Don’t Forget! Special Event Wednesday September 21!

5:30 p.m.at the Pelican Spa courtyard, 306 S Pershing, T or C.. This special event replaces our usual monthly meeting. Guest speakers include:

  • Laura Montoya, candidate for State Treasurer
  • Stephanie Garcia Richard, Commissioner of Public Lands, running for reelection
  • Gabe Vasquez, candidate for CD2
  • Tara Jaramillo, candidate for NM House District 38
  • Michael Lanford, candidate for Sierra County Sheriff.

Free food and beverages. Food from La Baracca.

Phone Banking and Canvassing in T or C this Saturday

Meet Rick Lass at Democratic Party Headquarters at 405 Main St. T or C at noon Saturday Sept. 17 for an afternoon of voter outreach. Never knocked on doors or called voters before? Take the plunge. Rick is an experienced trainer and can have you prepared and confident for your first venture. It’s normal to be a little scared the first time you do this, but it gets easier, and the possibility of Republicans winning because we don’t get out the vote is a whole lot scarier.

People are friendly here. You may even have fun canvassing and calling!

Tara Jaramillo Meet and Greet. Volunteer Help Wanted. Donations welcome, too.

Volunteers needed in party headquarters, especially on Saturdays. Talk to voters and hand out campaign signs and information. Contact Suzanne at 630-334-9329 if you can help. We try to split the hours between 2 shifts: 11-1:30 or 1:30-4. 

Volunteers needed to make phone calls and knock on doors to get out the vote. Contact Rick Lass at 505-920-0540 if you can help. Rick will give you instructions and provide phone banking or door knocking lists. You can make calls from home and on your schedule. We have only a short time left to reach potential voters. Turnout will make the difference in this election. If you haven’t volunteered yet in this election cycle, now is the time.

Based on few responses received from members, we are not planning to have a booth at the county fair this year. We will pursue setting up a booth at Elephant Days October 14-16 (we may do 2 days instead of 3 depending on volunteers).

We are spending down a major portion of our treasury to make donations to several candidates who are visiting with our members and to provide food for our September 21 event with Gabe Vasquez, Laura Montoya, Tara Jaramillo and Michael Lanford. If you haven’t made a donation to our party in a while, September would be a good time to do so, at our September 21 event or online though the Act Blue donation link on the home page of this site.   

A meet and greet with Tara Jaramillo, candidate for NM House District 38, will be held on Sunday Sept. 11 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Point Blanc Winery, 820 N. Cedar St. T or C. Hosted by David Senn and Sandy Whitehead. Tara is a businesswoman, entrepreneur, and longtime advocate for families.

UPDATED September Events!

Labor Day  Monday September 5

Even more candidates than previously announced will be joining us. A free showing of Salt of the Earth at El Cortez theater in T or C at noon will be followed by a reception, refreshments, and fall campaign kickoff at Democratic Party campaign headquarters at 405 Main Street. Gabe Vasquez, candidate for Congressional District 2, will be there, as will Raul Torrez, candidate for Attorney General, Tara Jaramillo, candidate for NM House District 38, and Michael Lanford, candidate for Sierra County Sheriff.

Wednesday September 21

This special event replaces our usual monthly meeting. Meet Laura Montoya, candidate for State Treasurer,  and Gabe Vasquez, Tara Jaramillo, and Michael Lanford. 5:30 at the Pelican Spa courtyard, 306 S Pershing, T or C. Free food and beverages.

September Events and Volunteer Opportunities

Democratic Candidate Events

Labor Day  Monday September 5

Free showing of Salt of the Earth at El Cortez theater in T or C at noon, followed by reception and fall campaign kickoff at Democratic Party campaign headquarters at 405 Main.  Free food and beverages. Tara Jaramillo, candidate for NM House District 38 and Michael Lanford, candidate for Sierra County Sheriff, will be there.

Not familiar with this pro-labor movie? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_of_the_Earth_(1954_film)

Wednesday September 21

Meeting with Gabe Vasquez, our candidate for Congress, 5:30 at Pelican Spa courtyard, 306 S Pershing. Other candidates are expected as well. Free food and beverages.

