Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) to headline Colorado Democrats Annual Dinner
Denver, CO – Today, the Colorado Democratic Party is pleased to announce that for its second annual Obama Dinner on Saturday, March 9, 2019, its special guest will be Congresswoman Deb Haaland of New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District.
Elected in 2018, Congresswoman Haaland made history this November by being one of the first Native American women to ever be elected to Congress. As a first-year lawmaker, the Congresswoman has already been elected by her colleagues to serve as the “Freshman Class Representative” to the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, the House Democratic Region VI Whip (which covers Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona), was appointed as Deputy Whip for the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and is one of three co-Chairs for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s (DCCC) 2020 Women LEAD initiative.
“It is a great honor to have Congresswoman Deb Haaland as our special guest and headliner for the second annual Obama Dinner. The 2018 elections will go down in history not only as a historic blue wave, but as an election year where a historic number of women were elected to Congress. This includes Congresswoman Haaland, who is a trailblazer in her own right as one of the first Native American women to ever be elected to Congress. She shares our Democratic Colorado values of protecting our public lands, fighting for the underrepresented, and investing in our children’s futures, and I know that Obama Dinner guests will be just as thrilled to meet her as I am,” said Morgan Carroll, Chair of the Colorado Democratic Party.
“I am thrilled to come to speak at the Colorado Democratic Party’s Obama Dinner, and to be a part of a night that is focused on celebrating victories and looking to the future. Winning back the House and electing a historic number of women, including myself, was a great start, but Democrats cannot let up in this era of Donald Trump. We have to work together, and work harder than ever, to build a country where not only do we protect our land, air, and water, but where all can have the opportunity to succeed, no matter where they were born. I look forward to meeting so many wonderful Democrats and to visiting my neighboring state on Saturday, March 9,” said Congresswoman Deb Haaland, (NM-01).
More information about the dinner and who will be honored with awards can be found by clicking this link. For information about the Congresswoman, please visit her website at https://www.debforcongress.com/.