Category: Juntos

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…]

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…]

CVNM & CVNMEF Reaffirms Support for New Mexico’s DACA Recipients and Opposition to The Border Wall

In response to the ongoing debate regarding the federal budget, immigration and the border wall, Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) and CVNM Education Fund (CVNM Education Fund) released the following statement from CVNMEF’s Juntos: Our Air, Our Water Program Coordinator Estefany González-Mendoza: “CVNM stands in support of New Mexico’s undocumented immigrant communities and families, and [read more…]

We’re hiring: Juntos Community Organizer

Title: Juntos Community Organizer Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt Reports to: CVNMEF Juntos Program Coordinator Description: Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund (CVNMEF) is a statewide nonprofit environmental organization that believes that protecting our environment begins with the people of New Mexico. We do this by engaging the people of New Mexico in our long-standing shared values [read more…]

#GivingTuesdayNM: Help NM kids breathe easy

It’s Giving Tuesday, and we need your help to give New Mexican school kids a great gift: clean air and easy breathing. Give today and your gift will be TRIPLED! Hundreds of thousands of New Mexico schoolchildren breathe in toxic diesel fumes from school buses. Converting to clean electric buses that don’t spew exhaust would [read more…]

New Mexico wants Clean Buses for Healthy Niños – NM fact sheet

New Mexico Clean Buses Fact Sheet Dirty diesel school buses emit dangerous pollutants that kids breathe into their developing lungs, causing respiratory illnesses, aggravating asthma and exposing youth to cancer-causing pollutants. That’s why Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund’s program Juntos: Our Air, Our Water is calling on Governor Susana Martinez and the New Mexico [read more…]

CVNM statement on the Trump administration’s decision to end DACA

Following the Trump Administration’s announcement to rollback the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Demis Foster, Executive Director of the Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) family of organizations, released the following statement: “CVNM stands in support of New Mexico’s immigrant communities and families, and the many volunteers and supporters of our organization that are [read more…]

Environmental Justice Day at the NM Legislature

Sign up! ¡Regístrarte! Environmental Justice Day 2017 Dia de Justicia Ambiental 2017 Monday | Lunes March 13 | 13 de Marzo 6:30-7:30AM – Travel to Santa Fe | Viajar a Santa Fe 8-9:30 AM – Breakfast & Workshop | Desayuno & Taller 10-11:30AM – Visits with Legislators | Visitas con Legislantes 12-1PM – [read more…]

Martinez administration favors big donors over public input in Clean Power Plan process

Memorandum From: CVNM Education Fund Date: Dec. 15, 2016 Subject: Martinez Administration favors campaign donors over public input in Clean Power Plan State Implementation Process: big donations get Big Utility a private meeting, notes weren’t even taken at public meetings Contact: Liliana Castillo at 505-992-8683 or Earlier this fall, Martinez’ appointed Environment Secretary, Ryan [read more…]