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 LWV Voters’ Guide is now online, in both English and Spanish!
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!
Candidates for US House District 1, NM House District 22, Bernalillo County District 5 and Bernalillo County Sheriff will be debating at the Los Vecinos Community Center, Tijeras. Contact Lisa Davis 286-2651 for details. See also the Candidate Debates and Forums section of the League's Voter Information page.
See the Voter Information Page for Candidate debate schedules, and links!
On November 4, there will be an election for Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Auditor, and additional statewide offices. Voters will also choose US Congresspeople, a US Senator, all New Mexico House members, and many county and judicial offices. There will probably also be bond and other ballot issues. For additional details - who's running, where can I vote, etc. - see the League's Election page.
In case you want to check out candidates' previous responses or just review the issues and offices in past elections, the PDFs from the League's Voters' Guides from 2005 to 2013 are now online! Check out the Elections page, in the left side navigation panel.
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.
Three of the month's Unit Meetings will discuss APD Forward and progress towards reforming the Albuquerque Police Department. The new Westside Unit discuss fracking for oil and natural gas.
Unit meetings are open to the public. Bring a friend!
at the MCM Elegante Hotel at 2020 Menaul NE
Moving APD Forward: Challenges for Police Reform and Reasons for Optimism is Peter Simonson's topic. Sinomson is the Executive Director for the ACLU of New Mexico. He has led the organization through a period of dramatic growth, opening an office in Las Cruces devoted to immigrant and border affairs. 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. A vegetarian meal is available upon request - 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 October 6, Monday, preferably before 10am.
The October 2014 Voter is now online. Contents include, but are not limited to, a call to join the newly-formed Education Council, re-constituted Observer Corps, and 2015 Convention planning committee, and a follow-up book report with more analysis of Capital in the 21st Century. 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, has been updated to reflect the results of the November general election and other changes that took place in 2013. Download a copy here. 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). Stay tuned for the 2015 update, which will come out after the November election!
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.