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!
All members are welcomed and encouraged to attend the 2015 Annual Meeting! Get together with your old and new League friends, participate in a brief plenary session, and enjoy brunch while listening to keynote speaker Elizabeth (Lisa) Kuuttila, speaking on Technology Development, Commercialization, and Economic Development. The membership will review the budget for the coming year, local positions, the bylaws, and elect a slate of officers for the next year.
To reserve your place at the brunch, call in to the office or send an email to lunch at lwv cnm dot com by Monday, April 29.
The popular Who's Who, listing all your elected officials and how to contact them, has been updated to reflect the results of the November general 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 was 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.
A variety of topics, generally related to the 60 day legislative session, will be covered this month. From environmental protection to medical care, learn about issues in depth and find out how they played out in Santa Fe. All unit meetings are open to the public. Bring a friend!
at the MCM Elegante Hotel at 2020 Menaul NE
Speaker: Eleanor Bravo, senior organizer for Food & Water Watch is the featured speaker. Ms Bravo has over 30 years of experience as a social activist and political organizer. Her filmed documentaries exposed and helped block the coal-burning Desert Rock Power Plant that was planned for the Four Corners. See the April 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 April 6, Monday, preferably before 10am.
at the Erna Fergusson Library Community room, 3700 San Mateo NE.
Richard Mason, LWV state Action Committee Chair will provide a wrap-up of the 2015 legislative session. This is a great opportunity to learn how the League was involved in the 60-day session and what legislation was passed and what was blocked.
at the Loma Colorado Branch Library, 1755 Loma Colorado Dr NE in Rio Rancho
Othiamba Umi of Think New Mexico, will discuss Think New Mexico's recent health care study and legialation to make health care more affordable by increasing trsansparency and ending price discrimination. You can read a sdummary of Think New Mexico's study here online (it's not yet available in PDF form).
at the La Vida Llena Retirement Community at 10501 Lagrima de Oro Rd NE
Dr. Deborah McFarlane will talk about comparative health care systems. How do other countries deal with heralth care with better results and lower costs, and what can we learn from them?
The April 2015 Voter is now online. This is the Annual Meeting issue, with information you will need when you attend Annual Meeting on May 2. You should also receive a hardcopy in the mail - bring it with you!
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 Winter 2015 issue (PDF). It's 20 pages of solid information, including discussions of League lobbying plans for the 2015 Sixty Day legislative session, status of education in New Mexico (very timely, because ed funding is a major function of the legislature), reports from the President and Local Leagues, preparations for League Day at the Legislature and 2015 state convention, recommendations from the Mental Health Services study (also very timely, in view of the legislative session), an update on PNM's proposed purchase of a coal mine, and more. Keep up to date by reading La Palabra!