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Democracy Matters

An equitable and just democracy is critical to ensuring that our government serves and represents all New Mexicans and all communities. The communities hardest hit by climate change and plagued with legacy pollution – rural, Indigenous and/or communities of color – have also historically been denied access to the ballot box. 

In 2021 alone, 19 states passed 34 laws restrict­ing access to voting, and more than 440 bills were intro­duced in 49 states. These restrictions disproportionately target voters of color, creating more obstacles to prevent communities from exercising their right to vote. 

CVNM/CVNM Education Fund works to connect communities of color, Indigenous communities, low-wealth communities, rural communities, and young voters to our country’s civic process. The power to fight back against corporate polluters and take state action on climate grows when every voice in every community is represented in our democracy.

Connecting New Mexicans with their Political Power

CVNM/CVNM Education Fund works to connect communities of color, Indigenous communities, low-wealth communities, rural communities, and young voters to our country’s civic process.

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LegislaturePress ReleasesPublic Lands & Wildlife

Roxy’s Law to Outlaw Trapping Passes Senate Conservation Committee

February 2, 2021
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 2, 2021 Contacts: Jessica Johnson, Animal Protection Voters, (505) 220-6656, jessica@apvnm.org Chris Smith, WildEarth Guardians, 505-395-6177, csmith@wildearthguardians.org “ROXY’S LAW,” BILL TO OUTLAW TRAPS, SNARES, AND WILDLIFE POISONS ON PUBLIC LAND, PASSES SENATE CONSERVATION COMMITTEE SANTA…
LegislaturePress ReleasesPublic Lands & Wildlife

Lawmakers, Governor introduce bill to create Office of Outdoor Recreation and Outdoor Equity Fund

February 5, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Santa Fe, N.M - Lawmakers and the Governor are taking innovative steps to diversify the state’s economy by targeting growth and small business development in the outdoor recreation industry.  The outdoor recreation industry is responsible for $9.9…
Press ReleasesPublic Lands & Wildlife

CVNM Statement on National Monuments Report Obtained by The Washington Post

September 18, 2017
Santa Fe, N.M. – The Washington Post recently obtained and released a copy of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s report to the White House concerning the fate of ten national monuments across the country. In response, Conservation Voters New Mexico Executive…

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