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Thu Jul 2, 2020, 08:54 AM

This DUer has been working hard for endorsements as I run for NM State Senate

I'm running for New Mexico State Senate District #33. I ran for NM State Representative 4 years ago and feel more of a need to run, to pick up votes up and down ballot for Democrats in my state and at the national level. My DU family provided much support 4 years ago (much with the help of our beloved Pinboy3niner) and I know I can count on support now. We're in this together.

I have received the endorsements/support of Planned Parenthoood Votes New Mexico; AFSCME American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees; NEA National Education Association of New Mexico; AFT-NM American Federation of Teachers New Mexico; Sierra Club; and named a Gun Sense Candidate by Moms Demand Action.

I was concerned in my interviews as I shared that I was running a Combined Campaign to elect Democrats up and down ballot, that I would not provide only my campaign information but always include information for (especially, because she is in a very tight race) US Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small, President Biden and all the local state senate, state representatives, county clerk, treasurer and commissioner. I worked hard to get a full ballot of Democrats, first time in over 25 years.

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/committee-to-elect-denise-lang-browne-1

Please help me elect our progressive US Congresswoman...and myself. I'll work hard for us.

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Reply This DUer has been working hard for endorsements as I run for NM State Senate (Original post)
duhneece Jul 2020 OP
duhneece Jul 2020 #1
SammyWinstonJack Jul 2020 #7
duhneece Jul 2020 #15
Cha Jul 2020 #30
duhneece Jul 2020 #31
Cha Jul 2020 #33
duhneece Jul 2020 #35
Cha Jul 2020 #37
brooklynite Jul 2020 #2
duhneece Jul 2020 #3
SharonClark Jul 2020 #4
duhneece Jul 2020 #16
BComplex Jul 2020 #5
duhneece Jul 2020 #26
CaptainTruth Jul 2020 #6
duhneece Jul 2020 #17
Desert grandma Jul 2020 #8
duhneece Jul 2020 #18
PoliWrangler Jul 2020 #9
aggiesal Jul 2020 #10
duhneece Jul 2020 #19
aggiesal Jul 2020 #23
duhneece Jul 2020 #27
Ananda62 Jul 2020 #11
duhneece Jul 2020 #20
Omaha Steve Jul 2020 #12
PoindexterOglethorpe Jul 2020 #13
duhneece Jul 2020 #21
certainot Jul 2020 #14
duhneece Jul 2020 #22
certainot Jul 2020 #24
DesertRat Jul 2020 #25
duhneece Jul 2020 #28
lunatica Jul 2020 #29
duhneece Jul 2020 #32
lunatica Jul 2020 #34
PasadenaTrudy Jul 2020 #38
lunatica Jul 2020 #42
mountain grammy Jul 2020 #36
duhneece Jul 2020 #40
Pacifist Patriot Jul 2020 #39
duhneece Jul 2020 #41
Wounded Bear Jul 2020 #43
RoadRunner Jul 2020 #44
duhneece Jul 2020 #47
Rjymeena Jul 2020 #45
H2O Man Jul 2020 #46
duhneece Jul 2020 #48
H2O Man Jul 2020 #49
Omaha Steve Jul 2020 #50
duhneece Jul 2020 #51
BadGimp Jul 2020 #52
Mersky Jul 2020 #53
duhneece Jul 2020 #54
CTyankee Jul 2020 #55
duhneece Jul 2020 #56

Response to duhneece (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 09:05 AM

1. Bio from Facebook page

Im Denise Lang-Browne and I want to be your new voice for New Mexicos Senate District 33.
Im the daughter of an Air Force officer, was married to a Vietnam veteran and am most grateful to be a mother and grandmother.
I moved to Otero County over 40 years ago. I received my degree in accounting from NMSU. I worked for a CPA firm in Ruidoso and we audited multiple government entities; I was a staff accountant for the City of Alamogordo; Finance Officer for the Boys & Girls Club of Otero County; Administrative Coordinator for the Otero/Lincoln Behavioral Health Collaborative; and Business Manager of the Alamogordo Cancer Treatment Center.
Im asking for your vote because this District needs a new voice. We need a voice that will speak fairly for the people of Otero, Lincoln, and Chaves County. Having spoken with many of you, I can say that the people support well-paying job creation in innovative industries. We want to improve the quality of our public schools and we want to protect our public lands. We want our children to be able to find work that pays a living wage so they can remain in our state. We want our law enforcement to be Officers of the Peace, to protect the vulnerable.

