Message from the Chair

I suspect I spent most of the past week like you: totally transfixed with the impeachment trial in Washington.  While that is certainly important – accountability matters – we also have a lot of work that we need to do right here at home.  While we certainly know the outcome of the deliberations in Washington, we do not know what will happen in our own community.  That is where we must get involved.

So here is my shameless reminder to everyone that we desperately need help locally.  Ward meeting started this past weekend.  Please visit berncodems.org in order to see when your ward meeting is happening.  We need more ward and precinct chairs on the west side, so please consider running for some of the open positions.  Ward and precinct chairs are the party’s representative in the community.

Additionally, please consider running for the State Central Committee.  Among other things, the SCC will be responsible for voting for the democratic candidate for the vacant CD1 seat.  It’s a great place to get involved with the Democratic Party of New Mexico while making sure your voice is heard. 

I have one final ask.  If the above does not suit you, please consider volunteering for us.  We have a lot of different positions that are in urgent need in the West Side Dems!  Please see the other article in the newsletter for more information.

I hope to see you all in positions that suit you best!  Until then, please stay safe!

Thanks!

Ken

 

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West Side Lawmakers Outline Priorities for the State
 
By Nick Harrison
 
Five state legislators representing West Side districts examined ideas such as how lawmakers are dealing with the pandemic, internet access across the state, withdrawals from permanent funds to support education, marijuana legalization, water access, and other issues at a two-hour virtual town hall.
 
Representatives Damon Ely, Joy Garratt, and Karen Bash were joined by Senators Katy Duhigg and Harold Pope, Jr. in summarizing their priorities for the current legislative session. 
 
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Greetings West Side Dems!
I hope this finds you both well and safe.
As mentioned numerous times before, the West Side Dems are in urgent need of help in a wide variety of positions.  
 
Content Creator: We are always in need of content for the newsletter and the website. You will be responsible for helping to identify topics to cover, interview people or gather information about the subject. 
 
Website Co-manager: The ongoing work of maintaining and updating the West Side Dems site. We are looking for someone willing to learn the ropes of the existing operation as well as being a backup for the overall site when needed.
 
Newsletter producer: The monthly newsletter drives much of the content on the site by pulling together disparate features and announcements into a form that is easily absorbed.
 
If those positions do not quite fit your fancy, reach out anyway! There is a lot of opportunity in the WSD. If you are interested in one of these or other positions, feel free to send me an email at Kenneth.scott2@gmail.com. Please stay tuned for other announcements as well.
 
I look forward to hearing from you soon!
The 2020 Year In Review
 

The WSD 2020 Annual Report is now available.

Click HERE to read more.

The report presents the WSD 2020 goals (that came from the January 2020 brainstorming session) and addresses how each goal was addressed in WSD activities throughout the year.

While the COVID-19 pandemic caused WSD to redirect activities to only those allowed by the state-mandated safety restrictions, most of the 2020 were met in mostly virtual ways.

TIME TO PAY YOUR DUES!
 
The West Side Democrats of Bernalillo County is a membership organization that helps to educate, mobilize, and educate voters about campaigns and issues pertinent to Albuquerque’s west side. Anyone can join for $10 per year. Your membership fee helps to pay for costs of organizing events that bring West Side voters together.
 
We are so grateful for everyone who is currently a member. As our mission continues, it is time to begin collecting dues for 2021. Those who have paid dues in October and November have been credited for 2021. Everyone else can either pay via our website (https://westsidedems.org/pay-using-paypal-or-a-credit-card/) or send a check to West Side Democrats, PO Box 67154, Albuquerque NM 87193.
 
If you have any questions, please email finance@westsidedems.org. Thank you for your support.

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