For decades, environmental and conservation advocacy in New Mexico has been a space predominantly occupied by majority Anglo organizations and D.C.-funders. They set the environmental and conservation agenda and have the financial, political and institutional backing to hire people that think like them, look like them and agree with them on policy issues. But the […]
I’m tired–but managed to get through an update. Hope it all makes sense. Committee hearing on Game commission legislative appointments, my bill re: the recording of custodial interrogations passed with no opposition, and a couple bills on the floor debate left me voting on opposition.
I’m early today! Legislative update for February 23. Hanging out with my Las Cruces peeps (Councilwoman Kasandra Gandara and newly elected and re-elected school board members from LCPS) I even had a chance to have our very own Las Cruces Roberto’s Mexican food for lunch and Energy committee where we discussed if nuclear should be […]
You got 10 minutes? Legislative update for Tuesday, February 21. Today was a very long and productive day. So much happened that I didn’t cover everything tonight, except for issues I thought were important to report on. Specifically no state land for border wall, my house joint memorial to study the legislative process, our plans […]
I had the pleasure of spending the morning with Jocelyn Martinez, a junior at Atrisco Heritage Academy. She’s so impressive! And as I mentioned in my introduction of her on the House floor–if I had to do it all over again, I’d want to grow up and be just like her. Jocelyn lives in the […]
In response to the ICE raids that took place this morning in Las Cruces, and in solidarity with our community and the families who are being impacted, my Southern New Mexico colleagues signed and delivered a letter to Governor Susana Martinez. Too bad her office was already closed for the day.