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!
The 2015 Voters’ Guide is now online!
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!
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!
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).
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.
September returns to the full schedule of unit meetings; unfortunately, the West Side unit has been dropped, due to lack of attendence. Speakers for September will focus on improving elections in New Mexico. All unit meetings are open to the public. Bring a friend!
at the MCM Elegante Hotel at 2020 Menaul NE
Speaker: Bob Perls, president of New Mexico Open Primaries, will discuss the impacts of closed primaries in New Mexico with comparison to the resultant cooperation and citizen involvement realized by states which hold open primaries. See the September 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 September 7, Monday, preferably before 10am. (Yes, we know it's Labor Day - but we will be checking emails and phone messages!)
at the Erna Fergusson Library Community room, 3700 San Mateo NE.
Member discussion of voter issues
has been discontinued.
at the La Vida Llena Retirement Community at 10501 Lagrima de Oro Rd NE
Paul Stokes, coordinator of United Voters of New Mexico, will discuss election integrity and improved voter access to the polls.
The September 2015 Voter is now online. Contents include the Luncheon meeting on the impact of closed primaries in New Mexico, and alternatives by Bob Perls, president of New Mexico Open Primaries; Save the Date! October 8 Friday, when LWVCNM and the Albuquerque Press Women host a joint luncheon featuring US Senator Martin Heinrich; summary of the last Board meeting; book review of Freedom of Speech (David Shipler) and more! 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 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!