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Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:38 PM

DUer asking for support


This DUer is running for state senate, in part to elect US Congresswoman in extremely tight race and all Democrats up and down ballot.

This is a challenging year to be running. In non-Covid times, I would be canvassing and holding fundraising and vote gaining events. Our Governor and state Democratic Party is suggesting we not be walking and knocking on doors….so our campaign works with our local Democratic Party of Otero County DPOC for other methods. Even with volunteers for phone banking, all other efforts cost money that I can’t get from holding events so I’m pleading for DU support. DUer Omaha Steve inspired me to step out of my comfort zone and run for office and has been an amazing help and resource. I’m asking other DUers to run for office, especially if they are in a Republican/Red area. Think about what you would do differently, what you would replicate.

This is where we are now:
DPOC has committed to do the following projects in the next two months:

POSTCARD PROJECT: printed both sides, 6" x 6" postcards, gloss cover w/maiing services and postage, wording will include: "Otero County Democratic Party". Draft of proposed postcard attached for your information.

* Distribution: 24,500 mailboxes in Otero County, printed and mailed by last week of September (prior to beginning of absentee voting)
*sizes: 6" x 6" or 8" x 10", dependent on amount of donations received by Sept. 15th.
*Donation sources: National, state, and county campaigns; DPOC ($1000); large donors; and DPOC active members
*Amount needed: $8500 - $9500.

We are asking for your help in this project!



Other projects being implemented:

Digital Billboard: new digital billboard is located on Margo's (1st Street across from Walmart). Will begin running 4 weeks prior to election through Election Day. DPOC is funding this project in the amount of $2000 for 4 spots; each spot is on screen 7 -8 seconds every 6-7 minutes. all screens will use the wording: "Otero County Democratic Party"

* 1 spot = "VOTE BLUE" on blue background
* 1 spot = 1 photo of national candidates per screen, rotating 3 within spot
* 2 spots = photos of local candidates (state and county), 2 pix per screen, rotating all 8 within each spot

Information Distribution:

* Office will be open, staffed by volunteers beginning Sept. 21st, Monday through Saturday, 10 - 4. Office is located at 1019 Madison
Traditionally, the office is also made available to candidates for canvassing, phone banking, etc.

* Signs - receiving and distributing campaigns' signs to public

* Informational flyers - we maintain flyers/brochures in the office, available to the public, including copies of Constitution, flyer explaining contrasts of Democratic and Republican platforms, stats, etc.; maps of all state, county, city and national districts in Otero County including names of representatives with contact information; voting information; and any brochures given to us by the candidates.

* Voter Registration: (in the past month, 40 voter registrations have been delivered to the County Clerk)

*Candidate Information Brochure (attached)

* Supporting local candidates with volunteer phone banking, advertising; and holding a rehearsal zoom meeting and scheduling a virtual public Candidate Forum set for September 25th

* Access provided to folks to voting by driving them to polls

* Training and implementing poll watchers/challengers

* Actively recruiting Democrat candidates to run on the ballot in order to encourage and boost Democratic voting in Otero County

Please consider supporting my combined campaign:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/committee-to-elect-denise-lang-browne-1



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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:49 PM

1. The end is in sight and we're fighting hard.

I feel like I was in training for a marathon and I can see the flag ahead.
These are the nitty gritty details of a campaign.
I’m hoping more DUers run in the future and we continue to give support to every DUer who steps up and runs. I know I couldn’t have made it without my DU family. I NEVER thought I’d run for office and hope I’m getting others to think about running.

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:54 PM

2. KNR. So very proud of you and all the other fine Dems running in Otero County. Turn it blue!

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Response to niyad (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:09 PM

3. Ah, my old friend (and I mean that in the best way)

DU and you have supported me in so many ways. I’m so grateful for y’all.

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Response to duhneece (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:12 PM

5. Virtual hugs. Will keep doing whatever I can to help.

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:10 PM

4. I am very proud to support your candidacy, my dear duhneece!

What you're doing, and also encouraging others to do likewise, is so very important.

Grass roots politics is where it's at!

Hang in there.





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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:18 PM

6. You brought tears to my eyes

My gratitude leaks out of my eyes now and then. It’s leaking out now.

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Response to duhneece (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:19 PM

7. ...



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:55 PM

8. You added mystery and fun to our campaign

Such a cool friend I have in you. 😎

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:58 PM

9. You guys are doing an awesome job, duhneece!!

I SO SO hope you win this election!! What a coup that would be for the good guys!!!

Keep up the good work!

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 05:55 PM

10. Endorsements: pro-choice, pro-environment, pro-education, pro-labor, pro-gun reform


The state AFL-CIO and all these too:

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #10)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 07:10 PM

11. I'm proud of those endorsements

I’ve spoken out at County Commission meetings against their ‘Right to Work (for fewer benefits, less wages, poor training, etc) and organized ‘We Trust Women Commemoration of Roe v Wade’ for the past 8 years and was co-producer of our The Vagina Monologues.’
I helped organize our ‘Southern New Mexico Public Lands Alliance’ under the umbrella organization ‘New Mexico Wildlife Federation’ and a longtime member of Wildlife Guardians.
Like many of us DUers, I’m an activist. I’ll share my ‘Anti-Drug-War’ activism in a later post.

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Response to duhneece (Reply #11)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 06:37 AM

12. I'll share my 'Anti-Drug-War' activism in a later post.

I'll keep an eye open for it.

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 07:20 AM

13. Best of luck!! I donated. We need to take hold of offices from the bottom up. nt

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #13)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 08:54 AM

14. Thank you. You're right.

We need local candidates in all races, especially the rural, the ‘red’, those districts where Democrats quit running because only republicans have been elected for decades.

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 03:08 PM

15. Kick

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 05:50 PM

16. Way to go duhneece! Kicking it back up!

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