August 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join us for a special meeting of Placitas Democrats and Friends on Tuesday, August 11, beginning at 6pm.

Our guests will be:

Congresswoman Deb Haaland

State Senate District 9 Candidate Brenda McKenna

State House District 22 Candidate Jessica Velasquez

Please RSVP to rick.chavez25@gmail.com to let us know if you would like to join us and we will send the Zoom link to you.

Congresswoman Deb Haaland is a 35th generation New Mexican who is an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Laguna.  She became the first Native American woman to be elected to lead a State Party.   More recently, Deb Haaland was elected as one of the first Native American women to serve in Congress.

Brenda McKenna is from Nambé Pueblo. She currently serves on the staff of Congresswoman Deb Haaland.  Brenda is a former Precinct and Vice-Ward Chair and a former Volunteer Public Relations Director for the League of Women Voters in Central New Mexico.

Jessica Velasquez taught in Albuquerque Public Schools before becoming adjunct faculty at UNM.  In 2018 she ran for the NM House of Representatives in District 22, garnering 49.57% of the vote for a narrow loss.  She served on Governor Lujan Grisham’s interim Education Committee.  Jessica is a member of the Democratic Party of NM’s State Central Committee and is Chair of Ward 22A in Bernalillo County.

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