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Haaland is first Native American woman elected to Congress

Albuquerque, NM — Today, New Mexicans made history in electing Deb Haaland to represent them in the U.S. House of Representatives. Not only is Haaland a fierce health care champion, she will be the one of the first Native American women to serve in Congress, along with Sharice Davis in Kansas’ 3rd District, both elected tonight.

Statement from Dawn Laguens, Executive Vice President, Planned Parenthood Action Fund:

It is exciting that the people of New Mexico’s 1st District have elected such a strong advocate for their health and rights in Deb Haaland. We look forward to standing with her against the Trump-Pence administration’s continued attacks and to work together on an agenda that expands health care access and protect the rights of immigrants. In Congress, we know Haaland will be a leader in efforts to protect access to sexual and reproductive health care for all people.


Planned Parenthood Action Fund is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit membership organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The Action Fund engages in educational, advocacy, and electoral activity, including grassroots organizing, legislative advocacy, and voter education.