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Democrats & DACA Recipients with United We Dream Action Will Urge President Trump to Defend DACA

Democrats & DACA Recipients with United We Dream Action Will Urge President Trump to Defend DACA

Albuquerque, NM – TODAY, Friday, September 1, leaders in the Democratic Party of New Mexico (DPNM) and DACA recipients with United We Dream Action will hold a press conference to urge President Trump to defend DACA, the program that protects undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children.

Speakers include N.M. Representative and DPNM Hispanic Caucus Co-Chair Patricia Roybal Caballero, N.M. Representative Javier Martinez, Immigrant Advocate Cindy Nava, Senator Tom Udall’s State Director Greg Bloom, and DACA recipients with United We Dream Yazmin and Jazmin Irazoqui Ruiz.

*** Press interested in covering the event should email Felicia@nmDmocrats.org ***

What:
Press Conference to Urge President Trump to Defend DACA

When:
TODAY, Friday, September 1, 2017 at 11:15 a.m.
Where:
In front of the University of New Mexico on the corner of Girard Blvd. and Campus Blvd. NE (Street parking on Campus Blvd.) MAP

Who:
DPNM Hispanic Caucus Co-Chair Patricia Roybal Caballero, N.M. Representative Javier Martinez, Immigrant Advocate Cindy Nava, Senator Tom Udall’s State Director Greg Bloom, DACA recipients with United We Dream Action Yazmin and Jazmin Irazoqui Ruiz

Young Democrats Question Governor Martinez’s Motives on Carruthers Dismissal

New Mexico – Today, Young Democrats of New Mexico questioned Governor Martinez’s motives after her regents voted to dismiss President Garrey Carruthers from his position as President of New Mexico State University (NMSU). This decision comes on the heels of Governor Martinez’s disastrous decision to veto all higher education funding from the budget passed during the 2017 Regular Legislative Session.

“It has become increasingly clear that Governor Martinez does not understand her job, and this most recent political move puts the futures of students at risk,” said Zack Quintero, President of the Young Democrats of New Mexico and recent NMSU graduate. “President Carruthers put an emphasis on students and provided consistent leadership at a time when Governor Martinez was playing political games with higher education funding. Now, another reckless decision under Governor Martinez’s watch will risk the credibility of our university and harms the future of our state.”

Just yesterday, NMSU College Democrats sent a letter to Governor Martinez asking pointed questions about her plans for the position. In the letter, NMSU College Democrats emphasized the weight this decision carries on their education and questioned Governor Martinez’s motives, “We are requesting information regarding the reason why President Carruthers’ willingness to continue working for our school has not been accepted. Our school needs consistent leadership, and the arduous process of finding a new president would only lead to more uncertainty. There is no clear reason why President Carruthers’ removal would serve our state, and it only leads many to question whether you have other plans for this position.”

The NMSU College Democrats letter is available here.

Political Parties Come Together In Honor of Tragic Week

Political Parties Come Together In Honor of Tragic Week

A bipartisan effort in a highly partisan time

PHOTO: Staff members from the New Mexico Democratic and Republican state parties donate blood in Albuquerque

Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico’s political parties joined forces this afternoon, giving back to the community during a tragic week. In the wake of a violent shooting Clovis and disastrous hurricane in Texas, the state’s political party staff members donated blood at United Blood Services in Albuquerque.

Both Parties put aside political differences to help communities during these hard times.  

 

N.M. Democrats Celebrate 97th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote, Urge Action for Equality

N.M. Democrats Celebrate 97th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote, Urge Action for Equality

New Mexico – Today, Pamelya Herndon, DPNM’s First Congressional District Vice Chair released the following video statement celebrating the 97th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. In the statement, Herndon also urged action to continue fighting for women’s equality. 

Democrats work to expand opportunity for women by confronting violence against women, fighting for workplace equality, pushing for pro-family policies like paid family leave, and defending a woman’s right to control her own body. 
 
