Skip to main content

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

For Immediate Release


Press Release

Sunrise Movement Statement on Senator Manchin’s Indecision on Rep. Deb Haaland


In response to Senator Joe Manchin’s statement that he is undecided on Rep. Deb Haaland’s nomination for Secretary of the Interior, Sunrise Movement’s Political Director Evan Weber, released the following statement:

“Despite Senator Machin’s statement of indecision on Rep. Deb Haaland’s confirmation, we expect a swift turnaround from Machin on her confirmation hearing. We understand it is a sound practice to question pending nominees, but Senator Manchin had no problem voting for Jeff Sessions, Rex Tillerson, Brett Kavanaugh, and others, who have been outwardly racist, sexist, unqualified, and have invoked harmful policies. So why would he be undecided on Rep. Haaland, who is not only uniquely qualified for this role, but would make history as the first Native American Cabinet Secretary?

“There is a clear groundswell of support behind Congresswoman Haaland and her confirmation would help realize sovereignty to native people while invoking the change we need to meet the urgency and scale of the climate crisis. We challenge Senator Manchin to be brave, stand up to the fossil fuel industry and do what’s right by moving Rep. Haaland’s nomination to the Senate floor for a vote.”


Sunrise Movement is a movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process.

Coalition Urges Biden to Make 'Transformative Change' in Approach to Global Food and Agriculture

"This pro-corporate agriculture agenda must change under your watch."

Andrea Germanos ·

Mondaire Jones Warns Against Watering Down Human Infrastructure Proposals

The New York Democrat is advocating universal programs, not means-tested ones, for programs in the Build Back Better plan.

Andrea Germanos ·

Manchin Threatening Key Climate Provision: Reports

"To take it out is to decide that climate change isn't a problem."

Andrea Germanos ·

'Make a Gesture of Humanity': Pope Francis Urges Pharma Giants to Release Covid-19 Vaccine Patents

"There are countries where only three or four percent of the inhabitants have been vaccinated."

Andrea Germanos ·

Manchin Fumes After Sanders Op-Ed in West Virginia Paper Calls Out Obstruction of Biden Agenda

"Poll after poll shows overwhelming support for this legislation," wrote Sanders. "Two Democratic senators remain in opposition, including Sen. Joe Manchin."

Andrea Germanos ·

Support our work.

We are independent, non-profit, advertising-free and 100% reader supported.

Subscribe to our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values.
Direct to your inbox.

Subscribe to our Newsletter.

Common Dreams, Inc. Founded 1997. Registered 501(c3) Non-Profit | Privacy Policy
Common Dreams Logo