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!
Join us on March 22 for the League Birthday Celebration
We hope you and your Friends and Family will join other League members in celebrating a belated 95th League birthday on Sunday, March 22 with laughter. We have 50 great seats reserved for the matinee performance (usually beginning at 2 pm) of LandMark Musical's production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum followed by a reception and cake in the upstairs foyer.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a classic musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Inspired by the farces of the ancient Rome, the musical tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. It is described by Landmark Musicals as a "genuine, roll-in-the-aisles" farce.
The musical's original 1962 Broadway run won several Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Author (Musical). A Funny Thing has enjoyed several Broadway and West End revivals and was made into a successful film starring the original lead of the musical, Zero Mostel.
Reserve your seat now by mailing a check to the LWVCNM office (2315 San Pedro NE, F-6, ABQ, NM 87110) for $30 per person with a notation that the check is for A Funny Thing... tickets. List the name(s) of who the tickets are for, as we need this information when each person picks up their ticket. Please RSVP no later than March 10. Your actual tickets will be available before the performance at the LWV table just outside Rodey Theater. Tickets for the event may NOT be purchased at the door, so be sure to order your tickets now. The number of tickets is limited (and best in the house), so please be sure to make your reservation early.
Prefer to reserve your tickets online? You can pay for your tickets via credit card or Paypal. (A small handling fee has been added to the ticket prices.) Be sure to list the names of the attendees!
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.
March's Unit meetings cover issues of transparency - both governmental and computer - as well as a summary of the 2015 New Mexico Legislature. All unit meetings are open to the public. Bring a friend!
at the MCM Elegante Hotel at 2020 Menaul NE
Speaker: Kip Purcell, former head of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (FOG), will discuss "Is Government Information a Public Good, a Public Resource Subject to User Fees, or the Government's Intellectual Property?" His discussion will center around New Mexico's Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA), which is currently under attack in the legislature. See the March 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 March 9, Monday, preferably before 10am.
at the Erna Fergusson Library Community room, 3700 San Mateo NE.
Olin Bray, former computer scientist at Sandia National Laboratories, will talk about privacy and computer security issues. If you've ever used a computer, you'll want to attend this Unit.
at the Loma Colorado Branch Library, 1755 Loma Colorado Dr NE in Rio Rancho
Richard Mason, head of the LWV New Mexico Action lobbying committee, will give us 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 - or blocked. Dick will also speak at the March 10th Evening unit.
at the La Vida Llena Retirement Community at 10501 Lagrima de Oro Rd NE
David Duggan, computer scientist at Sandia National Laboratories, will talk about privacy and computer security issues. If you've ever used a computer, you'll want to attend this Unit.
The March 2015 Voter is now online. Contents include, but are not limited to, an invitation to A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, the League's annual birthday fundraiser, an invitation to LWVNM State Convention (volunteer to become a delegate! LWVCNM is entitiled to 10!) and two book reports on "The Military Industrial Complex" and "Organized Cybercrime" - 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 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!