What is #10Questions

#10Questions is a Twitter interview between one of our candidates and our founder, Holly Figueroa O'Reilly. Follow along with us on our BWCS Twitter.

#10Questions begins 🔥NOW with #BlueWave2018🌊candidate @Deb4CongressNM running in #NM01. Thanks for joining us today, Deb! Are you ready to answer #10Questions? #COTD #BWCS



Q1: We’ll start with the first question we ask everyone: what inspired you to run for office? #NM01
#BWCS #10Questions


"I wanted to do more for my community – a new voice to hold Republicans accountable. I can be a strong voice for New Mexicans. #NM01 #BWCS #10Questions"

Q2: In 2005, you led in the passage of SB 482 which allows members of NM Indian tribes in-state tuition at higher education institutions, regardless of their residency. What more will you do for those seeking higher education in NM? #NM01 #BWCS #10Questions

"I will fight for an increase to Pell Grants and debt free college. My daughter and I are both still paying off our student loans. If everyone pays their fair share – we have enough money! #NM01 #BWCS #10Questions"

Q3: You have been very vocal about your aversion to Trump and his agenda. If elected, how do you plan to reach across the aisle and work with Republican members of Congress and/or with the President himself? #BWCS #10Questions #NM01

"Women's reproductive rights and more. #BWCS #10Questions #NM01"

Q4: It’s hard to believe that if elected, you’ll be the first Native American woman to go to Congress. (Another #BWCS candidate, @sharicedavids, will share that with you if you are both elected.) Why do you think it’s taken America so long? #BWCS #10Questions #NM01


"Because Native Americans are the most underrepresented people in the country and in politics. I have dedicated much of my career to bringing underrepresented folks to the table. When I win I will leave the ladder down for others to climb. #BWCS #10Questions #NM01"

Q5: Millions of Americans are in fear of losing their health insurance due to multiple GOP-led attempts to repeal the ACA. What is the first step you’d take to protect the healthcare coverage of people in #NM01? #BWCS #10Questions


"If rich people and corporations pay their fair share – everyone has HC. #NM01 #BWCS #10Questions #TaxScam"

Q6: There are 6 Democratic candidates in the running in #NM01. Which qualities do you possess that set you apart and make you the best choice? #BWCS #10Questions


"I've lived progressive values. I've been in the trenches with #Labor and #PPNM for many years. I'm the only candidate who's been active in the community for more than 15 years – registering 1000s of voters and GOTV. I'm the only candidate who went to #StandingRock."

Q7: You are on the record as an extremely strong supporter of DACA and vehement critic of Trump’s border wall. What are some of your other policy positions surrounding immigration? #BWCS #10Questions #NM01


"I support sanctuary cities. No Muslim Ban. Clean DREAM Act. Make application process for citizenship more affordable and more accessible (shouldn't have to hire a lawyer for $10,000.) #BWCS #10Questions"

Q8: Gun violence is in the news more often than not, so it is, of course, the question that comes up most when I ask volunteers which questions they’d like to ask candidates. What is your plan for addressing gun violence in schools? #BWCS #10Questions


"I have taken a pledge to NOT accept money from the #NRA. No military grade weapons on the streets. Reimplement ban on assault rifles. No bump stocks. Arming our teachers is not the answer. Listen to the students."

Okay! Last two questions! 9) What is one issue we haven’t covered today that is an important one affecting your district, and 10) where can people learn more about your campaign and how to support it? #NM01 #10Questions #COTD


"I'm a lifelong environmentalist, and I want us all to fight climate change with all we have. We must leave a livable planet to our grandchildren. We need a renewable energy revolution in this country, and I want to go to Congress to make that happen. We can move toward renewable energy and create 1000s of jobs for New Mexicans. I took the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge! Learn more about my campaign at http://debforcongress.com, FacebookMedium, and YouTube #BWCS #10Questions #NM01"

Thank you SO much for spending some time with us this evening! (PS: I'm trying to wrap my head around the fact that you're *35th* gen. New Mexican!) 😃

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"LOL. My ancestors migrated to 'New Mexico' in the late 1200s."

#10Questions Deb Haaland New Mexico