(Updated 07.14.2015! ... and we apologize for the delay)
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!
Yes, another election is coming up this fall! Three out of the 8 Albuquerque City Council seats are up for election. There may also be bond issues and other ballot questions on the ballot. For more details, including scheduled candidate debates, check out the Elections page. There will also be a hardcopy Voters' Guide available in libraries, businesses, etc. at the beginning of September. (If you would like to contribute to help us publish the Voters' Guide, please consider a donation to the Education Fund!)
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.
There will be two unit meeting in July, the Luncheon Meeting and a special meeting July 14. All unit meetings are open to the public. Bring a friend!
at the MCM Elegante Hotel at 2020 Menaul NE
Speaker: Jeanne Logsdon of the LWV US "Money in Politics" Committee and local member, will present the Committee's evaluation of current campaign finance legislation status and recommendations. A consensus will be held later this year on this topic. See the July 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 July 6, Monday, preferably before 10am.
at the Erna Fergusson Library Community room, 3700 San Mateo NE.
Pria Jackson, recent graduate in Media Arts will discuss the American voting system.
The July 2015 Voter is now online. There is a call for assistance with the 2015 Albuquerque Municipal Election Voters' Guide, an editorial from member Judith Binder on the Presidential debates, and a book review of Hall of Mirrors by Barry Eichengreen. 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 Spring 2015 issue (PDF). Contents include Convention information and registration form; nominating committee report; budget report; update on MLD, Membership and Leadership Development; 2015 legislative session wrap up; technology report; new LWVNM positions on alcohol, children and families, education, living wage, environmental justice, land use, transportation, agriculture, air quality, waste management, climate change, energy and mining, water quality, and state finance; proposed changes to bylaws. Keep up to date by reading La Palabra!