Messages from other Democratic elected officials are available here.
DPNM: Don’t Overlook Pearce, Martinez Role in Zinke Decision to Take Public Lands Away from New Mexicans

DPNM: Don’t Overlook Pearce, Martinez Role in Zinke Decision to Take Public Lands Away from New Mexicans

New Mexico – Today, President Trump’s Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke announced that he listened to Congressman Steve Pearce and Governor ​ Susana ​Martinez, and he will be recommending to take away public lands from New Mexicans.
 
“We cannot overlook the role Congressman ​Pearce and Governor Martinez played in Zinke’s decision to take away our public lands. As someone who lives in southern New Mexico, I saw the community work for decades to protect these precious places—and I also watched ​Congressman ​Pearce and Governor Martinez betray our trust time and again. This is not something we take lightly​,​ and we will work to make sure neither ​Congressman ​Pearce nor Governor Martinez have the opportunity to ​sell out our communities again,” said Neomi Martinez-Parra, Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico.
 
​Congressman Pearce is part of the extreme Republican movement that seeks to take public lands away from Americans and sell them off to the highest bidder. Currently, Trump’s administration is weighing recommendations to modify and​ ​reduce the boundaries of New Mexico’s national monuments ​which guarantee public access, create jobs, and drive local economies.
 
Vice Chair Martine​z-Parra added, “​Congressman ​Pearce and Governor Martinez don’t understand the link our public lands have to our local businesses. This is part of a disturbing pattern in which Republicans put their political ideology ahead of the well-being of our communities which is in stark contrast to Democrats’ support for community efforts.​”​
 
Most recently, Congressman​ Pearce and Governor Martinez both praised ​President ​Trump’s decision to review New Mexico’s national monuments, even though decades of community action, consultation of stakeholders, and finalizing boundaries had already materialized. 
In New Mexico, public lands serve as a place where veterans seek refuge, families carry on traditions like hunting, fishing and camping, ancient cultures are preserved, pueblos and tribes sacred sites are honored, and people come from across the country to explore. Public lands boost local economies through job creation and increased tourism. Democrats are committed to ensuring we protect our air, land and water for future generations.
More information about the benefits of public lands in New Mexico is available here.
More on the information on Republican efforts to destroy the United States’ public lands tradition is available here.
Pearce Doesn’t Want to Play by the Rules

Pearce Doesn’t Want to Play by the Rules

New Mexico – Republican candidate for governor, Steve Pearce, is asking for special treatment instead of playing by the rulesPearce, in an effort to circumvent campaign finance rules, has asked to use dollars intended for a congressional race to run for governor blatantly misusing the trust of New Mexicans.
 
Pearce doesn’t want to play by the same rules everyone else does, which is a quality all too similar to Governor Martinez,” said Neomi Martinez-Parra, vice-chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico and resident of New Mexico’s second congressional district. “Maggie Toulouse Oliver is making sure we have a clear and transparent election process. If Steve Pearce doesn’t recognize that, he doesn’t hold New Mexico’s values of fairness and respect.”
 
In a clear political ploy, Steve Pearce asked a federal judge to change the decision which was applied uniformly to candidates who seek election for state office. Just today, his lawyer made the argument that Pearce should play by different rules than everyone else.
Nearly $1,000 in School Supplies Donated to Program that Helps Students Struggling with Homelessness

Nearly $1,000 in School Supplies Donated to Program that Helps Students Struggling with Homelessness

Democrats Care Program puts action to community initiatives

Albuquerque, NM – Today, North Valley and Downtown Democrats delivered nearly $1,000 in school supplies to the APS Title I Homeless Project. The sizable donation was collected throughout several weeks of community service action and is part of the Democrats Care Program.

Democratic Ward Chair Roxanne Allen was excited to contribute to a program that helps students struggling with homelessness, “We are delighted to be able to help students succeed in our schools. After outreach and weeks of collection, we can say that Democrats really do make a difference in our kids education.”

The Democrats Care program puts action to the Democratic values of community, cooperation, unity, and empowerment with the goal of supporting community initiatives that make New Mexico a great place to raise a family. To learn more about volunteer opportunities with Democrats Care, please email info.democratscare@gmail.com.

The Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) Title I Homeless Project provides the means, motivation, and encouragement needed for homeless students to reach their potentials in an educational environment that treats all students with dignity and respect.

