WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Congressional Progressive Caucus PAC endorsed Melanie Stansbury in New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District. 

Congressional Progressive Caucus PAC Co-Chairs Pramila Jayapal, Mark Pocan, and Jamie Raskin released the following statement:

“As our country recovers from COVID-19’s devastating impact and our planet confronts the climate crisis, it’s imperative we elect more congressional leaders who will champion legislation that centers the needs of our communities. Melanie Stansbury exemplifies the courageous leadership needed to uplift struggling families across America and protect our water, land, and air. As a progressive champion, she’ll deliver the serious results New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District deserves. We’re thrilled to support her in this race.”

“I’m truly honored to have the support of the Congressional Progressive Caucus PAC,” said Rep. Melanie Stansbury. “Now more than ever, we need leadership fighting for an equitable recovery that puts working families, small businesses, and the most impacted communities at the forefront. I look forward to working with the progressive leaders of the CPC to pass impactful policies that center communities’ needs and protect our planet, like the THRIVE Act, which outlines a framework built on a consensus between labor, racial justice, environmental, Indigenous and other groups for an economic renewal plan that addresses the pandemic, racial injustice, the climate crisis, and economic inequity.”

In 2020, the PAC raised $4.4 million and launched its first-ever independent expenditure arm, helping elect eight new candidates to Congress.