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!
Check out the new online Voter Guide (and apologies for taking so long on this.) The League's website is being redesigned, and the new Guide is part of the new "look." For the details, see the Voter Information page
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.
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.
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.
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. You can continue to contribute after death via the JoAnne Ramponi Society.
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.
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.