Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM) visited with Politics Done Right at Netroots Nation 2019. She is one of a very few Native American women serving in Congress. She said she is very Progressive and won on those tenets. She supports the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, and other causes important to Progressives.
Deb Haaland, a proud Progressive
Who is Deb Haaland?
From her website:
I believe New Mexico can be a place of strong, safe communities where our kids can be happy growing up, and can build a life here when they are grown.
I have a track record of standing up to Donald Trump, and I will continue to hold him and Republicans accountable. We must double down on our commitment to clean energy in New Mexico, which will create good paying jobs by harnessing the power of our natural resources. When a hardworking New Mexican wants to start or expand a small business, I want to make sure they have that opportunity. And, it’s time we make smart investments in education and find real solutions that pull our kids and all New Mexicans out of poverty.
Both of my parents served in the military, and I believe we have a duty to take care of veterans. I’ve spent my life standing up for my community, and I’ll do the same for us in Congress.
Representative Haaland left an impression on me. She made it clear she is unabashedly Progressive and intends to the work of the people.