Since releasing our delegate selection plan in September 2019, DPNM staff and officers have been hard at work making sure that the 2020 delegate selection process is the most inclusive and accessible in history. These efforts have included presentations to county parties, media appearances, and outreach to historically underrepresented communities.
DPNM staff has been traveling across the state, speaking to county parties from Union to Luna about the delegate selection process. The party is on track to visit all 33 counties by the end of the year, ensuring that Democrats in all corners of New Mexico are aware of the process and able to participate. Staff has also appeared on local TV and in local publications
Meanwhile, DPNM’s Affirmative Action Committee has been assisting with outreach to historically underrepresented communities as part of our commitment to creating a delegation that looks like New Mexico. Most recently, Affirmative Action Committee Chair Bernadette Vadurro attended the All Pueblo Governor’s Council Meeting to discuss the upcoming convention.
“It’s great to see people from all over New Mexico getting interested in becoming a DNC delegate,” said DPNM Party Affairs Directory Hayden Cuffman. “We’re hoping to make this process more accessible than ever before, and that starts with making sure that everyone who is interested has the opportunity to participate. These workshops are an important step toward engaging Democrats in all corners of our state.”
“The Affirmative Action Committee is excited to be moving forward with outreach and fundraising plans that benefit disenfranchised communities,” said DPNM Affirmative Action Chair Bernadette Vadurro. “We have a lot planned in the upcoming months, and we look forward to making sure that our delegation is representative of New Mexico’s incredible diversity.”
Learn more about delegate selection and how to get involved here.