Town Halls in Sierra County
Tuesday, January 10
- 11:00-11:45 – Elephant Butte Friends of the Lake legislative update. Elephant Butte Training Center
- 12:00-2:30- Sierra County Legislative Priority Luncheon, T or C Civic Center, Red Room
Public Comment on New Oil and Gas Leases in New Mexico
If this topic is of importance to you, you may wish to read the following article from KRQE, read the environmental assessment, and then submit comments. Links to both are contained in the article. https://www.krqe.com/news/environment/bureau-of-land-management-seeks-public-comment-on-new-mexico-oil-and-gas-leases/
Also of interest: https://www.newsfromthestates.com/article/do-you-have-right-clean-environment-2023-legislation-would-call-nm-voters-decide
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.
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.
Tara Jaramillo, Democratic candidate for state house district 38, will hold two campaign kickoff events Sunday March 20th. She’ll be at Bedroxx/Point Blanc 165 E. 9th Ave. in T or C from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and in Socorro at 407 Park St from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Meet the candidate, ask questions, get to know her positions. Contributions are appreciated but required.
Candidate’s web site: https://www.tarajaramillofornm.com