Democratic Party of New Mexico Black Caucus
Pamelya Herndon (Bernalillo County) – Chair
Section 1. The purpose of this organization shall be to remain current on political issues affecting African American communities throughout the State of New Mexico at local, state and national levels, to inform the Democratic Party of New Mexico (DPNM) about such issues, and to work together to seek resolution to such issues when appropriate to do so.
Section 2. Encourage African Americans who share the same interests and goals, to participate in mainstream politics. New Mexico DBC shall provide the leadership, recruitment effort and support necessary to encourage African Americans in New Mexico to participate in local, state and national politics.
Section 3. New Mexico DBC shall initiate and/or host forums, so that politicians will have the opportunity to interact and participate in solutions to issues of mutual concern.
Section 4. Elect Democrats and work with African American communities around New Mexico to strengthen the DPNM.
Section 6. Support and promote the principles of fair elections as guaranteed by both the United States and New Mexico Constitutions and encourage participation in all election processes.
(From the DPNM Black Caucus Bylaws)
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