Currently, there are two Native American men serving in Congress. Both are from the state of Oklahoma. However, there are no Native American women in Congress. Senator Warren of Massachusetts claims to be of Native American descent, but she is not officially a Native American tribal member.
Several Native American women will be on the ballot this year attempting to join the US Congress. Native American women are also running for several statewide offices include governorships.
Native Americans make up about two percent of the population within the United States. However, in some states, they have the numbers to exert a great influence on the vote. In Montana, Native Americans make up seven percent of the voting population, and in New Mexico, Native Americans are approximately ten percent of the electorate.
Deb Haaland is a Native American running for the US House of Representatives from the state of New Mexico. She is considered to be one of the major contenders for the Democratic Party nomination when the primaries are held in June.
Ms. Haaland is most motivated by environmental issues. She has stated that she wants to boost the use of solar energy in her state and in the United States as a whole.
The majority of Native American women running for office this year are liberal members of the Democratic Party. That isn’t true for all. Andrea Tupola is running to be the governor of the state of Hawaii. She is running on the issues of lower taxes and smaller government.Categories: Native American, Native American Women