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Spent nuclear fuel from 99 commercial nuclear reactors in the US is being stored in 78 installations in 34 states. The LWVNM-authorized study will explore consolidating these sites on the grounds of public safety and security. Karen Douglas, who heads the study, has a long career and educational background focusing on nuclear reactors and public safety. For more information about the speaker's background and details of the study, please see the June Voter.
Reservations due by Monday June 11. Contact the office (884-8441) or send an email to "lunch at lwvcnm dot org" to reserve your place. The cost is $17 per member. Please note whether you would like a vegetarian lunch.
(Actually, all LWVCNM members and friends are welcome to attend). On July 10, 3:30pm a new Unit will premiere at "The Neighborhood" in Rio Rancho. Senator Dede Feldman will talk on "Another Way Forward - Grassroots Solutions from New Mexico", her recent book. The Neighborhood is located at 900 Loma Colorado Blvd NE in Rio Rancho.
The 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 (booklet format, PDF). If you prefer, you can also download the PDF in individual (thin) page form. The Who's Who is a publication of the League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico Education Fund (a 503(c3) organization).
The League produced a Voters’ Guide for the Albuquerque election, but we still need contributions to pay for the publishing. Contributions to the Education Fund, which publishes the Voters’ Guide, are tax deductible.
The League's Education Fund is a 503(c) organization. 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 League is going onto its summer schedule, where there is only one Unit meeting per month, the Luncheon Meeting.
at the MCM Elegante Hotel at 2020 Menaul NE
Karen Douglas introduces the new LWVNM Study of disposal options for spent nuclear fuel. For details on the topic and speaker bio, please see the June Voter.
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 June 11, Monday preferably before noon.
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.
Download the June 2018 Voter. Contents include the Luncheon Unit (a study of a nuclear spent fuel option), the NEW! Westside-Placitas-Corrales quarterly unit (Senator Dede Feldman), reminders for Calendar Planning June 9, the June 5 Fundraiser at the Nexus Brewpub, and the JoAnne Ramponi Society, plus a book review of The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies of Connection in a Networked World by Anne-Marie Slaughter.
You can view or download back issues of the Voter all the way back to 2005 by going to the "Voter Online" page.
La Palabra, the newsletter of the State League, is posted online at the Newsletters page. The most recent issue is the Spring 2018 issue (PDF), just in time for the 30-day Legislative Session. Keep up to date by reading La Palabra!