Greetings New Mexico Activists:
Tomorrow is the fall equinox, the end of summer. We hope you enjoyed our beautiful rainy summer and that you remain hopeful during the shorter days ahead. A friend asked me (Roxanne) at lunch on Monday if I ever feel discouraged. “Yes,” I answered, “almost every day!” Then I added, “But I never lose hope. Hope is what keeps me going, what keeps me engaged.” As Rebecca Solnit said, “To hope is to give yourself to the future – and that commitment to the future is what makes the present inhabitable.” We have to believe that our actions are meaningful, that our actions make a difference, whether that difference happens today, next year, or a decade from now. So, I encourage you to stay hopeful and stay active.
INTERIM COMMITTEE MEETING
The Water & Natural Resources Committee will meet Sept. 29-30, at the Northern New Mexico College Event Center, 921 North Paseo de Oñate, in Española. Agenda items include the 30 x 30 Initiative (conserve at least 30% of lands and water in our state by 2030); Prescribed Burns: Opportunities, Practices and Precautions; Implementation of the Federal Recovering America’s Wildlife Act; Plastic Use, Recycling and Responsibility; and more. Read the full agenda at this link.
Public comment is scheduled at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30. You can attend in person to offer public comment, or you can email your written comments to Tom Kricka in advance of the meeting to Tom.Kricka@nmlegis.gov. There’s no info posted on whether the meeting will be accessible via Zoom, but you may want to check the committee webpage at this link just before 9 a.m. the morning of Sept. 29. (They’ve posted Zoom info there on the mornings of previous meetings.) Or you can watch the meeting via Webcast at this link.
If you give public comment at an Interim Committee meeting and/or attend a meeting and want to tell us about your experience, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We love hearing from you!
In Hope & Solidarity,
Roxanne and Paul