The Democratic Party of New Mexico (DPNM) today unveiled the 2020 Delegate Selection Plan, which outlines how registered Democrats can run to represent New Mexico at the 2020 Democratic National Convention. As part of this plan, DPNM outlined an unprecedented diversity initiative aimed at fostering interest in the delegate selection process among historically underrepresented communities and building a delegation that represents the diversity of New Mexico.
The 2020 Delegate Selection plan includes goals that go above and beyond DNC requirements, and specifically address the diversity of Democrats in New Mexico. In 2020, DPNM is aiming for the delegation to have proportionate representation of African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, LGBTQ+ People, People with Disabilities, Youth, Veterans, Labor Union Members, Senior Citizens, and Rural Voters.
Throughout the delegate selection process, DPNM will be working toward these goals by coordinating with community leaders, publishing educational materials in multiple languages, and making materials available in every county, regardless of access to reliable broadband.
DPNM Chair Marg Elliston released the following statement regarding the 2020 Delegate Selection Plan Diversity Initiative:
“We are building a delegation that looks like New Mexico. This is an essential part of lifting up the many voices that make our party so strong. We’re proud to be going above and beyond to ensure that our delegation to the Democratic National Convention represents communities that have been historically marginalized or underrepresented. Our diversity is one of our greatest strengths, and we’re excited to bring those many perspectives to the national stage during the 2020 cycle.”