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Another Extremist GOP Candidate Enters Gubernatorial Race

Louie Sanchez announced his plan to run for governor today, joining a field of out-of-touch GOP candidates. Sanchez has shown his extremist views by supporting restrictive anti-choice laws, including legislation that would directly challenge Roe v. Wade. He opposed common sense gun safety...

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Herrell Endorses Dangerous Taylor Greene Bill

As the majority of elected officials continue to work towards a productive dialogue about vaccinations, Representative Yvette Herrell is sowing division by supporting an extremist bill that would prevent schools and airlines from requiring vaccines or masks to slow the spread of COVID-19. This far-right bill introduced...

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DPNM Statement on Nomination of U.S. Senator Tom Udall As US Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa

DPNM Chair Jessica Velasquez released the following statement regarding President Joe Biden’s plans to nominate former United States Senator Tom Udall as US Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa:  “We are so proud to see outstanding New Mexico Democrats like Senator...

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DPNM Celebrates A Return to Normalcy As New Mexico Reopens

New Mexico lifted all COVID-19 restrictions this week, signaling a return to normalcy after over a year of necessary sacrifice from all New Mexicans to keep our families and our communities safe. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham led one of the most successful responses to the pandemic in...

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DPNM Statement on the Election of NADCNM Officers

The Native American Democratic Caucus of New Mexico (NADCNM) elected new officers this month, selecting Isaac Dakota Casados as Chair, Songtree Pioche as Vice Chair, Nathana Bird as Secretary and Lyle Lomayma as Treasurer. These officers have pledged to continue NADCNM’s work to uplift Native voices within...

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DPNM Back On The Road: Chair & Vice Chair Meet With Dems In Three Northern Counties

As New Mexico Reopens, DPNM Chair Jessica Velasquez and DPNM Vice Chair Manny Crespin are Visiting Counties Across The State New Mexico Democrats got back on the road this weekend, taking a trip to meet with Democrats in Rio Arriba, Taos, and Mora counties....

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DPNM Statement on Pamelya Herndon’s Appointment to Represent HD-28

The Bernalillo County Commission today voted to appoint DPNM Secretary Pamelya Herndon as the next Representative for House District 28, filling the seat vacated by Congresswoman Melanie Stansbury. DPNM Chair Jessica Velasquez released the following statement regarding the appointment: “We are so proud to see Pamelya Herndon joining the legislature as...

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RPNM Leaders Silent As GOP Commissioner Disrespects Fallen Officer with Unhinged Conspiracy Theory

Otero County Commissioner and Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin horrified Americans across the nation yesterday when he cast doubt that Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick was brutally murdered during the January 6th insurrection. Griffin told CNN that he’s “not even so...

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DPNM Statement on Juneteenth

DPNM Chair Jessica Velasquez released the following statement on Juneteenth: “We are proud to see Juneteenth recognized as a federal holiday. This is a day to remember those who have fought for freedom in the past, and to recommit ourselves to the struggle for racial equity, whether that is at...

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SCOTUS Upholds ACA For The Third Time; NM GOP Continues To Try To Strip Affordable Health Care From New Mexicans

The Supreme Court of the United States today upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for the third time, despite repeated GOP attempts to undermine the law in the courts. This ruling is a clear rebuke to GOP politicians who have repeatedly tried to reduce access to care,...

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