Josa (left) is an activist with our sister organization CVNM Education Fund’s Northern New Mexico Organizing program working on oil and gas issues impacting health in Rio Arriba. Today, she joined our organizer Valerie Romero for Acequia Day at the State Capitol for the first time and got a tour in English and Spanish. Here’s what she shared with us today:

“Going out and doing something for the place I live in, especially for me being in a wheelchair, makes me feel useful, accomplished. It feels good.”

“What I like about talking with people about issues is, what I really love about it is seeing different people going for the same thing.”

“If we don’t have healthy and happy people working, those jobs aren’t worth it.”