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, it's time for another election - and early voting is already underway!
Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) and the Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) are holding elections for new Board members. Three APS districts (1, 2, and 4) and one CNM position (2, 4, and 6) will select new Board members. Voting information is available at
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.
The New Mexico Legislature will open its 60-day session on January 20. The January Unit meetings will help you to prepare. See what issues the League will be supporting or opposing, consider joining the LWV New Mexico Action Committee, plan to attend League Day at the Legislature! To further help you to prepare for the legislative battles, former Representative Rick Miera will talk about his experience in fighting for education in the legislature, and Gerhard Salinger will discuss the National Science Foundation's role in determining what strategies work best in educating children.
All unit meetings are open to the public. Bring a friend!
at the MCM Elegante Hotel at 2020 Menaul NE
Former state Representative Rick Miera will talk about Education. What does the Legislature have to do with education funding, curriculum, teachers, testing? Rep. Miera has specialized in education issues duing his 24 year career in the house. See the January 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 January 5, Monday, preferably before 10am.
Temporary location change: Cherry Hills Library at 6901 Barstow NE.
Preview of the upcoming legislative session by Dick Mason, chair of the state Action committee. What to expect from the new legislature and change of party leadership in the House, what issues the Leaguue is tracking this session, and likely outcomes.
at the Hilton Garden Inn at the corner of 19th Ave and Hwy 528 across from Intel and East Heights.
The upcoming Legislative session
at the La Vida Llena Retirement Community at 10501 Lagrima de Oro Rd NE
Gerhard Salinger will provide an overview of the National Science Foundation's role in improving education. Salinger was a program director at NSF in the "Discovery Research K-12" program. The NSF plays a major role in funding and coordinating scientific research, including how to improve education.
The January 2015 Voter is now online. Contents include, but are not limited to, an update to LWV US's new study of money in politics, an article on Dark Money, a call for help in conducting an election, a proposed study on public banking, a reminder of the LWVNM State convention May 16-17, a book report on The Squandering of America - 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!
The popular Who's Who, listing all your elected officials and how to contact them, is being updated to reflect the results of the November general election. Until then, you can download or view the 2014 Who's Who.. Hardcopies will be 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.