DPDAC UPDATE – September 2019

Dear Democrats of Doña Ana County:

This update includes information about recent and upcoming events as well as the NEW location for our County Executive Committee meetings.

Upcoming Events:

Diez y Seis de Septiembre Fiesta Parade, Saturday, September 14, Mesilla 

Come join us in the parade Saturday morning, which starts at 10:00 a.m. YES, THERE WILL BE REAL DONKEYS, thanks to Jeff Swanson, Chair of the Democratic Party of Otero County. Please come walk in the parade and showcase DPDAC! 

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We also need at least 8 to 10 volunteers to sign up ahead of time to make sure we have people to:

  • Ride the donkeys
  • Lead the donkeys
  • Carry the DPDAC banner
  • Give out materials to the crowd

To volunteer for or to learn details about the parade route, please contact Mona at 703-635-9066 or

September County Executive Committee Business Meeting, Wednesday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m.

This month’s County Executive Committee business meeting will be at the NEW Doña Ana County Democratic Field Office at 115 W. Griggs Avenue, Las Cruces, 88001. This is on the corner of Griggs and Main near the stage end of the Plaza de Las Cruces .We are looking forward to using this great space for all our meetings and training sessions through the 2020 election.

Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo, Friday to Sunday, September 27 to 29, Las Cruces

When you are at the fair, please stop by the DPDAC booth, which will be in the Special Events Building. The booth will be staffed on Friday the 27th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Saturday the 28th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday the 29th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you can volunteer a couple of hours to help staff the booth, please contact Deb Hathaway at 

Notes on Recent Events:

The Labor Day Breakfast was a great success with well over 300 in attendance. Special thanks to the good sports that toughed it out with minimal air conditioning, which was an indirect result of a power outage caused by a tractor trailer accident a couple of days before our event. Many, many thanks to all who organized and attended the event, as well as to those who donated and bought auction items.  

The Hatch Chile Festival served as a great test case for the DPDAC “Booth in a Box,” which we now know is compact enough to fit in the trunk space of a regular car. Visitors to the booth were asked to vote in a “Bean Poll” for their first, second, and third choice of Democratic Presidential Candidates using three different types of beans. The results are shown below.

Mona Trempe, Chair