The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. We encourage you to become a member!
June 7th, Tuesday, is the date of the Primary for the General Election in New Mexico. This is the election where the political parties that will be fielding candidates in the General Election in November choose their candidates for the November ballot. Only contests where there are two or more candidates of the same party competing for the same position will be on the ballot (so it'll be a pretty small one, particularly when compared with the November ballot.) Each party will have its own ballot, and only voters who are registered under that Party can vote. This year, that means Republicans and Democrats. For additional details and dates, please see the Elections page.
NOTE! You can now register to vote or amend your registration online! Just visit the Secretary of State's page. The deadline for the June 7 Primary is May 10.
at the MCM Elegante Hotel at 2020 Menaul NE
"Carbon Fee and Dividend" is the topic, presented by Lisa Silva of Citizens' Climate Lobby. CCL is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grasroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. It has chapters in every Congressional distric, Canada, and several other counries. CCL is proposing legislation to impose Carbon Fees as a potential solution to greenhouse gas emissions. Lisa Silva has been an Environmental Educator since 2002, and is Group Leader of the Albuquerque CCL. See the June Voter for more detail!
Reservations are required. Call 505-884-8441 to reserve your place. The luncheon cost is $17 for members and $20 for non-members. Call the office (884-8441) or email (lunch at lwvcnm dot org) with your reservation. The deadline is June 6, Monday preferably before 10am.
The recently updated and always popular Who's Who, listing all your elected officials and how to contact them is available at libraries, multigenerational centers, the League office, and online (PDF form). The Who's Who is a publication of the League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico Education Fund (a 503(c) organization).
October is membership renewal time, but it's always a good time to join the League of Women Voters! And now you can pay online! Check out the new Join Us page. You can pay online via Paypal or your credit card, or print out a copy of the membership application and mail in your check in the traditional way.
June 2016 VoterContents include: General Meeting will discuss Climate Change Options; LWV US positions on Constitutional Conventions and Money in Politics; book review of Global Trends 2030: an Alternative World by the National Intelligence Council, and plan to attend Calender Planning in July! Check it out!
You can view or download back issues of the Voter all the way back to 2005 by going to the Newsletters page.
La Palabra, the newsletter of the State League, is posted online at the Newsletters page. The most recent issue is the Spring 2016 issue (PDF). This is the LWVNM Council issue. Keep up to date by reading La Palabra!