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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…]


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…]


Juntos Voting Rights Forum

On Thursday, September 20, CVNM Education Fund program Juntos: Our Air, Our Water hosted a Voting Rights Forum at South Valley Academy. More than 20 community members gathered to learn about their rights as voters and how to engage in the election and legislative process. Strong Families New Mexico equipped community members with a Voter [read more…]


Juntos speaks up about education inequity. Why? Because it’s all connected.

Recently, CVNM Education Fund’s program Juntos: Our Air, Our Water joined Global 505 for a press conference to call on the Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) to hold true to their policy passed by the APS School Board unanimously in 2012 of supporting equitable and effective systems and utilizing the histories and cultures of our families [read more…]


Second Annual Renewable Energy Festival in Northern New Mexico

By Elisa Lucero Ah, spring in New Mexico. The sun is shining, and, like clockwork, the wind is blowing. This is precisely what places New Mexico in the perfect position to lead the nation when it comes to clean, renewable energy sources like wind and solar. A number of visionary leaders, institutions and community members worked [read more…]


NMED backs “clean diesel” but there’s No. Such. Thing.

This is so beyond unacceptable. When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) busted Volkswagen for cheating on diesel emissions standards, my community and I were relieved to see that our state would receive funds to fight diesel pollution. But Governor Susana Martinez’s Environment Department (NMED) just released its plan for New Mexico’s portion of the money, [read more…]


Want a Superfund site with your coffee?

By Liliana Castillo, CVNM Communications Director On a recent windy and bright Wednesday morning in New Mexico, I left my house in Santa Fe at 6 am and drove out to Church Rock near Gallup to hear firsthand from community members who live a stone’s throw from the largest release of radioactive material in U.S. [read more…]