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Deb Haaland Only Democratic Lt. Gov. Candidate to Qualify for Primary Ballot

Democratic Lt. Governor Candidate Debra Haaland has become the first Native American on a New Mexico Gubernatorial ticket in state history. She will run unopposed in the June Democratic primary. “Thank you to the thousands of New Mexicans who signed my nomination petition, and the hundreds who provided their time and financial support to my […]

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Thoughts From Sam

In a few weeks the New Mexico Legislature will begin its 30 day session. Governor Martinez will give her State of the State Address and attempt to list all of the great things that have happened the past 3 years, kicking off her desperate campaign for re-election. Democrats will make sure the lies, falsehoods, ignorance […]

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Happy Holidays From Sam

I want to wish each of you a happy holiday season, as 2013 comes to an end. As you celebrate with friends and family, a special thanks for your hard work and dedication to the principles and goals that represent the Democratic Party of New Mexico. A few accomplishments since May 1: Biggest fundraising program […]

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Thoughts From Sam—Marriage Equality in New Mexico

In a unanimous decision, the NM Supreme Court has cleared the way for same sex marriage in New Mexico. “This is a victory for all men and women that want the freedom to marry the one they love as well as enjoy the same rights and protections that thousands of New Mexicans already have,” stated […]

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State Senator Michael Padilla Proposes Legislation to Take Politics Out of Education

Amendment Would Eliminate Secretary of Education Position Senator Michael Padilla (D-14-Bernalillo), member of the Senate Education Committee, has introduced Senate Joint Resolution 2 (SJR2), proposing education reforms that will, in Sen. Padilla’s words, “take politics out of public education in New Mexico.” This particular legislation calls for: the elimination of the Secretary of Education position […]

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Donna Brazile: The life, legacy and lessons of Nelson Mandela

Today, as we mourn the loss of of one of history’s most transformational leaders, let us also pay tribute to his life and legacy. Let us dedicate ourselves to remembering his lessons and continue his efforts to spread Democracy, freedom and equality across the globe. Nelson Mandela was a civil rights activist, teacher, freedom fighter, […]

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This is The Affordable Care Act in New Mexico—Pre-existing Conditions No Longer Denied

Thousands of New Mexicans Will No Longer Be Denied Health Coverage Or Charged Higher Premiums Due To Pre-Existing Conditions Thanks to the Affordable Care Act 129 million Americans nationwide can no longer be denied health coverage because of pre-existing conditions such as cancer, asthma or diabetes. In New Mexico, 862,000 individuals including 122,000 children will finally be […]

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The Affordable Care Act in New Mexico: Preventive Care

The Affordable Care Act is helping thousands of New Mexicans access quality, affordable healthcare. Under the ACA, 105 million Americans nationwide are paying less for preventive care services, including more than 47 million women. In New Mexico, 373,000 people – including 95,000 children, 146,000 women and 132,000 men are receiving preventive care without cost sharing. For the […]

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Senator Tom Udall Hails Rules Changes to Make Senate Work for American People

U.S. Senator Tom Udall released the following statement after the Senate voted 52-48 to change its rules and end filibusters on presidential executive and judicial nominations, except to the U.S. Supreme Court. Udall has led the effort to reform the Senate’s rules since he was elected in 2009. His argument throughout has been that a […]

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Doña Ana County Democrats Commemorate Veterans Day

The Doña Ana County Democratic Party 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 […]

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