We are sad to report the passing of Martin Zehr, aka Mato Ska. Mato Ska was a long-time Green and was serving on the GPUS National Committee and GPUS EcoAction Committee. He was a voice for a just electoral system, including speaking on C-SPAN as recently as this summer as a caller.
He was particularly concerned about water use. Part of his legacy is his work on the New Mexico State Water Plan. We continue to seek transparency from the state regarding the 2023 State Water Plan. In his own words,
The Green Party of New Mexico stands unalterably opposed to the exclusion of valued engagement and representation of the pueblos that have senior water rights dating back from “time immemorial.” The inclusion of the pueblos’ plans is significant and needs to be considered as a valued contribution in addressing the profound concerns of all New Mexicans.
Read the amazing tribute from one of his sons.