Healthy And Safe Communities Blog2023-06-01T16:21:18-06:00

Healthy & Safe Communities Blog

Jun 012023

Our Bonding Boondoggle GIF-splained

June 1st, 2023|

Most of us were taught at a fairly young age the importance of cleaning up the messes we make. But unfortunately, many American industries are not held to the same standards we set for our children. Chief among these is the oil and gas industry. This GIF-splainer looks at why that is and what it costs us.

Mar 012023

Saving Children’s Lives by Passing Common-Sense Gun Laws

March 1st, 2023|

Carlsbad Current Argus--Guns are the leading cause of death for kids in New Mexico, with the largest share of gun deaths being suicides. Legislators have the opportunity to protect our children from gun violence with common-sense regulations during this legislative session.

Feb 072023

A vivid reminder of why health care must be a priority

February 7th, 2023|

I met a group of women at the Roundhouse this week who had recently lost close family members to COVID, including one who had lost a child. Their stories were powerful, and their emotions were raw. Our brief encounter was a vivid reminder that we still have many health care challenges ahead of us. We must do better.

Feb 012023

Support children’s health through the Public Health and Climate Resiliency Act

February 1st, 2023|

Carlsbad Current-Argus--Children are especially vulnerable to the consequences of climate change, which include extreme heat, poor air quality, drought, flooding, and wildfires. However, this legislative session, lawmakers have the opportunity to protect New Mexicans from these threats to public health by passing the Public Health and Climate Resiliency Act.

Aug 302022

Inflation Reduction Act raises more revenue for NM schools

August 30th, 2022|

There is plenty to celebrate in the landmark Investment Reduction Act. New Mexicans will benefit with lower energy costs, good-paying jobs, more energy-efficient homes and businesses, cleaner air, funding for wildfire prevention and drought preparedness, and much more.

Aug 292022

Arts can help youth in the juvenile system

August 29th, 2022|

For years, probation has been used to try and keep youth from further involvement in the criminal justice system. But, as recent studies have shown, probation is neither effective at keeping our communities safer nor of rehabilitating the youth it is supposed to serve. Probation, in fact, can actually lead to youth being further ensnared in the system.

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