Haaland is no stranger to politics. Before announcing her congressional bid, Haaland served as New Mexico's Democratic Party chair — the first Native American woman to chair a state party — and as the Native American vote director for President Obama's re-election campaign in 2012. She also spent nearly two decades volunteering on Democratic campaigns, in addition to a failed gubernatorial campaign (she ran for lieutenant governor in 2014).
“Every time he says something stupid, it gets on the front page,” said Haaland. “We need to be talking about climate change. We need to be talking about oil companies wanting to lease land, like my ancestral homeland in Chaco Canyon, so they can frack there.”
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.
President Trump slapped a whopping 30 percent tariff on solar panel imports. This policy is bad for New Mexico's First Congressional District, and I am speaking out against it, because policies like this deter us from moving toward becoming a global leader in renewable energy. The White House is framing this policy as good for America, good for U.S. businesses and good for jobs, but nothing could be further from the truth. Thank you Senator Martin Heinrich for leading on this issue.