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Donna Brazile: 50 Years Later Voting Rights Still Threatened

50 years ago, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, to outlaw discrimination based on race, religion, gender, and more. The law strengthened voting rights and pushed for an end to racial segregation in schools, at the workplace, and in public places. The law passed with bipartisan support — in fact, Republicans helped lead the […]

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Congressman Steve Pearce Endorses Prejudice and Bigotry

Racist blogger hired then fired within days—comment comparing President Obama to Hitler ignored by Pearce Steve Pearce is disgrace and embarrassment to all New Mexicans, has no values, hires racist and prejudiced individuals with taxpayer funds and then sees nothing wrong with defaming and insulting racial and ethnic groups that don’t swear allegiance to the […]

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NM Democrats Support Equality

New Mexicans are proud to stand and support marriage equality for all men and women. NM Dems helped lead the way on this issue through the efforts of Doña Ana County Clerk Lynn Ellins in 2013. “Unlike Arizona, which continues to look at ways to restrict individual civil rights, New Mexico and the DPNM believe […]

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Governor Martinez and NM House Republicans Vote To Keep NM 50th and Dead Last For Well being Of Our Kids

GOP content with NM 1st  in nation for child hunger as well as supporting a war on teachers On Friday, House Democrats presented a fair state budget that was a compromise for both parties.  Taking orders from Gov. Martinez, House Republicans voted in lockstep against this fair and equitable budget. Once again Gov. Martinez, said […]

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Today in the Republican War on Women

After their defeat in 2012, Republicans pledged to change and modernize their party but it’s clear that today’s GOP is still the Same Old Party that voters rejected in the last election. New Mexico’s Congressman Steve Pearce (R-CD2) tells us in his recently released book, “The wife is to voluntarily submit, just as her husband […]

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In Anticipation of Governor Martinez’s State-of-the-State Address, DPNM Wants to Welcome the Governor to New Mexico

While Governor Martinez has been traveling outside of New Mexico, pursuing a future national political career and begging for campaign funds… This is the New Mexico this Governor has Created in Just 3 Years: Most partisan NM Governor ever elected with no desire or interest in working together to improve lives of 2 million residents […]

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Senator John Sapien Op-Ed: End Privatization at the Expense of New Mexico’s Education

In March, 2013, the Legislature adopted an amendment to allow a fair bidding process for high school equivalency tests to be administered throughout the state. Although it passed both chambers unanimously, Governor Martinez later pocket vetoed it. Coincidently, on that very same day, in fact, the Public Education Department (PED) signed a Memorandum of Understanding […]

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Tell House Republicans: Restore Unemployment Benefits Now!

Today, the Senate voted to extend unemployment benefits for millions of Americans. As expected, Republicans Senators voted to deny Americans this vital lifeline as they search for a job and struggle to support their families. On December 28th, 1.3 million Americans nationwide lost their unemployment insurance -including 6,000 New Mexicans who are losing an average weekly […]

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House Republicans’ 12 Days of Congress

‘Tis the season to reflect on Congressional Republicans’ priorities in 2013, an agenda best described as an endless cornucopia of giveaways for the rich and best captured in song. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has released a holiday song that sums up Republicans’ agenda – “12 Days of Congress.” The song can also be downloaded […]

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New York Times Op-Ed: End the N.S.A. Dragnet, Now

By:  U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, Mark Udall, and Martin Heinrich Opinion column published yesterday by The New York Times The framers of the Constitution declared that government officials had no power to seize the records of individual Americans without evidence of wrongdoing, and they embedded this principle in the Fourth Amendment. The bulk collection of Americans’ […]

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