Thank You!

In the November 2016 General Election Doña Ana County voters set a record for turn out.

Nationwide 6 million fewer Democrats voted. In New Mexico’ three largest counties, Bernallio County had a slight decrease in Democratic voter turnout, Santa Fe County showed a slight increase in Democratic voter turnout, but Doña Ana County had a 33% increase in Democratic voter turnout!

We led the way in 2016. We can do it again in 2017 and 2018. Join us!

Governor Martinez Signals Support for Trump’s Appointment of White Supremacist

New Mexico – At a Republican Governors Association press conference in Orlando today, Governor Susana Martinez signaled her support for Donald Trump’s appointment of a white supremacist when asked about Stephen Bannon as Chief of White House Strategy. 

“Today, Governor Martinez showed us that she doesn’t care to lead and take a stand for New Mexicans against racism. A white supremacist in a White House leadership position should concern everyone. New Mexico deserves better, and Governor Martinez continues to disappoint our state while she travels to boost her national profile,” said Juan Sanchez III, Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. 

Bannon runs a propaganda organization known for pushing racist and sexist propaganda including headlines like: “Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive and Crazy”, “There’s No Hiring Bias Against Women in Tech, They Just Suck at Interviews,” and “Hoist It High And Proud: The Confederate Flag Proclaims A Glorious Heritage.” 

Where to Vote in Doña Ana County

Tuesday is election day. Registered voters in Doña Ana County may vote at any of the 40 Voting Convenience Centers in the County. Voters outside of Doña Ana County can find their polling place by clicking here.

ELECTION DAY VOTING CONVENIENCE CENTERS (VCC) IN DOÑA ANA COUNTY
Polling locations are open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 pm, Tuesday, November 8
Doña Ana County Registered Voters May Vote at Any VCC

IF YOU NEED A RIDE TO THE POLLS, CALL US 575-556-4136

  1. Anthony Elementary School – 600 N. Fourth St., Anthony, NM 88021
  2. Berino Elementary School – 92 Shrode Rd., Berino, NM 88021
  3. Camino Real Middle School – 2961 N. Roadrunner Pkwy., Las Cruces, NM 88011
  4. Chaparral Middle School – 290 Lisa Dr., Chaparral , NM 88081
  5. Corbett Center- NMSU – Las Cruces, NM 88003
  6. Del Cerro Community Center – 180 La Fe Ave., Vado, NM 88048
  7. Desert Hills Elementary School – 280 N. Roadrunner Pkwy., Las Cruces, NM 88011
  8. Desert View Elementary School – 1105 Valle Vista St., Sunland Park, NM 88063
  9. Doña Ana Community Center – 5745 Ledesma Dr., Dona Ana, NM 88007
  10. Doña Ana Community College Hatch Learning Center – 219 E. Hill St., Hatch, NM 87937
  11. Doña Ana County Government Center – 845 N. Motel Blvd., Las Cruces, NM 88007
  12. East Picacho Elementary School – 4450 N. Valley Dr., Las Cruces, NM 88007
  13. Fairacres Elementary School – 4501 W. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM 88005
  14. Frank O’Brien Papen Center (Mesilla Park Recreation Center) – 304 W. Bell Ave., Mesilla Park, NM 88047
  15. Gadsden Middle School – 1301 W. Washington Street, Anthony, NM 88021
  16. Garfield Elementary School – 8820 Highway 187, Garfield, NM 87936
  17. Good Samaritan Social Center – 3011 Buena Vida Cir., Las Cruces, NM 88011
  18. Jornada Elementary School – 3400 Elks Dr., Las Cruces, NM 88005
  19. La Mesa Fire Station – 15765 Highway 28, La Mesa, NM 88044
  20. La Union Elementary School – 875 Mercantile Ave., La Union, NM 88021
  21. Las Alturas Fire Station – 4145 Cholla Dr., Las Cruces, NM 88011
  22. Las Cruces High School – 1750 El Paseo Rd., Las Cruces, NM 88001
  23. Lynn Middle School – 950 S. Walnut St., Las Cruces, NM 88001
  24. Mayfield High school – 1955 N. Valley Dr., Las Cruces, NM 88007
  25. Mesilla Elementary School – 2363 Calle Del Sur, Mesilla, NM 88005
  26. Mesquite Elementary School – 205 NM Hwy. 228, Mesquite, NM 88048
  27. New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum – 4100 Dripping Springs Rd., Las Cruces, NM 88011
  28. North Valley Elementary School – 300 Cascade Ave., San Miguel, NM 88058
  29. Oñate High School – 5700 Mesa Grande Dr., Las Cruces, NM 88011
  30. Organ Fire Station – 5816 3rd St., Organ, NM 88012
  31. Radium Springs Community Center – 12060 L.B. Lindbeck Rd., Radium Springs, NM 88007
  32. Rincon Fire Station – 255 Harlan St., Rincon, NM 87940
  33. Santa Teresa Middle School – 4800 McNutt Rd., Santa Teresa, NM 88008
  34. Sierra Middle School – 1700 Spruce, Las Cruces, NM 88001
  35. Sonoma Elementary School – 4201 Northrise Dr., Las Cruces, NM 88011
  36. Sunrise Elementary School – 5300 Holman Rd., Las Cruces, NM 88012
  37. Thomas Branigan Memorial Library – 200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM 88001
  38. Tombaugh Elementary School – 226 Carver Rd., Las Cruces, NM 88005
  39. University Hills Elementary school – 2005 S. Locust, Las Cruces, NM 88001
  40. Vista Middle School – 4465 Elks Dr., Las Cruces, NM 88005

Election Night Watch Party – Tuesday!

