Throughout my career for advocacy for women, fighting for early education funding, and holding the powerful accountable, I have fought in countless struggles for a women's right to decide when and how to start a family, ensuring our children get the funding their futures need, and taking on the payday lenders. There were wins and there were losses -- but it was almost always clear we were ahead. With Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress, our gains are slipping away.
That is why I am proud to endorse Deb Haaland for New Mexico's 1st Congressional District. I've been fighting alongside Deb for many years in the pursuit of equity and justice, and I'm confident that she is the right choice for New Mexico's First Congressional District. I watched her last year at the National Democratic Convention as she faced adversity and challenges – I couldn’t have been prouder of her "grace under fire" or standing by her side representing New Mexico in her native dress – displaying New Mexico’s heritage.
We need to fill the halls of Congress with voices of resistance to Trump and his Administration, and voices that will prioritize the needs of the people -- especially those who are underrepresented, and especially women. I've seen firsthand Deb stand up to the politics of greed and bigotry both locally and nationally, and she has never wavered on women's rights, equity, education funding, and taking on the powerful. She would also be the first Native American woman elected to Congress, a milestone of our nation that is egregiously overdue.
Who we elect matters more now than ever. Deb Haaland has my vote because she is the champion New Mexicans need. Please support her campaign today with a $25, $50, or $100 contribution.
Former Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico