10 Sep

County Central Committee Meeting: September 28, 2019

The Democratic Party of Santa Fe County gives notice of the upcoming County Central Committee meeting to elect a First Vice-Chair, Second Vice-Chair, consider an amendment to the DPSFC Rules and to elect one State Central Committee member replacement (male).  Details of the meeting are as follows:

When: Saturday, September 28, 2019

Where: Gonzales Community School Gymnasium, 851 W. Alameda, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Registration: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Call to Order: 10:30 a.m.

Proxy voting will be permitted in accordance with DPNM Rule 9-2.E. The proxy form for the September 28th, 2019 meeting has been sent to all CCC members. A proxy is “valid only when voted by a registered Democrat of the same ward as the person giving the proxy.” No CCC member may carry more than three proxies.

If you wish to run for First Vice Chair (male), Second Vice Chair (female) or the State Central Committee (male) replacement, we will post your 100-word personal statement on the DPSFC website and email your statement to all CCC members. Personal statements will be posted in the order received and compiled emailed statements will go out on September 19th and September 25th. Please send your statements (100-word limit) to

Our order of business:

  1. elect the County Party First Vice Chair (male) for the balance of the 2019-2021 term.
  2. elect the County Party Second Vice Chair (female) for the balance of the 2019-2021 term
  3. consider an amendment to the DPSFC Rules, namely the Code of Conduct that was distributed earlier for the Open Comment period which closed on September 6th. The Rules & Credentials Committee is reviewing the comments received and will send the revised amendment and responses to submitted comments on September 13th.
  4. elect one CD-3 State Central Committee member (male) to replace one member who passed away earlier this year. Gender balance is required for members of the SCC, so we will select another male for this position.

The Credentials Committee will meet on Friday, September 27 at 6:00 p.m. at 1420 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM to address any challenges which must have been filed in writing prior to that time.

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10 Sep

Democratic Party of Santa Fe County Endorses Climate Strike

The DPSFC Executive Committee voted overwhelmingly to endorse the Global Climate Strike planned for September 20th, 11:30 am to 2:00 pm at the Roundhouse.

A member of the New Mexico YUCCA Steering Committee (Youth United for Climate Crisis Action) made a detailed presentation concerning the Global Climate Strike at the DPSFC Platform and Resolutions Committee meeting on September 5th. The Committee unanimously approved the following resolution, which was subsequently approved by the Executive Committee by a vote of 25-YES, 1-NO, and 1-ABSTAIN:

RESOLVED, that the DPSFC Platform & Resolutions Committee finds that the goals and objectives of YUCCA and the Global Climate Strike, as set forth at:

are consistent with the provisions of the DPSFC Platform.

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the Democratic Party of Santa Fe County should endorse, support and participate in the Global Climate Strike on September 20, 2019, at 11:30 am at the Roundhouse. Support shall entail setting up and staffing a Voter Registration Table at the event, public endorsement and assisting with publicity.

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07 Sep

Donkey Fun in the Fiesta Historical/Hysterical Parade

Join the Dapper Donkeys of the Democratic Party of Santa Fe County in the Historical/Hysterical Parade, this Sunday, September 8th. We’ll march with our banner and values statement placards to show what we Democrats stand for – and we’ll have fun with our Dashing Donkeys of the Day. Gather between noon and 12:30 pm on North Guadalupe Street by DeVargas Center for a 1:00 pm parade start. Look for the Donkeys with Bling and wear blue!


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13 Aug

Bailamos Unidos! – Fundraiser for Democracy & Immigrant Rights

Join in community for a timely Fundraiser for Democracy & Immigrant Rights, featuring live music, dancing…and ice cream! All ages are welcome on Wednesday, August 21, 6-8:30 pm at 1420 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe. Lone Piñon will play traditional music of New Mexico and dance leader Lucy Salazar will get us going in the Cuna, Varsoviana, Valse de los Paños, Chotis, and more. Proceeds go to Santa Fe Dreamers Project, Somos Action (sister organization of Somos Un Pueblo Unido) and the Democratic Party of Santa Fe County.

Click HERE now to sponsor or buy tickets. Thank you for your generosity!


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31 Jul

Santa Fe County Democrats Demand Impeachment Inquiry

Dateline: Santa Fe, New Mexico July 30, 2019 – – The Democratic Party of Santa Fe County passed a resolution demanding an impeachment inquiry of President Trump by the U.S. House of Representatives at its monthly Executive Committee meeting held last week in Santa Fe.

The resolution’s passage came after a lengthy, spirited debate among the assembled grassroots Democratic Party leaders: the Mueller Report and alleged violations of the Emoluments Clause, tax evasion and campaign finance violations were cited as reasons to launch an impeachment investigation. The resolution passed with 18 votes in favor, 3 against, and 1 abstention.

The Executive Committee, elected leaders who represent all areas of Santa Fe County, were adamant that Congress must initiate an impeachment investigation in accordance with the U.S. Constitution. There is heightened concern that our democracy, especially with respect to free and fair elections, is under threat from unfriendly foreign actors, abetted by the President and GOP Senate majority.

