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Name: Denise Lang-Browne
Gender: Female
Hometown: La Luz, NM
Home country: US
Current location: US
Member since: Thu Jul 31, 2003, 10:36 PM
Number of posts: 3,320

About Me

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

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DUer duhneece campaign update

Better late than never…but better never late…well, I’m late. Sorry.

Update: One of the Democratic candidates in my combined campaign won; he was announced winner just last night after a recount, winning by a 36 vote margin. 36 votes.

https://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/2020/12/15/new-mexico-election-results-willie-madrid-reelected-house-district-53/3909432001/

The rest of us lost out races but won 30-34% of the vote in our very red county. The fact we had a full Democratic ticket is a win. And we’ll do it again. Of the 3 candidates I recruited, two said they would definitely run again in 2022 for whichever offices we need candidates for. There are no state senate races in two years, so I’m committing to you here on DU that I’ll run again.

One big difference will be that we can canvass again in 2022! We Democrats did little canvassing across the nation because of Covid. I will begin canvassing before filing date in March 2022. I make that commitment to DU, too.

I couldn’t have done it without Omaha Steve and all of the DUers who cheered me on, supported my campaign financially and gave me great advice. I am indebted to you all. Many of you urged me to run again and committed to supporting me however you could. You make it possible to imagine a better world.

Thank you. Those two words feel so tepid, so weak for the immense gratitude I feel. DU is the best.



DUer running for office needs DU support, please


When I became aware that more votes are given to our Presidential (or Governor, depending on the election cycle), Senators, Congressmen and Congresswomen, and all state candidates if we run for office locally, I chose to refocus my anger, fear, and disgust at Republicans and T. Speaking back to my fear at making myself a target of a very red county, I ran for New Mexico State Representative against an ALEC ‘Star Legislator’ 4 years ago. Two years ago I had two minor brain surgeries to treat successfully my Trigeminal Neuralgia so I didn’t run.

When I ‘saw’ Omaha Steve, the first DUer I knew to actually step up, step out and run for office, I felt hope…and I have needed hope since I joined DU in 2003, Iraq War through Trump. Otherwise, I have had those moments when I was curled up in a fetal position, so overwhelmed with how awful our world, our nation has been.

I spent the past few years recruiting other Democrats to run locally and this is the first year in over 20 years, we have a full ticket. This year with our own mini-Trump County Commissioner founding Cowboys for Trump, gaining ‘fame’ being on Fox and meeting with Trump. He’s the man retweeted by Trump who said, “The only good democrat is a dead democrat” ….now his racism was revealed when he said, “…urged people who support performances of the Black national anthem at football games to "go back to Africa." https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/local/new-mexico/2020/07/28/cowboys-trump-founder-couy-griffin-defends-go-back-africa-comments/5525905002/

I told everyone, including Planned Parenthood, educators’ unions, labor unions, Sierra Club that I was running a combined campaign for ALL Democratic candidates, up and down ballot, but especially for our Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small Xochitl is tied in polls with the same ALEC star who was my opponent in current polls. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/exclusive-poll-shows-yvette-herrell-and-xochitl-torres-small-tied-in-swing-new-mexico-house-district-rematch

Xochitl is also listed as the NUMBER ONE most competitive Congressional races, “…1. New Mexico 2nd (Democratic-held, previous ranking 5): Rep. Xochitl Torres Small is Democrats’ most vulnerable member of Congress right now because she’s representing a conservative, mostly rural district that voted for Trump by 10 points. And she’ll face a rematch against former Republican state representative Yvette Herrell, who lost by just 3,722 votes in 2018. But like all the Democrats on this list, Torres Small is doing what she needs to do to have a chance to hang on.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/07/17/fix-house-rankings/ This is who I’m working hard to elect...not just me.

I’m doing all I can to elect our next President, Senator and Congresswoman…as well as NM State Senator (me!), State Representatives, County Commissioner, Clerk and Treasurer. Please help me with a donation. I can’t hold my typical fundraising events (because of Covid) and, more than ever, I am relying on old friends and DU.

Here is my Act Blue link: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/committee-to-elect-denise-lang-browne-1



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'Go back to Africa...' says my County Commissioner

His racism and veiled instigation of violence ( “The only good Democrat is a dead Democrat....” retweeted by Trump).
This is why I ran for office. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-07-28/dems-slam-cowboys-for-trump-boss-for-back-to-africa-video%3f_amp=true

Thom Hartmann and DUer Omaha Steve inspired me to run for office & I'm asking for DU support

Thom Hartmann suggested in a program several years ago that we progressives need to step up, step out of our comfort zone and run for local offices....he said, "If not you, who? If not now, when?" Now I first heard those phrases decades ago but it hit me differently when Thom said them specifically about running for office...I think seeing Omaha Steve share about his running for office, about his campaign that I began to think for the first time about my running for office. I'm grateful to both these men. I want to see more DUers run for office and I hope this makes them think about it.

Our county has the County Commissioner whose video Trump shared saying, "The only good Democrat is a dead Democrat." We haven't elected a Democrat in over 25 years so Democrats quit running. I have been active in the county and state Democratic Party for a little less time than I've been a member of DU (since 2003). I have been very active in recruiting other Democrats to run and this year we have a full ticket: 2 state senators, 2 state representatives (our county is split into multiple Districts, a County Commissioner, County Treasurer and County Clerk.

Donations made to my campaign will fund a combined campaign where I will very actively work for one of the most challenged US Congresswoman, Xochitl Torres Small...she's running in a very tight race. https://secure.actblue.com/donate/committee-to-elect-denise-lang-browne-1

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.

This DUer is running for NM State Senate

I’m out collecting signatures for my nomination petition now. I’ll update my Facebook page, website after I file for office. I’ll get my Act Blue account up after the filing, too. I know that I can count on DU support. What I’m most proud of is my recruiting others to run.... for another Senate District, two State Representatives, County Commissioner, County Clerk and County Treasurer. I know that our running will deliver votes up and down ballot. Our US Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small is is in a very tight race and we need all the help possible to retain her.
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