The East Side Ward Chairs & The League of Women Voters cordially invite you to a Congressional Forum.
Thursday March 1st
Manzano Mesa Community Center
501 Elizabeth St. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87123
Eastside Ward Chairs To Host Third Congressional District One Candidate Forum
Phone: (505) 830-3650
Albuquerque, New Mexico— Three Ward Chairman of the Democratic Party on Albuquerque’s East Side are sponsoring the 3rd Congressional District One Candidate Forum, to be held Thursday, March 1st, and the Manzano Mesa Community Center, 501 Elizabeth, SE, starting at 6:30 PM.
Dave Mulryan, a State Central Committee member and part of the committee organizing the congressional forum series, notes, “We have tried to have our forums be geographically diverse. We wanted to have a Forum in the Northeast Heights. We have had an overwhelming response to our first 2 forums, and the attendance at the Progressives Forum Sunday was excellent. Voters are extremely aware of the forces buffeting Washington, we have a huge number of candidates on the campaign trail, and we want to give people every opportunity to hear from the Congressional candidates.
Samsia Assed, another ward Chair who is cosponsoring, noted, “We have coordinated closely with the other forum sponsors, and we are going to focus on issues, that haven’t been covered. Congress plays a huge role in foreign policy, the military, and budgeting, and we would like to know what the candidates are thinking.”
Jeffrey Paul, Ward Chairman of Ward 24C, notes: “We have a huge upsurge in interest in the whole process. We have directed much of this energy toward precincts, voter registration, and canvassing training. We see this forum as part of that.”
The League of Women Voters are providing moderating and timekeeping services. Mary Wilson, President, said, “The League as been engaged and active this cycle, and as we approach our 100th anniversary, we are finding the quality of the candidates to be excellent, and we are happy to provide our expertise to the process. We have trained extra personel to keep up with demand, which is great.
Mr. Mulryan, also noted that “We have one final forum on March 3rd. We feel that the forum series has been a success, and after the Pre-Primary Convention, we will make announcements about forums moving forward. We have found a good working model with the League of Women Voters, and with various groups that have cosponsored. We look forward to more. The State Central Committee has had a productive and useful role in the forums. We are very pleased with the results.”
The League Of Women Voters, a non-partisan group that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy, will moderate and time the discussion.
Six Democratic Candidates for New Mexico’s First Congressional District Seat:
Patrick Davis—Albuquerque City Councilor
Debra Haaland—former Democratic Party of New Mexico Chair and Lieutenant Governor Candidate
Damian Lara—Immigration/Taxation Attorney and Former Congressional Hispanic Caucus Staff Member Albuquerque Attorney
Damon P. Martinez—former U.S. Attorney
Paul Moya—CEO, Millennial L
Jesse Heitner-World Bank
Antoinette Sedillo Lopez—former executive director of Enlace Communitario