CVNM Blog


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…]


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…]


Energy Transition Act – Top Myths & Facts

Energy Transition Act Top Myths & Facts The Energy Transition Act (SB 489) is the most important piece of energy policy being debated by the New Mexico Legislature right now. It will ensure that transitioning to a clean energy economy is fair to communities most affected and PNM ratepayers. Governor Lujan Grisham personally led negotiations [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…]


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…]


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…]


Big Oil is trying to buy our public lands

How much is big oil willing to pay to buy the New Mexico State Land Office? As much as it takes. According to recent campaign finance reports, oil and gas giant Chevron has cut a $2 million check payable to a political action committee that favors Land Commissioner candidate Pat Lyons. Why is that a [read more…]


Volunteer to help elect pro-conservation, CVNM-endorsed candidates

Through one-on-one conversations with voters, our people-powered campaigns will directly combat the millions of dollars that extractive industries are fronting to buy these elections. Volunteers are the heart of every political campaign. Find volunteer opportunities for your CVNM-endorsed candidates below and reach out via the contact information we’ve gathered for each candidate*: Governor & Lt. [read more…]