The August break hasn’t been a vacation for the congresswoman who represents most of the Albuquerque area.
U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland hosted town halls in Meadow Lake and Moriarty over the last couple of weeks. That’s in addition to speaking at the Freedom and Justice Conference at the University of New Mexico, at climate and energy conferences, and participating in an affordable housing roundtable and an artist presentation.
“I always want to be accessible to every community, and it was important for me to get out into this corner of our district,” the first-term Democrat said after her town hall in Valencia County. “Meadow Lake has very specific challenges that many rural communities face. I’ll be using the feedback from this town hall to ensure communities like Meadow Lake get the resources they need to improve public safety, continue to have access services that help families living in poverty, and see a doctor when they are sick.”
Haaland’s office said constituents asked questions about protecting the Affordable Care Act, increasing funding for rural sheriff’s offices, immigration raids that separate children from their parents, and gun violence. Several constituents also raised issues that they are experiencing with their health care, and Haaland highlighted the services her district office has available to help navigate the red tape.