ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Juntos delivered more than 6,500 signed petitions urging for more clean energy solutions on Thursday, March 12th to PNM President Pat Vincent-Collowan. Over 50 Juntos members and volunteers marched the 6 blocks to PNM headquarters to make their voices heard.
Over last 6 months Juntos, along with other community based organizations have knocked on 5,800 doors and made 15,400 calls to garner support for a petition to present to the PNM President, Susana Martinez, and the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission. This petition delivery asked for PNM to drop their recent proposal to the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission to replace power from the San Juan Generating Station with more dirty energy from coal and nuclear sources.
Vicente Garcia, Director Juntos, introduced volunteers, activists and other community leaders who have been working passionately to help inform the community, elected officials and general public about the importance of clean energy and the impact on individuals. Speakers at the event included Julian Romero, a father in Albuquerque, who spoke about how these issues concern him, and his interest in securing a future with clean energy sources for his children and generations to come. Steven Ramone, a young Indigenous Culinary Arts Student, shared his story and explain why he invests his time volunteering with Juntos. Additionally, Loren Gomez from Grow the Future, a food justice organization, talked about the importance of clean air and water for food supply and how Food Justice is linked to Climate Justice. Finally, Esther Abeyta, President of San Jose Neighborhood spoke on air quality and what this means for people’s health.
The march took place Thursday, March 12th at 11a.m. outside the PNM Headquarters which are located at 414 Silver Avenue Southwest #4, Albuquerque, NM 87102.
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Juntos is a partnership between the Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund and the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund.