DPNM Affirmative Action Committee

DPNM Affirmative Action Committee Purpose

A. To reach out to any and all American Citizens, especially minorities to take an active part in the political process of the Democratic Party of New Mexico.
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B. To insure that the process of selecting delegates to the National Convention of the Democratic Party and to all State and county convention is open to all minority groups. C. To encourage full participation by all Democrats as described in The Charter & Bylaws of the Democratic Party of the United States.”
-DPNM Rules 25-1

Affirmative Action Committee:

At Large

Ana Canales - Bernalillo
Darlene Collins - Sandoval
Secretary Deanna Crask-Stone - McKinley
Naomi Harrington - Bernalillo
Staff Member Robert Leming
Michael Melendez
Dennis Montoya
Vice Chairman C. Alexander Weimer
Joseph Ray

Congressional District 1

Carol Murphy
Carlos Caballeros

Congressional District 2

Chairwoman Trish Ruiz
Tito Marquez

Congressional District 3

Carla Josephson
Ignacio Lucero

Operating as usual

03/22/2021
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham

For the first time since October of 2020, yesterday the New Mexico Department of Health reported zero additional COVID-19 deaths in New Mexico.

Every time you wear your mask and keep your distance, you are saving lives in your community. We're making great progress, New Mexico – don't let up now.

2020 Congressional Art Competition
03/16/2021
2020 Congressional Art Competition

2020 Congressional Art Competition

Learn more about the Artistic Discovery Contest open to all high school students that live in our Congressional District. You may also fill out an entry form to send to our office.

Representative Haaland Confirmed as First Native American Secretary of the Interior - New Mexico Democrats
03/16/2021
Representative Haaland Confirmed as First Native American Secretary of the Interior - New Mexico Democrats

Representative Haaland Confirmed as First Native American Secretary of the Interior - New Mexico Democrats

Rep. Haaland’s Nomination Approved by Senate on Bipartisan Vote of 51 – 40 Representative Deb Haaland made history today as the first Native American to be confirmed for the position of Secretary of the Interior of the United States. President Joe Biden nominated Representative Haaland for this ...

NM Senate Democrats
03/15/2021

NM Senate Democrats

Today Senate Bill 230, a measure aimed at reducing and eliminating institutional racism in state departments, passed on the Senate Floor.

SB230 is sponsored by Senator Linda Lopez (D-Albuquerque), a member of the New Mexico Council on Racial Justice, Senator Harold Pope Jr. (D-Albuquerque), and Representative Patricia Roybal Caballero (D-Albuquerque).

The bill, if passed, would mandate that state departments and state funded entities submit reports and plans outlining their actions to promote the values of diversity, equity and inclusion within their workplace.

Biden Signs Stimulus Bill Sending Funds To Disability Community
03/14/2021
Biden Signs Stimulus Bill Sending Funds To Disability Community

Biden Signs Stimulus Bill Sending Funds To Disability Community

President Joe Biden signed a massive pandemic relief package sending billions to special ed and home- and community-based services and providing stimulus payments for many with disabilities.

#BuildBackBetter
03/14/2021

#BuildBackBetter

Since taking office, I’ve been calling leaders from around the world with a simple message: America is back. We’re going to rebuild our international alliances and tackle the shared challenges we face.

03/14/2021
Martin Heinrich

Martin Heinrich

Tomorrow, my colleagues on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and I will be holding a hearing on the widespread blackouts in Texas. Wind and solar energy are not to blame for this crisis; poor governing is.
Instead of facing the result of their actions and deregulation, Republicans like Ted Cruz fled to Cancún while their constituents were left to bear the brunt of the crisis and try to survive.
Inclement weather is a reality of climate change and we need to be honest and transparent about the crisis that happened in Texas to prevent it from happening again.

03/14/2021
Senator Martin Heinrich

Senator Martin Heinrich

WATCH LIVE: I'm on the Senate Floor to speak in support of Congresswoman Deb Haaland for Secretary of Interior. I'm eager for her to be confirmed so she can get to work protecting our natural heritage for future generations.

