento Milwaukee doesn’t often appear on lists of extra-busy travel destinations, but 2020 promises to be the exception. With the Democratic National Convention taking place July 13 -16, the city expects to welcome something like 50,000 visitors – including candidates and their staffs, delegates, volunteers, members of the media, donors, and others gathering in …

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Cynthia Tidwell – Why I am a Democrat

I grew up in a hard-shell Republican family.  When we settled in Glenview, (a Chicago suburb), when I was in high school, my dad always made a point of declaring that it was our sacred duty to pull the Republican lever for all candidates, as a protest against the elder Daley Democratic machine. It didn’t matter …

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Red Flag Law Letter to the Editor – Published in the RR Observer 02/23/20

The following was published in the Rio Rancho Observer on Sunday, February 23, 2020. The author is Judy Gordon a member of the Sandoval County Precinct 74 Committee. Dear Editor: Kudos to our Democratic governor and New Mexico Legislature for their action to prevent suicides and domestic violence through the passage of the Extreme Risk …

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