Congressman Ted Lieu enthusiastically endorsed our campaign! Ted Lieu is an outspoken critic of Donald Trump who has held Republicans accountable throughout the Russia scandal, is well known for leading the resistance, and is also an outspoken proponent for tackling climate change. This endorsement along with 350 Action, and Bill McKibben redefine the race for NM's First Congressional District.
Deb has earned the only labor union endorsement in this race so far — from the American Postal Workers Union Local 380 — and there's a reason for that. Deb truly understands the impact and importance of labor unions. She was a small business owner herself, and she knows that good benefits, fair pay, and paid sick leave is the pathway to the middle class and something that we must fight for everyday, to help working New Mexico families raise their children the way they deserve to.
Haaland is no stranger to politics. Before announcing her congressional bid, Haaland served as New Mexico's Democratic Party chair — the first Native American woman to chair a state party — and as the Native American vote director for President Obama's re-election campaign in 2012. She also spent nearly two decades volunteering on Democratic campaigns, in addition to a failed gubernatorial campaign (she ran for lieutenant governor in 2014).
President Trump slapped a whopping 30 percent tariff on solar panel imports. This policy is bad for New Mexico's First Congressional District, and I am speaking out against it, because policies like this deter us from moving toward becoming a global leader in renewable energy. The White House is framing this policy as good for America, good for U.S. businesses and good for jobs, but nothing could be further from the truth. Thank you Senator Martin Heinrich for leading on this issue.
One embarrassing fact about America is that we have never elected a Native American woman to Congress. Tribal administrator Deb Haaland could change that.