Now that we have turned our state government green, we have the most promising opportunity in a generation to pass bold, humanity- and wildlife-saving policies.
A deeply committed alliance of environmental, heath, community, and social justice organizations has come together in the effort to pass game-changing legislation for the health of our planet, now!
Your advocacy during and leading up to the 2019 NM legislative session can make the difference between a genuinely progressive and effective environmental platform or more of the same. This is our chance to enact state-level protections that counteract those being stripped by the Trump administration.
Commit by attending local grassroots advocacy events throughout the state, including:
Advocacy/lobby trainings – early January, throughout the state (see below)
Clean Energy Conference – January 28 (agenda), featuring New Mexico environmental journalist Laura Paskus and Destiny Watford, a Goldman Environmental Prize winner who in high school led the fight to stop a trash-burning incinerator in her community. Download the conference flyer.
Clean Energy Activist Day – January 29
Lands, Water, and Wildlife Day at the Roundhouse – February 13. Schedule and logistics.
Advocacy/lobbying training events
Gallup: January 8, 6:30-8:30 pm, Work In Beauty House, 113 E. Logan
Santa Fe: January 9, 6-8 pm, Jaguar Road Library, 6599 Jaguar Drive
Silver City: January 9, 6:30-8:30 pm, WNMU Student Memorial Center, 3rd floor seminar room
Las Cruces: January 9, 6-8 pm, SWEC, 275 North Downtown Mall
Aztec: Thursday, January 10, 6-8 pm, The Step Back Inn, 123 W Aztec Blvd
Albuquerque: January 17, 6-8pm, St. Mark’s Episcopal, 431 Richmond Pl NE
Taos – January 5. Taos United will host; contact email@example.com for details
Our alliance is developing advocacy teams to empower members and give our bold agenda the best chance of success. We will help you every step of the way so you are empowered, informed, and prepared to play a key role in championing climate, water, wildlife and land protection legislation.
If you have questions, please write to DianeAbqNM@gmail.com.
Sponsors and hosts
The events are co-hosted by the following groups:
350 New Mexico, Adelante Progressive Caucus, Alianza Agri Cultura de Taos, Amigos Bravos, Climate Defenders of New Mexico, Conservation Voters New Mexico, Defenders of Wildlife, Earth Care, Environment New Mexico, Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Justice Team of Unitarian Universalist Church of Santa Fe, Gila Conservation Coalition, Gila Resources Information Project, Green Party of Santa Fe, Indivisible Nob Hill, New Mexico Climate Reality Group, New Energy Economy, New Mexico Environmental Law Center, New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light, New Mexico Wild, New Mexico Solar Energy Association, Middle Rio Grande Water Advocates, Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment, Osceola Energy San Juan Citizens Alliance, Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce, Santa Fe Sustainable Everything Advocates (SFSEA), Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter, Southwest Environmental Center, SunPower by Positive Energy Solar, Union of Concerned Scientists, Western Environmental Law Center, WildEarth Guardians, Vote Solar
A huge thank you to our financial supporters!
Doris Goodwin Walbridge Foundation, Lannan Foundation, McCune Charitable Foundation, Serendipity Foundation, Anonymous, CAVU. org, Climate Change Leadership Institute, Charge Point, Diane and Ken Reese, Garrett’s Desert Inn, Graphic Sky Printing, Green Fire Times, Hotel Santa Fe, Maj-Britt and James Eagle, New Energy Economy, New Mexico Environmental Law Center, PPC Solar in Taos, La Pradera Distinctive Homes of Santa Fe, Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club, Santa Fe Audio Visual, Santa Fe Community College, Sunpower Positive Energy, Temple Beth Shalom
Before you start – please look up your state representative and senator here.