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VISION

Elect Democratic leaders at the county, state, and national levels.

NMFDW MISSION

Unite women of the Democratic Party of New Mexico and to fully participate in every level of the Democratic Party.

OBJECTIVES

Inform and educate the membership on issues and activities vital to the Democratic Party.
Promote opportunities for members and encourage strong County and Native American Tribal NMFDW organizations.
Encourage members to become involved in the political process at local, county, state, and national levels.

HISTORY

New Mexico Federation of Democratic Women (formerly Democratic Women of New Mexico) was formed in 1977 to give women a stronger voice in the Democratic Party of New Mexico. The state organization became an affiliate of the National Federation of Democratic Women in 1977. The following is a brief timeline of that affiliation history. The National Federation of Democratic Women started in 1972 and the first Convention was in Tennessee in 1973. An early Western Region Director remembers going from Arizona to New Mexico to talk with New Mexico Democratic Women who were not totally convinced about joining the National Federation organization. NMFDW hosted the NFDW National convention in 1988. Candidates for President Michael Dukakis and Jesse Jackson both were speakers at the convention. NMFDW hosted the NFDW Annual Convention again in 2010.

New Mexico Federation of Democratic Women

New Mexico Federation of Democratic Women

Clara Padilla Andrews

Clara Padilla Andrews

president

Beverly Michael

Beverly Michael

vice-president

Lydia Piro

Lydia Piro

board

Dr. LeAnne Salazar Montoya

Dr. LeAnne Salazar Montoya

board

Pam Cordova

Pam Cordova

board

Melanie Davis

Melanie Davis

D. Murphy Griffiths, JD

D. Murphy Griffiths, JD

treasurer