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NM House Dem Nominee Mariaelena Johnson Responds to SOS Dianna Duran​

In response to Secretary of State Dianna Duran’s comments to the Albuquerque Journal regarding the recent court order in Rio Rancho requiring expanded voting opportunities, nominee for State Representative in District 53, Mariaelena Johnson, released the following statement: “While voters in Rio Rancho will now have increased access to the polls, the voters of Chaparral

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DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on Hispanic Heritage Month

DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on the commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month: “Today begins our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and the long history of invaluable contributions that Hispanic Americans have made to our nation. From the earliest settlement at St. Augustine through generations of immigrants, Hispanics have played an

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New Mexico Democrats Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

The Democratic Party of New Mexico is proud to celebrate diversity and to join in the observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, with the 2014 national theme, “Hispanics: A legacy of history, a present of action and a future of success.“ We celebrate both the heritage, the achievements, and the ongoing contributions of our Hispanic communities,

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Weekly Address: We Will Degrade and Destroy ISIL

In this week’s address, the President reiterated his comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group ISIL. His plan brings together a campaign of targeted airstrikes, increased support for Iraqi and Kurdish forces already taking on terrorists, assistance from allies and partners, expanded efforts to train and equip the Syrian

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DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on the 20th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act

DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on tomorrow marking the 20th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act: “Twenty years ago, due to the leader of then Senator Joe Biden and countless others, the Violence Against Women Act put in place critical protections that have held violent offenders accountable and extended

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Senator Tom Udall Encouraged by Growing Support for Constitutional Amendment

Disappointed that GOP sided with corporations and billionaires in filibuster of measure to limit influence of big money on American elections U.S. Senator Tom Udall led the Senate yesterday in rallying historic support for a constitutional amendment on campaign finance. The amendment, S.J. Res. 19, won 54 votes, a majority of the Senate, but failed

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Dianna Duran: Suppressing the Vote

Yesterday, Secretary of State Dianna Duran made an unprecedented attempt to block duly-approved county questions from the Bernalillo and Santa Fe county ballots. Her three-page long memo did not cite a single state statute or Constitutional provision in order to back up her claims that the questions approved by the county commissions were not permissible.

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Secretary of State Duran Continues to Restrict and Stifle Voting

Once again, do-nothing Secretary of State Dianna Duran is trying to restrict, block and discourage the voting rights of over 2 million New Mexicans.​ ​The one thing she has done since taking office is to follow the Republican playbook ​that sets ​up repeated roadblocks ​over and over again to disenfranchise the voters of New Mexico.

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Veterans say Allen Weh Used their Image Without Permission in Ad Depicting Terrorist Killer

Weh Once Again Takes Advantage of Others for Personal Gain Just a week after Allen Weh released an ad that was widely criticized for its appalling use of an image from the execution of American journalist James Foley, Weh is trying to ward off criticism with another video defending himself. Weh’s latest ad begins with

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Senators Udall, Heinrich Encourage Eligible Livestock Producers to Apply for Disaster Assistance Before Oct. 1

Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich encouraged livestock producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses to apply for disaster assistance prior to Oct. 1, 2014, to ensure they receive the most possible financial assistance. Udall and Heinrich fought for retroactive disaster assistance funding for the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) in the 2014

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