Over 900 supporters attended the virtual rally
The Democratic Party of New Mexico (DPNM) tonight hosted a virtual rally that brought together Democratic candidates and officials to officially launch the 2020 “New Mexico for All” Democratic Coordinated Campaign. 916 people joined the Facebook livestream to express their support for Democratic candidates.
Viewers heard from New Mexico’s leading Democrats, including DPNM Chair Marg Elliston, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, Senator Tom Udall, Representative Ben Ray Luján, Representative Deb Haaland, Representative Xochitl Torres Small, Teresa Leger Fernandez, New Mexico Speaker of the House Brian Egolf, Senator Daniel Ivey-Soto, Justice Shannon Bacon, Justice David Thomson, Judge Zach Ives, Judge Shammara Henderson, Judge Jane Yohalem, and Co-Liaison for Black Women For Biden NM Sonya Morring Smith. Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Representative Joaquin Castro also joined as a spokesperson for Biden 2020.
Speakers emphasized Democratic candidates’ and supporters’ commitment to creating a “New Mexico for All” by supporting policies that directly benefit hardworking families. They highlighted Democrats’ shared values on health care, the economy, and education that have positively affected New Mexicans in recent years. Democrats also spoke about the coordinated campaign’s field and staffing plans, including how candidates are adapting their campaigns during a global pandemic.
“‘New Mexico for All’ is about bringing together candidates up-and-down the ballot who want to make sure that our government works for hardworking families, not just the rich and powerful ,” said DPNM Chair Marg Elliston. “We’re so excited to have so many strong, diverse candidates on the ballot this year, and Democrats are fired up about electing leaders who will truly make a difference at every level of government. We’re looking forward to building a people-powered movement that can lead us to victory in 2020, and tonight was a powerful first step toward that goal.”