About  Us

Behind the Scenes

Here at PRESS New Mexico, we’re committed to undoing systemic racism by creating cultural change leaders who are put in positions to create intentional and transformational change. We seek to help others recognize that we are all gatekeepers and must be a catalyst for effective change while holding ourselves accountable with a safe space to communicate and struggle together.  We will stand on the front lines to dismantle racism and support our community in anyway we can.

Committed to undoing systemic racism by creating cultural change leaders who are put in positions to create intentional and transformational change. We seek to help others recognize that we are all gatekeepers and must be a catalyst for effective change while holding ourselves accountable with a safe space to communicate and struggle together

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Meet the Board

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Founder of People Requiring Equality w/in Systemic Racism (PRESS) New Mexico, Barbara Jordan is a combat veteran with 20 years of loyal service to the United States Air Force.


She merged her natural humanitarian skills and fire for social justice issues with an emphasis on racial equality to create PRESS New Mexico, named after one of her favorite sayings, “WE WILL PRESS ON!” As a Founder of PRESS New Mexico, her vision is to undo systemic racism by creating cultural change leaders who are put in positions to create intentional and transformational change.


Barbara has been featured in 2020 America Documentary, No More Normal, Albuquerque Journal, Rio Rancho Observer, KUMN, Daily LOBO, New Mexico PBS, Santa Fe New Mexican, and Spot on New Mexico. She may be seen on KRQE 13 Albuquerque, KOAT, News Break, and the

Santa Fe Reporter.


She is the loving mother of son, Devin and a proud native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

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JoPat Wellington is a long time activist who dedicated her life to racial equality from as far back as she can remember. She is a retired educator of several New Mexico High Schools.  While serving as a teacher and school board member she fought many battles to ensure that our Black Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) community were treated fairly in academic environments.  She fought for many firsts throughout her career.  She continues to PRESS ON by fact checking information form PRESS New Mexico, providing updated information and web content, news articles, and much more.  Her loving husband, Forest is always by her side.  She is the proud mother of two beautiful daughters and several grandchildren.

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Sam takes pride in being born and raised in New Mexico. Coming from a large family Sam understands what it means to work with others and when to compromise. Raised with strong morals and convictions Sam has always felt that the heart of any community is its diversity.  A firm believer in equality Sam strives to help others see and fight the injustice around them. An activist from a young age Sam has organized, demonstrated,  Marched, met with politicians, and been a part of the fight to end systematic rasicm and blights within our county.