Help me be your voice for Senate District 33 and vote Denise Lang-Browne, for New Mexico State Senate District 33.

Honors and Community Activities:

2009 Co-produced first of 6 annual V-Day' The Vagina Monologues' events to stop sexual violence with local Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and NMSU-A
2013 Named a Woman of Merit
2015 Named a Behavioral Heath Star for Otero and Lincoln Counties
2015 Named a Legendary Local of Alamogordo in the book published by that name
2013, I organized the first We Trust Women Commemoration and Celebration of Roe v Wade rally, that have been held annually for 8 years
I am proud to say I was asked to give the invocation twice at the Otero County Commission meeting
Offered 2015s annual Labor Appreciation invocation breakfast (the words are posted on my website)
Long-time member of NAACP (served two terms as Treasurer),
Long-time member of Otero County Community Health Council (served two terms as Secretary),
Long-time member of Behavioral Health Local Collaborative 12
Founding board member of Peace and Justice of La Luz
Board member of Alamogordo Council on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse
With a few other members of Peace and Justice of La Luz, we had a booth at the county fair with an anti-drug-war, pro-treatment options message and attended two International Drug Policy Reform Conferences.
In 2007, with Peace and Justice of La Luz, we began delivering donated books to the local jail Books Behind Bars, recovery homes and the homeless.
Active in several efforts to reduce veteran suicides
Original member of Otero County Juvenile Justice Board
Gold card blood donor
Smoking Cessation Specialist, Certified
Helped with the organization of MLK, Jr marches and Take Back The Night rally & march
Made many trips to Santa Fe when legislature was in session to advocate for Good Samaritan, Ban the Box, ending of civil asset forfeiture, more alcohol & substance abuse treatment options in our communities, and medical marijuana legislation.
Mid 90s Volunteer then Executive Director for Alamogordo Area AIDS Awareness
Completed Red Cross HIV and AIDS Prevention course and taught with Gloria Vaughn
Appointed a member of the Governors Task Force on HIV and AIDS.

Member of Owen Chapel AME African Methodist Episcopal church





https://www.facebook.com/Elect-Denise-Lang-Browne-531982130315063/

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Response to duhneece (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 10:48 AM

7. New Mexico is a wonderful state. GOOD LUCK!

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Response to SammyWinstonJack (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 12:19 PM

15. It is truly the Land of Enchantment

Ive loved living here for over 40 years

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Response to duhneece (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 02:45 PM

30. Aloha, Denise! This is great that you're running for State Senate

this year.. you have wonderful accomplishments in your life!

I remember when Bob(Pinboy) was talking about you(his friend) running for office in New Mexico.. way back then.

Best of Luck to you.. I will send what I can!

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Response to Cha (Reply #30)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 03:25 PM

31. Thank you.

I miss Bob especially right now. I know hes with me, supporting me. We live in interesting times! Pinboy was my biggest supporter on DU, so active and vocal in my support. He was committed to coming out here for a few weeks when he got so sick. He is much loved. And much missed by so many of us.

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Response to duhneece (Reply #31)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 03:31 PM

33. I know he is,

too.. and I can imagine how much you miss him right NowI lost my sister and best friend the day after Christmas and I miss her everyday.

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Response to Cha (Reply #33)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 04:29 PM

35. Oh, that's so hard.

I swear our losses feel harder right now. Im sorry for your loss and sending you all the Divine Love, Light and cozy comfort I can.

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Response to duhneece (Reply #35)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 04:37 PM

37. Oh, that's so sweet and kind, Denise..

It means so much.. the same backatcha!

