“Congress has never heard a voice like mine”

Click to enlargeMichael Anaya-Gorman

❝ Seventy years ago, Native Americans right here in New Mexico couldn’t vote. Growing up in my mother’s Pueblo household, and as a 35th generation New Mexican, I never imagined a world where I would be represented by someone who looked like me.

Today — we all came together, and we said we still believe in the American dream, in American Democracy, and in hope.

❝ We still believe America is stronger when we work together; we believe diversity and representation make us great. And together, we have made history for New Mexico and for America.

❝ Tonight, the American people have said no to the assault on decency. They have said yes to a new day in our politics, of taking on the many challenges we face as a state, a nation, and a world, and to doing all we can to leave a better world for our children and grandchildren.

Congress has never heard a voice like mine but when the 116th session of the United States House of Representatives convenes on January 3rd 2019, it will hear my voice, it will hear your voice, it will hear our voice.

Thank you,

Deb Haaland

3 thoughts on ““Congress has never heard a voice like mine”

  1. Also says:

    Democrat Xochitl Torres Small narrowly defeated State Rep. Yvette Harrell (R) in an upset to flip New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District. Torres Small secured 50.7 percent of the vote, while Harrell received 49.3 percent, according to unofficial results from New Mexico’s secretary of state. https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/415254-democrat-torres-small-wins-in-new-mexico Yvette Herrell is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation but that was not been widely reported outside of the Native American press until just before the election.

      • Vince Ramos says:

        “Torres Small is the first Hispanic to ever represent the southern NM congressional seat but she will have plenty of company when she goes to work in January” https://apnews.com/3df452e32e644918a12119c5cc1e9918 Congress will have a record 43 Latino members next year. The number increased after California Democrat Gil Cisneros defeated Republican Young Kim, who was trying to become the first Korean-American woman elected to the House. The Hispanic delegation will be made up of 35 Democrats and eight Republicans in both chambers. [HT Joe Monahan]

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