Whether your passion is wild lands, water, wildlife or climate change, we need YOU at the Roundhouse.
Citizen lobbyists can make a real difference this year on issues ranging from water quality protections and preserving the free-flowing Gila River to maintaining solar energy in New Mexico and protecting the rights of those who live near industrial dairies. (Read more about important environmental legislation here.)
We’ll provide you with on-the-ground training, fact sheets on the issues and multiple opportunities to try out your skills at the Roundhouse. Please help us by attending one of the following citizen lobby days at the Capitol which we are working to coordinate with an array of other allied groups:
Wednesday, Feb. 11: Wildlands, Water & Wildlife Lobby Day
*We’ll have lobby trainings at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. leaving from the Sierra Club table just off the Rotunda. Please also join us in the Rotunda at noon for an important press conference.
- 8 a.m. – Hearing on Rep. Yvette Harrell’s HB 291 which proposes a study on transfer of Federal Lands to the state. This will be heard in House Ag, Water, and Wildlife
- 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Information tables from Wildlands, Water and Wildlife groups
- 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. – Lobby Trainings and Practice leaving from Sierra Club table
- NOON – PRESS CONFERENCE – Regarding urgent issues on the proposed Gila River Diversion, Coyote Contest Killing Ban, and Transfer of Federal Lands
- 3 p.m. – Senate Finance Committee will hear about the Arizona Water Settlement Act – this will be important to the Gila River diversion issue
Friday, Feb. 20: Uranium Worker’s Day
- 9:30 a.m. press conference in the Roundhouse Rotunda
Join us and raise awareness about the continuing health and environmental impacts from uranium mining faced by many New Mexicans.
Cosponsors: Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment, McKinley Community Place Matters, Bernalillo County Place Matters, Bluewater Valley Downstream Alliance, Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety, Conservation Voters New Mexico, Eastern Navajo Diné Against Uranium Mining, Gallup Solar, Honor Our Pueblo Existence, Interfaith Worker Justice of New Mexico, Laguna Acoma Coalition for a Safe Environment, Native American Voters Alliance, New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light, New Mexico Environmental Law Center, New Mexico Health Equity Partnership, New Mexico Public Health Association, Nuclear Watch New Mexico, Office of Life, Peace, Justice & Creation Stewardship – Catholic Charities of Gallup, Partnership for Earth Spirituality, Post ’71 Uranium Workers Committee, Red Water Pond Road Community Association, Southwest Indigenous Uranium Forum, Southwest Organizing Project, Tewa Women United
Friday, Feb. 27: Renewable Energy Day (details to come)
Monday, March 9: Moral Monday — environmentalists supporting labor in opposing anti-worker legislation (details to come)
Once you register, we’ll provide you with a detailed agenda about the day, where to meet, etc. Please RSVP to Diane Reese.