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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14 May

Maggie Toulouse Oliver Event

The DPSFC does not endorse candidates in contested primaries. However, we do post candidate events as they are submitted to us, to keep our voters informed. So candidates – please let us know about your events in Santa Fe County! (And Santa Fe County Democrats – remember to head from Meow Wolf to 1420 Cerrillos Road at 6:00 pm for the Forum on the Health Security Act.)

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10 May

Health Security for New Mexico

Wednesday, May 15, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Center for Progress and Justice
1420 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM

 The ongoing attempts by Republicans in Washington, D.C. to undo the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) make it imperative that New Mexicans act to secure their own health future. In 2019, the New Mexico Legislature took significant steps toward making the Health Security Act (HSA) a reality. The HSA includes provisions to assure that the majority of New Mexicans have excellent health coverage and care. 

Santa Fe County Democratic Party’s Platform & Resolutions Committee has assembled a distinguished panel to examine and explain the Health Security Act. Participants include:

  • Senator Carlos Cisneros (District 6), for many years the Senate sponsor of the Health Security Act;
  • Dr. Mary Feldblum, Executive Director of the Health Security for All New Mexicans Campaign; and
  • Tyler Taylor, M.D., advocate for health security for the medical community.

The panelists will discuss WHAT the HSA will do, WHY it is important for us to act now, WHO has been active in promoting the HSA, and HOW we can all help assure that things continue to move forward. Don’t miss this critical discussion on May 15, 6:00 p.m., at 1420 Cerrillos Road.
Local issues, local experts, local solutions—join us!!

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08 May

Remembering Susan

An iris from Susan Popovich’s garden blooms for the first time in ours, a fitting remembrance for a dedicated grassroots organizer and gardener. Thank you, Susan, for your vision and energy. Your work continues.

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30 Apr

SCC Election Results

Congratulations to our Santa Fe County members who were elected to DPNM state office or committee!

  • CD3 Vice Chair – Female: Cheryl Ford
  • CD3 Vice Chair – Male: Willie Marquez
  • Affirmative Action CD3 – Male: Brad DuBois
  • Affirmative Action CD3 – Female: Bernadette Vadurro
  • Budget CD3 – Male: Paul Dirdak
  • SPARC CD3 – Female: Elizabeth Romero
  • Affirmative Action At-Large: Don Dionne

Plus, the Green New Deal resolution passed – a great day for New Mexico and Santa Fe County! Thank you to all our great State Central Committee representatives who participated. The full election results are listed here.

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16 Apr

From Rocket Docket to Moonshot!

A Recap of the 2019 New Mexico Legislative Session

You are warmly invited to our monthly general meeting on Wednesday, April 17th, 6:00-7:30 pm, at the Center for Progress & Justice, 1420 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe.

Featured speakers include House Speaker Brian Egolf and Senate Majority Leader Peter Wirth.
They will be joined by a number of our other state legislators who represent Santa Fe County.
Together we’ll review legislative accomplishments of 2019 and the outlook for 2020.
All are welcome!

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20 Feb

Ward Elections March 2-7

Legal Notice Notice is hereby given that the Democratic Party of Santa Fe County will hold its Ward elections for Ward Chair, Vice Chair and delegates to the County Central Committee on the following dates and locations: Registration commences 60 ...
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05 Feb

Mardi Gras! Join the fun!

You are warmly invited to join our Mardi Gras festivities on Tues., March 5th, 5:30-9:00 pm at the Elks Lodge on Old Pecos Trail. Tickets are $25 in advance; $35 at the door. Click here for tickets. Laissez les bon temps rouler!

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