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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!


Election Information updated (10/1)

Updated Voter Guide for 2018 available as PDF

Our apologies - the PDF posted last week was an earlier draft of the 2018 Voter Guide; the PDF linked above is the final edition. It has US Congressional District 2 and PRC District 4 added. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

More debates! KRQE/Fox 9/19; NM PBS on 9/20. Verify your registration before Oct 9. For further details, see the Voter Information page


Douglas Meiklejohn, NM Environmental Law Center

10/11: "The Sharecropper and the Mule: Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Laws" by Douglas Meiklejohn

A brief history of the New Mexico Environmental Law Center and several examples of cases they have worked on. Mr Meiklejohn is the founder and Executive Director of the Center. For additional detail, please see the October Voter.

Reservations due by Monday October 8. 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.


Marjorie Childress, New Mexico In Depth

10/9: "Dark Money in Politics" by Marjorie Childress

The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho hosts another unit meeting, featuring Marjorie Childress of New Mexico In Depth. Ms Childress will discuss the increasing prevalence of dark money following the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, why it matters, and how you can help NMID to track the money during the 2018 election.

10/22: "Electric Power in NM" with Cynthia Hall

On Monday October 22, Cynthia Hall, Vice Chair, NM Public Regulatory Commission, will speak at La Vida Llena, starting at 10:00 AM. Her topic will be: Electric Power in NM: From Fossil Fuel to Renewable Energy. Ms Hall has served as District 1 Commissioner and Vice Chair of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) since 1/1/2017, with a strong mandate to support clean, affordable energy.


Coming up...


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2018 Who's Who Now Available

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).

If you would like to help finance the Who's Who, please consider a contribution to the League's Education Fund. We would be most grateful!


Help Support the League!

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. You can continue to contribute after death via the JoAnne Ramponi Society.

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 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.

October 2018 Voter Online

Download the October 2018 Voter. Issue includes the co-presidents report, unit meetings, update on LWVCNM's 501(c)(3) status, two book reviews: The assault on intelligence by Gen. Michael Hayden, and Facts and Fears by James Clapper - 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.

Summer La Palabra Online

La Palabra logo

La Palabra, the newsletter of the State League, is posted online at the Newsletters page. The most recent issue is the Summer 2018 issue (PDF). Keep up to date by reading La Palabra!