Momentum continues to build as the National Organization for Women PAC (NOW) enthusiastically announced their endorsement of Deb Haaland. NOW is the largest organization of grassroots feminists in the country. Deb is an active and ardent supporter of NOW and its mission and will be a forceful voice for women in Congress. This is the first women’s organization to endorse in NM01. Deb is a member of the Pueblo of Laguna in New Mexico, and if elected, will be the first Native American woman in Congress in American history.
National Organization for Women's (NOW) purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.
Below is a statement from Sharon Hart from NOW New Mexico:
"The New Mexico State chapter of the National Organization for Women is excited to learn of the endorsement of Deb Haaland by the NOW PAC. This is an endorsement that is earned by few so it is of particular note Deb Haaland has been endorsed by the NOW PAC. Deb has long been an advocate for justice and equality; we heartedly look forward to her serving her constituents once elected."
Deb Haaland's statement on this momentous endorsement:
“This endorsement is personal for me. I am truly humbled. Since I began my political journey nearly 20 years ago, I have always worked hard to elect candidates who I was sure would not just talk about, but put their whole weight into fighting for women's equality -- from justice for survivors of violence to equal pay and abortion care access to paid family leave. I believe that we owe that fight to the many women who came before us and who sacrificed so that we could all have the ability to make our own decisions. In Congress, I will lead the charge for New Mexico on women’s reproductive rights, women’s economic justice, ending violence against women, racial justice, LGTBQ rights, and constitutional equality."
NOW's endorsement follows the endorsements of the Congressional Black Caucus PAC; the American Postal Workers Union; Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, Gwen Moore, Karen Bass, Colleen Hanabusa, Betty McCollum and Bonnie Watson Coleman and 7 others; 28 elected, former elected, and community leaders in New Mexico; and over 50 tribes and tribal leaders. Deb Haaland's campaign continues to put together the organizations and leaders needed to win this Democratic primary.