Reps. Angelica Rubio, Joanne Ferrary Recognize the Role of Hispanic New Mexicans in Conservation Efforts

Reps. Angelica Rubio, Joanne Ferrary Recognize the Role of Hispanic New Mexicans in Conservation Efforts

Santa Fe, NM – Today, HM 37, sponsored by Rep. Angelica Rubio (D-Las Cruces) and Rep. Joanne Ferrary (D-Las Cruces), passed the House Floor unanimously. The memorial recognizes the role of Hispanic New Mexicans in protecting and preserving the land, water, and wildlife across the country, but particularly in New Mexico.

“Recognizing the contributions of Hispanic New Mexican’s to our conservation heritage sheds light on the long history of our cultural respect for our land, air, and water. I’m pleased this bill received unanimous support and will continue to work on legislation that is inclusive and supports our local communities,” said Rep. Angelica Rubio.

“Hispanic people are the largest single ethnic group in New Mexico and have a long history of protecting the resources in our state. We are proud to honor their efforts and to prioritize their representation,” said Rep. Joanne Ferrary (D-Las Cruces).

Hispanic New Mexican’s are underrepresented among the institutions and entities that manage our state’s public lands. The memorial would encourage all New Mexicans to engage in outdoor recreation and programs that connect them to the land.

HM 37 now heads to the Senate for consideration.