Democratic Bus Tours Northern New Mexico, Encourages Voters to Vote Early

Democratic elected officials & candidates combat Trump’s desperate effort to win New Mexico 


PHOTO: Democratic leaders in Mora working on GOTV efforts, and rallying voters to vote early.

New Mexico – A day ahead of Donald Trump’s stop in the state, Democrats rolled through northern New Mexico encouraging voters to cast their ballots during early voting and highlight the need to elect Democrats up-and-down the ballot. The bus tour made stops in Santa Fe, Eldorado, Pecos, Las Vegas, Cleveland, Taos, and Española.

At each stop, community members heard from elected officials, candidates and community leaders who spoke about what’s at stake in this election and the need to have Democrats in every level of government to fight for New Mexico families. 

“This election there’s more at stake than ever. Our country can’t afford to have Donald Trump in the White House, and this bus tour was an opportunity for northern New Mexicans to hear Hillary Clinton’s and Democrats’ positive message about the need to lift up all Americans,” said U.S. Senator Tom Udall. “We must elect Democrats to national and local offices across the state. New Mexico’s Democratic candidates are working hard in these final days of the election to earn votes, and we need to make sure every eligible voter makes their voice heard in this election.”

“Today’s early vote bus tour was a way to push back against Donald Trump’s campaign voter suppression tactics, and send a clear message his attacks on veterans, woman, hispanics, and people with disabilities are not welcome in New Mexico” said U.S. Congressman Ben Ray Luján. “Early voting is important to keeping Democracy moving forward, so families can get ahead and stay ahead, remember when we work together we win together.”

“With Donald Trump stopping in New Mexico tomorrow, we cannot let off the gas—we need to ensure our voters are getting to the polls and casting their ballots for Democrats up and down the ballot. New Mexico is not interested in the extreme Republican Party agenda, and we’re showing that on this bus tour and through our early voting numbers,” said Juan Sanchez III, Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico.

The northern New Mexico bus tour is part of a statewide effort to ensure Democrats get out to vote in every corner of the state, so we have leaders in office to hold Republicans accountable for their failed economic agenda. 

New Mexico Democrats are working to take back the majority in the N.M. State House; bolster the majority in the N.M. Senate; elect Maggie Toulouse Oliver, the only qualified candidate on the ballot for New Mexico Secretary of State; and ensure Congressman Ben Ray Luján remains the New Mexico Third Congressional District’s U.S. Representative.

The bus tour included U.S. Senator Tom Udall, U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman (Santa Fe), Congressman Ben Ray Luján, DPNM Vice Chair Juan Sanchez III, Secretary of State candidate Maggie Toulouse Oliver, N.M. Supreme Court candidate Judge Michael Vigil, N.M. Court of Appeals candidate Julie Vargas, First District DA candidate Marco Serna, and N.M. Senate District 39 candidate Liz Stefanics.

Over 220,000 New Mexicans have already voted. Democrats, Republicans and independents are coming together to affirm what kind of country we are and the kind of opportunities we want to create for the next generation. New Mexicans are voting for Hillary’s vision in which our country “Stronger Together” – a belief that everyone counts and everyone has a role to play in building our future. New Mexicans are rejecting Trump’s approach of pitting people against each other – and his divisive and dangerous view of America.