At last count, more than 100 U.S. House Members support an impeachment inquiry. The Executive Committee of the Democratic Party of Santa Fe County moved to act because we want Congress to hear that among local Santa Fe County Democrats, the desire to launch an impeachment investigation runs wide and deep.

The Resolution to Investigate the Existence of Impeachable Offenses by President Trump follows below.




Resolution to Investigate the Existence of Impeachable Offenses by President Trump



President Trump Engaged in Obstruction of Justice (Mueller Report, Volume II)



President Trump Failed to Respond to a Russian Cyber Attack (Mueller Report, Volume I)



President Trump Expected to Benefit Electorally from Information Stolen and Released Through Russian Efforts (Mueller Report, Page 5)



President Trump Violated the Emoluments Clause (Blumenthal v. Trump)



President Trump Failed to Disclose Campaign Expenditures to Stormy Daniels (Michael Cohen Criminal Case)



President Trump Engaged in Tax Evasion (NY Times, October 2, 2018)



That Congress investigate the existence of impeachable offenses by President Trump.



Adopted by the DPSFC at its monthly Executive Committee meeting on July 25, 2019

Approved by the DPSFC Platform & Resolutions Committee at its monthly meeting on June 6, 2019


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28 Jul

Debate Watch Parties & Potluck

Join the DPSFC, Earth Care, and the Santa Fe Sunrise Movement on Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday, July 31 for the second round of Democratic presidential primary debates. We’ll gather at 5:30 pm at the Center for Progress and Justice, 1420 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe. Bring a dish to share.  Click here for more information.

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18 Jul

Democratic Party Night at the Fuego!

Get your tickets now to Saturday night’s Fuego game, sponsored by the Democratic Party of Santa Fe County. It will be a time to relax and enjoy minor league baseball and the company of your fellow Democrats in a beautiful outdoor setting. Fun for all ages.

Tickets are just $5. Email with the subject line FUEGO to reserve your tickets or click HERE to buy them in advance. They’ll be available for pickup at our Santa Fe Dems table at the ballpark. Tickets are limited, so reserve yours now! Children under 6 are free.

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15 Jul

The Judiciary: Why Does It Matter?

Join us this Wednesday, July 17 at 6 pm to hear Justice C. Shannon Bacon, Judge Zachary Ives and Judge Brian Biedscheid, all appointed by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, discuss the judiciary’s importance in our democracy and why promoting an independent judiciary matters to you.

The Justice and Judges will discuss:

  • The structure of the New Mexico Judiciary and the role of the Judiciary in State Government.
  • The panoply and protection of individual rights under the state and federal constitution.
  • Seminal cases decided by the New Mexico Judiciary.
  • What you can do to ensure an independent judiciary.

Questions and answers will be in accordance with the Judicial Code of Conduct.

Wednesday, July 17, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Center for Progress and Justice, 1420 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe

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11 Jul

Lights for Liberty Vigil: July 12

Join us on Friday, July 12th, 2019, 7:30 pm on the east side of the Roundhouse in Santa Fe for a Lights for Liberty vigil to end human detention camps. This is a nationwide event that will bring thousands of Americans together across the country, with their neighbors, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees.

Beginning at 7:30 pm on July 12th, community leaders, activists from the Santa Fe Dreamers Project and Somos Un Pueblo Unido, and concerned neighbors will come together to speak about what we can do to help end this inhumane policy. At 9 pm, around the country and around the world, participants will light candles in a silent vigil for all those held in US detention camps, separated from their families, to bring light to the darkness of the Trump administration’s immigration policies.

The Democratic Party of Santa Fe County is sponsoring the vigil. Bring your candles and please join us. Interpreting services will be provided for deaf and hard of hearing participants.



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11 Jun

Forum: Nuclear Waste New Mexico (Holtec and WIPP)

Wednesday, June 19, 6:00-7:30 pm at 1420 Cerrillos Road. This forum explores issues with two New Mexico nuclear storage facilities—WIPP, opened in 1999 to store low-to-mid level military waste and a proposed facility to be built by Holtec International to handle high-level waste from 98 nuclear power plants across the nation.

Holtec’s proposal and possible changes at WIPP create issues to be explored by our distinguished panelists:

NM Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard
State Representative Christine Chandler (District 43), formerly, attorney with Los Alamos National Laboratory
Don Hancock, Director, Nuclear Waste Program at Southwest Research and Information Center
Sally Rodgers, Environment Policy Advisor for former NM governors; Conservation Voters NM founder

Both WIPP and the Holtec project demand our attention. WIPP is the only U.S. permanent storage repository and receives nuclear waste from Los Alamos National Lab and from other defense facilities across the nation. Recently, those shipments have increased. With the expected ramp-up of more plutonium pits, more waste will need storage. The Department of Energy has sought changes in types of waste and volume measurements, which could affect WIPP.

The Holtec project is waiting for a license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to build its facility, which could receive spent fuel rods from nuclear reactors, most of which are on the East Coast. The waste is to stay in this proposed facility close to Carlsbad until a permanent facility is built elsewhere. None has been agreed upon.

Local issues, local experts, local solutions — join us!

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