We owe it to our children’s future to move forward on climate issues. One simple way to act locally is to urge local governments and schools to ask for capital funding for solar installations and efficiency improvements.
Grant County, NM has been paying Wildlife Services to kill native wildlife such as coyotes, often by cruel and unacceptable methods. Tell them you don’t want your tax dollars spent that way.
Since 2011, Southwestern Public Service has been charging eastern New Mexico families who invest in solar a hefty monthly fee that no one else pays, and that they must pay no matter how little energy they use. This is unfair and it needs your action!
The Los Alamos High School EcoClub is taking on the very powerful plastics industry as well as some Los Alamos citizens by requesting a fee be imposed on single-use plastic bags in Los Alamos County.
Flowing out of America’s first Wilderness Area, the Gila River is New Mexico’s last major undammed river. It’s home to seven threatened or endangered species and is proposed for long-term protection under the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. Attend a rally on July 2 in Albuquerque to oppose the expensive and destructive proposed dam.
The Global Warming Express, the award-winning, By Kids/For Kids climate science, arts and advocacy program for elementary school kids in New Mexico, is looking for 7 new, after-school mentors for the 2018/19 school year.
Democracy doesn’t end with the vote; it begins with the vote. And your vote counts! Read Senator Peter Wirth’s Top 10 Tips for Citizen Advocacy at the New Mexico Legislature.
The 30-day budget-focused session will be shorter but still feature promising environmental legislation you can help foster (and damaging legislation you can prevent!). Join us and state Sen. Liz Stefanics for a citizen lobbying workshop at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Santa Fe Southside Library. Learn about priority bills likely to appear and find out how you can make your voice heard at the Legislature.
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.
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