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Next Unit Meeting 3/27

New Mexico Ethics Watch executive director Douglas Carver will be the speaker at the NE Heights unit meeting on March 27, 10am. All meetings are open to the public!

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League Unit Meetings

There will be two unit meetings in March, the Luncheon (March 9) and NE Heights March 27) meetings. March includes Sunshine Week and Women's History Month. The unit meetings deal with government transparency and ethics. Everyone is welcome to attend! There is no charge, except for the Luncheon meeting, which also requires reservations. Bring a friend and consider joining!

Luncheon Meeting, Thursday March 9, 11:45am

Gregory Williams, J.D.

      at the MCM Elegante Hotel at 2020 Menaul NE

NM Foundation for Open Government President Gregory Williams will discuss the importance of transparency in government, to ensure the public can learn what their government is doing. NM FOG is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help the general public understand and exercise their rigthts and responsibilities under the First Amendment, FOIA, and New Mexico's IPRA. Much more detail is included i n the March Voter. Make a reservation to attend the luncheon and learn more!

Reservations are required. Call 505-884-8441 to reserve your place. The luncheon cost is $17 for members and $20 for non-members. Call or email (lunch at lwvcnm dot org) with your reservation; specify if you would like a vegetarian meal. The deadline is March 6, Monday preferably before 10am.


  • Northeast Heights Unit, Monday March 27 at 10am

    Douglas Carver, J.D.

          at the La Vida Llena Retirement Community at 10501 Lagrima de Oro Rd NE

    Douglas Carver, J.d. is the first executive director of New Mexico Ethics Watch, a non-profit, non-partisan organization that believes ethical governance and good governance go hand in hand. Mr. Carver has worked with the NM Legislative Council Service and several other ethics-related branches of state government.


Former Sen. Dede Feldman

Coming Next Month!

Mark your calendars to hear Former NM Senator Dede Feldman discuss the 2017 Legislative Session, highlighting social services and medical care, on 4/13. On 4/24, a PNM representative TBD will discuss New Mexico's energy sources and impacts on communities. Details will follow online and in the April Voter.


 

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March Voter Online

The March 2017 Voter is online! Contents include: info on the month's unit meetings, Women's History Month activities, how to contact your elected representatives most effectively, and a book review of The Invisible Gorilla: And other ways our intuitions deceive us.

You can view or download back issues of the Voter all the way back to 2005 by going to the Newsletters page.

Winter La Palabra Online

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La Palabra, the newsletter of the State League, is posted online at the Newsletters page. The most recent issue is the Winter 2017 issue (PDF). Keep up to date by reading La Palabra!