Welcome to CVNM’s 2017-2018 Conservation Scorecard
As New Mexicans, our lives are inextricably linked to the air, land and water in our Land of Enchantment – and how we treat these resources directly impacts our health. Values for protecting and conserving our environment for current and future generations are woven in to the fabric of New Mexico values. At Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM), it’s our vision that New Mexicans thrive in just, resilient communities where our conservation and cultural values guide our decision-makers and public policies. We work hard to connect the people of New Mexico to their political power. We do this by mobilizing voters, winning elections, holding elected officials accountable and advancing responsible public policies.
One of our most powerful tools to achieve this vision is our annual Conservation Scorecard. The Scorecard is a cornerstone of our work to connect you to the issues that matter. It provides the information you need to determine whether your legislators are voting in line with your conservation values. The Scorecard also reveals the behind-the-scenes stories of what happens during legislative sessions.
The 2018 Scorecard offers a snapshot of the conservation performance of the 53rd New Mexico legislature during the 2017 and 2018 legislative sessions. Information about the individual votes that constitute your legislator’s score can be found on each legislator’s page. New to this year’s Scorecard is:
- 2017-2018 Executive Summary
- Issue Spotlight: Securitization
- Scorecard data in a collection of easy to read charts displaying trends over the past decade
- Stories and themes from the 2017 and 2018 sessions
During the session, legislators ask time and time again, “How will this affect my CVNM score?” Decision-makers pay attention because they know that CVNM and New Mexico voters are keeping track.
Help us keep the pressure on to hold our lawmakers accountable. Tell your legislators that you “Know the Score.” If they have a strong conservation score, call or email to thank them. If they have a low score, express your concern as a constituent and Conservation Voter. Contact information for your legislators is available on each legislator’s page. The best way to pass policy to protect our air, land and water is to communicate with your decision-makers about their actions.
With your support, we can advance better policy and make a better future. Consider making a gift to CVNM today. Together we can continue to win the fight to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink and the health of our communities.
Thank you for being a Conservation Voter!