Category Archives: Commemoration

The Democratic Party of New Mexico Celebrates Women’s Equality Day

The Democratic Party of New Mexico is proud to join in the observance Women’s Equality Day. Women’s Equality Day commemorates August 26th,1920 when votes to women officially became part of the U.S. Constitution, with the certification of the19th Amendment. This day marks a turning point in the history of the struggle for equal treatment of

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Celebrating 80 Years of Social Security

Eighty years ago today, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act  into law, he sent across a simple but significant message: Americans, no matter their age or physical ability, should be able to live their lives with dignity. Though the times and technologies have changed, that message remains at the core of the

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Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Medicare

On this date, fifty years ago, July 30, 1965, at a ceremony held in Independence, Missouri, President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed Medicare into law. Moments later, the nation’s first Medicare Card was presented to President Harry Truman, then 81 years old. Medicare was created in 1965 when people over 65 found it virtually impossible to

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New Mexico Democrats Commemorate Juneteenth

Today the Democratic Party of New Mexico joins millions of Americans in commemorating the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Juneteenth. Juneteenth, or June 19th, 1865, is the date when the last enslaved people in America were freed.  On that date Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas under the command of General Gordon Granger. From the

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New Mexico Democrats Commemorate Memorial Day

Today, Memorial Day, the Democratic Party of New Mexico joins our fellow Americans in commemorating the lives of those who have served in the cause of preserving the nation’s freedom. We pay honor to the fallen heros of every American conflict, from the fields of Lexington and Concord in 1775 to the mountain sides of Afghanistan.

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New Mexico Democrats Celebrate Asian-Pacific Heritage Month

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, a celebration of the history of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. In commemorating the heritage of these many communities in the United States, the Democratic Party of New Mexico joins in celebrating diversity and the critical role of all people in the history of New Mexico and

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Selma to Montgomery: 50 Years Later

Fifty years ago, in March of 1965, thousands of Americans marched from Selma, Alabama to the capital city of Montgomery. They marched to ensure that African Americans could exercise their constitutional right to vote — even in the face of a segregationist system that wanted to make it impossible. Many of them were beaten, bloodied,

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DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz’s Statement Celebrating Women’s History Month

Today, DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement in honor of Women’s History Month: “March is Women’s History Month, and this year’s theme is ‘Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.’ This theme provides us an important opportunity to ensure that we, as a nation, are including the stories, struggles, and successes of women into the American narrative.

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New Mexico Democrats Commemorate Veteran’s Day

The Democratic Party of New Mexico joins millions of Americans today in commemorating the heroism and sacrifice of those who have served, and continue to serve in the armed forces of the United States. We celebrate the lives of nearly 23 Million American service people who have fought for our nation in every conflict since the

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New Mexico Democrats Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

The Democratic Party of New Mexico is proud to celebrate diversity and to join in the observance of Native American Heritage Month. The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Each year we observe Native American Heritage Month in November

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