Harold Pope Jr. for New Mexico Senate 23
03/14/2021

Harold Pope Jr. for New Mexico Senate 23

House Bill 43, The Black Education Act, will create an
Advisory Council and a black education liaison position to advise the Public Education Department on policy and programs related to the education of African American students. It passed the House and Senate unanimously and is headed to the Governor's desk! #nmleg #nmpol

Harold Pope Jr. for New Mexico Senate 23
03/13/2021

Harold Pope Jr. for New Mexico Senate 23

Tomorrow is a key day in our 55th legislative session, and a key day for the State of New Mexico. House Joint Resolution 1, Permanent Fund For Early Childhood, will be heard by the Senate Finance Committee. The joint resolution would send the proposition to the voters of New Mexico who would decide if the State should invest up to 1% of the Land Grand Permanent into early childhood programs. The legislation has stalled in this committee in the past – but if you are like me, you are ready to see it pass.

While the majority of children throughout the United States are enrolled in Early Childhood Education programs, New Mexico continues to lag – due in part because of the poverty that our State suffers from. Lack of resources should not exclude any child from beneficial programs such as head start programs, child care programs, well being programs, and other critical areas that will prepare our next generation for full time learning and eventually great careers. Substantive studies have shown that early childhood education programs provide toddlers with holistic development of emotional, physical, and cognitive skills that build a strong foundation for lifelong well-being. New Mexico has an opportunity to get out of the basement of both public education and child well-being – and this is it!

I hope you will join me in supporting this critical investment. Please consider calling or emailing your Senator TODAY and ask them to support HJR 1. Find your legislators here: https://nmlegis.gov/Members/Find_My_Legislator

Congresswoman Deb Haaland
03/11/2021

Congresswoman Deb Haaland

I'm so proud to serve with Speaker Pelosi. Her leadership paves the way for us to help families across the country. #BeFierce #WomensHistoryMonth

Deb Haaland on Twitter
03/04/2021
Deb Haaland on Twitter

Deb Haaland on Twitter

“I believe we all have a stake in the future of our country, and that everyone shares a common bond: our love for the outdoors and a desire and obligation to keep our nation livable for future generations. Thank you to the Senate ENR Committee for their vote of confidence today. https://t.co/PViY0...

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham
03/04/2021

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham

✅ House Bill 222 has been unanimously approved by the House and heads to the Senate!

The Special Education Ombud Act will ensure that students and families seeking special education services have a dedicated resource advocating on their behalf for the support they deserve.

Deb Haaland
02/23/2021

Deb Haaland

I'm moments away from taking the stand at my confirmation hearing for Secretary of U.S. Department of the Interior. I look forward to the discussion with the Senate Energy Committee.

Democratic Party of New Mexico
02/23/2021

Democratic Party of New Mexico

Congresswoman Deb Haaland has the experience we need to lead the Department of the Interior. She has strong relationships with communities deeply impacted by DOI policies and activities—Tribes, rural communities, hunters, fishers, and businesses. She knows firsthand how the Department of the Interior impacts our land and water in a way no other Secretary has been able to before. Haaland has also spent time with families in rural, agricultural, and ranching communities throughout her career to include family farms in COVID-19 relief, and increase access to healthcare in rural areas far from cities.

She is the clear choice for Secretary of the Interior. The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Democrats and Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee must move forward with her nomination. #DebForInterior 👉 bit.ly/Deb4Interior

IllumiNative
02/23/2021

IllumiNative

Art by Mer Young ✨

Congresswoman Deb Haaland’s unique voice is exactly what the U.S. The Department of the Interior needs to protect our future. By having a seat in the Cabinet, for the first time, Native peoples will be part of shaping the policies set by the Administrator, not just advocating from the outside.

The Department of the Interior has long been a tool of white supremacy- used to push forward programs and policies that aimed to exterminate, forcibly assimilate, and forcibly remove our people from our land for resource extraction that benefited those in power. The DOI oversees programs that affect virtually every part of daily life for Native people and tribal communities.

Because Congresswoman Haaland has voiced support for pipeline protestors, advocated for the protection of sacred sites, and has seen first hand the impacts of mining, Republicans have labeled her as too radical to lead the Interior. Our experiences matter! And there is no one more ready to lead Interior and reset the relationship between the federal government and tribal nations than Congresswoman Haaland.

Since the election of Congresswomen Deb Haaland and Sharice Davids in 2018, Native peoples have continued to build our visibility and political power. In 2020, a record number of Native candidates ran for office. While Congresswoman Haaland may be the first Native Secretary of the Interior, she will not be the last. As we continue to show our strength, we can continue to ensure Native peoples are part of shaping policy and the future of this country.

