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!
Would you like to give Congress a piece of your mind? How about the New Mexico Legislature?
Learn how to communicate most effectively with your elected officials by attending the League of Women Voters' Lobbying Workshop! The Santa Fe League (LWV Santa Fe County) is hosting this year's workshop:
Saturday, December 13
10am - noon
New Mexico State Capitol, Room 322
The trainers/speakers will include:
For more information, call the League office at 505-844-8441, or email action at lwvnm dot org.
Perhaps you've already celebrated "Black Thursday" (the holiday formerly known as "Thanksgiving"), "Black Friday", "Small Biz Saturday", and "Cyber Monday", and you're tapped out. However, please consider a tax-deductible gift to the League of Women Voters Education Fund. The Education Fund is the branch of the League which provides non-partisan voter education, voter registration, candidate debates and issues forums, and the popular Voters' Guide. This year, the League distributed 40,000 Voters' Guides throughout Bernalillo and Sandoval Counties. This was made possible by your contributions!
The League of Women Voters depends on your support. If you can make a contribution, it will be greatly appreciated!
Let's move the Albuquerque Police Department forward so the people of this city can believe in their police department again. The community wants a professional police force that holds itself accountable and commands the trust and respect of the people it serves. The time has come for citizens to join the League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico and other community organizations in pressing for crucial reforms so APD officers can safely and responsibly protect the people of Albuquerque. Join www.apdforward.org/about/.
League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico
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.
The only unit meeting in December will be the Dec 11th Luncheon meeting, which will serve as a General Meeting.
All unit meetings are open to the public. Bring a friend!
at the MCM Elegante Hotel at 2020 Menaul NE
Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver will discuss the recent General Election, giving her perspective on which parts of the election process worked, and which could use some work. See the December 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. Special holiday meal of ham, scalloped potatoes, seasonal vegetable, and pecan pie! (Vegetarian selection substitutes portobello mushroom for the ham.) Be sure to specify your meal choice when you call in (884-8441) or email (lunch at lwvcnm dot org) your reservation. The deadline is December 8, Monday, preferably before 10am.
The December 2014 Voter is now online. Contents include, but are not limited to, a brief history of the UN's Declaration of Human Rights by President Targhetta, insights from former legislator Danice Picraux, more details on the 2015 Convention, progress on APD Forward, reports from the Education and Voter Services committees, and a book review of The Problem of the Media - and much 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 Fall 2014 issue (PDF). It's a big one: 16 pages. Included are "save the date" notices for the Lobbying Workshop, and League Day at the Legislature. There are reports about the series of three Candidate Forums for statewide offices arranged by the State League, Transparency in Government, Independent Redistricting in Santa Fe, PNM's coal-fired San Juan Generating Station, Options for increasing high school graduation rates, the Affordable Care Act in New Mexico, and also -- calls for volunteers to replace the old webmaster. Keep up to date by reading La Palabra!
The popular Who's Who, listing all your elected officials and how to contact them, will be updated to reflect the results of the November general election, once all of the contests have been finalized. Until then, you can download or view the 2014 Who's Who.. Hardcopies are available at libraries and the League office. 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 theWho's Who, please consider a contribution to the League's Education Fund.
The 2013-4 Voters Key, a publication of the state League, is available as well at libraries, the League offices throughout the state, and online. (PDF format, 207 KB). The Voters Key is a publication of the League of Women Voters of New Mexico Education Fund, a 503(c) organization. It, too, is scheduled to be updated, pending the results of the November 4 election