The Democratic Party of New Mexico (DPNM) tonight hosted a virtual Get Out The Vote rally to build excitement ahead of expanded early voting locations opening tomorrow. Already nearly 100,000 Democrats have cast their ballots and thousands more are planning to head to the polls this weekend.
Viewers heard from New Mexico’s leading Democrats, including all three candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives, who are on track to become the largest all woman of color delegation in the nation.
Representative Deb Haaland, Representative Xochitl Torres Small, and Teresa Leger Fernandez emphasized the importance of voting as a way to make our voices heard and encouraged viewers to get their friends and families out to vote.
“Young voters are the future of our democracy. We must encourage their participation and passionate opinions to ensure further involvement within our community,” said Representative Deb Haaland. “Young people have a very important role in this election, and if you seize this opportunity, you can change the future we live in and help us all restore our Democracy.”
“Thank you for being part of the solution, part of the action and part of the work that it’s going to take to make a difference,” said Representative Xochitl Torres Small. “I’ve learned that it’s about raising our voices so that we cannot be ignored. We need to make sure that we’re speaking up so that we can build a brighter future for New Mexico together.”
“We need to get everybody we know out to vote, because we want to send a message that our politics of love and opportunity is stronger than their politics of fear,” said Teresa Leger Fernandez. “We are going to be on the courageous side of history, and we’re going to do it by exercising the most powerful right we have in our democracy: the right to vote.”