DPNM Caucuses

LGBTQ Caucus

Richard Cooley
LBGTQ+ Caucus Chair
300 Central Ave SW #1300
Albuquerque, NM 87102


The Democratic Party of New Mexico LGBTQ Caucus

We, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer members of the Democratic Party of New Mexico, hereby formally declare that we have organized a caucus that shall hereafter be known as the LGBTQ Democratic Caucus of New Mexico. Recognizing that the Democratic Party of New Mexico has committed itself to the principles of equal opportunity of participation in the political process and of fair representation at every level of state activity, we organize with the intention of advising the Party of the means by which it can best fulfill the ideals from which its principles derive. We recognize the rampant disparities and inequalities LGBTQ People face in their day-to-day lives. As LGBTQ Democrats, we seek a truly just society. We will collectively and individually work through the Democratic Party, to achieve the eradication of discrimination and work towards the realization of a state community, in which social equity and a respect for individual dignity prevail. We support the right of all families to have equal respect, responsibilities, and protections under the law. We support marriage equality and support the movement to secure equal treatment under the law for LGBT individuals, and other marginalized communities not just in terms of recognizing families, but working to ensure that all members of the LGBTQ Community secure gainful employment, have access to quality medical treatment, education, and housing. We pledge, therefore, that consistent with the principles of the Democratic Party of New Mexico, we honor the rules set forth in the by-laws of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. (from the Preamble of the LGBTQ Caucus bylaws)


Read the Caucus Bylaws below:

DPNM LGBTQ Caucus Bylaws


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