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The Village of Los Ranchos de Alburquerque will be holding an election to elect a Mayor and two Trustees on March 1. The City of Rio Rancho will elect three City Councilors, decide on a bond issue, and consider 11 amendments to the City Charter on March 1. For more details, see
NOTE! You can now register to vote or amend your registration online! Just visit the Secretary of State's page
The recently updated and always popular Who's Who, listing all your elected officials and how to contact them is 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 is 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 the normal three unit meetings this month, although the luncheon meeting has been rescheduled. As always, All unit meetings are open to the public. Bring a friend!
at the MCM Elegante Hotel at 2020 Menaul NE
"Status of APS Educational Initiatives" is the topic, presented by APS Superintendent Raquel Reedy. We have rescheduled our regular luncheon time to accommodate Superintendent Reedy's schedule. You're encouraged to invite friends to this timely and important talk! Consider downloading the flyer and posting it in public places, giving out copies, or forwarding it to friends. See the February 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. February's selection is a soup and baked potato bar. (Vegetarians can select accordingly.) Call the office (884-8441) or email (lunch at lwvcnm dot org) with your reservation. The deadline is February 11, Thursday preferably before 10am.
at the Erna Fergusson Library Community room, 3700 San Mateo NE.
Dick Mason, LWV New Mexico's Action Chair, or Karen Douglas LWVCNM Vice President, will discuss the bills the League is tracking this session in the legislature and progress so far.
has been discontinued.
at the La Vida Llena Retirement Community at 10501 Lagrima de Oro Rd NE
A report on APD Forward and the latest Department of Justice progress report.
The February 2016 Voter is now online. Special date for the Luncheon Meeting with APS Superintendent Raquel Reedy: Feb 16, Tuesday. Also, an update on APD Forward, a book review of Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars, Position Planning meeting on Feb 20, and an editorial on civility in political discourse.
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 2016 issue (PDF). Contents include an editorial from the president on making a difference, reports from the local Leagues, recommendations from the LWVNM study committee on charter schools in New Mexico, updates on the LWV US studies of the Constitutional Amendment process and Money in Politics, and more! The 2016 calendar is updated through July. Keep up to date by reading La Palabra!