Voter Outreach

Low turnout among Democrats led to Yvette Herrell’s election. Let’s not let that happen again. We need to motivate and engage the Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents who don’t always vote. Volunteer with the coordinated campaign to elect Democrats up and down the ballot. Contact Rick Lass, 505-920-0540, rick@nmdemocrats.org.

Volunteer with Gabe Vasquez’s campaign. Contact Frances Gonzales, 575-956-8942, frances@nmdemocrats.org

Can you volunteer for Elephant Days or the County Fair?

The Sierra County Fair runs from Wed. Oct. 5 through Sun. Oct. 9. Our booths there have typically been indoors.

Elephant Days is an all-day outdoor event Sat. Oct. 15 and Sun. Oct. 16.

We would need volunteers to take shifts staffing our table(s). Voter registrars appreciated but not required.

If we have enough volunteers to make our presence at both or either of these events feasible, we’ll work out the details. Please respond to sierracountydems@gmail.com if interested in either and say what days or hours you’d be available. You may list options, as in “I could do the morning of Oct. x or the afternoon of Oct. y, but not both” or “I’m flexible for any morning of the fair,” etc.

Thank you!

August Meeting Agenda; September Events

The August meeting will take place on Wednesday the 17th at 5:30 p.m. at 405 Main Street, Truth or Consequences.

Agenda August 17, 2022

Pledge of Allegiance

New Mexico State Pledge: I salute the flag of the State of New Mexico, the Zia symbol of perfect friendship among united cultures.

Approval of July Minutes – Sid Bryan

Treasurers Report – Sid Bryan

Guest Speaker(s) TBA

County Commission Meeting – Barbara and Suzanne

Labor Day Event – Sid Bryan

September 21 Event with Gabe Vasquez – Sid Bryan and Frances Gonzales

Silent Auction Postponed – Sid Bryan

Possible October Events: Elephant Days and County Fair – Discuss and vote – Suzanne Carlstedt

Member Input

Motion to Adjourn

Save these dates in September!

Labor Day, Monday Sept. 5—Special candidate event

Wednesday Sept. 21 Candidates will be speaking at our meeting.

Stay tuned for details.

July 2022 Meeting

The meeting will be held on Wednesday the 20th at 405 Main St. Truth or Consequences from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Agenda

Pledge of Allegiance

NM State Pledge: I salute the flag of the State of New Mexico, the Zia symbol of perfect friendship among united cultures.

Introductions and welcome to newcomers 

Guest Speaker: Shelly Trujillo, Sierra County Clerk, on election integrity, voting equipment, voter statistics in Sierra County, voter registration training and helping at the polls. She was originally scheduled for July. She will speak to us in August instead.

Approval of June minutes – Sid Bryan

Treasurers Report – Sid Bryan

Report on Event in Hillsboro with Gabe Vasquez – Barbara Pearlman

CD2 Organizer – Frances Gonzales

Update on School Board – Barbara Pearlman 

Silent Auction Fundraiser September 10 – Sid Bryan 

Staffing Party Headquarters- Suzanne Carlstedt

October Events: County Fair 10/6-8

Elephant Days 10/14-16 – Cathy Berger (vote on our participation, discuss preliminary plans)

Member Input

Motion to Adjourn

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Join the NM Democrats for Our Defend Choice Day of Action

This Saturday, July 16th, Democrats across New Mexico are volunteering to help our pro-choice Democratic ticket. We need volunteers who care about defending reproductive rights in NM to join our hybrid-virtual Day of Action at 9:00am this Saturday, July 16th.

Sign up here to volunteer for the NM Democrats to defend choice this Saturday.

We’ll launch our Day of Action with appearances by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and US Representatives Teresa Leger Fernandez and Melanie Stansbury. Sign up to join us virtually or in-person on Saturday! Please forward this info to any Dems who can help us stand up for choice this Saturday. We need all hands on deck to makes sure we defend choice at the state and federal levels.

Hillsboro Meet and Greet with Gabe Vasquez!

Save the date!

3:00 p.m. Sunday July 10th at the Hillsboro Community Center

Meet Democratic candidate for Congressional District 2 Gabe Vasquez. Talk with like-minded neighbors, turn despair or anger about current events into ENERGY, and find out what we can do to secure the vote in November.

Light refreshments will be served. Join us!