McKinley County Federation of Democratic Women Founding Meeting

Join the McKinley County Federation of Democratic Women for their Founding Meeting this coming Saturday at Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe in Gallup from 10:30am to 12:30am.

Goals of the New Mexico Federation of Democratic Women (NMFDW) are to:

  • Inform and educate the members on issues and activities vital to Democrats
  • Support the Democratic Party of New Mexico
  • Encourage NMFDW members to become involved in the political process at county, state and national levels
  • Promote opportunities for education and training of the membership

NMFDW membership is open to all registered Democrats. If there is a chapter in a county, members must belong to that organization. If no chapter exists in a county, membership can be acquired through NMFDW. 

Meet and Greet with Jeff Carr, Candidate for Lt Governor of NM

Come meet with Jeff Carr, Candidate for Lt Governor of NM, at Gallup Coffee Company on August 23rd at 5pm.

About the candidate:

I currently live in Eagle Nest, NM with my wife. My wife and I are both teachers. My daughter graduated from NMSU and is currently communications director for the NM American Federation of Teachers. I have taught history for 26 years, worked as a Stock Broker, Commercial Insurance Agent, and Nuclear Weapons Specialist in the USAF and a Combat Heavy Engineer Platoon Leader in the US Army National Guard as a Captain. I have a BA and MA in History from Louisiana Tech University, a BA in Social Studies Education and 45 Hours of additional graduate work in Education Administration. I am a certified teacher in Social Studies, Language Arts, Performing Arts, Coaching and Administration. I was a Municipal Judge and Mayor Pro Tem where I live in Eagle Nest, I ran for State Senate in 2008, and I have served in the NM Public Education Commission 2009-2017. I am a Red Cross Volunteer, guitarist, singer, hiker and I am active in politics for the primary purpose of improving the state of New Mexico to provide a better life for us all and a better future for our children.

Apo Tour, Jeff Apodaca visiting Gallup


How do we turn New Mexico around? Meet Jeff Apodaca, Democratic candidate for Governor, at APO Tour events across New Mexico. APO Tour is a “TED Talk” style event, with an engaging multimedia presentation on how to create 225,000 new jobs and bring real change to New Mexico. You will hear Jeff’s ideas and vision for the state, and have the opportunity to ask questions and propose your own ideas in an open conversation on how we create a better way forward. Join the conversation to turn New Mexico around at the APO Tour event in Gallup on August 1st at 5pm at the Hilton Garden.

Newcomb Chapter House Democratic Party of San Juan County and the Democratic Party of McKinley County Meeting

ATTENTION Faithful Democrats:

Thursday, July 20, 2017, at 6:30 pm at the Newcomb Chapter House there will be a joint meeting of the Democratic Party of San Juan County and the Democratic Party of McKinley County.

Come to the Newcomb Chapter House on the Navajo Nation to hear about what’s going on in the area.  As guests of the Newcomb Veterans Organization, we will hear from their Commander, Bruce Zah, and be able to ask questions of San Juan County Commissioner and Shiprock Veterans Director Wallace Charley, as well as Shiprock’s Emergency Alert Team’s leader Perry Begay.
There might be some surprise announcements!

      Democratic Party of San Juan County
MP Schildmeyer, Chair              Zachariah Ben, Vice Chair

Monthly Community Meeting, Newcomb Chapter House
Ward 1, Newcomb, NM, 6:30 pm, July 20, 2017


1. Call to order.
2. Pledge of allegiance and salute to NM flag:  “I salute the flag of the State of New Mexico, the Zia symbol of perfect friendship among united cultures.”
3. Introductions, followed by opening statements of San Juan County Chair MP Schildmeyer, McKinley County Chair Cas Hoefman and Newcomb Commander Bruce Zah.
4. Treasurer’s Report, Carmel Gutierrez, Treasurer.
5. “Ward 1 and its precincts” presentation.
6. Connie Mack (Carmel Gutierrez) and San Juan County Fair (Catherine Thomas Kemp) activities and call for volunteers.
7. Healthcare update:  Kari Deswood, Ward 4 Chair.
8. Special Guest: Wallace Charley, County Commissioner, District 1, and Shiprock Veterans’ Director.
9. Special Guest:  Perry Begay, Shiprock Emergency Alert Team.
10. Announcements.
11. Adjournment.

Directions from Farmington:  Take the Bisti (Hwy 371) south to Navajo 5, turn right (west) and follow N5 until it comes to Hwy 491 at the Shell station.  Turn left (south), and go about 4 miles to Newcomb Chapter on the right.

Directions from Aztec & Bloomfield:  Go south on Hwy 550 to the NAPI turnoff (CR 7010) on the right.  Go west until you hit Hwy 371, turn left (south) to Navajo 5, turn right (west) and follow N5 until it comes to Hwy 491 at the Shell station.  Turn left (south), and go about 4 miles to Newcomb Chapter on the right.
Directions from Shiprock:  Take Hwy 491 south until you come to Newcomb Chapter – about 35 miles.
Directions from Gallup:  Take Hwy 491 north until you come to Newcomb Chapter – about 58 miles.

All the Way, HBO film on LBJ and MLK

All the Way documents the process of passing the Civil Rights Act and offers insight into the internal workings of politics at the highest level. The film tells the story of Lyndon Johnson’s first year as President, exploring his struggles to address the interests of both the Southern Democratic Party and the Civil Rights Movement, and details Martin Luther King, Jr’s struggle to hold together the multiple elements of the Movement in the campaign to pass the historic legislation.

Watch the movie at: