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The League's Mission:
Education and Advocacy

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!

Albuquerque Municipal Election October 6!

Vote! (sometimes it takes a 4 letter word)

The 2015 Voters’ Guide is now online!

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!)

Contribute to Support
the Voters’ Guide

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!

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Protecting your right to vote since 1920

2015 Who's Who has been updated

The popular Who's Who, listing all your elected officials and how to contact them, has been updated to reflect the results of the recent school board 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).

If you would like to help finance the Who's Who, please consider a contribution to the League's Education Fund. We would be most grateful!

Join the League!
or Renew Your Membership

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.


August Unit Meetings:

There will be just the one General Meeting in August, the Luncheon Meeting on Aug 13. All unit meetings are open to the public. Bring a friend!

Luncheon/General Meeting, Thursday August 13, 11:45am

San Juan Chama aquifer

      at the MCM Elegante Hotel at 2020 Menaul NE

Speaker: Dr Bruce Thomson, director o the UNM Water Resources Program will discuss factors influencing the stability of surface and ground water resources in New Mexico, with a special emphasis on the Middle Rio Grande Basin. See the August 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 August 10, Monday, preferably before 10am.


August Voter Online

The August 2015 Voter is now online. Contents include the General meeting on New Mexico's Water Resources, Women's Equality Day is August 22, the results of the June Calendar Planning meeting, a book review of Stephen Hess's The Professor and the President: Daniel Patrick Moynihan in the Nixon White House, and more on the 1988 Presidential debate. 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.

Summer La Palabra Online

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La Palabra, the newsletter of the State League, is posted online at the Newsletters page. The most recent issue is the Summer 2015 issue (PDF). Contents include reports from Convention and the Local Leagues, an update on the San Juan Generating Station, an op-ed on Election Modernization by Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver, the new Communications chair, Santa Fe's Independent Redistricting Commission, and more! Keep up to date by reading La Palabra!