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!
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League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico
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.
There will be no NE Heights unit meeting in November, but the remaining three units are definitely worth attending! See below for details.
Unit meetings are open to the public. Bring a friend!
Reservations are required. Call 505-884-8441 to reserve your place. The luncheon cost is $17 for members and $20 for non-members. The featured selection is a turkey wrap, with salad and dessert. A vegetarian meal is available upon request - be sure to specify your meal choice when you call in (884-8441) or email (lunch at lwvcnm dot org) your reservation. The deadline is Novenber 10, Monday, preferably before 10am.
The November 2014 Voter is now online. Contents include, but are not limited to, a discussion of Ebola by Dr. Leah Ingraham, one member's march to Santa Fe for campaign finance reform, a book report by Olin Bray on Active Liberty,a "save the date" for the 2015 League State Convention in Albuquerque, 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 Fall 2014 issue (PDF). It's a big one: 16 pages. Included are "save the date" notices for the Lobbying Workshop, and League Day at the Legislature. There are reports about the series of three Candidate Forums for statewide offices arranged by the State League, Transparency in Government, Independent Redistricting in Santa Fe, PNM's coal-fired San Juan Generating Station, Options for increasing high school graduation rates, the Affordable Care Act in New Mexico, and also -- calls for volunteers to replace the old webmaster. Keep up to date by reading La Palabra!
The popular Who's Who, listing all your elected officials and how to contact them, will be updated to reflect the results of the November general election, once all of the contests have been finalized. Until then, you can download or view the 2014 Who's Who.. Hardcopies are 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).
The 2013-4 Voters Key, a publication of the state League, is available as well at libraries, the League offices throughout the state, and online. (PDF format, 207 KB). The Voters Key is a publication of the League of Women Voters of New Mexico Education Fund, a 503(c) organization. It, too, is scheduled to be updated, pending the results of the November 4 election