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 09:15 AM

2. Your campaign website is showing up as "private"

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 09:27 AM

3. Thank you

Im low-tech.... and hadnt realized it

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 09:49 AM

4. Good Luck!

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Response to SharonClark (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 12:20 PM

16. Thank you! nt

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 09:50 AM

5. Best of luck to you, Duhneece!

I hope you're the winner in that race! I hope Dems take all the races in New Mexico this year!!

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Response to BComplex (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 01:15 PM

26. Lord knows we're trying

Thank you

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 10:42 AM

6. Good luck!!!

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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 12:20 PM

17. Thank you. nt

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 10:54 AM

8. Good luck!

As a fellow New Mexican (Bernalillo County) I hope you are successful in your race. We sure do need more Dems from that southern part of the state. I donated to your campaign and am very hopeful that both you and Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small will win your respective races.

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Response to Desert grandma (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 12:21 PM

18. Thank you for your support and kindness

Were trying to turn the red part of our shared state to solid blue.

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 10:59 AM

9. K&R nt

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 11:20 AM

10. What part of NM and Senate district do you live in? ...

I went to NMSU as well from '80-'84 BSCS.
Lived in Las Cruces.

Good Luck!

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 12:23 PM

19. I received my accounting degree in 1983!

Im in Otero County... I live outside of Alamogordo in the canyons going toward Cloudcroft.

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Response to duhneece (Reply #19)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 12:30 PM

23. So we were there at the same time ...

We may have shared a class or 2.

Good luck.

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #23)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 01:17 PM

27. How funny to think we may have

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 11:21 AM

11. Just donated

I dont post here much, but I do read DU every day. Best of luck on your campaign. Im considering moving to NM (from NV) and would love to see your district become progressive.

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Response to Ananda62 (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 12:24 PM

20. Thank you for your support and kindness

Id love a DU neighbor!

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 11:36 AM

12. Just donated


Small, but should pay for a yard sign etc. ActBlue got a tip too.

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 11:54 AM

13. Just donated.

Hope you win!

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #13)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 12:25 PM

21. Thank you! I'm giving it all I can. nt

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 12:05 PM

14. FYI, did you know the lobos are used to support republicans and their agenda?

UNM broadcasts sports on 770 KKOB and even advertises for recruiting during the limbaugh show, ads touting their diversity!

that station is strongly connected to the GOP. it regularly gives their candidates and elected republicans and their staffs, as well as rw think tank media hacks, free time, while attacking progressives and their causes. if they were going to pay $1000/hr x 15 hrs/day that's worth about $75,000 FREE to them vs you and other dems.

i hope you or another dem candidates - or all of you - in NM get a community discussion going about the absurdity of UNM supporting and bringing in ad money and even advertising on KKOB while it denies global warming, excuses trump and racism, attacks immigrants, supports the wall, etc., and has been used to enable and cheer on COVID denial and action delay.

that limbaugh radio station, licensed to act in the public interest, followed limbaugh's lead and called covid a hoax for two months and more recently was screaming for the governor to reopen small business - and masks are for sissies. maybe they are covering their ass more now but theres no excuse for UNM to be helping republicans against you and other NM dems by continuing to broadcast sports on KKOB. at the same time, whatever happens, they will blame dem politicians for not doing it right!

and UNM is just one of 87 universities endorsing 260 limbaugh stations

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Response to certainot (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 12:27 PM

22. No, I didn't know that.

Im in such a fundamentalist, right-wing County. Did you hear our County Commissioner say, The only good Democrat is a dead Democrat?

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Response to duhneece (Reply #22)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 12:56 PM

24. i'm pretty sure he listens to RW radio. dems really need to poll for how many trumpers

are dittoheads to help them factor in rw radio better.

re UNM it's possible that years of pressure around the uni of colorado community to get it to stop broadcasting games on the major limbaugh station in CO might have forced the station to preemptively demote limbaugh to a smaller station to avoid publicity that could draw in the CO pro teams.

good on you for running. it's looking up! counties like yours all over the country like that are going to go 10 pts left when limbaugh dies and they can't replace his policing abilities keeping all the other blowhards repeating the same messaging. the rw radio monopoly is going to fall apart.

