Debra Haaland: Weekly Update

Dear Democrat,

This week, I want to begin by thanking YOU!

Because of your generous contributions, I am proud to announce that we have decreased our debt by almost $15,000! We are building our war chest more and more in preparation for some big races in 2016!

While we have accomplished a lot during our first 3 weeks, we still have a lot of work to do. Can you chip in $5, $10, or $25 monthly and keep our momentum going? You can also contribute to the party and visit with the new administration by attending a fundraiser at the Pickett Law Firm in Las Cruces tomorrow at 6:00pm. You can RSVP here.

In other news, we were saddened to learn of the passing of Senator Joe Fidel, great leader within the Democratic Party last week – a Grants businessman who spent over 3 decades in the State Senate. Through Sen. Fidel’s efforts, New Mexico was guided through tough times with the utmost integrity. Sen. Fidel cared deeply for his community in Cibola County, just as he did for all New Mexican families. His voice and presence will be missed by many.

It wasn’t a surprise to hear of Gov. Martinez deciding to play politics with much needed Capital Outlay and her decision to forego a special legislative session. From our press release:

“Governor Martinez and New Mexico Republicans know this bill would help the working families all across our state,” said Haaland from a Young Democrats event in Grants. “That’s why it is absolutely shocking to me that the Republicans won’t put partisan differences aside for one day to conduct the people’s business, as they were elected to do. I’m disappointed, and I’m thinking about the jobs that will be lost and the families that will suffer because of short sighted decisions.”

Last week I attended the Young Democrats of Cibola County meeting. Congratulations to the County’s new YDNM Chair Oscar Cisneros. This week we’ll work to make committee appointments. Thank you to all of you who submitted your applications. I am thrilled that we had such an overwhelming response! I hope you all have a terrific week!


Debra Haaland, State Chairwoman