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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…]

Moving forward on the Energy Transition Act

As the Energy Transition Act (ETA) moved through the legislative process, indigenous community members raised their voices and concerns that there is “no just transition without indigenous consultation.” We agree. As one of the key players in the large coalition supporting the ETA and an organization that has made a commitment to addressing environmental injustice, [read more…]

We’re hiring: Donor Relations Manager

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) and CVNM Education Fund are a family of nonprofit organizations headquartered in Santa Fe, NM with a satellite office in Albuquerque, NM. Our vision is for New Mexicans to thrive in just, resilient communities where our conservation and cultural values guide our decision-makers and public policies. CVNM connects [read more…]

One step closer to our clean energy future

This Saturday, the Energy Transition Act passed the Senate Conservation Committee on a 5-3 bipartisan vote! This landmark legislation would set the highest standards in the country for clean, carbon-free energy. CVNM has worked tirelessly on this bill for over a year and we are so proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with AFSCME, the New Mexico [read more…]

Kit Carson urges support for SB 357

Our northern New Mexico organizing program is working on advancing clean energy policies so that local communities will benefit from the economic growth and job creation from expanding the industry. CVNM and our partners at Kit Carson Electric Co-operative urge support for SB 357 at the New Mexico Legislature. From Kit Carson, benefits of Passing [read more…]

Advocate at the NM Legislature

Now that we have elected the largest pro-conservation majority in the New Mexico legislature in recent memory and a pro-conservation Governor, we have the most promising opportunity in a generation to pass bold policies to protect our air, land, water and communities. RSVP to join us! We need you! The urgency couldn’t be greater. A [read more…]

CVNM Releases 2017-2018 Conservation Scorecard

Do you know how your legislators voted on critical legislation that impacts your air, land and water? We can help with that! Visit CVNM’s 2017-2018 Conservation Scorecard to learn more. We want to know that our decision-makers are representing our conservation values when they head to the legislature to do the people’s business. Conservation Voters [read more…]

Our national monuments: what we’re working to protect

Here in New Mexico, the spectacular Rio Grande del Norte and Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks national monuments are important because they celebrate our shared cultural heritage and protect irreplaceable lands and wildlife. Despite this, President Trump signed an executive order attempting to eliminate or shrink parks and monuments that have been protected by our presidents in [read more…]

How can you protect New Mexico this session? Here’s a start.

The legislative session began on Tuesday with Gov. Martinez’ State of the State speech. We heard what her top priorities will be for the upcoming session. The 2016 session is a 30-day session, dedicated to passing the budget. Only the governor has the power to allow bills The first step to getting involved is to [read more…]

The PRC chose PNM’s profits over people – hold them accountable

The Public Regulation Commission (PRC) approved PNM’s replacement power plan for San Juan Generating Station (SJGS) on Dec. 16. That means that the PRC allowed PNM to balance their profits on the backs of New Mexico’s Latino, Native and low-income communities that suffer the impacts of climate change, carbon pollution and legacy mining pollution. Half [read more…]