Democrats Deliver

Free College Tuition and Fees

Thanks to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and the Democrats in the state legislature, college is now FREE for all New Mexico residents! The new law covers tuition and fees for both two-year and four-year colleges. It also covers adult learners and part-time students. Democrats have ensured that college debt will now be a thing of the past for future generations. To learn more, please visit

Help with Utilities

President Biden has made available $4.5 billion to help Americans keep their lights on and stay cool through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. For assistance, please contact the New Mexico program manager at 1-800-283-4465.

Social Security Pay Increase

President Biden increased social security retirement benefits by 8.7%, starting in 2023. This was the largest social security cost of living adjustment in four decades, and is helping 70 million Americans manage increased costs.

Good-Paying New Jobs

The Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act is bringing New Mexico $15 billion of investment in clean power generation and storage, creating new and good paying jobs in the solar, wind, and other clean energy industries! The American Rescue Plan created 70,000 new jobs in New Mexico.

Lower Prescription Drug Prices

The Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act will save New Mexicans money by allowing Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices and penalizing drug companies for price hikes on seniors.

Paid Sick Leave for All

Governor Lujan Grisham and the Democrats passed the Healthy Workplaces Act, which requires that ALL New Mexico workers – including both full-time and part-time employees – receive paid time off when they miss work for medical reasons.  Each employee is now entitled to one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked. Democrats know that healthy workers means a healthy economy! To learn more, please visit

Student Loan Debt Relief

President Biden announced that his administration will provide up to $20,000 in debt relief to Federal Pell Grant recipients and up to $10,000 in debt relief to all other student loan recipients! To learn how to cancel your student debt, please visit

Increased Teacher Pay

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and State Democrats passed a law that has increased the minimum salary levels of teachers by $10,000 across all levels! Teachers provide an essential service to our communities. And thanks to Democrats, they can now focus on teaching our children without the stress of low pay.

Financial Relief to Families

President Biden and the Democrats passed the Child Tax Credit, which provided New Mexicans with $3,600 per child under the age of 6 and $3,000 per child ages 7 to 17.

Expanded Post-Pregnancy Care

President Biden and the Democrats have expanded the timeframe for Medicaid coverage for post-pregnancy healthcare from two months to a full year. This ensures that all new mothers receive the medical attention they deserve.

Protection from Medical Debt

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and New Mexico Democrats signed into law the Patients’ Debt Collection Protection Act, which prohibits medical providers and creditors from suing low-income patients, and protects them from being harassed by collection agencies. To learn about your rights, please click here.

Roads and Bridges

President Biden and the Democrats passed the historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which is bringing New Mexico $2.5 billion to fix our roads and bridges. This includes $25.3 million to renovate the Anthony Gap (NM 404), making it safer for drivers.

Fast and Reliable Internet

The Democrats’ infrastructure bill is providing our state with $100 million to bring fast and reliable internet to all New Mexicans. By funding the New Mexico Connect program, the bill will bring broadband internet to Anthony, Berino, Chamberino, La Mesa, Vado, Chaparral, La Union, Santa Teresa, and Sunland Park.

Flood Control and Recovery Assistance

Thanks to our Democrats on the County Commission, Doña Ana County received $500,000 from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan to assist residents affected by flooding. The Democrats' infrastructure bill also provides $6.5 million for an Army Corps of Engineers study looking into flood control measures to protect residents in Hatch. 

Small Business Assistance

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and New Mexico Democrats established the $200 million Business Recovery Grant Program, which helped small businesses impacted by the pandemic.

Expanded Public Transportation

The Democrats’ American Rescue Plan is providing $6.4 million to the Las Cruces Roadrunner Transit system to expand services for our community and fund much-needed raises for our bus drivers.

The mission of the Democratic Party of Doña Ana County is to elect Democratic candidates up and down the ticket by accomplishing the following objectives: