Welcome to CVNM’s 2015-2016 Conservation Scorecard
Conservation values are intimately woven in to the fabric of New Mexico values. From preserving the cultural heritage of access to public lands, to protecting our scarce water supplies and wild places, 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 2015-2016 Scorecard offers a snapshot of the conservation performance of the entire legislature elected in 2014. Information about the individual votes that constitute your legislator’s score can be found on each legislator’s page.
In addition you can still examine the long term performance of your legislator from 2005 (the year we began scoring) through 2015 in our “By the Numbers” section.
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!