Kenneth Scott Elected Chair of the West Side Democrats

I am happy to announce that Kenneth (Kenny) Scott has been elected as Chair of the West Side Democrats of Bernalillo County (WSD).  We will all be in good hands with his leadership and ideas during this crucial time in our nation, our state, and in our county.  He is a dedicated activist and serves as Chair of Precinct 82 in Ward 29C on the Westside and is a member of the State Central Committee for the Democratic Party of Bernalillo County.  He has a vision to increase the membership of the West Side Dems and empower others to take on roles within the membership.  With his engaging personality and dedication to keeping New Mexico blue, he will do a fantastic job at the helm of the WSD! Congratulations, Kenny!

With gratitude,

Ellen Coplen

Chair – WSD Communications Committee

Chair Message

Hope and Unity Within the Tragedy

If a young, brave woman named Darnella Frazier had not videotaped the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Americans and others around the world might not be bringing their voices—and their justified anger—to the streets in numbers the U.S. has not seen since the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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WSD Training Corner

June 22 VoteBuilder Training for 
West Side Ward Chairs


Please join DPBC Chair Flora Lucero and Vice-Chair Cheryl Harris for a special training on how to use VoteBuilder to help organize your precinctsZoom Meeting Link

Let’s get organized to GET OUT THE VOTE ON NOVEMBER 3!

June 24 WSD Meeting

NM Prisons in the Age of COVID-19

Wednesday, June 24
6-7:30 p.m.

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 at the Otero County Prison Facility in Southern NM once again spotlights the conditions that people in our prisons and jails endure every day. Join us for a panel discussion on what must be done to alleviate the inhumane conditions of incarceration.

Stay tuned for registration and panelist details!

What Needs to Be Done: Westside Legislators Discuss June 18 Special Session

NM Rep. Karen Bash, District 68
NM Rep. Karen Bash, District 68
NM Rep. Daymon Ely, District 23
NM Rep. Daymon Ely, District 23
NM Rep. Joy Garratt, District 29
NM Rep. Joy Garratt, District 29
NM Rep. Moe Maestas, District 16
NM Rep. Moe Maestas, District 16

On June 3, West Side Democrats held a Zoom meeting with New Mexico state representatives.

Karen Bash, Damon Ely, Joy Garratt, and Antonio “Moe” Maestas.  The subject was the upcoming NM State Legislative Special Session, opening June 18.  The session was called by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to deal with the budget crisis resulting from a massive drop in oil prices and resulting loss of revenue for New Mexico. 

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Candidate Profile: Antonio "Moe" Maestas

For the past 12 years Rep. Maestas has served in the New Mexico House, representing District 16 on Albuquerque’s west side.

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Capitalism Has No Place in Healthcare

By Jerry Ortiz y Pino,
NM Senator, District 12

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Preserving the Poole Property for All of Us

A Discussion with Dr. Susan Chaudoir

Dr. Susan Chaudoir has been one of the leaders to save the Poole property not as a single issue but as a chance for Albuquerque officials to re-think their current approach to the development process as a whole and particularly to West Side development. Read More


Are Your Dues Overdue for 2020?

We currently have 88 paid members for 2020. Dues are due annually on January 1, so if the last time you paid your dues was anytime in 2019, you are overdue.


Help us reach our goal of having 140 paid members by July 1, and 200 by the end of the year. Click here to pay online your membership will help us continue the work of grassroots organizing so we can continue to ride the Blue Wave in November! 

Choose one of these options for payment:

    • Make your check payable to:
      West Side Democrats
      P. O. Box 67154, Albuquerque, NM 87193

    • Pay online – Click here to pay online
Harold Pope Jr.

Harold Pope Jr. - Standing up to Racism

I am a retired Air Force Officer, former City of  Albuquerque Appointee, NM Democratic State Central Committee member, and candidate for the New Mexico Senate District 23.  I am also an African American.  While many New Mexicans are disgusted, outraged, and hurting from the video of the murder of George Floyd, these feelings are even more heartbreaking and triggering for members of the African American community.

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Rayellen Smith, Activist with a Big Heart and a Big Skill Set

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West Side Democrat Hero Spotlight


West Side Businessman Alton Casaus; A Quiet Hero

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