Upcoming Events

General Membership Meeting

Featuring: Rural Mayors Discussion

Sun Oct 16, 2022     

Via Zoom at 2pm

Meeting Link will be sent to all members in early October

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Past Events

  • Several activities occurred in  early September! Caucus representatives attended the NM State Fair and manned the DPNM booth for several hours, attended the Valencia County Dems Office Grand Opening and the Sandoval County Dems event with Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. Midterms are almost upon us and Caucus representatives are happy to chat with candidates and voters at various events around the state. Evelyn, our Caucus Chair is also reaching out via Zoom to various rural county parties by attending their meetings. Especially significant is outreach to Otero County to support efforts there which included the removal of Couy Griffin from the Otero Co Commission and the protest against Alamogordo's "Sanctuary City for the Unborn" status. 

  • Even with a rainy start our All Blue event on Sat, Aug 20, 2022 was wonderful! 50 people came to the Nuckolls Taproom in beautiful Lamy to hear State Senators Wirth & Stefanics, State Rep Matthew McQueen, County Commissioner Hughes, AG Candidate Raúl Torrez, SFe County Clerk Kat Clark & several other speakers. The event was co-hosted by The Eldorado Dems, DPNM Rural Caucus, and DPNM Veterans & Military Families Caucus. 

  • The Caucus was busy during the month of July, 2022. It made a presence, chatted with folks, and distributed informational literature at a rodeo event in Moriarty, Augie Montoya's Campaign event in Tijeras.

  • On Sat July 2 the RC attended the Mountainair Jubilee: Walked in parade and had a voter registration and information table together with the DPNM Veterans Caucus

  • On Fri, June 24, 2022 the Rural Caucus had an informational table and voter registration at the Solar Fiesta in ABQ

  • During May, 2022 three online forums were held. They were co-hosted with the Veterans Caucus. The forums focused on the Primary Candidates running for Judge, Commissioner, and State Representative in our rural areas.

  • On Wed, April 20, 2022 the Veteran's Caucus and the Rural Caucus sponsored a Forum for the 2 primary candidates running to replace Yvette Herrell in Congressional District 2. Gabe Vasquez and Darshan Patel introduced themselves, discussed their platforms and took questions pertinent to the rural community and specifically the veteran's living in that community.

  • On Saturday, April 9, 2022, the Rural Caucus in coordination with several other organizations presented a very successful "in person" Meet and Greet in beautiful Galisteo. The audience numbered about 100 attendees. The candidates who will run in the June primary for the statewide positions of Treasurer, Attorney General and Auditor introduced themselves to the audience and took a series of questions from the audience.​

  • On Thursday, Jan 6, 2022, the Rural Caucus held a "Rural Legislation Town Hall" to discuss rural bills to be introduced for consideration in the 30 Day Regular Session of the 2022 New Mexico Legislature. Our thanks go out to Senator Antoinette Sedillo-Lopez, Representatives Micaela Lara Cadena, Marian Matthews, & Matthew McQueen for their participation in this discussion of upcoming rural legislation.​

  • The First Annual Rural Summit was held in Dec, 2021 (Click to view recordings). Attendees heard from 25 speakers, including elected officials, community advocates and industry workers who addressed a variety of topics affecting rural New Mexico. Thank you from, Kianna Holian DPNM Organizing Director, Mayor Peter Nieto, Former DPNM Rural Caucus Chair, And the Rural Summit Organizing Committee