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NM Dems on Bills Expanding Democracy

Last night, the New Mexico House passed HB 84, a bill that would enact automatic voter registration at the MVD and elsewhere, and HB 86, a bill that would allow voter registration until and on Election Day. Marg Elliston, Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico,...

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NM Dems on Early Childhood Moonshot

Tonight, the New Mexico House passed a bill to amend the state constitution in order to expand early childhood education. Marg Elliston, Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico, released this statement: “Throughout my career working for quality early childhood education, it was painful to...

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NM Dems on Minimum Wage Bill

Last night, the New Mexico House passed a bill to raise the minimum wage from the federal  minimum of $7.25 to $12 per hour by 2021. Marg Elliston, Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico, released this statement: “It’s high time New Mexico working families...

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NM Dems on Lujan Grisham Reversing Medicaid Restrictions

Yesterday, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that she would cancel planned restrictions on Medicaid benefits proposed by former Governor Susana Martinez. Marg Elliston, Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico, released this statement: “I applaud Governor Lujan Grisham’s move to end her predecessor’s plan to...

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NM Dems on Trump Visit

In response to Donald Trump’s visit to El Paso, TX, which is adjacent to New Mexico’s border communities, Marg Elliston, Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico, released this statement: “Like the forcible family separation policy and his extreme restrictions on immigration and asylum, Donald...

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Chair Elliston on Governor Lujan Grisham Ending PARCC Tests

Today, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham issued an executive order directing the New Mexico Public Education Department to end use of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers standardized test, commonly known as PARCC. Marg Elliston, Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico, praised the action:

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Sneaky Steve Backs Border Wall

On Wednesday night, in one of his last speeches in Washington, Steve Pearce finally revealed he wants Trump’s border wall and he’s willing to shut down the government to get it. After claiming to oppose the wall, he’s now using the lame duck session to take the...

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Chair Elliston on Ben Ray Luján Election as Assistant Leader

Today, the Democratic House Caucus elected Congressman Ben Ray Luján to the position of assistant Democratic leader. Marg Elliston, Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico, congratulated the congressman: “New Mexico is lucky to have leaders who deliver for New Mexicans and also represent us proudly in the leadership...

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DPNM Chair Marg Elliston on Unprecedented Democratic Sweep of All Statewide and Federal Offices in New Mexico

In reaction to New Mexico Democrats’ electoral success this week, Marg Elliston, Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico, released this statement: “With the incredible, hard won victory of Xochitl Torres Small last night, New Mexico Democrats have won every single 2018 federal and statewide contest, including judicial races. For...

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New Mexico Democrats Make History, Elect First Hispanic Woman to Represent Second Congressional District

Tonight, Xochitl Torres Small won a hard-fought race to become the first woman and first Hispanic person elected to represent New Mexico's Second Congressional District. Marg Elliston, Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico, released the following statement in response: “Xochitl Torres Small won a race that nobody thought was...

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