Category Archives: Commemoration

New Mexico Democrats Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

The Democratic Party of New Mexico is proud to celebrate diversity and to join in the observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, with the 2014 national theme, “Hispanics: A legacy of history, a present of action and a future of success.“ We celebrate both the heritage, the achievements, and the ongoing contributions of our Hispanic communities,

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DNC Chair Rep. Wasserman Schultz’s Statement Celebrating Women’s Equality Day

DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement in celebration of Women’s Equality Day: “Today we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, the 94th anniversary of the certification of the 19th amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. Since our nation’s founding, the struggle to form a more perfect union has moved America forward. The

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New Mexico Democrats Commemorate the 24th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

New Mexico Democrats commemorate the 24th Anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Passed by Congress in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act is the nation’s first comprehensive civil rights law addressing the needs of people with disabilities; prohibiting discrimination in employment, public services, public accommodations, and telecommunications. We join today in celebrating both

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New Mexico Democrats Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Today, July 2, marks the 50th Anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the landmark legislation that prohibited, under law, discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, or national origin, in hiring, promoting, and firing; prohibited discrimination and segregation in public accommodations, enrollment in schools, and banned unequal voter registration requirements. The

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Lawyer Stanley Bregman, father of Sam Bregman, dead at 83

Reposted from the Albuquerque Journal. Thursday, May 15, 2014 By Rick Nathanson, Albquerque Journal Stanley Irwin Bregman “was larger than life,” said his son, Albuquerque attorney Sam Bregman. His father, the son of Russian Jewish immigrants, grew up in Washington, D.C., served in the United States Coast Guard and had a long career in politics

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DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement in Recognition of Cinco de Mayo

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement today in recognition of Cinco de Mayo: “Cinco de Mayo celebrates a Mexican victory over the French Army at the Battle of Puebla. On May 5, 1862, Mexican fighters and workers stood together in opposition to a foe against whom they were out-manned and out-armed. Fueled

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New Mexico Democrats Commemorate Earth Day

Today, April 22, is Earth Day. The Democratic Party of New Mexico joins in celebrating the natural environment that we all share. We also celebrate the great vistas of our county, our state, and our region, which are a constant reminder for us of the rich environmental trust that we, and our fellow New Mexicans, and

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A Moment of Silence to Mark the One-Year Anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing

Today, at 12:49 p.m. MST, President Obama will observe a moment of silence to mark the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. The President also released a statement this morning on the tragedy: “A year ago, tragedy struck at the 117th Boston Marathon. Four innocent people were killed that week, and hundreds more were

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DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement in Recognition of World AIDS Awareness Day

World AIDS Awareness Day is December 1. In recognition, Democratic National Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement: “Today, communities across the globe come together to recognize World AIDS Awareness Day. We stand with those living with HIV/AIDS, honor those we’ve lost and recommit ourselves to the fight. “Under President Obama’s leadership, America has

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