Sign our petition supporting passage of a New Mexico Green Amendment.
Fill out the form below to sign our petition, and then get your family, friends, and community members to do the same. Or download and print our our hard copy petition and circulate.
Dear Governor Lujan Grisham and New Mexico State Legislators,
Whereas here in New Mexico, our system of government and laws have allowed our pure water, clean air, healthy environments, stable climate, natural landscapes, public lands, and the health and safety of our communities to be devastatingly harmed by industry and development;
Whereas here in New Mexico, our system of government and laws have allowed indigenous sites, ancestral lands, and the natural lands, water, and environments essential to indigenous tradition, heritage, culture and healthy communities to be sacrificed to the fossil fuel industry;
Whereas here in New Mexico, industries have been allowed to impact the natural resources, health, safety, and economic vitality owed to both present and future generations;
Whereas here in New Mexico property rights should not carry more weight in the law and in the minds of the people, government, or industry than the rights of present and future generations to pure water, clean air, a stable climate, and healthy environments;
And given that we all depend upon pure water, clean air, a stable climate, and healthy environments to support and sustain our healthy lives and a healthy economy;
And given that it is right, just, moral, and legally important to recognize and protect the rights of our First American communities to their sacred and ancestral lands, to the healthy natural resources and landscapes fundamental to their system of beliefs and way of life, and that they are owed the legal, moral, and inalienable respect of ongoing consultation in all decisions that impact their communities, natural resources, and future generations;
We, the undersigned, support the passage of a New Mexico Green Amendment which will Amend Article II of our State Constitution by adding a new section 25 that will recognize:
- All the people of New Mexico have an inalienable, inherent, and indefeasible right to a clean and healthy environment, including pure water, clean air, healthy ecosystems, and a stable climate, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, and healthful qualities of the environment;
- All indigenous peoples of New Mexico have an inalienable, inherent, and indefeasible right to the preservation and benefit of their sacred sites, ancestral lands, and cultural heritage;
- New Mexico’s public natural resources, among them its waters, air, flora, fauna, climate, and public lands, are the common property of all the people, including both present and future generations;
- New Mexico’s government and every government official must be constitutionally, legally, and morally bound to conserve, protect, and maintain these resources for the benefit of all the people, including future generations; and
That these rights are self-executing with no need for the passage of state legislation to give these rights legal and constitutional life.