YUCCA ACTION endorses Rep Melanie Stansbury in the special June 1st CD-1 Election

YUCCA Action sent candidate questionnaires to all CD-1 candidates earlier this year. After the special SCC election in which she won the Democratic Party's nomination, YUCCA spoke with her about her positions and what she hopes to accomplish in Congress. After that discussion we decided to endorse her in the election for Secretary Deb Haaland's CD-1 seat. Her opponents are corporate backed and have not shown that they will work for our communities. Check out her responses below.

If you live in this area, you are in CD-1 and can go and vote.
Election day is on June 1st! Early voting has already started!
YUCCA Endorses Representative Stansbury

We asked CD 1 candidates the following questions:

  • Do you agree with climate scientists that we are facing a climate emergency?
     

  • Do you agree with climate scientists that greenhouse gas emissions must be reversed within 10 years in order to achieve carbon neutrality in time to keep global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees and to avoid catastrophic runaway climate disruption?
     

  • In your opinion, why do political leaders set benchmarks and timeframes for emissions reductions that do not comport with climate science mandates? If elected, what will you do differently than current leadership?
     

  • Who will you talk to about climate issues? Who advises you? What is your plan for community consultation on climate issues?
     

  • Do you pledge to co-sponsor the Green New Deal? Why or Why Not?
     

  • Do you support the Biden administration's Pause on Fracking and do you think New Mexico should adhere to the pause just like all other states? Why or Why Not?
     

  • Do you support the THRIVE Agenda? Why or Why Not?
     

  • Do you support the FRAC pack? Why or Why Not?
     

  • Do you support a moratorium on utility shut-offs and utility debt forgiveness? Why or Why Not?
     

  • Have you accepted any donations from fossil fuel companies or utilities?
     

  • Will you take the #fossilfree pledge?
     

  • What are your ideas to build back better?


Below you can find responses for 5 of the 8 candidates in this race listed by alphabetical order.