Now, more than ever, citizen engagement is important in our government. With another New Mexico legislative session coming in January, it’s time to get activated.
January’s 30-day budget-focused session won’t feature as much environmental legislation as longer sessions do, but there will still be good legislation you can support and bad legislation you can prevent.
Learn how the legislature works, what elected officials are thinking, the importance of their staff, and how to communicate your message effectively.
All events are free and open to the public, but we request that you register for trainings.
Wednesday, December 6, Las Cruces
Southwest Environmental Center, 275 N Main Street
Starts at 6pm
Reps. Joanne Ferrary and Nathan Small will give tips on how residents can make their voices heard and advocate effectively at the state Legislature. Sponsors of the training include Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter, Environment New Mexico and Conservation Voters New Mexico.
Saturday December 9, League of Women Voters, Santa Fe
Join the League of Women Voters of New Mexico‘s annual workshop on Saturday, December 9 at the State Capitol. Learn tips from legislators and a professional about how to approach legislators, craft an effective message and plan your time wisely. League members will also provide tips on speaking for LWVNM.
Saturday, December 9, 9:30 am to noon
New Mexico State Capitol, Room 322
RSVP not required
Tuesday, December 12, Deming
La Fonda Restaurant, 601 E Pine Street
Starts at 5:15 pm
We are joining forces with Audubon NM. Representative Candy Sweetser is excited to participate
Wednesday, December 13, Albuquerque
St Mark’s Episcopal, 431 Richmond Place NE
Starts at 6pm
Rep. Romero will give tips on how you can make your voice heard at the Legislature.
Advocacy image from Blue Diamond Gallery.