Philadelphia, PA – Democratic Party of New Mexico State Party Chairwoman Debra Haalnd and U.S. Senator Tom Udall deliver New Mexico’s Democratic delegate votes in the historic nomination of Hillary Clinton. At the convention Chairwoman Haaland and U.S. Senator Tom Udall touted New Mexico in their vote announcement.
In their announcement, U.S. Senator Tom Udall lauded New Mexico’s national labs, veterans, and introduced Chairwoman Haaland, the first Native American woman to lead a state party. Chairwoman Haaland paid homage to her Pueblo roots and highlighted New Mexico’s rich Native history and culture.
Chairwoman Debra Haaland released the following statement on the historic nomination:
“Today, Democrats made history—Hillary Clinton became the first woman nominee to run for President of the United States, and I was honored to announce New Mexico’s delegate votes at the Democratic National Convention. Hillary broke a glass ceiling, and now we’re going to move forward and elect her president of the United States.
“As a mother, and a daughter—I know what this means for girls in our country. It lifts the barriers and will inspire young girls to dream beyond what they thought was possible.
“Hillary has been fighting for our families for decades and she has the experience to find meaningful solutions and build an economy for all New Mexicans. Unlike Trump, Hillary knows that we are stronger together and it’s imperative that we work to defeat Donald Trump’s hate-filled rhetoric and campaign based on fear.”