The National Education Association of New Mexico (NEA-NM) announced its endorsement of Deb Haaland for Congress in New Mexico's First Congressional district. NEA-NM joins the American Federation of Teachers- NM (AFT-NM) in endorsing Haaland. Charles Goodmacher, the political director for NEA-NM announced the endorsement via Facebook live, you watch the 2:30 minute clip here: https://www.facebook.com/NEANM1886/videos/941474236013139/
Deb Haaland released the following statement:
"I am humbled and honored to have the endorsement of the hard working teachers of NEA-NM. I have proudly stood by teachers in New Mexico against Susana Martinez’s anti-public education agenda. In Congress I’ll stand up for teachers, students and public education. Across the country, public education is under attack, and educators are on the front lines, striking for living wages and better funding for our public schools. Teachers need a raise! “
“Unions and vibrant public education make America strong, and public education is the key to social mobility and economic security, and all our kids need access to good public schools. It’s time for us to make big, smart investments in public schools and find real solutions that pull our kids and all New Mexicans out of poverty."
With 30 days to go until elections day, Deb Haaland continues to build strong momentum in her race to make history for New Mexico as the nation's first Native American Congresswoman. The momentum comes on the heels of a recording fundraising record of raising nearly $300,000 in three months, as well as endorsements by Ole New Mexico, American Federation of Teachers (AFT-NM), Equality New Mexico (EQNM), Planned Parenthood Action Fund PPAF), former US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, 350 Action, leading progressives in Congress including Reps. Barbara Lee, Pramila Jayapal,Ted Lieu and Ro Khanna; the National Organization for Women, the Congressional Black Caucus PAC, Valerie Jarrett, over 30 New Mexico elected, former elected, and community leaders, and many more. It also comes as national media attention has ramped up focus on the race, with profiles in the New York Times, PBS, Huffington Post, and NowThis.
You can see a full list of her endorsements here: https://debforcongress.com/endorsements-list