350 Action, Bill McKibben Endorse Deb Haaland for Congress in NM-1. Climate Groups Hail Deb as the Climate Champion New Mexico and America Need, Emphasize That it is Past Time for an Indigenous Woman in Congress.
You can 350's press release by clicking here: https://350action.org/press-release/endorsements-deb-haaland-ben-jealous/
350 Action, the political arm of 350.org, renowned author and environmentalist Bill McKibben announced today their combined endorsements of Deb Haaland for Congress. These major environmental endorsements continue the drumbeat that Deb Haaland is the proven progressive champion in the NM-01 Democratic primary race — because she is someone who has not only lived progressive values, but will also lead the fight for them in Washington.
If elected, Deb Haaland would be the first Native American woman in Congress in American history.
Statement from 350 Action Board Chair Bill McKibben:
"We no longer just need politicians who 'believe' that climate change is real — we need leaders who will truly champion the issue and make a difference. New Mexico has so much to lose from global warming and so much to gain from making use of its endless clean energy. This race is really crucial. As she showed at Standing Rock, Deb understands that this is ultimately about justice. We're about out of time to address this crisis, so it's good news that Deb Haaland is running now and running hard!"
Statement from Deb Haaland on today’s historic endorsements:
"This endorsement means the world to me. As a lifelong environmentalist, I believe we must act swiftly to combat climate change, keep fossil fuels in the ground, and move to 100% renewable energy. Already, extreme weather, droughts, and storms fueled by climate change are ravaging the Southwest. And yet, the Trump Administration, Republicans, and their friends in the fossil fuel industry are willing to throw our communities and our planet under the bus in their quest for higher and higher profits.
In Congress, I will lead the resistance to new fossil fuel infrastructure that is poisoning our families and wrecking our climate, and will fight for tens of thousands of solar jobs here in New Mexico as a part our transition to 100% clean energy. I am honored to have this endorsement."
See Deb’s progressive climate platform here: https://debforcongress.com/priorities/
Today’s endorsements by 350 Action and Bill McKibben follows the endorsements of the Congressional Black Caucus PAC; the National Organization of Women PAC, the American Postal Workers Union; Congresswoman Karen Bass; Congressman Cedric Richmond; Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal; 9 members of Congress; 28 elected, former-elected, and community leaders in New Mexico; and 50 tribes and tribal leaders nationwide. Deb Haaland's campaign continues to put together the organization and support needed to win this Democratic primary in June.