A record number of women are running for office. Among them is Deb Haaland who is running for the U.S. House in New Mexico’s First District. In UniteWomen.org’s series entitled #WhyImRunning, Deb tells us about her background and why she decided to run for office.
“Regardless of where we live, Native Americans are a big part of our community,” Haaland said. “I definitely will be representing Indian Country, whether it’s here or wherever.”
Just as the land is continuous, and the rivers all run to the sea, we have a lot of common ground and shared needs. I’m running to care for what we already have, and make sure our existence continues long into the future.
Haaland said both her parents were veterans, so veterans’ issues are close to her heart. Her platform also includes clean energy, investing in education and small business, and bringing children out of poverty.
"...as a woman, and a woman of color, in this time of Trump … it’s so important for our voices to be heard out there."