Reform and Black Lives Matter: What Next?

Join us for a very special event featuring African Americans from around the city for a frank discussion on racism.

July 22 6-7:30 p.m.

NM Prisons in the Age of COVID-19

The prison in Otero County, New Mexico consists of 3 detention centers that hold county prisoners, state prisoners, and immigrants detained for crossing the border who are held in the ICE Detention Center.  It is also one of three prisons in the nation with the highest number of COVID-19 positive cases, and the numbers keep rising.


Candidate Profile Katy Duhigg
State Senate District 10


Katy Duhigg defeated Alan Hall in the June 2 Democratic primary. She is running for State Senate to represent District 10 and is asking Westside Democrats to become active in her campaign.

Huddle with Your West Side Candidates
Attention fellow West Side Democrats!

It’s time to get busy working for our candidates! The West Side has a number of priority races we are working on. 

Come join us in a ZOOM meeting to meet our candidates.

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Citizens Tackle Policing Issues in Community Policing Councils

The next meeting of the Northwest Community Policing Council will be held on Wednesday, July 15 at 6 PM. Because of COVID-19, it will be a virtual meeting.

If you wish to attend, send your name and email contact information.


Campaigning finds a new normal as
door-knocking resumes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Across much of America, the Coronavirus pandemic isn’t fading away. But political campaigns are still forging ahead with in-person organizing.

The pandemic upended elections this year, forcing campaigns to shift their organizing activities almost entirely online and compelling both parties to reconfigure their conventions.

VRA Training Update

Kathy Korte with the Bernalillo County Clerk’s Office reports that for now, Bernalillo County continues to follow COVID-19 precautions and have no upcoming VRA trainings. The county remains in Phase One of the reopening process. The training link will be available through September 13, 2020.

Please check the VRA website for updates to the training schedule:

For more information, contact Kathy at or (505) 468-1217


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July Events

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Democrats Care!

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Why We Call Congress

This is an important reminder that all of us get to participate in our democracy. Only when we are silent, does our power diminish. These reps and senators work for us! Call them and make sure they know how you feel! – Indivisible Nob Hill