West Side Dems – April Program
The State of Marijuana in New Mexico
April 24, 6:30 – 8 pm
WSD Business Meeting 6 pm

Join us for a timely discussion on Marijuana: Treatment, the Economy, and the Law

Our expert panelists examine the status of medical marijuana, how legalizing marijuana impacts our economy, the latest updates on decriminalizing marijuana, and the future of legalization.


  • Kelly O’Donnell – economist specializing in economic development and social policy
  • Joel White – sharing his first-hand experience with NM medical marijuana
  • Jessica Gelay – Policy Manager, Drug Policy Alliance New Mexico, discussing affordability and access to medical marijuana.
  • Deborah Armstrong NM State Representative, District 17, discussing legislation on medical and recreational marijuana


Emily Kaltenbach – State Director, Drug Policy Alliance New Mexico

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to the
April Panel Discussion

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West Side Dems
Bylaws – Proposed Revisions

Please read and be prepared to vote on these changes at the
WSD Business Meeting, April 24, 6 pm.

WSD March 27
Legislative Recap

Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas
Rep. Joy Garratt
Rep. Daymon Ely
Sen. Linda Lopez

Moderator, Ellen Coplen

Our Mission
“Serving the 88,000 Democrats Living on the West Side”

Democrats Care!

We encourage and support candidates who will work for the good of everyone in our community. We believe in a government that is truly “of the people, by the people, and for the people”…not just for corporations, Wall Street, or the rich.

United By A Common Goal…

Social justice and human rights are more important than corporate profits. We seek to improve the quality of life for all of our residents through grass-roots support of candidates who listen and work to implement liberal programs and legislation.​

Get Involved…

Your candidates can’t win without your help. Canvassing, phone banking, word-of-mouth, volunteering, and donating are all ways to work together to achieve our common goals.

Democratic Party of Bernalillo County
Newly Elected Leadership
2019 – 2021

Congratulations to our New County Officers
Flora Lucero – Chair
Manny Crespin – 1st Vice Chair
Meta Hirschl – 2nd Vice Chair

Flora Lucero, Chair
Manny Crespin, Vice Chair
Meta Hirschl, Vice Chair