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Newly appointed US Attorney for New Mexico John C. Anderson will discuss "Violent Crime in New Mexico" at the August 9th luncheon meeting. Prevalence of violent crime victimizes both NM residents and businesses, reducing resident safety and the desirability of neighborhoods and communities, further deterring NM economic development. Criminal prosecution also results in overloading the judicial system with increasing costs for both prosecution and incarceration of those convicted. For more information about the speaker's background and League positions, please see the August Voter.
Reservations due by Monday August 6. 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 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 August 2018 Voter. nother big newsletter! The luncheon speaker is new US Attorney for NM, John Anderson on "Violent Crime in New Mexico"; who does what in LWVCNM - and how you can get involved, too; a book review of Dave Levitan's Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science; invitation to Aug 26's big Women's Equality Day event in Tiguex Park; and a reminder of the Social Media 101 Workshop being held for the League by Teeniors.
You can view or download back issues of the Voter all the way back to 2005 by going to the "Voter Online" page.