Contact your representatives to tell them we need #DebForInterior!

Click here: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/confirm-deb-haaland-as-secretary-of-the-interior?source=facebook&referrer=group-illuminative

Congresswoman Deb Haaland
02/21/2021

Congresswoman Deb Haaland

On this day in 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated while addressing the Organization of Afro-American Unity.
His dedication to the struggle for civil rights & his commitment to ending racism live on in today’s movements for justice. #BlackHistoryMonth

Senator Martin Heinrich
02/19/2021

Senator Martin Heinrich

Yesterday I visited with Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless (AHCH) to thank them for all they do to support those experiencing homelessness, both before and during the pandemic.

I'm proud to have helped secure CARES Act funding that provides health centers like AHCH with the resources they need to continue their critical work. We must ensure that future COVID-19 relief also includes funding for the community health centers that many depend on.

Haaland Encourages New Mexicans to Get Covered
02/18/2021
Haaland Encourages New Mexicans to Get Covered

Haaland Encourages New Mexicans to Get Covered

Albuquerque, N.M. – U.S. Representative Deb Haaland (NM-01) is encouraging New Mexicans to get covered during the special enrollment period. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and under the direction of President Joe Biden, the healthcare Marketplace is reopening for a Special Enrollment Period ...

Remarks by President Biden in a CNN Town Hall with Anderson Cooper | The White House
02/18/2021
Remarks by President Biden in a CNN Town Hall with Anderson Cooper | The White House

Remarks by President Biden in a CNN Town Hall with Anderson Cooper | The White House

Pabst TheaterMilwaukee, Wisconsin (February 16, 2021) 7:59 P.M. CST MR. COOPER: And welcome. We are live in the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This is a CNN Presidential Town Hall — the first with President Joe Biden. I’m Anderson Cooper. President Biden is just four weeks into...

Occupy Democrats
02/17/2021

Occupy Democrats

EXACTLY! Who else is tired of hearing about Trump? He is irrelevant now, and should be relegated to infamy in the history books.

Follow Occupy Democrats for more.

Democratic Party of New Mexico
02/16/2021

Democratic Party of New Mexico

Happy #PresidentsDay!

Happy Lunar New Year - the year of the ox.
02/12/2021

Happy Lunar New Year - the year of the ox.

Congresswoman Deb Haaland
02/09/2021

Congresswoman Deb Haaland

I proudly voted to pass the National Apprenticeship Act last week. When enacted, it will create 1 million new apprenticeship opportunities & help us build back a better economy.
This is a great investment in New Mexico’s workforce.

Excellent ending to a productive day! Began with DPNM Budget and Finance Committee meeting, 2 additional meetings, and c...
02/07/2021

Excellent ending to a productive day! Began with DPNM Budget and Finance Committee meeting, 2 additional meetings, and culminated the evening by celebrating Fierce Women! Thank you, Emerge, for lifting NM women! Thank you, Madame Secretary of Interior, Deb Haaland; you are truly an inspiring Shero, and we love you!

