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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Tonight: Join Sen. Dede Feldman, Javier Gonzales at DFA-DFNM Meetup

Sen. Feldman speaking at OFA health care reform rally

The DFA-Democracy for New Mexico monthly Meetup is tonight at 7:00 PM at the First Unitarian Church at the SW corner of Carlisle and Comanche in Albuquerque. All are welcome to attend. If you care about health care reform and the future of the Democratic Party of New Mexico, this Meetup is tailor made for you.

We are very pleased that State Senator Dede Feldman will be speaking to the group about what's what on the health care reform bills percolating in Congress. Sen. Feldman was a primary speaker at last Thursday's OFA health care reform rally at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque. You can see a segment of her speech in the video at the top of the post.

Sen. Feldman has passionately worked on bills to expand access to quality health care for many years in the New Mexico Legislature. She serves as the vice chair of the interim Legislative Health & Human Service Committee and chairs the Senate Public Affairs Committee. Sen. Feldman was also appointed by the Obama administration to serve on their nationwide State Legislators for Health Reform workgroup. In other words, she knows her stuff on health care reform and she's a strong advocate for meaningful reform that includes a robust public option. If you're confused about the health care reform effort or want to learn how to get more involved, come talk with Sen. Feldman tonight.

Javier Gonzales (L) and former DPNM Chair Brian Colón, at last week's OFA health reform rally

We're also excited to have Javier Gonzales on the agenda tonight. Javier Gonzales is expected to be confirmed as the new Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico when the State Central Committee meets later this month. I think we can agree that Javier has big shoes to fill in replacing former Chair Brian Colón, who is now running for Lt. Governor. 

Mary Ellen and I met with Javier last week and were very impressed with his enthusiasm, openness and ideas about the Party's future. You can learn more about him at his website at http://javiergonzales.com/. Tonight you can meet Javier and decide for yourself. He'll be talking about his views about the DPNM and answering your questions. Don't miss it.

September 3, 2009 at 10:18 AM in Democratic Party, DFA, DFNM - Albq, Events, Healthcare, Local Politics, NM Legislature 2009, Obama Health Care Reform | Permalink


Good lineup.

Posted by: Health Care Reform Now! | Sep 3, 2009 11:46:21 AM