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Senator Howie C. Morales: Costly superintendent buyouts can and should be eliminated

BY SEN. HOWIE C. MORALES AND  JESSICA S. MARTINEZ, VETERAN EDUCATOR WITH THE ALBUQUERQUE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT A contract between public school boards and the superintendents is typically a term of three years nationwide. These contracts typically include a buyout provision should the district find it necessary to terminate the contract for reasons ranging from unsatisfactory performance […]

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NM House Democrats Initiate Process to Impeach Secretary of State

Today the Democratic Caucus of the New Mexico House of Representatives initiated the process to determine when and how to bring articles of impeachment against the Secretary of State Dianna Duran. House Democrats reached out to House Republicans as the first step in the impeachment process that can only begin in the House of Representatives. […]

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Democrats Appalled by SOS Allegations

Vow to hold GOP accountable for War on Good Government Statement from Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico, Deb Haaland: “All of us at the DPNM were shocked and saddened by the news of the announcement of a multi-count criminal indictment against Republican Secretary of State Dianna Duran. I applaud Attorney General Hector […]

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Weekly Address: Meeting the Global Threat of Climate Change

In this week’s address, the President spoke about his upcoming trip to Alaska, during which he will view the effects of climate change firsthand. Alaskans are already living with the impact of climate change, with glaciers melting faster, and temperatures projected to rise between six and twelve degrees by the end of the century. In […]

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BREAKING: AG Charges NM Secretary of State Duran With Converting Campaign Funds to Personal Use

From the Albuquerque Journal: The office of Attorney General Hector Balderas today filed a 64-count criminal complaint against Secretary of State Dianna Duran in state district court. The complaint alleges fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, tampering with public records and other crimes. It says Duran converted campaign contributions to her own use. According to the complaint, […]

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Senators Udall, Heinrich Press Senate Leadership to Begin Bipartisan Budget Negotiations

Senate Democrats urge Leader McConnell to avoid unnecessary budget crisis this fall U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich have joined the full Senate Democratic Caucus to urge Senate Republican leadership to schedule bipartisan budget negotiations immediately to prevent another budget crisis when the current fiscal year ends this fall. The call was made in […]

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Doña Ana County Democrats Celebrate Women’s Equality Day

The Democratic Party of Doña Ana County 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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Weekly Address: It’s Time for Congress To Pass a Responsible Budget

In this week’s address, the President spoke to the economic progress that our country has made over the past few years, from over 13 million new jobs over the past five and a half years, to 17 states raising the minimum wage. Watch and share President Obama’s weekly address.

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Trump’s Hateful Rhetoric Inspires Criminal Assault Against Homeless Latino; Trump Refuses to Condemn the Hate Crime He Inspired

In a statement issued today LULAC National President Roger C. Rocha, Jr. responded to the Trump-inspired attack on a Latino homeless man in Boston, Massachusetts. “A Latino homeless man in Boston, Massachusetts was brutally beaten simply because he is Latino. The victim, who suffered a broken nose and bruises on his head and torso, was also urinated […]

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An Update from Doña Ana County County Chair Liz Rodriguez-Johnson

Dear Fellow Doña Ana County Democrats: It’s been a busy summer, so I wanted to give you an update on what has been happening. As you’ve probably heard me state on numerous occasions, the focus of the Democratic Party of Doña Ana County (DPDAC) is to get-out-the- vote for 2016. Our District Directors are working […]

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