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Tim Eichenberg and Brian Colon are in! Friends, I'm bowled over to have the support of our State Treasurer and our State Auditor. Both are great New Mexicans who know New Mexico well and know my Democratic values. "I've worked with Marty for nearly twenty years on issues ranging from community based concerns to issues of national importance. He's always been thoughtful, effective and impactful. I'm grateful that he's stepped up to serve as a voice for New Mexicans at the DNC Table. These are incredibly difficult times and if you agree with me that we must win the White House and keep New Mexico Blue, please join me in supporting Marty Chavez for DNC Committeeman." - Brian Colon, New Mexico State Auditor "I've known Marty Chavez most of my life. I've seen his commitment to change and know personally his ability to get things done. No-one running for this position has a record of accomplishment like Marty. Whether it's early voting laws passed as a State Senator or his transformation of our largest City during his tenure as Mayor, Marty doesn't give up until the challenge is complete. He is a nationally respected figure among mayors, climate change and Latino Civil Rights activists. New Mexico will be lucky to have Marty Chavez as our DNC Committeeman and I'm happy to support him. I hope you will too." - Tim Eichenberg, New Mexico State Treasurer Please join us Saturday at Buffalo Thunder as we work to unite our great Democratic Party, cleanse our White House and Keep New Mexico Blue! - Marty Twitter Facebook Website Copyright © 2020 Marty Chavez for Committeeman, All rights reserved.
MY THREE FAMILIES 12 STEP LIFE, LIBERTY AND PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS PLATFORM. Are you satisfied with the elected politicians at the local, state and federal level? We must make a choice in November to rehire or fire them. The politicians will have to accept all or most of our 12 platform demands to earn our vote. 1. In 1776 America was founded. One hundred and eighty-seven (187) years later in 1963, Congress passed the Equal Pay Act for women. Fifty-five (55) years later in 2018 we still need one more state to ratify it to become law. This is the 2017 pay chart. Today when a white man is paid $1.00. The white lady is paid 79 cents, black lady 60 cents and Hispanic lady 55 cents. Article 1 section 2 of the U.S. Constitution reads, a black male slave was only counted as 3/5 of a man. The extreme conservatives Supreme Court agreed. Ladies are you worth less than 75% of a man? Will you vote for anyone who treats you as a 2nd class citizen? 2. TRUMP’S tax cut is for the “rich only” and puts us over 10 trillion dollars in debt (a billion is equal to 1,000 million—a trillion is equal to 1,000 billion). It will save the TRUMP family over 1 billion dollars. How much did the tax cut save you? We need to repeal this law. 3. My N.C. 7th district congressman, David Rozier, voted 71 times to stop Obamacare which insured people with pre-existing conditions. Health care is a right. We need affordable health care plan for all. Bring back Obamacare and make the necessary improvements. 4. Too many of our tax dollars are being spent on charter schools that are for the select few. We must put that money back into our public schools and make every school a “great” school. We need more money for school buildings, supplies, teachers and bring back the thousands of enthusiastic teacher’s assistants who were fired to cut the school budgets. 5. The Immigration and Nationality Act was passed in 1952. Sixty-six (66) years later, 2018, we need comprehensive immigration reform. 6. Around 15% of students drop out of high school and less than 60% of high school graduates go on to college. The student that takes all required classes only and graduate with a C+ average is prepared to do little or nothing in the workforce. We need to reform education by bringing back “old -school hands- on” vocational education and life skills. Start civics 1 and 2 for all middle and high school students so they will have a basic knowledge of how local, state and federal governments operate. 7. No more career quid-pro-quo politicians playing musical chairs. We need term limits. 8. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are not qualified to work in our White House. We must prohibit politicians from hiring relatives, friends and other unqualified/dangerous people. Mandate their staff be diversified and require them to hold three Q&A town hall meetings each year. 9. Make race and s*x discrimination, gun control, opioid abuse, fracking, offshore drilling, clean air, water and mental health top priorities. 10. Bring 75% of our “battle-weary/over deployed” troops back home from the many wars we are currently engaged. Some 4,486 brave troops died in Iraq and some returned home to live the rest of their lives with serious physical and mental injuries. Vice-president, Dick Cheney’s company, Halliburton, made $39.5 billion during the Iraq war. We need to use some of those billion dollars to give our senior citizens at least a 25% increase in their “too small” social security checks, and free first-class health care and job training for all our veterans. In 1961 President Eisenhower warned us about the “Military Industrial Complex”. We did not listen, so now we can truthfully say in 2018 “the sun never sets on the U. S. Military”. 11. TRUMP’S wall will cost over 75 billion dollars to build and over 150 million dollars a year to maintain. The new leaders we elect on November 6th can create a Civilian Conservation Corps, job program, that would put our young and other unemployed people to work on repairing and building new roads, bridges, schools and other ancillary jobs. 12. Over two thousand years ago an honest tax collector named Zacchaeus said, (paraphrased) “If I have cheated any man, I will repay him fourfold”. Lock up the convicted politicians for a minimum of 4 years and make them pay back four times the amount of tax dollars they embezzled/ pocketed. I will vote for the most honest politician who will fight for the most items on my family’s list. Please make your platform list discuss and share it with your family and friends. My family will go “all-in” by registering, voting in every election and telling the politicians what our demands are. Will your family go “all-in”?? James J. Hankins is an Army veteran, retired vocational teacher, construction manager for YouthBuild Wilmington, past President of the New Hanover County Branch NAACP and author of the book “What We Blacks Need To Do”.
Get the word out! NO to the mean and hateful GOP TrumpNoCare Health Bill!
Nice to see this page, what is the Affirmative Action Committee working on now? Have you had a meeting yet? If so, I'd love to see the minutes posted so we can all keep up!!