The Democratic Party of New Mexico (DPNM) today unveiled the DPNM 2020 Delegate Selection Plan, which outlines how registered Democrats can run to represent New Mexico at the 2020 Democratic National Convention.
Delegates are elected at a series of Ward/Precinct, County, Congressional District, and State conventions held after the New Mexico Presidential Primary. Delegates will then travel to Milwaukee to convey our state’s votes for the Democratic presidential nominee.
As part of the 2020 delegate selection process, DPNM is launching a 33 county outreach campaign to engage Democrats across New Mexico. DPNM staff will be conducting workshops in all 33 New Mexican counties and distributing both digital and physical materials regarding the delegate selection process.
The 2020 Delegate Selection Plan also includes an unprecedented diversity initiative, which is designed to encourage New Mexicans from a wide range of backgrounds to become delegates. As part of that initiative, DPNM is proactively reaching out to leaders in historically underrepresented communities in order to build a delegation that represents the diversity of our party.
“We’re really excited to be taking such a proactive approach to delegate selection this cycle,” said DPNM Executive Director Chelsey Evans. “With this plan, our goal is to give Democrats in every corner of New Mexico the information and assistance they need to run as a delegate. Our outreach goes beyond past years, and we’re thrilled to be taking the initiative to make the delegate selection as accessible as possible.”
“Democrats in New Mexico are fired up about the 2020 election, and delegate selection is another opportunity for us to build on that enthusiasm,” said DPNM Chair Marg Elliston. “We’re talking to Democrats all across New Mexico about how they can get involved and represent our state in Milwaukee. Judging by the energy and commitment we’ve seen from Democrats here in New Mexico, we’re looking forward to an involved and energized process.”