Welcome to CVNM’s 2015 Conservation Scorecard
New Mexicans hold long-standing shared values for protecting our air, land, water, wildlife and the health of our communities. At Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM), we strive to uphold these deeply-rooted conservation values. We work hard to connect the people of New Mexico to their political power. We do this by mobilizing voters, helping candidates win elections, holding elected officials accountable and advancing responsible public policies.
One of our most powerful tools to achieve this mission is our annual Conservation Scorecard. The Scorecard is a cornerstone of our work; it provides the information you need to determine whether your legislators are voting in line with your conservation values. The Scorecard also reveals the behind-the-scenes stories of what happens during legislative sessions.
The 2015 Scorecard includes legislators’ scores going back to 2005. This information can be found on each legislator’s page.
We’ve gathered data that we’ve shared in Scorecards over the last 11 years, such as average score for each chamber, and put it all in one place in our “By the Numbers” section.
For eleven years in a row, CVNM and our allies have defeated 100% of the anti-conservation bills in the Roundhouse. In the 2015 session, we fought against a slew of bills that would have stripped rules that protect our air, land and water. These bills, and how your legislators voted on them, are explored on this website.
During the session, legislators ask time and time again, “How will this affect my CVNM score?” Decision-makers pay attention because they know that CVNM and New Mexico voters are keeping track.
Help us keep the pressure on to hold our lawmakers accountable. Tell your legislators that you “Know the Score.” If they have a strong conservation score, call or email to thank them. If they have a low score, express your concern as a constituent and Conservation Voter. Contact information for your legislators is available on each legislator’s page.
With your support, we can realize our vision for a New Mexico where decision-makers and public policies represent the conservation values of our people. Consider making a gift to CVNM today. Together we can continue to win the fight to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink and the health of our communities.
Thank you for being a Conservation Voter!