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United States Senator Martin Heinrich

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!

US Senator Martin Heinrich

will be the guest speaker at the October 9 Luncheon meeting. For more details and to make reservations, click here

Albuquerque Municipal Election October 6!

Vote! (sometimes it takes a 4 letter word)

The 2015 Voters’ Guide is now online!

See sample ballots and updated Vote Center Locations on the Voters’ Guide page

Yes, another election is coming up this fall! Four out of the 8 Albuquerque City Council seats are up for election. There are eleven bond issues, three amendments to the City Charter, a question on raising the gross receipts tax, and whether to allow the City Council to re-allocate bond monies on the ballot. For more details, including scheduled candidate debates, check out the Elections page. The hardcopy Voters' Guide is available in libraries, businesses, etc. as of September 8. If you would like to contribute to help us publish the Voters' Guide, please consider a donation to the Education Fund!

Contribute to Support
the Voters’ Guide

The League of Women Voters publishes its Voters’ Guide before every election. All the work is done by volunteers - preparing questions, contacting candidates, collecting and preparing responses, proofreading, and distribution to libraries, schools, and businesses. Volunteers do everything except for the typesetting and printing. We are planning to distribute over 10,000 copies of the Voters’ Guide throughout Bernalillo and Sandoval County. Please consider a generous contribution to help get the Voters’ Guide into the community!

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Protecting your right to vote since 1920

2015 Who's Who has been updated

The popular Who's Who, listing all your elected officials and how to contact them, has been updated to reflect the results of the recent school board election and is now 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).

If you would like to help finance the Who's Who, please consider a contribution to the League's Education Fund. We would be most grateful!

Join the League!
or Renew Your Membership

October will be 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.


October Unit Meetings:
Featured Speaker Senator Martin Heinrich

All unit meetings are open to the public. Bring a friend!

Luncheon Meeting, Friday October 9, 11:45am
*** Special date ***

United States Senator Martin Heinrich

      at the MCM Elegante Hotel at 2020 Menaul NE

In cooperation with the Albuquerque Press Women, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich will speak at the October 9 Luncheon Meeting. Senator Heinrich, a member of the Select Committeee on Intelligence and the Armed Services Committee, will discuss Balancing Civil Liberties with National Security in a Digital Age. Sen. Heinrich is an original co-sponsor of the "USA FREEDOM Act", a bill to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone and other records, and to ensure more accountability and transparency with respect to government surveillance activities. He also strongly supported the release of the committee's report on the CIA's detention and interrogation programs and supports a series of reorms to prevent the future use of torture. See the October 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. Be sure to specify whether you want the vegetarian selection when you call in (884-8441) or email (lunch at lwvcnm dot org) your reservation. The deadline is October 6, Tuesday, preferably before 10am.


October Voter Online

The October 2015 Voter is now online. Contents include descriptions of the October Unit meetings, planning for the "Money in Politics" consensus on Nov 10, a reminder to renew your membership, summary of the September Board meeting, Bernalillo County's plans to increase voter registration (and you can help!), and a book review of The Great War of Our Time by Michael Morell and Bill Harlow. 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.

Summer La Palabra Online

La Palabra logo

La Palabra, the newsletter of the State League, is posted online at the Newsletters page. The most recent issue is the Summer 2015 issue (PDF). Contents include reports from Convention and the Local Leagues, an update on the San Juan Generating Station, an op-ed on Election Modernization by Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver, the new Communications chair, Santa Fe's Independent Redistricting Commission, and more! Keep up to date by reading La Palabra!