On Thursday, May 18 at 12:30 pm, Washington Middle School Park will be renamed The Bennie Hargrove Park, complete with a tree planted in the park in memory of the 13-year-old whose life was tragically taken in senseless gun violence on Friday, August 13, 2021. In addition, there will be a Bench of Reflection placed in the newly renamed Park encouraging people to think about their actions carefully before engaging in violent activity. We are inviting every person to join the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to lift up the family of Bennie Hargrove and to bring attention to the need to address gun violence in our schools. The new Bennie Hargrove Park will be located at 1101 Park Avenue, SW.
Purpose shall be to remain current on political issues affecting African American communities throughout the State of New Mexico at local, state and national levels, to inform the Democratic Party of New Mexico (DPNM) about such issues, and to work together to seek resolution to such issues when appropriate to do so.
Our Black Caucus, with the help of every member, is helping to develop strong policies for the benefit of every person in New Mexico. We look forward to your continued participation in the great work of the New Mexico Black Caucus where we are helping to build a state guided by strong collaborations.
Thank you for your generous donations and/or dues which enable us to achieve our purpose and goals.
Chair: Jessica Velasquez – reelected
Vice Chair: Manny Crespin reelected in only contested officer race
Treasurer: Rayellen Smith – reelected
Secretary: Isaac Dakota Casados – elected after running unopposed. Former Secretary, State Rep. Pamelya did not run for reelection after serving 2 two-year terms in the position.
Caucus Monthly Meetings
May 25, 2023 at 6:00 PM via Zoom
(Submit ideas on matters you would like to see the Caucus address at meeting)
June 22, 2023 at 6:00 PM via Zoom
July 27, 2023 at 6:00 PM via Zoom
July 27, 2023
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Mission statements – You can tell a lot about a company by its mission statement. Don’t have one? Now might be a good time to create one and post it here. A good mission statement tells you what drives a company to do what it does.
Company policies – Are there company policies that are particularly important to your business? Perhaps your unlimited paternity/maternity leave policy has endeared you to employees across the company. This is a good place to talk about that.
Executive profiles – A company is only as strong as its executive leadership. This is a good place to show off who’s occupying the corner offices. Write a nice bio about each executive that includes what they do, how long they’ve been at it, and what got them to where they are.
Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Sugar Land Space Cowboys
Join us for our Juneteenth Celebration and stay for the Post-Game Fireworks*!
Gates open: 5:30 PM
Game time: 6:35 PM
The legislation to provide alternative methods for children to testify who have been abused, other than being in the same room as their abuser, traumatizing these children again and again.
Permitting an individual to bring a claim against a public body or person acting on behalf of or under the authority of a public body for a violation of the individual's rights, Privileges or immunities arising pursuant to the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of New Mexico.
Creating Department Liaison; creating an advisory council; providing powers and duties; requiring racial sensitivity and anti-racism training or professional development for school personnel.
Prohibiting discipline, discrimination or disparate treatment in schools treatment in schools based on the hair or culture headdress of a student.
Help ensure that previously incarcerated individuals had access to voting after they completed their prison sentences.
Legislation to act on capping interest rates so low income families could have access to financial resources at reasonable rates.
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