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 12:59 PM

25. Good luck, Denise! I found this clip while searching for your twitter account

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #25)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 01:18 PM

28. Nice. I have never seen that. nt

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 02:24 PM

29. I donated

Im a fellow DUer and a New Mexican by choice. I came from California after retiring from Administration services at UC Berkeley. I live in Santa Fe. Good luck!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #29)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 03:29 PM

32. Thank you for your support

Without giving personal info away, I noticed the email of a Judith. Im thinking its you. We live in different political worlds. My dearest friend is very involved in the Indivisible Santa Fe Group there.

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Response to duhneece (Reply #32)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 03:48 PM

34. Yes,

thats me.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #29)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 05:55 PM

38. How do you like living there?

I'm a Californian that loves Santa Fe and visit once or twice a year... before covid. I've considered retiring there, but worry about the lack of high quality medical care.

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Response to PasadenaTrudy (Reply #38)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 08:23 PM

42. I don't know about the medical quality

Im never sick so thats something I dont know anything about. I am quite happy here. Its a solid blue state and coming from the Bay Area I appreciate that its a small city with the feel of a laid back large town. I adore the cultural and racial mixture here. I worked in UC Berkeley which is a great mixture of international cultures and I grew up in Mexico and am bilingual so Santa Fe is a perfect match for me. I really like that in New Mexico there is an appreciation for history that goes even further back than the normal American history. Santa Fe has been a City and center of a trade route as long as 400 years ago. From before we became the United States.

I feel completely at home here.

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 04:34 PM

36. Best of luck to you!

I love your state and your governor , even when she shut down Elephant Butte last March where we were blissfully camping. She was ahead of the curve. We were home in Colorado the next week. I miss NM everyday ..

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #36)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 08:13 PM

40. I'm grateful to get to live where I love

And Im super grateful for our Governor

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 07:33 PM

39. Bookmarked to donate tomorrow.

Thank you for running!

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #39)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 08:14 PM

41. And thank you for your support. nt

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 08:25 PM

43. K & R...for visibility...nt

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 09:25 PM

44. Imma throw some Act Blue your way

I cant vote for you cuz' Im up north in the high desert north of Santa Fe, but Im hopeful you can flip this district. Best of luck!

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Response to RoadRunner (Reply #44)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 08:19 AM

47. Thank you Thank you

Im giving it all I can

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 11:09 PM

45. Way to go!

We need more women up and down the ballot. Women administrators are doing a much better job.

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 08:01 AM

46. Recommended.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #46)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 08:22 AM

48. Your recommendation means more to me than ...

Than I can ever express. DU has been my home, my family for so many years.
Thank you. Im honored.

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Response to duhneece (Reply #48)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 08:27 AM

49. All thanks

go exclusively to you! I am honored to be friends with someone who steps up to the plate. Thank you!

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Sat Jul 4, 2020, 10:41 AM

50. The $ goal got raised




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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #50)

Sat Jul 4, 2020, 11:03 AM

51. Your support has been more than I could have dreamed of

Thank you, Omaha.

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 03:39 PM

52. $5 - thx for the post

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 04:11 PM

53. You have my support.

Was distracted the other day when you posted, bookmarked it for later, and well, here I am a little late thanks to Omaha Steve, but! nonetheless enthusiastic about your campaign.

Your list of accomplishments is excellent, and I look up to you as a great example of a darn good human being.

Im quite fond of NM - my favorite neighboring state.

Sending you luck and monthly support from Texas!

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Response to Mersky (Reply #53)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 05:55 PM

54. Thank you. My daughter is in Lubbock

I worry about her.

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:49 AM

55. just donated. not enough. but something. I really like what I see. She is seriously good.

I want her in the state senate. I'm far away in CT but she strikes me as a very fine person.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #55)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 11:09 AM

56. Your kindness brings me to tears

... and gives me strength. Thank you

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