PLEASE JOIN

Democratic National Committeewoman
JONI GUTIERREZ

Democratic County Chair
LIZ RODRIGUEZ-JOHNSON

THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF DOÑA ANA COUNTY

State Senator John Arthur Smith
Merrie Lee Soules
State Senator Mary Kay Papen
Joanne Ferrary
Rodolpho ‘Rudy’ Martinez
John Vasquez
Federated Democratic Women of Doña Ana County

For an

ELECTION NIGHT WATCH PARTY

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016
7:00PM – 10:00PM

Hotel Encanto
705 S. Telshor Boulevard, Las Cruces, NM

Hors d’oeuvres and a NO HOST CASH BAR

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Download & Print the Flyer:
https://donaanademocrats.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/watchparty.pdf

President Obama Endorses New Mexico Democratic House Candidates

President’s Support Underscores Importance of House Races

Today, President Barack Obama endorsed seventeen Democratic candidates for the New Mexico state House, including Rep. Bill McCamley (HD 33), Angelica Rubio (HD 35), Nathan Small (HD 36), Joanne Ferrary (HD 37), Rudy Martinez (HD 39), and Willie Madrid (HD 53).  They are among a select group of state legislative candidates from around the country to be endorsed by the President.

“We are proud to field such a talented group of candidates,” said Brian Egolf, House Democratic Leader. “They have been working tirelessly on the campaign trail, and they will bring that same dedication to office.  After we take back the state House, we look forward to working together to improve the lives of everyday New Mexicans.”

“We are thrilled that President Obama is endorsing our candidates in some of the most competitive races across the country,” said Jessica Post, Executive Director of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee. “His endorsements highlight how crucial state legislative elections are to building on the progress the President has achieved and to continuing to move our nation forward.”

New Mexico House candidates endorsed by President Obama include are: Ane Romero (HD 15), Daymon Ely (HD 23), Elizabeth “Liz” Thomson (HD 24), Natalie Figueroa (HD 30), Bill McCamley (HD 33), Angelica Rubio (HD 35), Nathan Small (HD 36), Joanne Ferrary (HD 37), Mary Hotvedt (HD 38), Rudy Martinez (HD 39), Stephanie Garcia Richard (HD 43), Brian Egolf (HD 47), Matthew McQueen (HD 50), and Willie Madrid (HD 53).

Early Voting in New Mexico is Underway

Early voting in New Mexico begins is underway!

Beginning on Tuesday, October 11, registered voters in Doña Ana County can vote at the Doña Ana County Government Center, 845 N. Motel Blvd., Las Cruces, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Early voting at the Doña Ana County Government Center location will continue Tuesday, October 11 – November 5, 2016, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Saturday, November 5, 2016, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Early voting at Alternate Voting Centers will begin on Saturday, October 22.

Voters registered in Doña Ana County may vote at any early voting location, and at any of the 40 Voting Convenience Centers open on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8.

Click here for a list of voting locations in Doña Ana County.

Doña Ana County Democrats Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

The Democratic Party of Doña Ana County is proud to celebrate diversity and to join in the observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, with the 2016 national theme,Honoring our Heritage.  Building our Future.”

We celebrate both the heritage, the achievements, and the ongoing contributions of our Hispanic communities, here in New Mexico, and throughout the United States, during this observance this month, and throughout the year.

We join in the national theme “Honoring our Heritage.  Building our Future.” The theme recognizes the long history of leadership that people of Hispanic heritage have given to the nation in every field, here in New Mexico, and nationally. This year’s theme also looks to a strong future built on the foundation of the past.

We join in celebrating the diversity that we, as a nation, as a community organization, and as a political party must embrace, if we are to continue to ensure the future success of this great nation and remain a beacon of freedom to the rest of the world. We also celebrate the great cultural contributions Hispanic people have brought to the American quilt, and the ongoing economic contributions of those communities, which have greatly benefited all of us throughout our nation.

Each year, Americans observe Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors made a home in the American southwest, including New Mexico, and elsewhere in the United States, and those whose forebears came from Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. On September 16, 1810 Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla’s El Grito de la Independencia, or “Cry of Independence,” began the long Mexican war for independence. Mexico’s Declaration of Independence fell on September 28, 1821. Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively.  Also, Columbus Day, which is celebrated as Día de la Raza in many Latin American nations, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.

The observance started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15, annually. Hispanic Heritage Month as a national observance was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, with the passage and approval of Public Law 100-402.