Grows Grassroots Support as Proven Progressive Leader in Race for Congress
For Immediate Release
October 16, 2017
Contact: Scott Forrester, 505.934.5681
Albuquerque, NM - Deb Haaland, Democratic Candidate in New Mexico's first Congressional District, raised over $110,000 in the 3rd quarter of the FEC 2017 calendar. The books closed September 30th, amidst reporting deadlines for Albuquerque Mayoral candidates, and a dash for cash in contested Democratic races up and down the ticket.
One thing remains clear quarter to quarter; low dollar, grassroots donors in New Mexico are fired up about Deb's campaign, and she continues to build a national tribal network to go the distance and communicate Deb’s message next June. Since announcing her candidacy, Haaland has received contributions from 1,058 unique individual donors, many of whom are monthly contributors. This quarter, 84% of Haaland's contributions came from within the state of New Mexico, and 63% of contributions made were $100 or less.
Deb Haaland released the following statement:
“I'm humbled by the ground swell of support for a voice like mine in Congress. People who have never given to campaigns before, who have never knocked on doors before are getting involved--investing their time and energy," Haaland said. "I'm grateful for the continued support of Native American tribes in New Mexico and across the country who see the need for further representation in D.C. I'm confident our campaign will have the strongest core of volunteers and donors, who will stick with me through the finish line and lead us to victory on June 5."
During this period (July 1 through September 30) Deb for Congress:
1. Released four comprehensive, forward-thinking platforms (Economy, Healthcare, Education, and Environment), which can be found here: https://medium.com/@deb4congressnm
2. Announced the following new endorsements:
- Alan Webber, former candidate for Governor of New Mexico
- Ted Martinez, CNM President Emeritus
- Lorenzo Garcia, APS Board of Education
- Charles Goodmacher, Education Advocate
- Trish Ruiz, NM Public Education Commissioner
- Jonathan Nez, Vice President of the Navajo Nation
- Fmr NM Sen. & Rep. Pauline Eisenstadt
- NM Rep. D. Wonda Johnson, District 5
- NM Sen. Benny Shendo Jr., District 22
- Patricia Michaels, nationally known designer and businesswoman
- Ben Shaw, Albuquerque Business Owner
- Billy Trabaudo, Albuquerque Business Owner
- Keith West, Albuquerque Business Owner
- To’hajiilee Chapter of the Navajo Nation in NM-1
- Taos Pueblo
- Santo Domingo Pueblo
- Jemez Pueblo
- Keith Harper, Fmr U.S. Ambassador to U.N.
- Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN-04)
- Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI-04)
- Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA-17)
- Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI-01)
- Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA-04)
- Former Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA-17)
- Dave Archambault II, Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman
- Marilynn “Lynn” Malerba, Lifetime Chief of the Mohegan Tribe
- Richard Sneed, Principal Chief of the Eastern Cherokee Indians
- Lynn "Nay" Valbuena, Chairwoman of the San Manuel Tribe
- TASIN (Tribal Alliance of Sovereign Indian Nations)
- Denise Jeneau, former Superintendent of Public Instruction of Montana and former candidate for Congress in Montana
- Minnesota State Rep Peggy Flanagan
- Seven National Tribes
You can see a full list of all of her endorsements here: https://debforcongress.com/endorsements-list
3. Added close to 3,000 new followers through email, Facebook, and Twitter.
Deb Haaland is running for New Mexico's First Congressional District seat, and would be the first Native American woman elected to U.S. Congress. As the first Native American woman to chair a state party, Deb led New Mexico Democrats in 2016 to flip its State House from red to blue, expand the Democratic majority in the Senate, elect a Democrat Secretary of State, and hand a decisive victory to Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump.
Deb is an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Laguna, and was the first woman elected to Chair the Laguna Development Corporation Board of Directors. She is a UNM Law School graduate and single mom to Somah, who recently graduated from UNM with a BA in Theater.