#DefendDACA

#DefendDACA

Los DREAMERs contribuya a nuestro estado y tienen capacidad de hacer nuestro comunidades más fuerte. Los DREAMERs en estos videos comparten por qué DACA es importante.

⇒TAKE ACTION: Add your name to show your support to keep families together and embrace our diversity.

⇒FACT SHEET: What the Trump Administration’s decision to end DACA means for New Mexico

⇒PRESS RELEASE: Democrats Stand With DACA Recipients, Emphasize the Importance of DACA for Strong Families, Communities

DACA Clinics Statewide

Albuquerque

    • Monday Workshop (hosted by Santa Fe Dreamers Project)
      • When: Every Monday12pm-5pm
      • Where: Casa de Salud, 1608 Isleta Blvd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105
    • Wednesday Workshop
      • When: Every Wednesday1pm-5pm
      • Where: El CENTRO de Igualdad y Derechos/Encuentro, 714 4th St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
    • Friday Workshop
      • When: Fridays (until September 29, 2017), 5:30pm-8:30pm
      • Where: El CENTRO de Igualdad y Derechos/Encuentro, 714 4th St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Santa Fe

    • Friday Workshop (hosted by Santa Fe Dreamers Project)
      • When: Every Friday1pm-5pm
      • Where: St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505
    • Santa Fe Dreamers Project Weekly Workshops (Albuquerque and Santa Fe Locations)

Anthony

    • Monday Workshop
      • When: Saturday, September 23rd, 12pm-4pm
      • Where: St. Anthony Catholic Church, 224 Lincoln St, Anthony, NM 88021

Española

    • Monday Workshop (hosted by Santa Fe Dreamers Project)
      • When: Monday, September 18, 2017, 11:30am-1:30pm
      • Where: Northern New Mexico College
    • FLYER: Española DACA Legal Clinic

Taos

    • Saturday Workshop
      • When: Saturday, September 23, 2017
      • Where: Las Cumbres Office, 1332 Gusdorf Rd Suit A, Taos, NM, 87571

Las Cruces

    • Friday Workshop
      • When: Friday, September 29th, 4pm-8pm
      • Where: St. Albert the Great Newman Center, 2615 S. Solano Dr., Las Cruces, NM 88001

Hobbs

    • Monday Workshop
      • When: Monday, September 18, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
      • Where: Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 914 S. Selman St. Hobbs, NM 88240
    • FLYER: Hobbs DACA Legal Clinic

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DPNM Statement on Doña Ana GOP Chair Resignation After Racist Post

DPNM Statement on Doña Ana GOP Chair Resignation After Racist Post

New Mexico – The Democratic Party of New Mexico released the following statement after a racist post caused the resignation of Doña Ana County GOP Chair.

“The difference between Democrats and Republicans couldn’t be more clear. While the New Mexico GOP was managing the fact that their official posted blatantly racist rhetoric, New Mexico Democrats were attending vigils, condemning violence and taking a stand against bigotry. This resignation is good news, but it by no means changes the fact that hate and racism exists in the Republican Party.”

La Camarilla Hispana del Partido Democrata Conmemora el Aniversario de DACA

La Camarilla Hispana del Partido Democrata Conmemora el Aniversario de DACA

Nuevo México – Hoy los co-presidentes de la Camarilla Hispana del Partido Democrata, Patricia Roybal Caballero y Ben Salazar, conmemoran el aniversario de DACA, el programa que proteja inmigrantes indocumentados que fueron traídos a los Estados Unidos como niños.

“Hoy, recordamos que el progreso de nuestras comunidades y las ganancias de DACA, están en peligro. En nuevo méxico, sabemos que nuestras comunides son más fuertes porque los inmigrantes agregan a nuestra cultura, economía, y belleza de nuestra estado.

“Republicanos, incluyiendo Steve Pearce, quieren forzar cientos de miles de jovenes que se separen de sus familias afuera del país que llaman su hogar.

“Como Democratas, estamos firmes y cometidos asegurar que nuestras comunidades permanezcan fuertes y unidas. Lucharemos para la justicia y nos mantenemos firmescontra Steve Pearce y cualquier otro republicano intento a separar nuestras familias y debilitar la columna vertebral de nuestra economía.”