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Preserving and protecting our environment is a political process

Elections

We work on electing environmentally minded legislators with the hope that they'll enact the environmental protections our communities need.  Our volunteers are actively involved in endorsing pro-environment candidates and then working for their election.  Find our more here. 

Lobbying

During our legislative session and in other decision-making forums we engage as grassroots lobbyists, working to inform and motivate our legislators to take action for clean air and clean water.  Get involved here.

Interested in helping environmental champions get elected?

  1. Fill out our elections volunteer form
  2. Donate to Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club PAC
  3. Contact our political chair, Richard Barish at richard.barish@gmail.com

Recent political news

2024 primary – how did Sierra Club’s endorsed candidates do?
Twenty-five of our 29 endorsed candidates won! Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to those who fought the good fight, but fell short. Thanks to everyone who volunteered to help our candidates win! ...

2024 Primary Endorsements

2024 Primary Endorsements
Primary elections are June 4. These are endorsements made by the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club for candidates in contested elections ...
Sierra Club Celebrates Governor's Signing of Tax Package
Governor Lujan Grisham signed the tax package that will allow us to save money on clean cars, rooftop solar and efficient home heat pumps ...

2024 Legislative Tracker

See a list of priority bills for the current session that the Rio Grande Chapter is for the 2024 legislative session ...
Get active in the 2024 NM legislative session
The 2024 New Mexico legislative session is upon us, and as ever, our air, climate, land, water, wildlife, families and communities require our action. You have been an important grassroots environmental lobbyist and we so appreciate your participation, work and support. Please take some time to fill out the survey to indicate where and how you'd like to participate during the session and the lead up to it ...
Our 2023 endorsements: Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces
Rio Grande Chapter endorsements for 2023 November state-wide elections ...

2023 Legislative Tracker

See a list of priority bills for the current session that the Rio Grande Chapter is for the 2023 legislative session ...
How did Sierra Club’s endorsed candidates do? (Pretty darn well!)
Thanks to all of you who voted and volunteered in the 2022 general election! Your thousands of calls and door knocks resulted in climate champions winning up and down the New Mexico ticket, and perhaps made the difference in a priority state House race our candidate won by just 30 votes. Across the country, progressive, pro-environment candidates defied the pundits and historical voting patterns, though Democrats will barely lose control of the U.S. House. And Democrats increased their paper-thin Senate majority to 51 ...