News, Plans, and a Volunteer Needed

Our March meeting will be on March 16 at 5:30 at 405 Main, next to Grapes Gallery in T or C. We will have a report on the results of the state Pre-Primary Convention and a discussion of future plans including Fiesta, voter registration, and the campaign to turn Congressional District 2 Blue again. We ask that you wear a mask to the meeting. If you prefer to participate via Zoom,

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We will post another meeting reminder closer to the date.

Our  current Treasurer is moving away in the near future. We owe him a debt of gratitude for dealing with an audit by the Secretary of State’s office, improving our record keeping and reporting, helping us understand and comply with campaign finance laws, and helping in many ways with last year’s art auction fundraiser.

We need a new Treasurer now to carry the party forward to the 2022 election. Please consider helping our party and joining our executive committee in this important role. Training and consultations with our State Party Treasurer are available, and once trained, the time commitment is usually 2-4 hours per month. Please contact to volunteer or request more information. 

Laurie Ware has withdrawn her candidacy for state house district 49. An event in Magdalena this weekend for petition signings has been canceled.

Sen. John Arthur Smith to Speak at March Meeting

The most powerful person in the state, after the governor, will speak at the regular meeting of the Sierra County Democratic Party on Wednesday, March 18 at 5:30 at Sea Properties, 108 Main Street in T or C.

John Arthur Smith has represented our District 35 in the New Mexico Senate since 1989. As chair of the Senate Finance Committee, he controls the flow onto the floor of many of the most important but often contested bills presented for the state assembly’s consideration each legislative session.

For the first time in a long while, the 78-year-old Democrat faces a primary opponent: former state Democratic Party vice chair Neyomi Martinez-Parra of Lordsburg.

Martinez-Parra has made many trips here this election cycle to speak to members of Sierra County Indivisible and the Sierra County Democratic Party, but this will be the first chance this year many local Democrats will have to meet and engage with John Arthur Smith. So make plans now to attend.

And don’t forget Sierra County Democratic Party is holding a yard sale on Saturday, March 21 in the parking lot to the west of Sea Properties (108 Main) . If you have items you wish to donate, bring them to the lot on Friday afternoon from 3 to 5.