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The League's Mission:
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 (9/19)

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

Heather Ferguson, Executive Director of Common Cause New Mexico

9/8: "Dark Money in Politics" by Heather Ferguson

Heather Ferguson is the new Executive Director of Common Cause New Mexico. Previously, Ms Ferguson was the Legislative Director. She now manages CCNM's Money in Politics campaigns, including municipal and statewide initiatives; collaborates with coalition members; participages in strategy deelopment and policy initiative campaigns; and leads on the day to day operations. For additional detail, please see the September Voter.

Reservations due by Monday September 10. 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.

9/22: Statehood for District of Columbia

Statehood for the District of Columbia

In the United States, our government is elected by our citizens. By voting, we make our voices heard and register our opinions on how we think the government should operate. Except in our nation's capitol. In the world's greatest democracy, the over 700,000 residents -- a number greater than the populations of either Vermont or Wyoming -- of the nation's capital have no voting representation in Congress. No other democracy on earth denies self-government to the residents of its capital city. The United States shouldn't do this either. Could "New Columbia" be the 51st State? Citizens of Washington D.C. are pushing Congress to allow them full representation and believe they can only achieve that by becoming a state. So they've been seeking statehood for nearly 100 years. The League of Women Voters has supported that push since 1920, and is sponsoring a free talk at

the Special Collections Library at 423 Central Ave. NE at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22.
Yilin Zhang from the Washington D.C. League will be the speaker.

Learn more about DC Statehood today. The League of Women Voters of the District of Columbia has prepared a "DC Statehood Toolkit" with background information and discussions of what you can do. And be sure to attend the Saturday September 22 talk!

Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto

9/24: Election Security in New Mexico with Sen. Ivey-Soto

Daniel Ivey-Soto, state senator from the NE heights of Albuquerque, will speak on "Election Security in New Mexico" at the September 24 unit meeting at La Vida Llena. The meeting begins at 10am; no reservations needed.

Coming up...

Protecting your right to vote since 1920

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.

September 2018 Voter Online

Download the September 2018 Voter. Issue includes Luncheon meeting speaker Heather Ferguson of New Mexico Common Cause, NE Heights Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto on election security, co-presidents report asking for volunteers to help with the Voter Guide and encouraging participation in the November General Election, obits for two long-time members, a book review of "Clashing Over Commerce: A History of US Trade Policy" - 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!