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  • NM Prisons in the Age of COVID-19

    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...
  • Reform and Black Lives Matter: What Next?

    Reform and Black Lives Matter: What Next? African Americans comprise 3 percent of New Mexico’s population but are a significant voice in championing for justice in all areas of our state. Join us for a very special event featuring African Americans from around the city for a frank discussion on racism and inequality and how that has impacted their experience.  Panelists from...
  • Huddle with Your West Side Candidates

    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, including Joy Garrett, HD 29, Karen Bash, HD68, Daymon Ely, HD23, and Day Hochman-Vigil, HD 15 in the State House. In the State Senate we are working to elect...
  • 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. Her opponent is Republican Candace Ruth Gould, the District 10 incumbent. In 2016, Ms. Gould won a very close race, defeating David Simon 10,530 to 10,151. This is definitely a senate seat which Democrats can win in 2020. Ms. Duhigg...
  • 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 to jackson.nwcpc@gmail.com  and instructions will be emailed to you.  Further information can be found on the Northwest Community Policing Council...
  • Update on Voter Registration Agent (VRA) Training

    Update on Voter Registration Agent (VRA) Training 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, and a new announcement will be made June 30 regarding this status. Please continue to check the VRA website for updates to...
  • Striving for a More Perfect Union

    Chair Message Striving for a More Perfect Union First allow me to say thank you to everyone for the faith and trust you placed in me to lead our organization. It is an honor to be elected chair of the West Side Democrats. I am humbled by your support, especially during these uncertain times.  I have always been called to serve and...
  • June 30 DPBC Meeting on Health Disparities Among People of Color

    DPBC June 30 Meeting Health Disparities Among People of Color Zoom Online Presentation LinkTuesday, June 30 6-7:30 p.m.Register Link Here Please join us for the DPBC special online presentation outlining the inequities in health care in New Mexico for African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanics/Latinx populations. While these disparities are historic, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the struggle for people of...