The 2 existential threats to our existence: climate change and nuclear war. I spent my 1st career combating the threat of nuclear weapons. I am determined to spend my next career combating climate crisis.
Locally, nationally and globally, this threat must be addressed with the same urgency as an imminent nuclear threat. We must act to protect our air, land, and water. The Green New Deal is our best hope to stop this climate crisis as well as expand our economy – locally, nationally, and globally. We must permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund that preserves our national forests and cultural sites. Additionally, the Acequia Conservation Program Eligibility Act, enabling New Mexico’s acequias to qualify for federal funding through the Farm Bill, is essential for allowing community ditch associations access federal funds. Both must be protected into perpetuity.