Campaigning During COVID-19

Stay Safe, Stay Updated and Stay Involved

A Message from the Chair, Marg Elliston

Hello Democrats!

These are difficult times, and DPNM is grateful for all the incredible activists like you who are committed to supporting your communities and electing Democrats up-and-down the ballot. Now more than ever, we need to stand together and support our fellow New Mexicans. 

With the recent announcements of COVID-19 spreading in New Mexico, DPNM has made the decision to close our offices and work remotely for the following weeks. Please read this page in its entirety to find out about all the work that DPNM is doing over the next few months, as well as how you can get involved! 

As we continue to practice social distancing, many of our meetings and trainings have moved online. Read on for information about regular county party meetings, at-home volunteer opportunities, and  upcoming online trainings.

As always, thank you for all you do to elect Democrats. 

Marg Elliston, DPNM Chair

A listing of trainings, townhalls and events for organizing digitally and staying updated

Virtual Events & Activities

This Website is not intended to provide health information or updates on government services.

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Dems Care: Here’s how you can help during COVID-19

Here are some suggestions from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state agency leaders involved in minimizing spread of the virus:

Keep your distance. Social distancing is the single most important contribution anyone can make. It prevents sick people from coming in close contact with healthy people to reduce opportunities for disease transmission. It includes large-scale measures like canceling group events or closing public spaces as well as individual decisions such as avoiding crowds. Social distancing slows the outbreak, reduces the chance of infection among high-risk populations and reduces the burden on the health-care system. In other words, social distancing is an act of solidarity meant to protect not just you but the entire community.

Buy local. This is a difficult time for all New Mexico businesses as foot traffic slows and sales drop. Help those businesses by finding creative new ways to support them. Order takeout from local restaurants. Purchase gift cards from local businesses. Order from local stores online if you can.

Make an appointment to donate blood. While blood infusions are not routine treatment for COVID-19, they are essential to treating trauma and cancer, among other things. Healthy people are therefore urged to call their local blood bank and make an appointment to donate in a one-on-one setting. Here is a list of New Mexico blood banks, including phone numbers. Blood banks already follow procedures to keep both the donor and transfusions safe.

Volunteer. To find out how to volunteer, call the state’s general information hotline, 1-833-551-0518, and press 8.

Volunteer to support Health Care Workers. Our health care workers are some of the most vital and valuable workers during this pandemic. Corona Care NM connects volunteers with health care workers to help with childcare, pet sitting or household chores such as cleaning, cooking and grocery shopping while providers are working in hospitals

Volunteer to help the elderly. Assist the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department in providing food and services to New Mexico seniors. Email [email protected] with the subject Line: READY TO HELP. In the email, identify the city/town you reside in and your phone number. The agency will then respond with more information.

Check on vulnerable acquaintances. Help a neighbor or acquaintance who may have to self-isolate or quarantine, especially elderly people, people with disabilities or long-term health conditions, and those who do not have family nearby. Help could involve running errands, making phone calls or just providing a friendly voice of reassurance.

Donate supplies. Homeless shelters still need supplies, especially toilet paper and cleaning products. Consider donating those items to a shelter near you, or call to see what other items may be needed. Here is a list of New Mexico shelters, organized by community.

Donate food. New Mexico food banks report they are having trouble keeping their shelves stocked due to increased demand for assistance and competing orders to distributors from other large buyers. So consider taking a box of non-perishable food to a food bank near you. Here is a list of New Mexico food banks.

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