Deb will be the first Native American woman ever elected to Congress. In the House, she’ll fight for underrepresented communities and against the fossil fuel extraction economy bent on squeezing every last drop of oil from New Mexico’s land.
At Climate Hawks Vote, we look for action beyond words. Any candidate can declare oneself a climate hawk, but has that candidate actually done anything? We’re endorsing Deb Haaland in New Mexico’s First Congressional District, who has walked the walk from Standing Rock to Wells Fargo — and who’s now in a close race to hold a historically Democratic seat.
Deb has served as chair of the New Mexico state Democratic Party. And she’s traveled to Standing Rock to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. Upon return, she took action: she divested the party from Wells Fargo over the bank’s funding of the pipeline.
She’s signed the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge. And, equally important, she’s ensured that the New Mexico Democratic Party is moving away from fossil fuels and their investors. That’s the kind of action we like to see.