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The Luncheon/General meeting on June 8 will the the only unit meeting in June (but Calendar Planning will be held Saturday June 17!) Dr Gabriel Ramon Sanchez, Political Science professor at UNM and Executive Director of the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, will discuss Redistricting Concerns. Yes, it's time to start planning for that again. LWV US has updated its redistricting position, as has LWV NM. Dr Sanchez has written several expert witness reports used in Voter ID cases, and has done extensive research in electoral behavior and racial/ethnic politics. Make your reservations for the luncheon by Monday, June 5!
This is where the schedule of units and programs is worked out! All members are welcome to attend and provide ideas for topics and speakers, not to mention additional events. The social part begins at 9:30am, with the meeting running from about 10am to noon. Location: La Vida Llena, the Nueva Vista Building at the corner of Juan Tabo and Lagrima de Oro NE. For more detail, pleaase see the June Voter.
The League's Education Fund is a 503(c) organization, to which contributions are tax deductible. Contributions can be made by check, credit card, and Paypal. You can also contribute via your Amazon.com purchases via Amazon Smiles, or your Smith's Food & Drug purchases via Smith's Community Rewards. You can continue to contribute after death via the JoAnne Ramponi Society.
We also appreciate contributions to the Operating Fund (although these are not tax deductible.)
The MRGCD (Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District) will be holding an election on June 6 to fill Board of Directors positions
The City of Albuquerque will hold an election for Msyor and City Council districts 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 on October 3.
NOTE! You can now register to vote or amend your registration online! Just visit the Secretary of State's page.
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.
The June 2017 Voter is online! Contents include the luncheon meeting (Redistricting, with Dr Gabriel Sanchez), calendar planning 6/17, summaries of the Annual Meeting, Theater party, and latest APD Forward meeting, and a review of three books dealing with American self-isolation.
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 2017 issue (PDF), with information you'll need for the League's State Convention in May. Keep up to date by reading La Palabra!