THIS WEEK: Democratic Party of New Mexico to Participate in Gracias! Bus Tour

Albuquerque, N.M. – This week, the Democratic Party of New Mexico will participate in the Second Annual Gracias! Bus Tour in Las Cruces, Albuquerque, Truth or Consequences, Los Lunas, and Santa Fe to thank lawmakers and community leaders for the work they do to support working families in New Mexico. Everyone is invited.

On Thursday April 28, DPNM Treasurer Robert Lara will help kick off the tour in Las Cruces. Then on Friday, April 29, DPNM Secretary Neomi Martinez-Parra will travel to T or C and Los Lunas to take part in the bus tour’s breakfast and ice cream social, respectively. On Saturday April 30, DPNM Vice-Chair Juan Sanchez III will be in Albuquerque to thank community leaders for their work to support working families in New Mexico. DPNM Chairwoman Debra Haaland and DPNM Vice-Chair Juan Sanchez III will help end the tour with Senator Tom Udall in the International Workers’ Day Celebration and Film Festival in Santa Fe.

Voter registration will be available at all stops on the bus tour.

The New Mexico Federation of Labor President John Hendry encourages everyone to come out and support working families, “The Gracias! Bus Tour was a huge success last year, and this year promises to be even bigger event. We are thanking our leaders who stand with us and protect New Mexico working families. And, we are asking our brothers and sisters across New Mexico to join our coalition of several organizations and unions in solidarity.”

Details for each stop on the Gracias! Bus Tour are below.

***Press interested in covering the bus tour should email kat@iatselocal480.com***

Thursday, April 28, 2016 – Las Cruces

WHAT: Community Ice Cream Social
WHO: 2nd Annual Gracias Bus Tour, DPNM Treasurer Robert Lara, Senator Bill Soules, Representative Bill McCamley, and Representative Bill Gomez
WHEN: Thursday, April 28,  2016 from 12 – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Albertson’s, 1285 S. El Paseo Rd. 88001, Las Cruces, N.M.

 

WHAT: Grand Opening of Labor 2016 HQ
WHO: 2nd Annual Gracias Bus Tour, DPNM Treasurer Robert Lara, Senator Bill Soules, Representative Bill McCamley, and Representative Bill Gomez
WHEN: Thursday, April 28,  2016 from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Labor 2016 South HQ, 138 Downtown Mall, Las Cruces, N.M.

 

WHAT: Evening Reception
WHO: 2nd Annual Gracias Bus Tour, DPNM Treasurer Robert Lara, Senator Bill Soules, Representative Bill McCamley, and Representative Bill Gomez
WHEN: Thursday, April 28,  2016 from 7 – 9 p.m.
WHERE: Azul Ultralounge 705 S. Telshor Blvd., Las Cruces, N.M.

 

Friday, April 29, 2016 – Truth or Consequences

WHAT: Sunny-Side Up Labor Breakfast
WHO: 2nd Annual Gracias Bus Tour with invited guests, DPNM Secretary Neomi Martinez-Parra
WHEN: Friday, April 29, 2016 at 9 a.m.
WHERE: Grapevine Restaurant, 113 Broadway, Truth or Consequences, N.M.

 

Friday, April 30, 2016 – Los Lunas

WHAT: Community Ice Cream Social and 2016 Election Public Forum
WHO: 2nd Annual Gracias Bus Tour with invited guests, DPNM Secretary Neomi Martinez Parra, Senator Michael Sanchez, Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver
WHEN: Friday, April 29, 2016 at 3 p.m.
WHERE: Smith’s Grocery, 2580 Main Street, Los Lunas, N.M.

 

Saturday, April 30, 2016 – Albuquerque

WHAT: Labor Film Festival
WHO: 2nd Annual Gracias Bus Tour with invited guests, DPNM Vice-Chair Juan Sanchez III, Senator Michael Sanchez, Senator Daniel Ivey-Soto, Senator Bill O’neill, Senator Ortiz Y Pino, Senator Mimi Stewart, Rep. Moe Maestas, Rep. Christine Trujillo, Rep. Georgene Louis, Rep. Debbie Armstrong, Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero
WHEN: Saturday, April 30, 2016 starting at 12 p.m
WHERE: The Guild Theater, 3405 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, N.M. 87106

 

WHAT: Reception with Community Leaders
WHO: 2nd Annual Gracias Bus Tour with invited guests, DPNM Vice-Chair Juan Sanchez III, Senator Michael Sanchez, Senator Michael Padilla, Senator Daniel Ivey-Soto, Senator Bill O’neill, Senator Ortiz Y Pino, Senator Mimi Stewart, Rep. Moe Maestas, Rep. Christine Trujillo, Rep. Georgene Louis, Rep. Debbie Armstrong, Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero
WHEN: Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 4 – 6 p.m.
WHERE: Tractor Brewing Company, 118 Tulane SE, Albuquerque, N.M.

Sunday, May 1, 2016 – Santa Fe

WHAT: International Workers Day Celebration and Street Party
WHO: 2nd Annual Gracias Bus Tour with invited guests,  DPNM Chairwoman Debra Haaland, DPNM Vice-Chair Juan Sanchez III,  Jim Hightower, Mayor Javier Gonzales, Cassidy Freeman from Longmire, Cast members from Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul,  Sen. Michael Sanchez, Rep. Brian Egolf, Rep. Matthew McQueen, Rep. Debbie Rodella, Sen. Carlos Cisneros, Sen. Richard Martinez, Sen. Nancy Rodriguez, Sen. Peter Wirth, Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard
WHEN: Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 1 – 9 p.m.
WHERE: Burro Alley, Santa Fe

 

WHAT: Labor Film Festival
WHO: 2nd Annual Gracias Bus Tour with invited guests,  DPNM Chairwoman Debra Haaland, DPNM Vice-Chair Juan Sanchez III,  Jim Hightower, Mayor Javier Gonzales, Cassidy Freeman from Longmire, Cast members from Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul,  Sen. Michael Sanchez, Rep. Brian Egolf, Rep. Matthew McQueen, Rep. Debbie Rodella, Sen. Carlos Cisneros, Sen. Richard Martinez, Sen. Nancy Rodriguez, Sen. Peter Wirth, Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard
WHEN: Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 1 – 9 p.m.
WHERE: Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, N.M.