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!
The Albuquerque Police Department has been under a consent decree for monitoring and change by the US Justice Department for some years now. How's it going? Paul Haidle is an attorney and the Senior Policy Strategist with the ACLU of New Mexico. Mr Haidle will give an update at the July 12th Luncheon Meeting. For more information about the speaker's background and details of the study, please see the July Voter.
Reservations due by Monday July 9. Contact the office (884-8441) or send an email to "lunch at lwvcnm dot org" to reserve your place. The cost is $22 per member. Please note whether you would like a vegetarian lunch. The luncheon is at a new location! The Embassy Suites at 1000 Woodward Place NE.
The first Quarterly Presentation for Westside, Corrales, and Placitas members features former Senator Dede Feldman discussing "Another Way Forward - Grassroots Solutions from New Mexico", her recent book. The meeting will take place Tuesday, July 10 at "The Neighborhood", 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 Embassy Suites Hotel at 1000 Woodward Place NE> New location, new price!
ACLU's Paul Haidle provides an update on how APD Forward has been doing. For details on the topic and speaker bio, please see the July Voter.
Reservations are required. Call 505-884-8441 to reserve your place. The luncheon cost is $22. 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 July 2018 Voter. This is a significant issue, including a discussion of LWVCNM's change to a completely 501(c)(3) organization, a book review of Madeleine Albright's Fascism: a Warning, call for help and contributions towards the 2018 "Voter Guide", a new location for the Luncheon Meeting (Embassy Suites): "APD Forward Update", the quarterly unit at "The Neighborhood" in Rio Rancho (Sen. Dede Feldman), and more
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!