We’re hiring: Climate and Energy Advocate

Title: Climate & Energy Advocate Status: Full-Time, Exempt Reports to: CVNM Political and Legislative Director General Description: Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) and CVNM Education Fund are a family of nonprofit organizations headquartered in Santa Fe, NM. Our vision is for New Mexicans to thrive in just, resilient communities where our conservation and cultural values [read more…]

Reflection on the 40th Commemoration of the Churchrock Uranium Tailings Spill

The largest release of radioactive material in United States history occurred on July 16, 1979, on the Navajo Nation in Churchrock, NM. More than 1,100 tons of uranium mining tailings and 100 million gallons of radioactive material emptied through a collapsed dam and into the Puerco River, running directly through numerous communities.CVNM Education Fund joined [read more…]

Discontinuing the Juntos Program

We have been proud to partner with LCV Education Fund and Chispa for the past five years with our CVNM Education Fund program Juntos: Our Air, Our Water. Together, we engaged Latinx families, the public and policymakers in critical conversations about the impacts of pollution on families in Albuquerque, trained 184 new community leaders who [read more…]

Resident Working Group Urges County Commission to Support Blue Ribbon Uranium Task Force

In McKinley and Cibola counties, communities are still grappling with the impacts of uranium mining that took place decades ago. The fact is, hundreds of abandoned uranium mining wastes and tailings piles still await cleanup, due to scarce federal superfund cleanup funding. As ongoing community concerns about the need for extensive remediation grows, so has [read more…]

Immigration is a right – cruelty is a choice

Asylum-seekers, refugees and immigrants are being detained and held under horrific and cruel conditions right here in New Mexico. These are families who are seeking a safer life for their children. First-hand reports from those on the ground working to help these families are disturbing. Twenty-five people have died in the custody of Customs and [read more…]

Clean Energy Transition from the Ground Up: How Rural Electric Co-ops Can Lead

CVNM Education Fund’s Northern New Mexico campaign is supporting member engagement in one of our nation’s most grassroots democratic institutions – the rural electric cooperative. These are member-owned cooperatives initiated during Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal to address the needs of nearly 90 percent of rural households without electricity. The upcoming election provides the member-owners an [read more…]

How You Can Help a Bill Become Law

Below is a brief overview of a bill’s journey through the legislative arena and ways for you to get involved in this important process. Read the complete Legislative Education Series» Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) is committed to connecting communities across the state with their political power. That means New Mexicans like you need to [read more…]

New Mexicans from McKinley, Rio Arriba and Bernalillo join CVNM Education Fund for Environmental Justice Day at State Legislature

Community members met with legislators on key pieces of legislation On Monday, over 40 New Mexicans from communities in McKinley, Rio Arriba and Bernalillo counties joined Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund for Environmental Justice Citizen Advocacy Day at the New Mexico Legislature. Environmental Justice Day serves as a way to connect local work and [read more…]

CVNM Education Fund Hosts Environmental Justice Citizen Advocacy Day at New Mexico Legislature

Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund is hosting Environmental Justice Citizen Advocacy Day at the New Mexico Legislature. Policies passed during our state’s legislative session can have a big impact on our environment, health and community well-being. Across New Mexico, communities, especially rural and communities of color, have been heavily impacted by pollution and extractive [read more…]

Serie de Educación Legislativa

Comó hablar ‘Legislatura’ ¿Cómo cambiamos lo que no está funcionando en nuestro estado? Durante la sesión legislativa de Nuevo México de 2019, escuchará hablar sobre las oportunidades de cambio, y es importante saber que cada iniciativa tiene el potencial de cambiar completamente el modo en el que vivimos. Cualquiera puede redactar una iniciativa, y después [read more…]