New Mexico Democratic Women to Host Pantsuit Power Workshops to Kick Off Democrats’ Resistance Summer Program

Rio Rancho, NM – The New Mexico Federation of Democratic Women are hosting Pantsuit Power Workshops Saturday, June 3, 2017 to kick off Democrats’ Resistance Summer Program. The Pantsuit Power Workshops is a full-day training program for community members looking to organize against the reckless Republican agenda being pushed by President Trump and Republicans in the state.

At the workshops participants will learn how to plan events, advocate for issues at the local, state and national levels, increase voter registration, and effectively engage communities to improve the quality of life for New Mexicans across the state. Anyone interested in getting involved in their communities is welcome to attend.

President of the New Mexico Federation of Democratic Women Pam Cordova said, “When we work together and empower our people, our policies will match our values. These workshops will provide valuable information and training for grassroots organizers who want to make a real difference in their communities and prepare for upcoming elections.”

The main event will include a keynote address from New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, who said, “At this time in our country, it’s more important than ever for everyone to get involved and work to ensure our neighbors and communities are protected from the harmful agenda being pushed by this administration. I look forward to being a part of this program that will give people the tools to make positive change in our state.”

***Press interested in covering the Pantsuit Power Workshops event should email Felicia Salazar at felicia@nmdemocrats.org***

Event information below:

What:

Pantsuit Power Workshops as Part of Democrats’ Resistance Summer Program

Who:

New Mexico Federation of Democratic Women, NM Attorney General Hector Balderas, Democratic Party of New Mexico Chair Richard Ellenberg and community members from across the state

Where:

UNM West, 2600 College Blvd. NE – Rio Rancho, NM  87144

When:

Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 10 am to 2 pm 

Community RSVP:

NMFDW President Pam Cordova at pamnmdolphin@centurylink.net 

In announcing the Democrats’ Resistance Summer program, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Tom Perez said, “There has been an explosion of activism and energy after the election of Donald Trump, and we need to turn this moment into a movement. As the Democratic Party, it is our role to support this activism and energy, and convert it into electoral wins up-and-down the ballot by making sure state parties have the tools and resources they need to succeed.”

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ABOUT THE NEW MEXICO FEDERATION OF DEMOCRATIC WOMEN (NMFDW) 

The New Mexico Federation of Democratic Women (NMFDW) works to inform and educate the members on issues and activities vital to Democrats, support the Democratic Party of New Mexico and encourage members of the community to become involved in the political process at county, state and national levels.

NMFDW membership is open to all registered Democrats and is organized throughout the state through county chapters.

ABOUT RESISTANCE SUMMER

Democratic National Committee announced a major nationwide Resistance Summer program designed to bolster state parties in order to win down-ballot races. The DNC will partner with state parties and external allies to invest in local organizing projects over the summer, which will increase the party’s capacity to elect Democrats up-and-down the ballot in 2017, 2018, and beyond. 

The mission of Resistance Summer is to educate, organize, and mobilize grassroots energy from Democrats in all 57 states, territories, and Democrats Abroad to help build our party’s base of political power and resist Trump’s attacks on hardworking families.