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National 6-months paid family leave program

A national paid family leave program--with six months of leave for all--so that we can be there for our families in the times that matter most. No one should die alone because their families can't afford to be there, and babies born into poverty need their parents just as much as babies born into extreme wealth. As a single mom, I believe this policy is especially important to single parents and working families without wealth across America.
Source: 2018 NM-1st House campaign website DebForCongress.com , Oct 9, 2018

Ensure early childhood programs are properly funded

We need elected officials who will stand for the most vulnerable people in our State; the children. When elected, Deb will actively support the initiative that would use a portion of the Land Grant Permanent Fund to ensure early childhood programs are properly funded, among other important pieces of legislation to get our schools back on track.
Source: Ballotpedia.org records: 2014 Lt. Governor campaign website , Dec 31, 2014

Introduced letter on Trump disrespect toward women.

Haaland signed the DWC letter to Pres. Trump

Today, 50 members of the Democratic Women's Caucus (DWC) sent a letter to President Trump in response to his disrespectful rhetoric and policies toward women. The letter is sent on the heels of Secretary Pompeo disparaging a well-renowned journalist for doing her job, and President Trump validating this behavior by stating, "you did a good job on her."

Excerpts from DWC letter:We are writing this letter in response to your continuing derogation of women in your rhetoric and policies. 'You did a good job on her. Take her out. Get rid of her. Lock her up. Send her back. Nasty woman. Disgusting. Low IQ. Whack job. Grab 'em by the pussy.' 'I can do whatever I want.'

It is most shameful that the words young girls and boys hear directed at women from the upper echelons of power are dripping with disdain and disrespect. Beyond your public policy choices--stripping away women's access to health care, undermining protections for survivors of sexual assault, reversing equal pay efforts and more--your words demonstrate a contempt for women who dare to do their jobs or speak truth to power which reflects poorly on you. It is as if you relish the opportunity to publicly humiliate any woman who fights back, speaks up, or takes up space.

This letter is of the greatest urgency because the message being sent to young girls and boys is that women don't matter and their equality is allowable only when convenient.

Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, an esteemed career diplomat committed to anti-corruption reforms who you referred to as "the woman" who is "going to go through some things" in your July 25 call with President Zelensky, was yet another casualty. After imploring your associates to "take her out," you smeared her good name and career for your own personal benefit. 

Mr. President, instead of being the biggest bully on the playground, why don't you set a moral example for our children?

Source: Democratic Women's Caucus letter to President Trump 20-LTR-DWC on Jan 31, 2020

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