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Legislative Education Series

How to Speak Legislature During the 2019 New Mexico legislative session, you will be hearing a lot about the opportunities for change, and it’s important to know that each piece of legislation has the potential to completely change the way we live. A piece of legislation can be written by anyone, and after it is [read more…]


We’re hiring: Western New Mexico Program Associate

Title: Western New Mexico Program AssociateStatus: Full time, Exempt                                                            Reports to: CVNM Education Fund Campaigns Director Description: Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund (CVNM Education Fund) is a statewide nonprofit environmental organization which believes that protecting our environment begins with the people of New Mexico. We do this by engaging the people of New Mexico in [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…]


We’re hiring: Grant County Program Associate

Title: Grant County Program AssociateStatus: Full time, ExemptReports to: CVNM Education Fund Campaigns Director Description: Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund (CVNM Education Fund) is a statewide nonprofit environmental organization which believes that protecting our environment begins with the people of New Mexico. We do this by engaging the people of New Mexico in our [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…]


CVNM Education Fund Hosts Native Voting Rights Forum in Gallup

On September 27,  Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund held a well-attended Voter Rights Forum in Gallup at the El Morro Events Center. The event featured guest speaker Laurie Weahkee Executive Director of the Native American Voters Alliance, the Cellicion Traditional Zuni Dancers and a short film “ The ACLU Freedom Files- Voting Rights.” The [read more…]