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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!

Former Sen. Dede Feldman

Next Unit Meeting 4/13

Former NM Senator Dede Feldman will discuss the 2017 Legislative Session, highlighting social services and medical care, at the 4/13 luncheon meeting. Get your reservations in early!

All League unit meetings are open to the public!

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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.)

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Upcoming Election

The MRGCD (Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District) will be holding an election on June 6 to fill Board of Directors positions

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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.

League Unit Meetings

There will be two unit meetings in April, the Luncheon (April 13) and NE Heights (April 24) meetings. Everyone is welcome to attend! There is no charge, except for the Luncheon meeting, which also requires reservations. Bring a friend and consider joining!

Luncheon Meeting, Thursday April 13, 11:45am

Former Sen. Dede Feldman

      at the MCM Elegante Hotel at 2020 Menaul NE

Former New Mexico state senator Dede Feldman will persent her perspective of the 2017 Legislative session and the current and projected status of social welfare and health care programs. Currently projected budgetary restrictions may severely impact health care and social services, and anticipated federal changes could add to the burden. Sen. Feldman had served as chair of the Health and Human Services Committee and sponsored many successful initiatives. Much more detail is included i n the April Voter. Make a reservation to attend the luncheon and learn more!

Reservations are required. Call 505-884-8441 to reserve your place. The luncheon cost is $17 for members and $20 for non-members. Call or email (lunch at lwvcnm dot org) with your reservation; specify if you would like a vegetarian meal. The deadline is April 10, Monday preferably before 10am.

  • Northeast Heights Unit, Monday April 24 at 10am

    VP Ron Darnell, PNM

          at the La Vida Llena Retirement Community at 10501 Lagrima de Oro Rd NE

    PNM Senior VP for Public Policy Ron Darnell will discuss New Mexico energy sources and their impact on communities. Utility decisions frequently affect New Mexico employment opportunities, environmental quality, consumer access, affordability, and utilization of current and potential energy sources. Mr. Darnell is responsible for regulatory and government affairs, corporate communications and marketing, and community relations and stakeholder engagement.

Coming Next Month

No Unit meetings next month! It's time for the Annual Meeting (May 6) and State Convention (May 20-21, in Santa Fe).


Join the League!
or Renew Your Membership

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.

April Voter Online

The April 2017 Voter is online! It's a big one, the Annual Meeting issue. In addition to discussions of this month's unit meetings, there is the Annual Meeting packet, including Agenda, proposed Bylaws changes, current Positions (in full), reports from Committee Chairs, proposed 2017-8 Budget, and nominations/bios for several elected offices. You'll need this issue of The Voter when you attend Annual Meeting! Print it out, or download it to your device for easy access.

You can view or download back issues of the Voter all the way back to 2005 by going to the Newsletters page.

Winter 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 Winter 2017 issue (PDF). Keep up to date by reading La Palabra!