DNC Chair Jaime Harrison
The Democratic Party of New Mexico (DPNM) today announced that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has approved its request for a grant to hire a Coordinated Organizing Director and build a Tribal Fellows Program.
The purpose is to help connect with tribal and Latino voters, encourage robust voter turnout, and maintain a coordinated approach to voter engagement across New Mexico’s gubernatorial, congressional and state legislature campaigns.
With these new roles, the Democratic Party of New Mexico will be well positioned for early and consistent voter outreach across the state throughout the primary and general election cycles.
This investment is a part of the DNC’s State Party Innovation Fund grant programs, which is designed to promote innovation and early organizing by hiring more boots on the ground to elect Democrats up and down the ticket and across the country in 2022.
“As a former state party chair, I know firsthand how critical it is to organize in every corner of each state in the country, and the DNC is committed to providing the unprecedented resources that state parties need to organize on the ground,” DNC Chair Jaime Harrison said. “The DNC is thrilled to support New Mexico Democrats’ work to build organizing infrastructure that will ensure Democratic candidates up and down the ballot are successful in November and beyond.”
DPNM Chair Jessica Velasquez
“This is an incredible investment in our work, and it speaks to the DNC’s understanding that early investment and consistent outreach to all New Mexico’s communities is the key to Democratic victories,” DPNM Chair Jessica Velasquez said. “The Democratic Party of New Mexico is committed to reaching voters in every part of our state, including those who have been historically underrepresented, so that we can elect leaders who truly represent all New Mexicans. This funding creates a significant opportunity for us to expand our voter outreach efforts in 2022 and build an organizing structure that will help us elect Democrats for years to come.”